Two New Basin Residential Projects Proposed as Newpark Commons Nears Completion
New development proposals coming to the Summit County Community Development Department include some added residential at opposite ends of the Snyderville Basin. County Community Development Director Pat Putt says the department has received 20 recent new applications with a variety of building proposals.
Of the two that are the most significant, one involves a parcel on Pinebrook Road south of the commercial area. The site, which has an old tennis court, is being proposed for a rezone to Community Commercial and a Conditional Use Permit for 21 residential townhomes. Putt said the plan is for affordable housing.
“It’s going to be a mix of two-to-three bedroom townhouse units, all at 80% or below the area median income,” Putt said. “We’re just beginning to circulate this project for service-provider review, the utility districts, the fire districts.”
He said another application, at the other end of the Basin in Promontory, is for 110 residential lots.
Neither of them includes new commercial development. But Putt added the county is expecting the Newpark Commons to be finished by this fall or winter. The project, developed by the Crandall family near the Newpark amphitheater, prompted controversy during its review. It has 12,000 square feet of commercial on the ground level and 38 affordable units above that.
“Those are going to be a mix as well of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units,” he said. “This particular project is the building that’s going in next to the amphitheater space and the plaza area at Newpark, just to the south and the west of Maxwell’s in that area. Looking back in retrospect, I think that’s kind of a win-win for everybody—a win for our championing some workforce affordable housing. It’s a project that I believe now that the property owner, the developer, the Crandalls believe is a real, viable project—no impacts on those public spaces that are next to it.”