Arts and Culture District

On today's Local News Hour:

(02:14) PCSD informs staff and students about mask procedures for rest of the school year and graduation. 

( 03:06)  Jessica Lowell's story about Veterans and people looking to remember fallen soldiers coming to Park City’s Main Street Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.

( 05:32) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

Park City Municipal

At last week’s city council meeting, Park City officials began to settle around a proposal for the arts and culture district that would cost the city roughly $65 million in construction costs.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 03:11) HKS Architect Emir Tursic and Vice President of Development for PEG has details on affordable housing the focus of last week's city council meeting.

( 18:32) The owner of Adoph's Restaurant Adolph Imboden who after a 47 year run in Park City is closing the doors of his restaurant April 30th.

( 36:21) Christian Center of Park City Counseling and Wellness Center Program Coordinator Catherine Kirchheimer talks about some of the programs and services team offers.


With a public hearing for the park city arts and culture district scheduled for the end of the month, the Historic Park City Alliance has come out in opposition to the city’s possible use of funds from the additional resort sales tax to help finance the project. 


The ARST is a 1.6% tax on purchases made in Park City. Enacted in the late 2000s and expanded in 2013, its revenue is used to fund open space projects, as well as street improvements in Old Town and Main Street. The tax brings in over $3 million in additional revenue annually.

Park City Municipal

Park City announced at Thursday night’s city council meeting that the public hearing for the future arts and culture district will be held on March 31st.


City council work sessions to hammer out the details of the proposed arts and culture district began last fall and now the public will finally get their chance to weigh in on the project later this month.


Mayor Andy Beerman disclosed at Thursday evening’s city council meeting that the public hearing will take place on March 31st.


Park City Municipal

The arts and culture district will once again be a central topic at this week’s meeting of the Park City City Council. The council will be taking a deep dive into the financial model for the project and explore different ways to pay for its increasing costs.


If there’s one aspect of the arts and culture district project that has been particularly troubling for people following its progress, it’s just how much the project is expected to cost.


Park City Municipal

At Thursday's city council meeting, Park City staff presented the council with the latest projections for the construction costs of affordable housing units at the proposed arts and culture district at the corner of Kearns Boulevard and Bonanza Drive.


The price tag? Over $600,000 per unit.


Councilmember Nann Worel said she appreciated the city’s efforts to give the council a full look at what construction would cost, but the price was a hard pill to swallow. 


Park City Municipal


The Park City City Council held two meetings this week to discuss the future arts and culture district. KPCW’s Sean Higgins reports that although there is broad support for the idea of an arts district in Park CIty, councilors are divided over how important the project is to start now. 


Park City Municipal

The proposed Park City Arts and Culture District is slowly taking shape. The district was the topic of this week’s Park City Summit County Arts Council meeting where city staff took questions about the vision for the project, as well as where the money to build it is coming from.


Thursday’s meeting of the Park City Summit County Arts Council saw presentations from industry experts on similar projects around the country and what Park City could implement here.


Cada Domingo - Daniel Garcia - 10-25-20

Nov 1, 2020

The long-awaited Park City Arts and Culture District officially began November 2020 and lasting several years. The 5.24-acre project will feature shops, a cultural center, classrooms open to the public, affordable-housing, a dining zone, an events center, and much more. The emphasis is promoting and incorporating art in the district, thanks to partner Kimball Arts Center. Daniel García with Lake Flato Architects joins us to talk about the multi-year project.

Beth Armstrong Chair of Public Art Advisory Board Agenda

One of the Olympic Art Sculptures in Park City might move onto private property.


The sculpture was commissioned in 2002 for the Olympics. It is currently located on public property in front of the former Maverick on Bonanza Drive. 

But on Monday, the Public Art Advisory Board voted to move the piece to private property owned by Mark Fischer, the principal property owner in the Bonanza Park area.  

The Park City Council will consider a $338,000 change order with the architects of the upcoming Park City arts and culture district. 

Recycle Utah has been in the news lately, since the recycling facility will soon be displaced by Park City’s Arts and Culture District and it will have to find a new home.

But about that, Summit County Council Chairman Roger Armstrong says he wants to correct the record.    Talking to KPCW, he takes issue with the impression that the county was tasked with finding Recycle Utah a new home.

Armstrong said he just wanted to make something clear.    The county always said they would do what they could for Recycle Utah, but it is not their issue to solve.        

Summit County

The Summit County Council had a lot of meetings on their schedule over the past week.

During his regular visit with KPCW, County Manager Tom Fisher brought us the latest about discussions with Park City on their Arts and Culture District; and about the recent convention of the Utah Association of Counties.    

Melinda Colton


The Park City School District hosted the joint meeting of Summit County, Park City and school district officials. The meeting began with a Park City Municipal update on the Kearns Blvd tunnel project delays and the Arts and Culture District development.