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Northstar Center

Northstar Center
Vail Health is proposing building a centrally-located behavioral health care facility at the Northstar Center in Edwards, CO.

When adolescents and adults experience a behavioral health crisis in the Eagle River Valley, they currently must be transported two-or-more hours away to receive care. Vail Health and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, are taking steps to address this need by proposing to build a centrally-located facility in Edwards, Colorado.

Proposed Plan

Vail Health has submitted applications to amend the Planned Unit Development (PUD) that currently regulates land use of its Northstar Center property, located at 429/439 Edwards Access Road. The focal point of these proposed amendments is to allow for the development of a new building dedicated exclusively to behavioral health. Proposed amendments will also modify permitted uses to allow for a range of health care-related uses and to allow for additional future development to ensure that Vail Health can provide necessary health care to residents and guests of the Eagle River Valley.

About The Site

  • The site is currently developed, and as an in-fill development site.
  • The site will not promote urban sprawl nor create wildlife or other environmental impacts.
  • The site is centrally located in the Eagle River Valley, immediately adjacent to Interstate 70, making it readily accessible to the entire region.
  • Recently completed improvements to the Edwards Spur Road and the adjacent roundabout provide ample capacity to accommodate traffic anticipated from the proposed project.


Subject to Eagle County’s approval, Vail Health envisions three related, but distinct, phases of development.
  1. The initial phase proposes construction of a new 50,000-square-foot behavioral health facility with beds for short-term stays and treatment.
  2. Over time, it is expected that new health care uses will be established in the two existing buildings.
  3.  Future phases may include the redevelopment of the two existing buildings, as necessary to meet the community’s needs.