The leader of the Treasure opposition group said on Monday the development is “completely infeasible,” signaling that there are more questions now than prior to start of negotiations between City Hall and the Treasure partnership about shifting some of the project’s development rights elsewhere.
Brian Van Hecke, a cofounder of the Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition, said in an interview the group is “disappointed in the result of the negotiations.” He said the coalition was hopeful that a deal could be reached but not surprised one was not struck.
Park City officials last week announced the negotiations had collapsed. The talks had stretched from the spring of 2010. City Hall and the Treasure partnership had been in discussions about the possibility of moving half of the development rights attached to the Treasure acreage to another location. Several sites were under consideration. Van Hecke’s group had wanted an agreement reached to shift all of the development rights from the Treasure site itself to the base area of Park City Mountain Resort.
A representative of the Sweeney family — one of two partners owning the Treasure acreage — said last week a development approval would be aggressively sought with the end of the negotiations. The Treasure side intends to return to the Park City Planning Commission with the same project designs that Van Hecke’s group opposed, likely propelling the sides into a similar dispute as the one that transpired prior to the spring of 2010. The Treasure side and City Hall officials met last week to discuss upcoming steps.
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