Vail Resorts makes slow progress in Avon |

Vail Resorts makes slow progress in Avon

Lauren Glendenning
Vail CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Avon, Colorado, Town Council went back and forth with the Vail Resorts Development Company and its representatives Tuesday over a 15-unit townhouse project, known as the Red House project, proposed for a one and a half-acre piece of property.

Town staff had met with the Development Company several times since the April meeting where council members also chipped away at the details of the proposed project ” staff recommended that council approve the new ordinance that should have addressed members’ previous concerns, but council members still had hours of questions and changes to the proposed ordinances.

The main points of contention were issues over river setbacks, the height of the project and affordable housing ” the project would create the need for less than two affordable housing units in the town, and the developers are proposing to provide two. Council members want there to be a future option for the developers to pay the town the equivalent of those units instead of buying the units and then deed restricting them, which is what the company proposes.

The town council approved the first reading of the Red House project, including an annexation of the land located at the southeast corner of Avon Road and Highway 6 into the town. The second reading is scheduled for the May 26 council meeting.

If approved, the project would include 15, high-end town houses just across from the entrance to Beaver Creek Resort. The project could take as long as 10 years to design and build.

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