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Next Treasure Hill meeting is today (Wednesday 11/9/16 @ 5:30PM)

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Greetings THINC,

The next Planning Commission meeting to address the proposed Treasure Hill development is set for today:

Date:  Wednesday, November 9th

Time:  Meeting starts 5:30PM

Place:  CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS 445 Marsac Avenue (NOTE THIS MEETING IS NOT AT THE JIM SANTY AUDITORIUM)

This meeting will be a work session and public input will be taken.  We need a large turnout again and hope you can make it.  Our attendance and participation at these meetings is critical.  If approved the proposed Treasure Hill development would significantly change Park City forever and have a detrimental impact on the quality of life and the overall historical integrity of our town.

MEETING DETAILS

From the Staff Report – Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review Conditional Use Permit (CUP) criteria no. 8, 11, and 15 as presented in this work session staff report.  Staff recommends that the Planning Commission provide input and direction. Staff recommends that the Planning Commission conduct a public hearing and continue it to the December 14, 2016 Planning Commission meeting.

CUP CRITERIA TO BE DISCUSSED

  1. building mass, bulk, and orientation, and the location of buildings on the site; including orientation to buildings on adjoining lots;
  2. physical design and compatibility with surrounding structures in mass, scale, style, design, and architectural detailing;
  3. within and adjoining the site impacts on environmentally sensitive lands, slope retention, and appropriateness of the proposed structure to the topography of the site.

PROJECT DETAILS

The images below show the potential devastating impact of the proposed Treasure Hill development plans.  The Sweeneys and their partner are seeking approval to build more than 1.1M square feet on the landmark Treasure Hill in Historic Old Town.  With your help we can stop this from happening!

The current proposed development includes a sprawling complex with multiple condo/hotel towers over 10 stories high, large conference center, retail shops, restaurants, and a large underground parking garage.  It also includes massive excavation scars (over 120 feet high) that will be visible from all over town.  The project received an approval from the City way back in 1986 for 413,000 square feet.  Now 30 years later, the applicant is trying to get nearly 1.2M square feet of total development approved.

MEETING NOTICE/PACKET

PC Legal Notice 11.09.16 PC Packet 11.9.16

If you cannot attend please make sure to submit your comments and concerns to:  treasure.comments@parkcity.org

Please alert your friends and neighbors as this proposed development will impact all of us here in Park City.  Your attendance at these meetings is critical and hope to see you there!

WE NEED YOUR HELP – PLEASE DONATE

We recently launched a crowd funding site and need your help to continue this fight.  Please help us in raising funds to pay for this defense and to protect Park City from this monstrous development.  Visit our fundraising site at:  www.razoo.com/us/story/Thinc

JOIN THINC

Visit or follow us on Facebook here  and our website at www.thincpc.org.  Also, please forward any names and email addresses of other concerned residents who might be interested in joining THINC.  They can also sign up at the following link to receive updates (www.thincpc.org/join).

Let’s keep Park City, Park City.  Stop Treasure Hill!

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Live PC Give PC event – your chance to support THINC

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Greetings,

This year THINC will be participating in the Live PC Give PC event on November 4th.

Every November, our community comes together for 24 hours of giving. Live PC Give PC is on November 4, 2016 – one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Park City special. Make a real impact – every donation you make gives your favorite organizations the chance to win matching grants and prizes.

Below is the link to donate to THINC Park City:

www.livepcgivepc.razoo.com/us/story/Thinc

You can donate anytime starting today and all your contributions will count toward the Live PC Give PC event.

All donations are greatly appreciated!  THINC (Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization so your donations are tax deductible.

Our collective mission at THINC is to raise public awareness and help initiate action in order to preserve and protect Park City’s Historic Old Town.  All THINC Core members are volunteers so all funds go directly to supporting our cause including our ongoing efforts to help stop the currently proposed Treasure Hill development.  We also intend to create even more awareness of the negative impacts that Treasure Hill would have on all of us here in Park City.

Thanks again for your support.

Let’s keep Park City, Park City.

Best,

Brian

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TREASURE HILL MEETING NOTICE

Greetings THINC,

The image below shows the devastating Treasure Hill development plans.  The Sweeneys and their partner are seeking approval to build more than 1.1M square feet on the landmark Treasure Hill in Historic Old Town.  With your help we can stop this from happening!

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The current proposed development includes a sprawling complex with multiple condo/hotel towers over 10 stories high, large conference center, retail shops, restaurants, and a large underground parking garage.  It also includes massive excavation scars (over 120 feet high) that will be visible from all over town.

The next Planning Commission meeting to address the proposed Treasure Hill development is set for tomorrow:

Date:  Wednesday, October 12th

Time:  Meeting starts 5:30PM

Place:  Jim Santy Auditorium at 1255 Park Avenue

We need a large turnout again and hope you can make it.  Our attendance and participation at these meetings is critical.  If approved the proposed Treasure Hill development would significantly change Park City forever and have a detrimental impact on the quality of life and the overall historical integrity of our town.

Meeting Topics/Details:

CUP Criterion no. 1 Size and Scale of the location of the Site

CUP Criterion no. 9 Usable open Space

The project received an approval from the City way back in 1986 for 413,000 square feet.  Now 30 years later, the applicant is trying to get nearly 1.2M square feet of total development approved.

Below are the meeting notices and packet from the city:

PC Legal Notice 10.12.16

PC Agenda 10.12.16

PC Packet 10.12.16 (Treasure Hill starts on page 49)

Below is a link to an interview earlier today with Bruce Erickson on KPCW (interview starts at 13 minutes):

http://kpcw.org/post/local-news-hour-october-11-2016

If you cannot attend please make sure to submit your comments and concerns to:  treasure.comments@parkcity.org

Please alert your friends and neighbors as this proposed development will impact all of us here in Park City.  Your attendance at these meetings is critical and hope to see you there!

WE NEED YOUR HELP – PLEASE DONATE

We just launched a crowd funding site and need your help to continue this fight.  Please help us in raising funds to pay for this defense and to protect Park City from this monstrous development.  Visit our fundraising site at:  www.razoo.com/us/story/Thinc

JOIN THINC

Visit or follow us on Facebook here  and our website at www.thincpc.org.  Also, please forward any names and email addresses of other concerned residents who might be interested in joining THINC.  They can also sign up at the following link to receive updates (www.thincpc.org/join).

Let’s keep Park City, Park City.  Stop Treasure Hill!

Best,

Brian

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DONATE TODAY & HELP US SAVE TREASURE HILL!

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August 26, 2016 · 2:27 PM

THINC – Meeting Recap, News and Next Meeting Schedule

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Greetings THINC,

I would like to thank all those in attendance last week at the Planning Commission meeting.  We had a good turnout but need more people to attend these critical meetings.  The topic again was density.

The applicant tried to justify their request for over 1.1M square feet.  THINC and its members provided ample evidence why this does not meet the Land Management Code requirements and should not be permitted.

We invited several of the planning commissioners and city council members from the 1985/1986 boards including Brad Olch, Ann MacQuoid and Jim Doilney to speak.  All three confirmed that the current proposal submitted by the applicant was not what was envisioned and would never have been approved.

See THINC’s summary arguments below:

The Planning Commission has given the developers the benefit of the doubt about the continuing rights of the 30 year old MPD, but we disagree.

The developers have not upheld their end of the bargain.

They have taken too long to develop and Park City has changed in ways no one anticipated 30 years ago.

Even if the MPD is still valid after 30 years, the MPD imposed limits and obligations on the developers BUT…

The developers are ignoring the limits of the MPD in numerous respects:

  • they have shown no respect for the density limits of their approval.
  • instead want to add hundreds of thousands of square feet in historic old town without acknowledging the profound impacts that will have on our City.

The proposed development and conference center will create dangerous conditions on our narrow Old Town roads.

The proposed development could damage our water supply.

They are showing no respect for historic design guidelines, even though they are in an historic district.

The proposed excavation alone will require 300 heavy trucks a day for 20 years.

They are proposing to excavate huge, permanent and devastating scars into the hillside so their development can be profitable, but they are ignoring that the land management code requires them to build to the terrain, not to permanently alter the landscape so they can make money.

If they can’t make a profit and follow the law, they should not build.

RECENT NEWS

Treasure pummeled in especially pointed meeting

KPCW with Brian Van Hecke

KPCW interview with Pat Sweeney – starts at 20 minutes into the audio file

NEXT MEETING

The Planning Commission is scheduled to address Treasure Hill density again on Sept. 14.  The panel and the public will be visiting the site that day as well.  The proposed height of Treasure Hill will be marked so we can better understand the size/height of the buildings being proposed.  Your attendance again is critical at these meetings.

WE NEED YOUR HELP – PLEASE DONATE

We recently launched a crowd funding site and need your help to continue this fight.  Please help us in raising funds to pay for this defense and to protect Park City from this monstrous development.  Visit our fundraising site at:  www.razoo.com/us/story/thinc

Please alert your friends and neighbors as this proposed development will impact all of us here in Park City.  Your attendance at these monthly meetings is critical and hope to see you there!

JOIN THINC

Visit or follow us on Facebook here  and our website at www.thincpc.org.  Also, please forward any names and email addresses of other concerned residents who might be interested in joining THINC.  They can also sign up at the following link to receive updates (www.thincpc.org/join).

Let’s keep Park City, Park City.  Stop Treasure Hill!

 

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THINC Presentation from the August 10, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting

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THINC presentation 8.10.16

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THINC presentation at the planning commission meeting this week

Please click on the link below to see the recent THINC presentation and staggering images of the proposed massive development of Treasure Hill:

THINC presentation 7.13.16

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