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KPCW Local News Hour – October 13, 2017

Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan talks about Wednesday’s meeting and the discovery  of a new document in the Treasure Hill development.

http://kpcw.org/post/local-news-hour-october-13-2017

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Park City Planning Commissioner raises voice at Treasure developer

The Park City Planning Commission meeting about Treasure included a tense moment between Adam Strachan, who is the panel’s chair, and a representative of the development partnership, Pat Sweeney. The Planning Commission spent time early in the meeting discussing the documents outlining an overall 1980s approval that involved the Treasure land and nearby parcels, asking which version should guide the talks.

Sweeney told the Planning Commission the intent of the documents, dating back more than 30 years, were different than portrayed by City Hall staffers now reviewing the project. Strachan and Sweeney briefly seemed to be speaking over each other’s comments, prompting Strachan to raise his voice.

“Let me finish, Pat,” Strachan told Sweeney, describing that the panel needs the documentation that will guide a decision on Treasure.

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http://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city-planning-commissioner-raises-voice-at-treasure-developer/

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Park City questions Treasure refinements, disconcerting developer

untitled1The Park City Planning Department has published a list of refinements to Treasure crafted by the development partnership in recent months, a diverse set of changes that were presented as the partnership attempts to win support for the proposal during what are expected to be the final months of discussions after more than a decade of talks.

The Planning Department detailed the refinements in a report issued in anticipation of a meeting about Treasure scheduled on Wednesday. The Park City Planning Commission appears to be preparing to cast a vote on Treasure later in 2017. The list of refinements seems to be an important step by the developer at a time when the Planning Commission continues to have deep-rooted concerns about the project. The list covers nearly three pages and addresses refinements between the current plans and a 2009 version.

The list provides a building-by-building rundown of the refinements. Treasure is designed to appear as if it is a collection of separate buildings. They will be connected with an underground garage, however.

 The report involves more than 50 changes to the project details. Some of the refinements include:
  • Converting one of the buildings to flats rather than the townhouses that had been planned. The building was also shifted to the west.
  • Eliminating a building for a pool and shifting the activities that were planned inside to another space in Treasure.
  • Eliminating a circular ramp that was designed to access a parking garage.
  • Adding a penthouse unit to a building, requiring another story.
  • Eliminating a story from a building.
  • Adding several stories at one location of a building, which changes the mass.
  • Eliminating one story from the west wing of a building and adding a partial story to the building’s east wing.

The refinements were made to a 2009 version of Treasure that has largely been the basis for the talks since then. The 2009 version itself was a more detailed rendition of an earlier plan.

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http://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city-questions-treasure-refinements-disconcerting-developer/

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Park City Treasure opponent envisions a ‘living hell’ 

untitled.pngThe Treasure partnership on Wednesday continued to encounter deep-rooted opposition to the hillside project in front of a crowd worried about issues ranging from the anticipated excavation to the skiing plans.

The Park City Planning Commission held another meeting about Treasure as it appears the panel is preparing to render a decision after more than a decade of on-and-off talks about the project. The discussion on Wednesday again showed the Planning Commission and Treasure critics remain skeptical of the blueprints.

The meeting on Wednesday continued a series of especially difficult talks in recent months as the sides are attempting to address the broad list of issues that remain unresolved.

The plan for the Treasure construction was one of the notable topics discussed on Wednesday. The sides dealt with the anticipated excavation of the Treasure site that would be needed at the outset of the work. People who live nearby are worried the excavation would disrupt the neighborhood as crews blast the hillside with explosives.

The Treasure side said 600 days of work would be required to excavate the site and move the dirt that is taken out of the ground. The developers said explosives would be used for the excavation. The blasts, though, would be controlled, the Treasure side said, adding that using explosives in an excavation provides benefits like creating less dust and noise than other methods of moving the dirt and rocks. Treasure figures also said water trucks would spray the worksite to control dust.

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http://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city-treasure-opponent-envisions-a-living-hell/

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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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http://www.parkrecord.com/news/treasure-talks-become-exhaustive-as-forced-vote-still-possible/

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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:

http://kpcw.org/post/local-news-hour-september-12-2017

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