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Park City Planning Commission To Take up PCMR Parking Plan at Wednesday’s Meeting

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The Park City Planning Commission will revisit the parking plans for the proposed base development project at Park City Mountain Resort tonight.

 

Although the meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30, the PCMR parking lots are the last item on the agenda.

 

Wednesday’s meeting is set to address PEG Company's plan for off-street parking at the resort’s base. Currently, the four lots serve as surface-level parking for the resort and provide roughly 1,200 parking stalls. 

 

PEG’s current proposal is to move all of the current parking underground and transition to a paid-parking model. The 1,721 residential, commercial, and day-skier stalls in PEG’s current plans are still 502 stalls short of the number of stalls required for the proposed land use in Park City’s land management code, which is 2,223.

 

Park City’s staff report also notes that there are an additional 600 stalls required in the original 1997 development agreement, meaning PEG is requesting an exception of over 1,100 stalls.

 

The community has been vocal about PEG’s plans for the base area. Members of the Responsible Resort Area Development Coalition, also known as RRAD, have expressed concerns over building heights, transit circulation around the base area, as well as the parking problems frequently encountered at the resort during the winter months on social media, as well as during the public comment periods of commission meetings.

 

In September of last year, a consultant specializing in ski resort planning testified during a planning commission meeting that although increasing the amount of parking at the base would help alleviate some of the parking problems, traffic and on-mountain crowding would inevitably get worse as a result.

 

Transit circulation at the base area and integration with Park City’s existing public transit system have been separate topics at previous meetings and will likely be addressed as part of the parking plans on Wednesday as well.

 

No decisions on the fate of the project are expected to be made by the planning commission until a full review of all aspects of the project has been completed.

 

Wednesday’s agenda can be found here.

Details on how to participate virtually can be found here.