Park City Planning Commission Chairman  Adam Strachan discusses last night’s meeting

http://kpcw.org/post/local-news-hour-september-14-2017

Interview with Adam starts at 16:25.

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Treasure talks become exhaustive as forced vote still possible

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The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday held a grueling discussion about the Treasure development proposal and appears to continue to have broad concerns about the project even as the sides in the long-running talks are likely fast approaching the extraordinary scenario of Treasure invoking a state law that will force a vote after more than a decade of on-and-off talks.

The Planning Commission and Treasure have held a series of lengthy meetings over the years, but the discussion on Wednesday seemed to be more difficult than many others as the panel and the developers engaged in another back-and-forth talk about topics like traffic. The traffic Treasure is anticipated to attract has been one of the crucial issues throughout the discussions about the project. It is likely the exhausting nature of the meeting on Wednesday stems from the panel’s desire to finish its review and be prepared to cast a vote if it is forced to do so in coming months.

The Treasure partnership, consisting of the Sweeney family and a firm called Park City II, LLC, wants to win an approval to build approximately 1 million square feet of development on a hillside overlooking Old Town along the route of the Town Lift. The Sweeney family in the 1980s secured an overall approval for development on the Treasure land and nearby parcels, but the partnership must secure another permit before the project can proceed.

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Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and city legal adviser Jody Burnett have a preview of Wednesday’s planning commission meeting.

The interview starts at 6:35:

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Treasure drives home traffic argument in strongly worded terms

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The Treasure partnership has contended in strong terms that the project blueprints adequately address traffic the development is expected to generate, a position the partnership has long held even as critics have consistently dismissed the notion that streets like Lowell Avenue and Empire Avenue can accommodate the extra cars.

The partnership on Friday submitted a 17-page document to Park City officials as the sides prepared for a Park City Planning Commission meeting about Treasure scheduled on Wednesday. Traffic has been one of the crucial issues throughout the more than 10 years of discussions about the project, which is proposed for a hillside overlooking Old Town along the route of the Town Lift.

The Treasure side argues the streets are able to accommodate the extra vehicles in combination with traffic-fighting measures planned as part of the project, such as a people mover known as a cabriolet. People who live on streets close to the Treasure acreage argue otherwise, saying the roads would be overwhelmed by traffic headed to and from the project. The Planning Commission has also expressed concerns.

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Park City readies for the inevitable: a forced Treasure vote

(Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday addressed what appears to be the inevitable scenario of the Treasure partnership in coming weeks formally requesting a vote on the controversial development proposal, a move that would force the panel into an action regardless of whether members are ready for one.
State law allows a developer to trigger a 45-day period in which a planning commission must render a decision on an application. It is a rarely used section of the law that longtime observers of Park City planning and zoning issues say has not been invoked in a matter before City Hall in decades, at least.
The Planning Commission indicated it is aware of the prospects of the Treasure side making a request shortly and wants to prepare for the possibility. The panel at a meeting about Treasure on Wednesday talked about options, but it did not make decisions regarding how it would operate during a 45-day window that would culminate with a momentous vote.

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Treasure outlines possibility of excavation by explosives

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by Jay Hamburger
THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday is poised to continue its long-running discussions about the Treasure development proposal.

And it could be an explosive meeting.

The Planning Commission and the Treasure partnership are slated to discuss several issues that have not received widespread publicity in the decade-plus of the talks about the project.

One of the topics that will almost certainly draw attention at the meeting on Wednesday are the plans for a large excavation that is needed before Treasure can be developed. The Treasure partnership, consisting of the Sweeney family and a firm called Park City II, LLC, is expected to outline plans to possibly use explosives during the excavation work.

Explosives are oftentimes used during earth removal as a parcel is excavated, and the prospects of the Treasure developers employing them will likely not be a surprise to figures from the construction or development industries who are following Treasure.

But the Treasure location, on a hillside overlooking Old Town just off streets like Lowell Avenue and Empire Avenue, will complicate matters regarding the explosives. The Treasure opposition has regularly mentioned concerns about the process of construction, but there have been few opportunities for the Treasure side and the opposition, led by a group called the Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition, to address the issue in any depth. The meeting on Wednesday could stress a new set of issues after months of emphasis on broader topics like square footage and traffic.

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Treasure, unexpectedly, says it will refine project

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The Treasure development partnership on Wednesday indicated it is refining the details of the project in response to broad concerns by the Park City Planning Commission and people who live close to the site, an unexpected move after consistent statements by the partnership that it desired a vote on the proposal as it is designed now.

The partnership informed the Planning Commission of the refinements during a meeting that was otherwise largely uneventful. It was the second consecutive Planning Commission meeting about the project that the Treasure side made a surprise statement, following a March declaration that the partnership, consisting of the Sweeney family and a firm called Park City II, LLC, intends to force a vote by the panel in the fall.

The Treasure representatives did not provide details about the refinements as they spoke to the Planning Commission. In an interview after the meeting, Pat Sweeney, who represents his family in the Treasure discussions, said the alterations to the project have not been finalized. He said, though, the refinements could drop the overall square footage of Treasure “a modest amount.”

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