Zehren and Associates developed the new Master Plan and Design Guidelines for the Lionshead Redevelopment project, in collaboration with Design Workshop. The revised Master Plan and Guidelines were designed to offer a new “vision” for Lionshead, which had been a victim of nearsighted 70’s development reflected by precast concrete buildings with little appeal or “personality.” The redevelopment project was designed to offer direction for mitigation of existing buildings, as well as future development within this portion of Vail.
The goal of the project was to revitalize the under-performing Lionshead neighborhood—the western base village for Vail Mountain—into a vibrant destination resort.
Pedestrian circulation, service access, view corridors, and the dynamics of public plazas and retail frontages were studied in photo and sketch form to create a redevelopment strategy. This resulted in a cooperative public and private redevelopment effort spearheaded by Vail Associates and the Town of Vail.