Voters reject controversial Eagle development |

Voters reject controversial Eagle development

Kristin Anderson/Vail DailySmart Growth Not Urban Sprawl - Vote No on Eagle River Station group members Jamie Walker, left, Ryan Johnston, David Flaherty and Jan Rosenthal Townsend wave at drivers as they honk for a "no" vote on the Eagle River Station project Tuesday in Eagle.

EAGLE, Colo. – Eagle residents narrowly voted down the controversial Eagle River Station project Tuesday.

The final results were 1,175 voting against the project and 1,019 in favor of the plan.

Results for the Eagle River Station election were released after 4 a.m. Wednesday morning

Eagle saw its highest voter turnout in the town’s election history. About 2,200 residents cast ballots, Town Clerk Marilene Miller said. That’s about 61 percent of Eagle’s 3,585 registered voters, she said.

Plans for Eagle River Station include 552,000 square feet of commercial space with a Target store, hotel and 581 condos on the east side of town.

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