to the Town of
Mayor Rod Slifer
property owners at Vail International Condominiums have been following with
more than casual interest the development of plans for the Lionshead
more specifically, the evolution of the Convention Center concept
Because the design theme for the Convention Center has now been, or soon will
selected, we are anxious to participate in its formation and progress. We
nize the need for, and value of, this type of project, but as the closest
neighbor, we do
have major concerns, which we would like to share with you in a cooperative,
At the recent annual meeting of the Vail International Condo Owners'
(VICOA), at which
the following aspects of the Center as being of utmost importance to
1) Location and operation of the loading dock--placement of this facility on
end of the building would locate it in the closest and most objectionable area
relative to our owners and guests on the west end of Vail International. All
functions of a loading/ unloading dock-noise, trucks entering/ leaving
various hours and running for long periods, exhaust fumes, moving equipment
in and out for meetings/ conventions, voices, --would be at their doorsteps.
2) Access to and egress from V.
3) Pedestrian access to the walkway to Lionshead lift area.
4) Manuverability of large vehicles (buses, trash pick-up, snow removal)
to V. I. operations.
5) Maintenance of common areas.
6) Landscaping between the Convention Center and V. I.
As you can see, I gave first priority of our concerns to the location of the
Many of our owners on the west end of V. I. have been here since the early
They are strong proponents of the virtues of Vail as a destination and as a
winter and summer resort. It is imperative that they will be comfortable with
Please note that we are available as a board or through our general manager,
to meet with you to solve these matters to the satisfaction of our
in meeting the objectives of the Town of
Vail as a first-class, year- round resort.
Gerald B. Salinsky, D.D.S.