The Park City Planning Commission Is Holding An Open House Today To Look At Some Complicated Issues
The Park City Planning Department is having an open house at the Park City Library about accessory apartments, parking and recreational vehicles. Melissa Allison has more:
The Park City Planning Department is looking at how to solve the problem of, should the city deregulate accessory apartments. That means the city would no longer being able to require an owner to provide parking when the city is already in short supply.
Should they also choose to deregulate recreational vehicles – Planning Director Bruce Erickson said it complicates an already difficult issue.
“If they choose to deregulate recreational vehicles, those recreational vehicles will detract from the available parking for accessory apartments," Erickson said. "So, it’s a conundrum, it’s a dilemma, it’s a philosophical value issue and we’ll see what they want to do.”
Erickson said there’s a lot to consider with the issue.
“The dichotomy between trying to allow people who want to have recreational vehicles in their yard, and the loss of parking that results from that and the ability to provide for accessory apartments, which also increases the parking demand,” Erickson said. “So there’s a huge problem there between those conflicting values.”
Today’s open house is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Park City Library.
I’m Melissa Allison, KPCW News.