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County Considering How To Plan Around Commercial Hubs As Part Of Kimball Junction Master Plan

Summit County

The Summit County Council has just been introduced to the Kimball Junction Master Plan. County Manager Tom Fisher said one of the major topics in formulating the Plan is how people move around the Snyderville Basin’s commercial hub.

Fisher said they will be looking at how to build and re-build the environment around Kimball Junction.

“It’s thinking about the whole built environment in conjunction with the fact that we're still going to have vehicles moving around in the area," Fisher said. "Because there's two major highways that run through there. So, it's not an easy task but it is the right time to be thinking about, not only the acreage and the density that's not built out there yet, but as things redevelop how they can all work together better.”

He said they want to get input on better connections for pedestrians, cyclists and even the disabled.

“Everybody has a different comfort level about what they're willing to do," Fisher continued. "You know, some people like to be on the trails exclusively. Some cyclists like to be on roads exclusively. Balancing all of those interests is the difficult part. Then you know also the folks that are walking because we're trying to encourage people to use transit and then walk to those destinations on each end”

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