Citizens’ appeals for Vail Design Review Board approval of East Vail’s workforce housing development application, formerly known as Booth Heights, are to be considered by the City Council of Vail during his evening meeting on Tuesday, July 5. The item is listed in 7.1 on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail City Council Chamber.
The appeal process was launched after Director of Community Development Matt Gennett, in his role as zoning administrator, determined that four citizens had the legal qualifications to appeal the council’s approval. The deadline for filing citizen appeals was June 7.
City Council at the hearing has the power to maintain, vary or rescind Council’s approval after hearing evidence from the Appellant, Applicant and members of the public. Prior to the hearing, council will consider adopting Resolution No. 34, which establishes hearing procedures.
Public comment opportunities are available prior to the meeting by emailing [email protected] or will be available in person at the meeting or virtually by registering at VailGov.com/town-council. The meeting will be broadcast live by High Five Access Media.
On May 18, the Design Review Board voted 3 to 1 to approve East Vail’s labor housing development application with four conditions after two review sessions.
Appeal filings cited objections including changes to exterior materials, landscaping and lighting associated with the development. While the city received 15 appeal letters, only four were deemed eligible under section 12-3-3 of the city code.
The East Vail Workforce Housing Development application reviewed by the DRB contains 61 housing units, including 49 restricted act employee housing units and 12 housing units. This includes 30 multi-family employee housing units as well as 19 townhouse employee housing units, both comprised of two-, three- and four-bedroom units.
Following the appeal hearing, city code requires a stay of all further proceedings related to the project.