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Edwards Neighbors Don’t Debate Need for New Behavioral Health Facility

This rendering provided in Vail Health’s land use application for the Northstar Center at Edwards shows how the new 40,000 square foot behavioral health facility would look from an Interstate 70 vantage point. Special to the Daily

The first sentence of Vail Health’s land-use application to Eagle County for its proposed Northstar Center — a new behavioral health facility proposed in Edwards — is short and pointed.

“This proposal is about one thing — addressing a community need,” reads the document’s introduction.

Last week, Vail Health announced it was submitting its application for the center, proposed at a 4.9-acre site at the southeast corner of the Edwards Interstate 70 interchange. The site is the former location of Northstar Lumber and currently includes a variety of business tenants as well as a number of vacant spaces. Vail Health’s application for the site is now available online at

While they digest the project particulars and consider the proposed location, the residents who spoke about the application all voiced support for Vail Health’s work to expand behavioral health programs.

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