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Alternative Housing Sites Initiative

On January 16, 2020, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin announced that the Town of Vail had approached representatives from Vail Resorts and Triumph Development with the objective of exploring an alternate approach to the Booth Heights development approved for East Vail. In doing so, it was acknowledged that the desire of the Town was to pursue a win-win outcome that achieved an equitable balance between the adopted housing and environmental stewardship goals. Since that time, the primary focus of the Town’s efforts has been on town-owned properties where additional housing could be developed in the near term while ensuring adequate time and opportunity to implement habitat enhancements on town-owned and USFS-owned lands over the long term.

A draft memorandum of understanding has been prepared for the Vail Town Council’s Alternate Housing Sites Initiative. The draft MOU is non-binding amongst the partners to outline the terms and details of an understanding that includes a mutual acknowledgement of the expectations, obligations, and responsibilities regarding a plan to pursue an alternate path to the development of the Booth Heights Parcel. In the end, the MOU articulates what is required for the partners to realize a win-win outcome for all.

During the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Scott Robson will present an update on the initiative as well as the development of deed-restricted housing and a new future location for the child learning facility. This update will be informational only with no action being requested of the Town Council. 



Vail Town Council Presentations

News Releases

July 31, 2020

Update to be Provided on Alternative Housing Sites Initiative While Consideration of Prior Public Input Continues. Click here to see full post.

July 17, 2020

Town Council Invites Public Comment on Draft MOU Document Prepared to Implement Alternative Housing Sites Initiative at July 21 Meeting. Click here to see full post.

July 6, 2020

Alternative Housing Sites Initiative and Related Draft MOU Document to be Presented at Tuesday’s Vail Town Council Meeting with Public Comment Scheduled for July 21, Aug. 4. Click here to see full post.

June 26, 2020

Town of Vail, Children’s Garden of Learning Continue to Work Towards Enhancing Early Childhood Education and Housing Options in Vail. Click Here to see the full post.

May 31, 2020

Town Council to Continue Review of Alternative Housing Sites, Environmental Stewardship Goals during June 2 Meeting. Click here to see the full post.

May 18, 2020

Vail Town Council to Receive Progress Report on Housing, Environmental Stewardship Goals as Alternatives to Approved Booth Heights Development. Click here to see the full post.

January 16, 2020

Vail Town Council Initiates Discussions with Booth Heights Developers to Pursue Alternative Path in Meeting Community’s Housing and Environmental Stewardship Goals. Click here to see the full post.