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More housing should be on the way in Vail

Edward Stoner
eagle county correspondent

VAIL ” Stricter employee housing rules that were passed in Vail more than a year ago have created homes for about 35 workers, plus more than $100,000 in money for housing.

The rules require developers to build worker housing as part of new residential and commercial projects, compensating for the amount of jobs they create.

Mark Gordon, a Vail councilman who voted to approve the laws last year, said the rules have been successful, even if they were passed after many large Vail projects had already been approved.

“It’s unfortunate that those rules weren’t passed five years ago or 10 years ago. But they weren’t,” he said. The affordable homes, which total 12,405 square feet, come from the Strata project, a condo-timeshare development planned for Lionshead where the Lionshead Inn and the Lionshead Inn Annex are now.

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