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On February 16, 2021, Vail Town Manager Scott Robson addressed the community with an update on the important work of the Vail Town Council and staff in addressing the community’s dual goals of housing and environmental stewardship. In his update, Robson noted the Town remains committed to future partnerships with Vail Resorts on various initiatives of mutual interest, however, at this time, the Town will move forward with an equally important housing initiative that will stand on its own merits. Development of deed-restricted homes on Lot 3, Middle Creek in partnership with Triumph Development will proceed following approval of a development agreement and ground lease. Simultaneously, the current occupant of the parcel, Children’s Garden of Learning, is preparing to relocate to a temporary facility to be built east of the Lionshead parking structure on the charter bus lot with construction expenses provided by the Town of Vail.

Opportunities to comment on draft agreements, documents, development applications and other related matters that come before Town Council, Planning and Environmental Commission, and Design Review Board, will be posted here as well as publicly noticed agendas of each respective board at

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.

More recently, representatives from Vail Resorts informed the Vail Town Council of the need to take a pause in the discussions and negotiations. In spite of pause, the Vail Town Council remains committed to the Alternate Housing Sites Initiative. The Town Council will continue moving forward with Triumph Development on the future development of Lot 3, Middle Creek with the goal of maintaining opportunities for Vail Resorts to re-engage in the Alternate Housing Sites Initiative when the time is right. 

On January 5, 2021, town staff will share updates with the Town Council on the ongoing efforts to temporarily relocate the Children’s Garden of Learning to the RV parking area on the east end of the Lionshead parking structure as well as share the conclusions of the Lot 3, Middle Creek due diligence report. It is anticipated construction on the new CGL site could begin as early as mid-April to allow for the development of 100% deed-restricted homes on Lot 3, Middle Creek to begin in mid-September with a completion date of November 2022. 



Vail Town Council Presentations

News Releases

February 25, 2021

January 29, 2021

January 6, 2021

July 31, 2020

July 17, 2020

July 6, 2020

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.