Elite Drug Addiction Treatment Center to Open Next Month
A new luxury addiction treatment center is expected to start welcoming patients in the Vail Valley region by next month.
About two weeks ago, the representatives of All Points North Lodge held a ceremony to announce the inauguration of the first phase of the project, which will cost approximately $20 million while the whole project is expected to be valued at more than $135 million.
The first part of the project is projected to be finished by the middle of September when the addiction treatment center will officially be open.
A "holistic healthcare campus" will be built for the integrated addiction treatment programs as well as other services, such as primary care, preventive medicine as well as programs focused on spiritual enhancement and discovery.
The center will also include a public recreation space, an organic market, a café and a vertical barn that will give the patients and staff members the chance to grow fresh produce year-round.
All Points North Lodge will be situated where a luxurious, award-winning spa and resort, called the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, used to operate, which features 7,500 gated and secluded acres of private forest.
Ever since plans regarding the new facility were announced, the elite addiction treatment center has been the subject of some controversy.
Last year, local community members gathered to file a lawsuit to prevent the sale of the property, after a class action had been filed the year before, also by residents of the area.
They claimed that if the addiction treatment center had permission to operate where the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera used to be, the property values in the area would decrease as much as 50 percent. They also mentioned that one of the reasons why many local homeowners purchased properties in the area was the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera.
The two lawsuits filed by the local residents were unsuccessful and turned into a counter lawsuit filed by the center's property owners who added that the neighbors were being discriminatory and violating the American with Disabilities Act.