Park City, in crucial report, questions Treasure numbers

City Hall has issued a report questioning the square footage the Treasure partnership wants approved on a hillside overlooking Old Town, a wrinkle in the long-running discussions about the project that could have broad implications for the developers.

The Park City Planning Department drafted the report in anticipation of a meeting of the Planning Commission scheduled on Wednesday, July 13. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library.

The amount of square footage proposed by the Treasure developers, just more than 1 million square feet, has long been one of the sticking points between the developers, Planning Commissions over the years and project critics. The Sweeney family in the 1980s secured development rights for the Treasure land and nearby parcels, but the detailed numbers have been disputed by the various sides based on their own calculations. The Treasure parcel is located just west of Old Town roughly along the route of the Town Lift.

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Park City, in crucial report, questions Treasure numbers

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Bruce Erickson interview on KPCW

On today’s Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development director Pat Putt and Health Department Director Rich Bullough about the crack down on tiny houses. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson discusses Wednesday’s Park City Planning Commission agenda.

See link below to the KPCW interview:

http://kpcw.org/post/local-news-hour-tuesday-july-12-2016

 

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THINC – Treasure Hill Update and next meeting notice (7/13 @ 5:30PM)

Aerie

Greetings THINC,

The threat of the proposed Treasure Hill development is real and significant.  The Planning Commission is meeting each month to ultimately decide on the fate of Treasure Hill.  This is the extremely sensitive land in Old Town just above the Town Lift Base area.  See image below of the proposed development:

The next Planning Commission meeting on Treasure Hill is this coming Wednesday (July 13th at 5:30PM).

Date:  Wednesday, July 13th

Time:  Meeting starts 5:30PM

Place:  Jim Santy Auditorium at 1255 Park Avenue

We need a large turnout and hope you can make it.  Our attendance and participation at these meetings is critical if we hope to change the course of this proposed development.  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.

The topic of the meeting is Density.  The Planning Commission is trying to determine the maximum allowable square footage for the proposed development.  Way back in 1985 the Planning Commission approved the following:

UE’s       Equivalent           Square feet

Residential          197         2,000                     394,000

Commercial        19           1,000                     19,000

Total                      216                                         413,000

The current proposed development from the applicant is a sprawling complex of nearly 1,200,000 square feet including multiple condo/hotel towers, conference center, retail shops, restaurants, a huge underground parking garage, and more.  It also includes massive excavation scars in the mountainside that will be visible from all over town.

Below are some links from the City’s Treasure Hill website:

http://www.parkcity.org/how-do-i/treasure-conditional-use-application

http://www.parkcity.org/Home/Components/News/News/10118/

Recent Treasure Hill news from the Park Record:

Treasure deal, once seen as breaking logjam, now all but abandoned

As Treasure returns, critics seize on hillside ‘monstrosity’

Recent Treasure Hills news from KPCW:

Sweeney Attorney Delivers Threat to PC Planning Commission

Residents Voice Concerns Over Treasure Hill Project

Pictures of the proposed development can be found on our website here:

https://thincpc.wordpress.com/think/

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!

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Visit or follow us on Facebook here  and our website at thincpc@wordpress.com.  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 (https://thincpc.wordpress.com/join).

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

Best,

Brian

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Treasure deal, once seen as breaking logjam, now all but abandoned

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Developers are no longer interested in moving long-held rights off hillside

Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Treasure had already confounded Park City officials by the spring of 2011, seven years after the developers submitted plans to build a project involving upward of 1 million square feet on a hillside overlooking Old Town.

City Hall, in an effort to reach a solution after an impasse in the project talks, crafted a program that would allow the Treasure partnership to shift a portion of the long-standing development rights attached to the hillside to another location. Some at the time saw the program, known as transferring development rights, or TDRs, as a logjam-breaking conservation move that could result in a Treasure deal that located much of the development off the highly visible hillside.

A deal was never reached. Many of those discussions were held in private between City Hall officials and the Treasure partnership. The issues that prevented an agreement are not known, but it is likely there could have been sticking points regarding the value of the Treasure development rights and the eventual location of the rights if they were shifted elsewhere.

It now seems almost certain that a conservation deal will not happen. The Treasure partnership earlier in June relaunched discussions with the Park City Planning Commission on a project that has been under consideration on and off since 2004. The most recent hiatus provided time for the ultimately unsuccessful conservation negotiations.

For the rest of this article please visit the Park Record at:

http://www.parkrecord.com/park_city-news/ci_30028566/treasure-deal-once-seen-breaking-logjam-now-all

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Residents Voice Concerns Over Treasure Hill Project

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Residents Voice Concerns Over Treasure Hill Project

Over 100 people gathered at the Jim Santy Auditorium on Wednesday night to hear the history of the Treasure Hill project and how the schedule for looking at the application will lay out over the next year or so. While no specific conditional use permit was looked at, there was time given for ample public comment. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

For the complete story from KPCW visit the line below:

http://kpcw.org/post/residents-voice-concerns-over-treasure-hill-project

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Sweeney Attorney Delivers Threat to PC Planning Commission

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A representative for Sweeney’s Treasure Hill proposal on Wednesday presented the history of the project, talked about the vested development rights, then gave a thinly veiled threat, which didn’t bode well with some of the over 100 members of the public who attended the Park City Planning Commission meeting.  .  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

See link below to the full story on KPCW:

http://kpcw.org/post/sweeney-attorney-delivers-threat-pc-planning-commission

 

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As Treasure returns, critics seize on hillside ‘monstrosity’

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Opposition quickly reinvigorated as lengthy hiatus in talks end

Jay Hamburger, THE PARK RECORD

The Treasure partnership on Wednesday night restarted its talks with the Park City Planning Commission, drawing a large crowd of opponents who seized on long-held concerns during the first hearing about the project since 2010.

The Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday — shifted from the Park City Council chambers at the Marsac Building to the more spacious Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library to accommodate a larger crowd — drew a little more than 100 people. The crowd appeared to be jammed with Treasure critics, and testimony was heavily weighted against the project.

It was an important meeting for the Planning Commission, the Treasure side and the crowd as it marked the beginning of what is likely the final round of talks between the developers and the Planning Commission in a discussion that has stretched on and off since 2004. The Planning Commission was not prepared on Wednesday to delve into the details of the Treasure proposal, which involves approximately 1 million square feet on a hillside overlooking Old Town along the route of the Town Lift.

“The same basic monstrosity,” Brian Van Hecke, the leader of a Treasure opposition group called Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition, said during the hearing as he compared the project to other iterations considered in the past.

Van Hecke said he earlier had faith a compromise would be reached, but none was negotiated and the project remains as it was. He said a new study of Treasure-related traffic is needed, contended that the project would be a sprawling complex and said there would be “massive scarring” of the hillside.

For the rest of this article please click on the link below:

http://www.parkrecord.com/park_city-news/ci_29997238/treasure-returns-critics-seize-hillside-monstrosity

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