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Vail Valley Medical Center master plan set for PEC review through November

September 19, 2014, 8:58 am

The Town of Vail’s formal review process of the master facility plan application submitted by Vail Valley Medical Center will continue with a series of upcoming public hearings by the Planning and Environmental Commission.

town of vail logoFollowing an initial review by the PEC on Sept. 8, a schedule has been developed that will focus on specific topics of the master plan application to be reviewed during the next four meetings of the PEC. The schedule was created to improve communication with interested parties and establish further predictability within the review process.

PEC Meeting Schedule

Sept. 22 – Response to questions raised by PEC and public input to date; presentation of the “road map” for the town’s review of the master plan; discussion of the master plan review process and the conditional use review process; presentation of loading/delivery/service for the project.
Oct. 13 – Response to questions raised by PEC and public input to date; presentation of parking, building/massing architecture, Meadow Drive/streetscape; employee housing; Middle Creek; procedural considerations (zoning, master plan land use designations), traffic/circulation.
Oct. 27 – Response to questions raised by PEC and public input to date; presentation of the helipad.
Nov. 14 – Upload final draft version of the master plan to the town’s website at for public review.
Nov. 24 – Applicant and staff provide final follow-up on master plan topics; request for PEC recommendation to Town Council regarding master plan application and land use plan amendment.

The master plan application was submitted to the town on Aug. 18 and is being initiated to address VVMC capacity issues, inefficiencies associated with the aging structures and to ensure the continued delivery of exceptional medical care in Vail. Notable improvements contained in the plan include increased parking, moving emergency traffic off West Meadow Drive to create a safer pedestrian environment, relocation of the helipad and enclosed loading and delivery facilities. Click here to review the document.

PEC meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays in the Vail Town Council Chambers and agendas are posted on the town’s website in advance of the meetings at Written comments may be forwarded by emailing Community Development Director George Ruther at

Upon adoption by the Town Council, the master plan will be used by the town as a guiding document in the development review process to evaluate applications for any future construction on the VVMC site.

For additional details, contact Ruther at 970-376-2675.

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