Vail Home Partners, a collaborative partnership between the Vail Town Council and the Vail Local Housing Authority, has received national recognition from the Urban Land Institute as the 2020 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award winner for the innovative and highly successful Vail InDEED program. The announcement follows a lengthy evaluation process that consisted of a jury review of the program and panel interviews.
The Town of Vail is hosting a “Virtual Open House” for the West Vail Master Plan. Due to COVID conditions, the Open House will be entirely virtual, found at EngageVail.com. The purpose of this Open House is to hear from the public on a vision for West Vail and understand desired conditions for housing, businesses, land use and design, and transportation facilities. The virtual open house will be open for feedback through Friday, Sept. 11.
Following the application process for the resale of a Vail Commons home located at 2090 Zermatt Lane Unit A in West Vail, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath, the 51 applicants were provided 1 ticket for each qualifying category. During a lottery drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 25, the name of Sara Barrow was drawn first and will be given the opportunity to purchase the home for $211,820.
The resale lottery for a Vail Commons home located at 2090 Zermatt Lane, Unit A, in West Vail, will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 via a Zoom virtual meeting. This is a 927 sq. ft. two-bedroom, two-bath deed-restricted unit available for purchase at a maximum resale price of $211,820. Given the desirability of the Vail Commons homes, they rarely come up for resale.
Lottery applications for the resale of a home at Vail Commons are due to the Town of Vail by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. Upload applications to https://vail.sharefile.com/r-radbb0bae3ae414f9 or schedule an appointment to drop off Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 75 S. Frontage Rd. W., West building.
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.
The 8150 Report spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit. In partnership with KZYR and hosted by Tony Mauro, the monthly report features current topics of interest for those that live in and visit Vail.
Located in Vail’s newest neighborhood for families, a Chamonix Vail Townhome is available for-sale to a qualified buyer. The 1,581 square feet, three-bedroom, three-bath, two car garage home is located at 2387 Lower Traverse Way Unit B, in West Vail. The deed-restricted home is available for purchase with a maximum resale purchase price of $619,364. This home was initially offered through the town’s resale lottery application process and has since been modified to allow interested buyers additional time to participate. Offers for purchase are now being accepted on a first-come basis.
An update on the Vail Town Council’s alternative housing sites initiative, the development of deed-restricted housing and a new future location for the child learning facility will be presented by Town Manager Scott Robson during the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Town Council meeting. The presentation is listed as 6.1 on the evening meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in an online format and will be live streamed at www.HighFiveMedia.org/live-five. This update will be informational only with no action being requested of the Town Council.
The Vail Town Council is inviting community members to offer public comment on a draft memorandum of understanding document that outlines a series of steps between the town, Vail Resorts and Triumph Development that will determine future ownership and use of the Booth Heights property in East Vail while addressing the community priorities of housing and wildlife protection. If implemented as drafted, the Town of Vail will obtain the title to the Booth Heights parcel in the future. The draft MOU is the result of nearly six months of review and consideration by the Vail Town Council.
An overview of the Vail Town Council’s alternative housing sites initiative to the Booth Heights housing development approved for East Vail will be presented during the council’s Tuesday, July 7 evening meeting. The item is listed as 5.2 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with social distancing protocols in place. The meeting will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five.
Building on a three decades long partnership, the Town of Vail and Children’s Garden of Learning are pleased to confirm substantial progress in moving towards identifying a new location for CGL as the town continues to fulfill various community goals, including increasing the number of resident-occupied, deed-restricted homes in Vail.
The second allotment of funding assistance from the Vail Community Relief Fund has been awarded by the Town of Vail following Town Council’s authorization of $500,000 in grant funding on March 31. The allocations are providing direct relief to front line households in the areas of food, shelter and health impacts associated with the pandemic. On March 31, $283,000 was awarded to ten qualifying nonprofit organizations by the Community Relief Fund Committee. The latest distribution by the committee, totaling $92,000, was anounced on June 16.
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.
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.