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Vail’s Timber Ridge set for final planning review

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – A development application to construct new housing on the eastern half of the Timber Ridge employee housing complex is scheduled for a final review by the Planning and Environmental Commission at its next meeting, which takes place Tuesday.

This will be the third time the redevelopment proposal has been before the commission since the application was submitted. The item is listed first on the meeting’s agenda and the public will be able to comment. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Rd.

The developer, Vail Timber Ridge, LLC, of El Paso, Texas, proposes to build 352 employee housing units on a portion of the town-owned property. The developer was selected by the town last May to pursue the redevelopment following a request for proposal/qualification process which generated 10 responses.

In preparing for final review, the developer has adjusted the design to address previous suggestions by the commissioners regarding bulk and mass of the building and circulation around the site. Following the March 22 review, the project will be reviewed at the Town Council at its April 6 meeting and construction could begin this summer.

The project would take 17 months to complete and people could move in in the winter of 2011.

Built in 1981 with 198 units, Timber Ridge is the community’s largest seasonal housing complex. The town acquired the property in 2003 for $20 million to preserve the property’s deed-restricted employee housing designation. For more information on the development review process, contact Community Development Director George Ruther at 970-479-2145.

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