Is Park City Damned?

Did you know Park City is damned? At least that’s the claim of San Diego Free Press writer, Will Falk. Mr Falk recently penned an article called Park City is Damned: A Case Study in Civilization. It paints a bleak picture of Park City … and the world. Mr Falk uses Park City as an example …

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Should Summit County help accelerate growth at the Canyons?

A fundamental question we face as a community is how much growth we want. We know that more growth is coming, not only from our own existing entitlements, but from Wasatch County. Now, it seems we have another question to answer: Do we want to accelerate growth? This Wednesday the Summit County Council will discuss creating a …

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How many more multi million dollar homes do we need?

We saw a story in the online magazine The Observer entitled, “Live Like It’s Always Sundance at This Chic New Park City Development.” When we read the following line in the article, we took notice, “Those who happen to adore the locale not just for that celebrity-infested period in January might want to check out developer Columbus …

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Four Seasons Resort coming to Park City area?

Just when you thought the Park City area was full of luxury, it appears more may be heading our way. The Real Deal is reporting that Gary Burnett, one of the biggest names in New York real estate, is considering bringing a Four Seasons hotel to the Park City area. In 2015 he purchased 40 acres adjacent …

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Death to the Term NIMBY Because We are All NIMBYs

This morning I had a fleeting thought about the acronym NIMBY. You may be familiar with it. It means “Not In MY Back Yard.” Most recently in Park City it was commonly used during the school bond debate to describe those people living in Prospector or Park Meadows who apparently didn’t want the bond to …

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The New Whole Foods Will Be a Good Litmus Test

There’s buzz brewing on social media about the new Whole Foods on Landmark Drive, across from the Ruby Tuesdays. People started by asking “what’s that new development I see from I-80?” and it has become the common argument, “the traffic is going to be terrible on the frontage road once they build that Whole Foods.” …

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It’s the Shopping Cart, Stupid

You may not recall, but at one point walk-ability was a key tenet of the 2012 upgrades to the Village at Kimball (i.e. Del Taco, Smith’s expansion, Five Guys, etc.). The idea was that the developer would create a walk-able community where shoppers could park and walk from shop to shop. Yet, when all was said …

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Complaints About Hyatt on 224 Are Growing

Over the past month we have been hearing more complaints about the new Hyatt on 224. Those complaints seem to be mostly about light pollution but also a little about noise. I remember the Summit County Council meeting where this hotel was first proposed. The land was zoned for office space and a restaurant. The …

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