“Since 1990 actually was the last time we created new parking spots.” -Mayor Dave Chapin
News9 reports new parking a spaces will be created in Vail for the first time since since H.W. was in office at a spot just north of Interstate 70 near Vail’s pedestrian bridge. The new spots come as an addition to a renovation project to Redstone Elementary School.
The 160 space parking structure comes at a cost of 15 million dollars of which the town will pay $9.2 million, Vail resorts $4.3 million and the Eagle County School District is putting in $1.5 million. 40 of those spaces will be committed to teachers and staff and the rest will be used by skiers heading to Vail.
Construction for the new parking structure is scheduled to begin later this spring. “This will be open and ready to go for the next ski season.” Mayor Chapin.