West Vail Master Plan

Introduction

The West Vail Master Plan will be a community blueprint for environmentally and economically sustainable land use, zoning, and development decisions in the West Vail neighborhood. The plan will also focus on enhancing transportation connectivity and mobility, housing opportunities, and economic development. Throughout the planning process, the planning team will thoroughly engage the public to hear their ideas, goals, and opinions for West Vail. Given the ongoing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and Eagle County Public Health’s orders related to public gatherings and safer- at- home requirements, adjustments to the timing and format of public engagement opportunities are being made and will be announced here. The plan process began with Town staff in April 2020, with final plan adoption by Town Council expected spring/summer 2021.




Introduction

The West Vail Master Plan will be a community blueprint for environmentally and economically sustainable land use, zoning, and development decisions in the West Vail neighborhood. The plan will also focus on enhancing transportation connectivity and mobility, housing opportunities, and economic development. Throughout the planning process, the planning team will thoroughly engage the public to hear their ideas, goals, and opinions for West Vail. Given the ongoing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and Eagle County Public Health’s orders related to public gatherings and safer- at- home requirements, adjustments to the timing and format of public engagement opportunities are being made and will be announced here. The plan process began with Town staff in April 2020, with final plan adoption by Town Council expected spring/summer 2021.




  • PEC Meeting Today

    The West Vail Master Plan will be presented at today’s PEC hearing beginning at 1:00 p.m. If you’d like to attend in person, you will be required to wear a mask in Council Chambers. If you’d like to attend virtually, please register to attend using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tXL0eRs9QKieoSkwg888Jw

    We do anticipate requesting a recommendation of approval and forwarding the plan to the Vail Town Council for adoption. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

  • WVMP Final Draft to be Reviewed

    The final draft will be reviewed by the PEC again Monday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. The item was tabled at the Aug. 9 PEC meeting after about two hours of questions and answers regarding the West Vail Center and Housing chapters. The WVMP item was again tabled by the PEC Aug. 23, without being opened, out of concern that not enough commissioners would be in attendance for the question and answer session on the Transportation chapter.

    Here is a link to the SharePoint file containing PDFs for each chapter of the latest draft is copied below. It should be noted that changes to the draft, including corrections, will not be made until it is reviewed by the Council, as early as Sept. 21 pending a recommendation of approval by the PEC Sept. 13.

  • West Vail Master Plan: Draft Plan

    Members of the West Vail Master Plan project team presented the "draft plan on Tuesday, July 13. That plan can be viewed here.

  • West Vail Master Plan Project Team Will Present Draft Plan in Upcoming Webinar

    Members of the West Vail Master Plan project team will present the draft West Vail Master Plan in an upcoming webinar open to the public. At this webinar, which will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, the planning team will provide a summary of the master planning process and engage in a conversation with the public about the Draft Plan. Participants will be invited to participate in virtual polling and to offer general comments. All interested community members are encouraged to sign up for the presentation at the link below.

    Please visit the following link to register for the webinar:

  • Presentations were given to Town Council & Planning and Environmental Commission

    Members of the West Vail Master Plan project team presented concepts and recommendations from the Draft Plan at the recent Town Council meeting on May 4 and the PEC meeting on May 10. During these presentations, the planning team presented recommendations and policies for West Vail’s commercial area, housing, and transportation network and solicited feedback from the PEC and Council. Community members interested in viewing the presentations, click here.


  • West Vail Master Plan: Opportunity to View Virtual Presentations of Draft Plan Concepts

    Members of the West Vail Master Plan project team will present concepts and recommendations from the Draft Plan at two upcoming virtual presentations. At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, the project team will deliver a presentation to the Vail Town Council. The following Monday, from 1-3 p.m. May 10, the project team will present to the Vail Planning and Environmental Commission (PEC). At these presentations, the planning team will present recommendations and policies for West Vail’s commercial area, housing, and transportation network and solicit feedback from the PEC and Council. Community members interested in viewing the presentations are invited to attend virtually.

    Links to view/register for the presentations are available here:

  • March Project Update

    The project team is progressing through Phase 2: Design Options and Draft Plan Elements. Public engagement has been a key component of this phase – between December and February, the project team held three workshops focusing on the main components of the plan (Transportation, Housing, and the Commercial Area). At these workshops, which were open to the public, members of the consultant team presented draft materials and solicited feedback from attendees. Memos summarizing the content presented and feedback received during the three workshops are linked below:


    Transportation Workshop Summary

    Housing Workshop Summary

    Commercial Workshop Summary


    To conclude Phase 2, the team will refine the plan’s vision, recommendations, and design concepts and develop a draft plan document. The team will then present the draft to the Advisory Committee and the public for feedback. This feedback will inform the final plan document, which will be completed in May. Please stay tuned for opportunities to provide feedback on draft plan documents.

  • Share Your Thoughts! Commercial Area Workshop, Feb. 11 - Register Now

    Ideas and input from the community are an essential part of any planning process. Join the West Vail Master Plan project team for a virtual workshop on the West Vail Commercial Area at 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.


    Please register for one of the workshops:

    2 - 3:30 p.m. Workshop

    5:30 - 7 p.m. Workshop


    Important: To ensure meaningful participation from attendees, registration is capped at 20 participants for each session. If you are unable to attend or register for this workshop, we hope you will visit engagevail.com to learn more about the planning process and public engagement opportunities.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Share Your Thoughts! West Vail Housing Workshop, Thursday, Jan. 14

    Dear Community Members,


    Ideas and input from the community are an essential part of any planning process. Join us for a virtual workshop to share your recommendations to reimagine and support resident housing in West Vail at 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.


    Please register for one of the workshops:


    2 - 3:30 p.m. Workshop

    5:30 - 7 p.m. Workshop


    Important: To ensure meaningful participation from attendees, registration is capped at 20 participants for each session. If you are unable to attend or register for this workshop, we hope you will attend the next workshop, which will focus on West Vail’s commercial area. Visit engagevail.com to learn more about the planning process and public engagement opportunities.


    We look forward to hearing from you soon!


    Sincerely,

    The West Vail Project Team

  • Early December Project Update

    During the month of November, the project team moved to Phase 2: Design Options and Draft Plan Elements. In consultation with the Advisory Committee, the project team began drafting design concepts for the commercial center and transportation assets and developing proposed policy changes. The team is on track to provide a completed draft of the plan in spring 2021. The team has been organizing several virtual workshops to foster community engagement with the project. The first workshop, which will focus on transportation, is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Each workshop will focus on a different project area (transportation, housing, and the commercial area), and participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback and insight on draft concepts from the plan. The project team is looking forward to conversations with the community through these virtual workshops.

    The Housing and Commercial Area workshops will occur in January (dates TBD). To sign up for the Transportation workshop, click here for the 2 p.m. workshop and here for the 5 p.m. workshop.

    NOTE: Registration is limited for each workshop. To ensure that the maximum number of community members get to participate meaningfully in these workshops, we ask that each person sign up for one workshop only (e.g. if you signed up for a transportation workshop, please refrain from signing up for a housing workshop).

Page last updated: 13 September 2021, 12:19