Town of Vail Civic Area Plan

Adopted 11/05/19. Implementation next steps paused until 2021, check back here for details.

Thank You

The 2018/2019 Town of Vail Civic Area Plan was adopted on November 5, 2019 by a unanimous vote of Council.

On behalf of the Town of Vail and the Civic Area Plan project team, we would like to say thank you to the Vail community for a record level of public participation and community engagement. With over 750 active participants on Engagevail.com, in addition to ongoing involvement from stakeholder groups, adjacent property owners, and public input at open houses and meetings, we achieved a record level of community engagement in a master plan process.

Thanks also to our project team including 4240 Architects, Braun Associates Inc, Trestle Strategy Group, Economic Planning Systems, and Russell + Mills.

Next steps in the implementation process include in-depth market feasibility analyses for certain uses detailed in the three options contained in Chapter 3 of the 2018/2019 Vail Civic Area Plan and site-specific design work for the Charter Bus Lot, Dobson Ice Arena, and the Municipal Site.

LINK TO FINAL PLAN HERE

Watch for additional updates on EngageVail.com during the implementation phases.


Thank You

The 2018/2019 Town of Vail Civic Area Plan was adopted on November 5, 2019 by a unanimous vote of Council.

On behalf of the Town of Vail and the Civic Area Plan project team, we would like to say thank you to the Vail community for a record level of public participation and community engagement. With over 750 active participants on Engagevail.com, in addition to ongoing involvement from stakeholder groups, adjacent property owners, and public input at open houses and meetings, we achieved a record level of community engagement in a master plan process.

Thanks also to our project team including 4240 Architects, Braun Associates Inc, Trestle Strategy Group, Economic Planning Systems, and Russell + Mills.

Next steps in the implementation process include in-depth market feasibility analyses for certain uses detailed in the three options contained in Chapter 3 of the 2018/2019 Vail Civic Area Plan and site-specific design work for the Charter Bus Lot, Dobson Ice Arena, and the Municipal Site.

LINK TO FINAL PLAN HERE

Watch for additional updates on EngageVail.com during the implementation phases.


Adopted 11/05/19. Implementation next steps paused until 2021, check back here for details.

  • Update to Town Council Tuesday, April 2nd - First Look at Possibilities for Civic Area

    27 March, 2019
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    Update to Council - Next Tuesday, April 2nd
    Since our last update to Council on February 19, 2019, the project team has taken the key themes from the first public engagement window and created various design concepts to illustrate ideas for how these themes could work on each of the five sites in the study area.

    The ideas presented to Council will provide visualizations of possible improvements in response to community input and in doing so foster further discussion of the Civic Area. An introductory discussion of market and financial considerations will also be presented next Tuesday by Economic Planning Systems. This presentation will provide background information for the next steps in the planning process.



  • 11 Key Takeaways from First Window of Engagement

    06 March, 2019
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    Over 500 people participated both online and in person to help define the key areas of study for the Town of Vail Civic Area Plan. These will help define the future study for improvements and upgrades in the Civic Area. Here are the Key Takeaways:

    1. Improve and expand parking and accessibility throughout.
    2. Improve pedestrian access, safety, aesthetics.
    3. Improve community green spaces, integrate local art.
    4. Upgrade Dobson Ice Arena: expand its uses (evaluate the need for a second sheet of ice/multi-use), improve its aesthetics.
    5. Keep the Vail Public Library where it is; link it with Dobson Ice Arena.
    6. Improve the Municipal Complex aesthetics, or relocate/redevelop site.
    7. Better utilize the Charter Bus Lot.
    8. Implement a community facility with flexible space for multi-function events, community gatherings, performing arts, recreation.
    9. Support the active community with outdoor recreation spaces.
    10. Explore housing opportunities.
    11. Advocate public-private partnerships within the civic area.


  • Annual Town of Vail Community Meeting - Next Tuesday 3/12 5-7pm at Donovan Pavilion

    06 March, 2019
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    Annual Town of Vail Community Meeting Next Tuesday + Civic Area Plan update

    Details: Tuesday, March 12th, 5-7pm @ Donovan Pavilion (Doors open at 4:30, Presentation at 5:30)

    We just presented our findings to Town Council on February 19th and would love to share them with you in person at the Town of Vail Annual Community Meeting. Town staff will be there to share the 11 Key Takeaways from the first phase of engagement and talk about what's next.

    In addition to learning about the Civic Area, come by to hear about everything that is happening in Vail including:

    • Vail's economic health
    • Progress on Housing, Parking and Transportation
    • Sustainability achievements
    • What's coming in 2019

  • Watch the Civic Area Presentation from Town Council meeting on February 19th

    05 March, 2019
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    On February 19th, we presented the initial findings from the first window of engagement to Town Council. We received public testimony and feedback from Town Council that will direct the next phase of work. Watch the video here on High Five Access Media.

  • Vail Civic Area plan draws plenty of comments so far, many about Dobson Ice Arena - Daily Article on Civic Area Plan - 2/24/19

    25 February, 2019
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    VAIL — Housing and parking are near the top of residents’ ideas for Vail’s civic area. But so are improvements to treasured town assets.

    The Vail Town Council on Tuesday heard a report on what’s been learned from consultants reaching out to residents through the EngageVail.com website. That effort to hear from the public has had good results. Read rest of article here.



  • EngageVail.com First Window of Engagement Report

    15 February, 2019
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    Please click here to access all of the feedback provided on EngageVail.com during the first window of engagement (November 2018 to February 2019).

  • Eagle River Youth Coalition 01/17/19 Engagement Report

    15 February, 2019
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    Please click here to read the report for the Eagle River Youth Coalition workshop that was held on January 17, 2019.

  • Town Council Update Presentation, February 19th, 2019

    15 February, 2019
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    On February 19th, 2019, the Project Team will present an update on the Vail Civic Area Plan to the Town Council, and gather their feedback on the process. This is the presentation that will be used during the meeting.

  • Process Committee Presentation, January 28, 2019

    15 February, 2019

    On January 28th, the Project Team met with the Process Committee to present an update on the community engagement process and gather their feedback. This is the presentation from the meeting.

  • Eagle River Youth Coalition Interactive Meeting on January 17th 2018 - Presentation

    27 January, 2019
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    On January 17th, the Project Team met with the Eagle River Youth Coalition (ERYC) Youth Leaders Student Council and ask for their ideas and opinions on the Civic Area plan. It was a lively interactive discussion. This is the presentation that was shared with the student leaders. A summary of their feedback will be posted soon.