Community Weighs In, Plans for Ever Vail Project Updated
VAIL, Colo. - Nov. 15, 2010
Ever Vail, LLC, an affiliate of Vail Resorts Development Company (VRDC), has updated its plans and application materials for the Ever Vail re-development project. The revised plans reduce commercial space by more than 30 percent, and also include revisions to the Red Sandstone Creek corridor creating a larger open park-like area through the middle of the nearly 12-acre site.
The proposed Ever Vail project has been in the Town of Vail approval process since 2007, having been reviewed in about 30 meetings and hearings with the Town and the community. The review process and community input have positively shaped and re-shaped the project since the original plan that was submitted. Many milestones have also been achieved in that process – including the review and approval of the relocated South Frontage Road by CDOT and FHWA.
"We're looking forward to reviewing our updated plans with the Planning and Environmental Commission and eventually the Town Council," said Alex Iskenderian, senior vice president and COO of Vail Resorts Development Company. Read More
The project master plan maintains the USGBC Stage One LEED for Neighborhood Development approval with a Platinum designation, the highest level achievable under the program. The sustainable and green aspects of this project will set Ever Vail apart from other resort projects across the country and throughout the world, and will help position both Ever Vail and the Town of Vail as leaders in their collective pursuits of sustainable goals.
Ever Vail proposes 422 residential dwelling units that may be a mix of affordable year-round housing, whole-ownership condominiums, and shared-ownership homes. On-site employee housing will also be a key component of Ever Vail with about 41 of the total residential units proposed to be deed-restricted employee housing units. As currently proposed, there are 32 for-sale employee housing units and nine rental employee housing units. About 67 percent of the Town of Vail’s employee housing requirement will be met within Ever Vail, even though regulations require only 50 percent to be on site.
The 400 publicly-available parking spaces beyond the required parking for uses on the site remain in the project. The Town’s master plan suggests that the property accommodate public parking in this area. Ever Vail took this master plan goal one giant step forward by not only accommodating for the 400 parking spaces but actually proposing to pay for their construction at no impact to the Town. With the required parking to serve retail uses on the property, the proposal includes about 670 spaces available to skiers and consumers.