Vail remains the land of the cranes |

Vail remains the land of the cranes

Workers are doing finishes in the hotel rooms, which will be completed soon, according to an update provided to the town by Vail Resorts Development Company. Stone work, painting and exterior-finish work continue.

The Arrabelle will have 66 condos, 36 hotel rooms, a spa, meeting rooms, a restaurant, mountain operations space, stores, parking and a loading dock. The stores will include Burton, Vail Sports, Patagonia, Quiksilver and Starbucks. The restaurants will include Blue Moose Pizza, Centre V, the Vail Chophouse and a chocolatier. The Arrabelle is in the center of Lionshead on the site of the old gondola building.

The stores are supposed to open in December, and the hotel is supposed to open in January.

Shoring, utility relocation and dirt removal continue on site, said Craig Cohn, director of sales and leasing for Solaris. The project remains on schedule for completion in the winter of 2009-10.

Solaris will have 75 condos, a three-screen movie theater, a 10-lane bowling alley, stores, restaurants and an ice rink/public plaza. It was approved by Vail voters in July 2006.

Workers are framing the new condos and putting on the roof, said Chuck Madison of East West Partners, the developer. They are also reskinning the old condos and working on the balconies, he said. The site for the new garage has been excavated, and the precast structure is being assembled, he said.

The project will redo the exterior of the buildings and add 17 new condos. It will also add underground parking and a new swimming pool. The targeted completion date is fall of 2008, Madison said.

The site of the garage is being excavated, said Ron Byrne, the developer. The condo building is getting topped off in the next couple of weeks, he said, with steel erection, framing and skinning continuing.

The Vail Mountainview Residences on Gore Creek is being built on the site of Apollo Park near Ford Park. The project will have 24 condos. It’s supposed to be done in December 2008.

Concrete work continues on site, with about 70 percent of the foundation completed, according to a spokeswoman for the developer, Black Diamond Resorts-Vail LLC. The foundation should be totally poured by Thanksgiving.

The Four Seasons will have 120 hotel rooms, 16 condos and 19 timeshares. The site is just southwest of the main Vail roundabout. It is supposed to be completed in late 2009.

A representative for Vail Plaza Hotel and Club could not immediately be reached Friday. Officials have said a grand opening is planned for near the beginning of the ski season.

The project is between South Frontage Road and East Meadow Drive in Vail Village. It has 100 hotel rooms, 38 fractional fee units, two restaurants, a bar and a spa.

Workers are doing excavation and shoring work, according to an update provided to the town of Vail by Vail Resorts Development Company.

Vail Resorts’ Ritz-Carlton Residences are in Lionshead at the corner of South Frontage and West Forest roads, next to the Vail Marriott. Completion is expected in the winter of 2009-10. It will have 71 condos.

Concrete and steel work continue at the site, according to an update provided to the town of Vail.

The new building will have nine fractional units and nine condos. It’s supposed to be completed in the fall of 2008. The Willows is west of Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village.

Workers are installing pavers at the main entryway, according to an update provided to the town of Vail by Vail Resorts Development Company. The skier services building is supposed to be completed early in the ski season.

Vail Resorts’ Front Door includes 13 townhomes, a skier services building, a private club, a loading dock, an underground garage, a spa and an addition to the Lodge at Vail. The project is located at the base of Vail Mountain in Vail Village.

The spa and the Lodge addition are supposed to be complete by Christmas. The private club and the townhomes are supposed to be completed in 2008.

Masonry work is finishing up and work continues on the interiors of the store space, said Mark Hallenbeck of Highland Builders Corp.

Workers are redoing the store space at the Landmark. North Face, One Track Mind, Ski Base and the General Store will occupy the space. The work is supposed to be completed around Thanksgiving.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or

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