Redevelopment In Vail
2014 News Releases
COURT RULES IN CLUBHOUSE LAWSUIT
3/14/2014 Eagle County District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman has ruled in favor of the Town of Vail and the Vail Recreation District in a lawsuit filed by eight plaintiffs who claimed that the remodel plans for the Vail Golf Course and Clubhouse were illegal. The lawsuit, filed in late 2012 by the eight golf course neighborhood property owners, sought a declaratory judgment from the court on four separate grounds: 1) that an existing restrictive covenant (the Pulis Covenant) prohibits the proposed renovation; 2) that the towns Real Estate Transfer Tax funds can not be used for the clubhouse renovation; 3) that the use of certain funds for the renovation violated the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) provision of the Colorado Constitution; and 4) that the proposed renovation was not consistent with what the Vail voters approved in 2011.
Note: Pedestrian access to and within Ford Park will be challenging for the next few weeks while construction activity is at its peak. The tennis center opens for the summer on Saturday, May 24. Visitor parking for the tennis center will continue to be in the east parking lot but may change somewhat from day to day. Visitors are asked to be cautious and follow the signs and cones to the designated parking areas. Visitor parking for the playground and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens has been arranged at the Golden Peak Ski School lot. Pedestrian access is through Manor Vail and across the covered bridge. There is also pedestrian access to the playground and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens from the Village Streamwalk and West Betty Ford Way. There will be no direct access from the east parking lot to the playground and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. There is also no direct access from the west side of the park to the Tennis Center.
Phase 1B of Ford Park improvements.
This project involves construction work on the Frontage Road, parking lot, bus stop as well as completion of the softball field reconstruction. Impacts will include closure of the softball fields throughout the 2014 season and limited parking availability April 21 through June 16. Contractor is American Civil Construction. Work on the Frontage Road and parking lot is beginning this week. Parking will be available but will be limited. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-479-2161.
EXPANDED 4G/WI-FI WORK
This project involves expanding the 4G/Wi-Fi network throughout the town, requiring the installation of additional 4G/Wi-Fi poles from Main Vail to West Vail including the installation of new fiber from Vail Village to each pole. Construction will continue into November. Impacts will include periodic shoulder and single lane closures along the frontage roads and some residential streets. Boring and excavation is underway between the Village parking structure and Ford Park along the South Frontage Road. Work is also scheduled to begin on the South Frontage Road between the pedestrian overpass (east of West Lionshead Circle) and the Vail Municipal Building. Construction activity is ongoing at the intersection of Vail View Drive/Lionsridge Loop and at the intersection of Lionsridge Loop/Glacier Court. Asphalt and landscaping repairs are underway. Contractor is Aspen Wireless. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198. - See more at: http://www.vailgov.com/release.asp?nr_id=8305&type=34#sthash.vtOzlptl.dpuf
Issues & Project
Recycling in Vail will transition from voluntary to mandatory beginning July 1 for residential, multi-family and commercial customers. The Vail Town Council voted 5-2 to approve second reading of Ordinance No. 6, Series 2014 at its March 18 meeting after delaying a vote at an earlier meeting to allow time to contemplate provisions to address implementation challenges for “hardship” properties. In this case, those properties would be required to apply to the Planning and Environmental Commission for an exemption based on criteria to include unreasonable cost considerations, physical limitations, operational considerations or conflicts with adopted regulations. Exemptions would be allowed for up to 24 months at a time to enable the property owner to work with the town towards compliance. - See more at: http://www.vailgov.com/subpage.asp?dept_id=81#sthash.kOapTePh.dpuf