Where Vail’s construction projects stand | VailDaily.com

Where Vail’s construction projects stand

VAIL, Colorado ” Lots of construction work continues through Vail’s snowy winter. Here’s a breakdown:

Excavation continues at the Solaris site. Workers have reached the bottom of the hole on the southwest corner, said Craig Cohn, director of sales and leasing for the project. Foundation work is supposed to begin at the end of March, Cohn said.

The project is supposed to be completed in the winter of 2009-10.

Solaris will have 77 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.

The project is totally enclosed and work continues on interior electrical and mechanical work, said Ron Byrne, the developer. Construction continues on the parking structure at the site, Byrne said, with its concrete set to be delivered next month.

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 late this year.

Concrete pouring continues at the Four Season, and mechanical and plumbing work are under way, said Emily McCormack, a spokeswoman for the developer.

The Four Seasons will have 120 hotel rooms, 16 condos and 19 “fractional” units. It will also have a restaurant. The site is just southwest of the main Vail roundabout. It is supposed to be completed in late 2009.

Interior framing is happening in about half of the units, said Tye Stockton of Ron Byrne and Associates. Stone work continues on the outside of the building, Stockton said.

The new building will have nine “fractional” units and nine condos. The Willows is supposed to be completed later this year. The Willows is west of Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village.

Foundation work continues at the chalets, according to a town update. Some of the chalets will be completed this summer, and other will be completed by the end of the year, said Michael Brekka of Vail Resorts Development Company, the developer.

Work also continues on the Vail Mountain Club ” expected to open next fall ” and the Avanyu spa at the Lodge at Vail ” expected to open in April.

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.

Work continue on the interior of some of the condos, Brekka said. Other condos are completed. Workers are also finishing up the escalators near the ice rink. The hotel, stores and restaurants are open.

The Arrabelle has 66 condos, 36 hotel rooms, a spa, meeting rooms, a restaurant, locker rooms, offices, stores, parking and a loading dock. The stores, including Burton, Vail Sports, Patagonia, Quiksilver and Starbucks, are open. The restaurants are Blue Moose Pizza, Centre V, the Vail Chophouse and Rimini, a sweets shop.

The developer recently received permits from the Colorado Department of Transportation for shoring work near the frontage road. Excavation and shoring continues on site, and foundation work will begin soon, Brekka said. The project is supposed to be completed in spring or summer of 2010, Brekka said.

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

A representative from East West Partners, the developer, could not be reached.

The project calls for a redo of the exterior of the buildings and 17 new condos. There also will be additional underground parking and a new swimming pool. A phased completion is targeted for this summer and fall.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or estoner@vaildaily.com.

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