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Update on Eagle-Vail commercial area plan

Contact: Scot Hunn, Planner, 970-328-8624

The Eagle County Community Development Department, working in conjunction with the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District, is poised to start work on the Eagle-Vail Commercial Area Master Plan. The purpose of the community visioning project is to establish long-term design and regulatory related goals and objectives as a means to direct and coordinate any future redevelopment and growth within the commercial area, which dates to the early 1970s. An update on the project status will be given to the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District Board of Directors at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (2/18), with subsequent updates planned for the Town of Avon on Feb. 23 and the Town of Vail on March 2.

In June 2009, Eagle County solicited “Requests for Qualifications” from land use planning and urban design firms to assist Eagle County staff on the project. The county received submittals from twenty teams and in October 2009, announced the selection of Mauriello Planning Group (MPG), of Avon, to lead a team including OZ Architecture, Economic Planning Systems (EPS), and Kimley-Horn to assist in the master plan effort. Since selecting MPG last fall, staff has worked with the team as well as representatives from the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District to develop the scope of work and to identify stakeholder groups. “In light of the recently approved 2010 county budget, the team had to take a hard look at our project scope and purposes in order to ensure we were able to deliver the project as originally envisioned and still serve the needs of the community,” said Scot Hunn, county planner and project manager for the Eagle-Vail master plan. “We believe we will be able to maintain our original focus on providing a quality, streamlined but inclusive process where all stakeholders will have the opportunity to participate,” he said.

During March and April, county staff will gather detailed information on existing conditions in the area, establish a steering committee and begin outreach to property owners and other stakeholder groups. For more information, contact Hunn at 970-328-8624.