East Side Planning Commission

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.

Pat Putt


The East County Planning Commission is headed for a work session in January, following the debate at their November 5th meeting, about placing a trailer on a small lot in Samak East.

Development Director Pat Putt says they’re trying to deal with some planning issues that go beyond just Samak.   

Putt told KPCW that in Samak and other locales, like Uintalands near the Mirror Lake Highway, there is a question about whether areas designed for recreational cabins or single-family homes should also allow trailers or RV’s.


Members of the East County Planning Commission showed some mixed feelings, in their latest discussion about a proposed 200-unit project off Highway 248, with affordable or attainable housing.

The planners, looking at the Whisper Ridge proposal on June 18th, were concerned about the project’s location,  impact on traffic, and whether the units will be affordable for residents on the East Side.

Summit County

A brand-new development application has been submitted to the Summit County Planning department that would go in on the south side of SR 248 above the Tuhaye neighborhood.

The applicant is Henry Sigg. He is proposing a rezone for a 21-acre parcel in eastern Summit County between Kamas and Quinn’s Junction. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt says the applicant intends to build homes for a range of median income earners in the county.

In Wednesday’s meeting the Summit County Council was asked to consider the ongoing water quality problems with nutrients in the Weber River.  They heard a presentation from council member Doug Clyde who says the river has been out of compliance for a long time. Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County

The East Side Planning Commission has decided that their next meeting on the proposed South Point project in Brown's Canyon will be a work session, with intent to look into the details of the plan. However, after last week's public hearing, East Side commissioners were clear that the developers must show the benefits of the project. Rick Brough has more.

The first public hearing for the South Point Development drew a crowd of about 80 people, most of them critical of the proposal, before the East Side Planning Commission last Thursday. Opponents said the promised benefits aren't there, and that it will ruin the Brown's Canyon area. Rick Brough has more.

South Point, a large residential, commercial, and hotel project proposed for Brown's Canyon, was introduced Thursday at a public hearing before the East Side Planning Commission. In the public hearing, the project caught flak from almost everyone that commented. But before that, the developers presented details, and what they see as benefits from the proposal. Rick Brough has more.


The East Side Planning Commission voted 4 to 3 to recommend amendments to the Planning Code.  The changes now go to the county council, and the debate between citizens will likely continue there.   The differing positions were heard at last Thursday's East Side Commission meeting, which drew about 80 people.  KPCW's Rick Brough has the story.  

Here is a link to the proposed changes to the Eastern Summit County Development Code & Zoning Map.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Rep. Kraig Powell (R-Heber); East Side Planning Commission Chairman Chris Ure; the director of PC Tots Libby Bailey and Park City Community Foundation Programs Director Ollie Wilder and Utah Arborist of the Year, Jason Barto.

East Side Planning Commission Approves New Zone Map

Feb 19, 2016

After three years of discussion, review and controversy, the East Side Planning Commission Thursday night approved changes to the East County Development Code on a split 4-3 vote. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Summit County Planning and Zoning Administrator Peter Barnes discusses the proposed code changes for the east side of the county. Park City planners review the agenda for Tuesday's planning commission meeting. The PC MARC Wellness Coordinator Dondea Sherer=Lykes talks about Wednesday's free Lunch and Learn topic with guest Erin Kay.

The Summit County Council met with members of their East Side Planning Commission and talked about the future of farming and development in the eastern side. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired on April 12, 2013.