Park City official’s land holdings lumped into talks about development shifts

Planning Commissioner not interested in putting Treasure rights on his property

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

The Park City Planning Commission spent three months discussing the merits of a program that would allow certain landowners to shift development rights from their land to another spot in the city, a way, supporters of such a program say, to preserve prized ground like the Sweeney family’s Treasure acreage.

In the middle of February, the panel was ready to make its recommendation to the Park City Council, deciding to endorse four places where development rights could be shifted from, with Treasure being the most important. They are known as sending zones. The recommendation also pinpoints two places where the rights could be shifted toward, known as receiving zones, with the Bonanza Park district being the crucial one.

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