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.

  • Civic Area Plan Kick-off Survey Closes Jan. 25; Get Involved Early and Have Your Opinions Heard

    16 January, 2019
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    There’s still time to participate in the initial stages of an information-gathering process that will be used to help guide future improvements to town-owned facilities and properties in the heart of Vail. Community members have until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to take part in the Civic Area Plan online survey.

    The survey is available at EngageVail.com, the town’s newest community outreach forum. The EngageVail.com site will provide ongoing updates as well as additional surveys as the project progresses over the next 10 months.

  • Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11

    02 January, 2019
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    The Town of Vail is introducing the first stages of a master planning process that will rely heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail. To learn more about the Civic Area Master Plan process, the town is hosting a community open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center.

    The Civic Area study will identify opportunities for a number of prominent town sites encompassing a 10-acre area to include the Lionshead Parking and Transportation Center, charter bus lot, Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Public Library, Vail Municipal Building complex, as well as sections of Gore Creek that traverse the area.

    Read the rest of the article here.

  • Vail seeking a lot of public comment on new ‘civic area’ planning process (Vail Daily Article on Civic Area 12.13.18)

    31 December, 2018
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    VAIL — For years, Vail officials and residents have talked about what to do with about 10 acres of town-owned property including Town Hall, the Lionshead Village parking structure, Dobson Ice Arena and the Vail Public Library. Another effort has just begun.

    Meeting in the town's Grand View room Tuesday evening, several residents got a first look at the public portion of what's being called the Vail Civic Area Plan. The point of the plan is to try to plot the future of the area. Read the rest of the article here.


  • Presentation from the December 11th Kickoff with the Community

    31 December, 2018
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    On December 11th, the Project Team met with community members at an open house from 5-7pm at the Grand View room in the Lionshead Parking Structure. The consultant team presented an overview of the project, schedule, background on past planning efforts, community outreach goals and key ingredients for a successful Civic Area. Link to presentation here.

    Community members were encouraged to register at EngageVail.com and share their input on the first Survey for this project. Link to survey here.


  • Vail Civic Area Project Team

    07 December, 2018
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    In October 2018, the Town of Vail selected a consulting team to guide this master planning effort. Key members of this multi-disciplinary team include 4240 Architects, Braun Associates, Inc., Russell Mills Studio and Trestle Strategy Group. Collectively these firms bring a wealth of experience in architecture, urban design, land planning and community engagement. The project team, including Town staff, are kicking off the project in early November.


  • Community Open House December 11th on the Vail Civic Area

    07 December, 2018
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    Come meet the Project Team and learn about the project and how you can be involved on Tuesday, December 11th at the Grand View Room, 3rd Level at the Lionshead Welcome Center, 5-7pm.