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Registration Taking Place for Feb. 11 West Vail Master Plan Virtual Workshop with Discussion Focus on Commercial Area

  • 19 January 2021
Registration Taking Place for Feb. 11 West Vail Master Plan Virtual Workshop with Discussion Focus on Commercial Area

Community members interested in taking part in a virtual workshop on the commercial area component of the West Vail Master Plan are invited to register in advance for one of two 90-minute discussions to be held on Thursday, Feb. 11. The sessions, one at 2 p.m. and repeated at 5:30 p.m., will be used to explore ideas presented by the planning team to reimagine and transform West Vail’s commercial area. During the workshop, attendees will review goals to provide housing in the commercial area, comment on physical design scenarios and discuss the area’s desired future business mix.

Vail One of 88 Global Cities Named as Climate Leader

  • 13 December 2020
Vail One of 88 Global Cities Named as Climate Leader

The Town of Vail has been recognized as one of 88 cities across the globe that continue to lead on environmental action despite the pressures of tackling COVID-19. Vail’s A list rating for 2020 has been awarded by CDP Cities, a global emissions reporting platform based in London, with offices around the world. This is the first time the town has achieved the climate leader rating.  

Community Members Share Ideas for Future of West Vail during First Phase of Master Plan Process

  • 26 October 2020
Community Members Share Ideas for Future of West Vail during First Phase of Master Plan Process

Community members have been sharing their feedback virtually to help shape the West Vail Master Plan. Over the first few weeks of September, the project team held a virtual open house to kick off the West Vail Master Plan with the general public. Through the Virtual Open House, participants could learn about the plan and share their ideas and vision for the West Vail neighborhood. About 275 people participated and provided valuable insights on the primary issues for the plan to address, key components of the commercial area going forward and desired character.

District Court Affirms Vail Town Council’s Approval of Booth Heights Development Application

  • 21 October 2020
District Court Affirms Vail Town Council’s Approval of Booth Heights Development Application

Vail Town Council’s decision to uphold the Planning and Environmental Commission’s 2019 approval of the Booth Heights development application in East Vail has been affirmed by Eagle County District Court Judge Russell Granger. In an order issued earlier this week, Judge Granger found the Town Council neither exceeded its jurisdiction nor abused its discretion in its decision to approve the application.

Vail Adopts New Contractor Certification Requirements for Added Customer Confidence

  • 20 October 2020
Vail Adopts New Contractor Certification Requirements for Added Customer Confidence

The Vail Town Council gave final approval to new contractor certification requirements by adopting Ordinance No. 12 Series of 2020 at its Oct. 20 meeting.

Town of Vail Looks to Update Sign Code with Input from Business Community

  • 28 August 2020
Town of Vail Looks to Update Sign Code with Input from Business Community

The Town of Vail Community Development Department will soon be seeking input from the business community on an update to the Sign Code in Title 11 of the Vail Town Code. Changes are needed to address removal of content-related requirements as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Reed vs Town of Gilbert. The scope of the update is not intended to include increasing sizes, locations or manner of display, but will address the way certain signs are regulated and classified. As envisioned, the code update will not require businesses to change how they currently use signage but may allow for more opportunity to creatively display information on the signage allowed.

West Vail Master Plan Study Analyzes Existing Conditions

  • 11 August 2020
West Vail Master Plan Study Analyzes Existing Conditions

Over the past few months, the West Vail Master Plan project team has been analyzing existing conditions in West Vail. Three reports are available for review on the project page at www.EngageVail.com.

Vail Sponsors Virtual Lunch with the Locals Aug. 25

  • 10 August 2020
Vail Sponsors Virtual Lunch with the Locals Aug. 25

The Town of Vail is excited to announce a special webinar with Darcy Gaetcher, the first woman to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea and author of the book “Amazon Woman.” The webinar will begin at noon Tuesday, Aug. 25. Gaetcher will be sharing the story of her trip down the Amazon, including Class V whitewater in the Andes of Peru and continuing down through the miles-wide portions of the Amazon Delta where she combated tides and wind while navigating a river too wide to see across.

Vail Kicks off Electric Bike Share Pilot Program

  • 3 August 2020
Vail Kicks off Electric Bike Share Pilot Program

The Town of Vail is partnering with Bewegen Technologies to launch Bewegen Vail, an electric bike share pilot program this summer from July 1 through Sept. 9. The pilot program is geared to local Vail residents to offer an alternative to driving their vehicles or taking the bus to commute to work or social engagements and while running errands. It is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while practicing social distance.

Town of Vail Public Meetings Will Return to Virtual-Only Format

  • 17 July 2020

Public meetings in Vail will return to a virtual-only format beginning Tuesday, July 21 when the Town Council convenes for its afternoon and evening meetings. With the recent Eagle County amended Public Health Order dated July 17, the Town Manager’s Office has determined that the virtual format will create the most appropriate environment for the town’s public meetings during the public health crisis at this time. With the trend of COVID-19 cases on the rise and the need to reduce the numbers that gather in public places, the town thought it prudent to no longer host the meeting in council chambers. The town had been recently conducting its public meetings in chambers as well as simultaneously on the zoom platform.

Business Recycling Challenge Announced

  • 7 July 2020
Business Recycling Challenge Announced

The Town of Vail is excited to announce the 2nd Community Business Recycling Challenge that includes free, customized training, progress reports and bragging rights in three award categories. The competition will start the week of July 27 and run through the month of August and is available to the first 20 businesses that register. Retail stores, restaurants, bars, lodges, offices and all other Vail business license holders are eligible to participate. Signups are being taken through Monday, July 20.

New Vail Valley Drive Traffic Pattern Trial to be Launched this Week

  • 17 June 2020
New Vail Valley Drive Traffic Pattern Trial to be Launched this Week

The Vail Town Council will has approved plans to install Advisory Bike Lanes along Vail Valley Drive on a trial basis. The concept was reviewed during council's Tuesday, June 16 meeting. 

Town of Vail is Launching Master Planning Process for West Vail; Community Engagement is Key Priority via EngageVail.com

  • 17 June 2020
Town of Vail is Launching Master Planning Process for West Vail; Community Engagement is Key Priority via EngageVail.com

The Town of Vail is ready to launch a comprehensive master plan process for the West Vail area. Details are available on the EngageVail.com community engagement portal with opportunities to register for project updates. The intent of this plan is to envision planning, zoning and design options as well as transportation infrastructure, housing and economic development for the West Vail area. The planning process is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, with adoption by the Town Council in the spring/summer of 2021.

8150 Podcast - June 2020

  • 16 June 2020
8150 Podcast - June 2020

The 8150 Report spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit.

Community Priorities, Service Level Ratings Identified in Town of Vail Survey

  • 15 June 2020
Community Priorities, Service Level Ratings Identified in Town of Vail Survey

Environmental sustainability efforts have been identified as Vail’s highest priorities for action according to respondents who took part in the Town of Vail community survey which was circulated during the spring. The survey findings were presented to the Town Council on June 16 by the research firm RRC Associates which also included an overview of department and service ratings as well as comments associated with the public health crisis.

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