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The Park City LGBTQIA+ community task force is starting to take shape. Members of the new group spoke with KPCW about what the future might hold and why the group is important for the greater Park City community.

 

In an effort to further Park City’s social equity goals and give the greater LGBTQIA+ community in Park City a seat at the table of local government, the community task force was formed in early February.

The deadline to submit comments on a proposed contaminated soil landfill at Quinn’s Junction is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 – however, last-minute concerns being raised by the public and at least one Summit County Councilor is asking city officials to delay the deadline.


Park City Council has indicated they are not in favor of holding a parade the weekend of July 4th, but are open to a Friday parade on July 2nd. 

 

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City Council in Park City reviewed a number of new construction scenarios for the proposed arts and culture district. If adopted by the council, initial costs could drop by upwards of $30 million.

 

To say there was sticker shock at the all-in price of over $107 million for the proposed arts and culture district in Park City is an understatement.

 

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Park City was one of 11 communities designated a “Healthy Utah Community” at the 2021 Utah League of Cities and Towns midyear conference.

 

The Healthy Utah Community designation program was established in 2020 by Get Healthy Utah and the Utah League of Cities and Towns. 

 

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Park City Mayor Andy Beerman told KPCW Friday morning that he intends to run for a second term as the city’s highest elected official.

 

Beerman had previously only indicated that he was “strongly leaning toward” seeking a second term as Mayor, but told KPCW he now intends to run for reelection.

 

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With the COVID-19 pandemic causing problems in the global supply chain, finding a new bike to buy hasn’t been easy. 

 

The next best thing for both buyers and sellers may be this weekend’s Young Riders Bike Swap in Park City. 

 

The swap, held by a nonprofit that aims to get more youth into biking, is taking gear until 7 p.m. Thursday and from 2 through 8 p.m. Friday behind the Utah Film Studios at 4001 Kearns Blvd. 

 

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Both Park City Municipal and Summit County officials have indicated they are open to the idea of extending at least a part-time remote work model after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

 

Despite all of the bad things that came from the COVID-19 pandemic, there were a few silver linings.

 

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City council in Park City will return to regular session on Thursday with a packed agenda.

 

Thursday’s meeting will be held electronically over Zoom and Facebook Live.

 

Council will kick off the meeting with a work session starting at 3:30. First on the agenda is the Fourth of July festivities in Park City and what they may or may not look like.

 

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Despite the pandemic and a light snow season, lodging at mountain resorts exceeded expectations during the 2020/2021 season.

The lodging industry took a huge hit in March of 2019, due to uncertainty looming with the pandemic. One year later, mountain resorts saw up to 98% increases in occupancy compared to 2019. 

That’s according to Tom Foley, Senior Vice President for business operations and analytics for Inntopia. He said the company collects data from 18 mountain resort properties across seven Western states, including Park City. 

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During Wednesday’s Park City Planning Commission meeting, members of the public raised concerns over the accuracy of the developer’s plans for the base area of Park City Mountain Resort.

 

Public comment at the end of this week’s planning commission meeting on the proposed base development project at Park City Mountain Resort raised concerns about building heights, setbacks, and future parking plans during and after construction.

 

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Wednesday night’s Park City Planning Commission meeting was focused on building setback and height exceptions requested by the developer of the parking lots at Park City Mountain Resort.

 

The original development agreement governing the base development of the parking lots at Park City Mountain Resort is now 23 years old.

 

The Park City Ice Arena at Quinn’s Junction was in a unique situation over the last 13 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an indoor facility, the arena was subject to strict health guidelines many of the other recreation options in Park City were not. Despite the challenges, the arena has soldiered on and now is looking ahead to a summer of facility upgrades. 

 

Arena General Manager Amanda Angevine says although she’s hard pressed to think of an aspect of the arena that wasn’t affected by the pandemic, there were a number of success stories.

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A judge in Summit County’s Third District Court has ruled in favor of Park City in a dispute with developer Nate Brockbank.

 

Following oral arguments last week, Judge Richard Mrazik ruled that while Brockbank and his business entities purchased properties in the Richardson Flat area, with the intent to develop, Park City holds legal constraints on the land, including a conservation easement, that limit its recreational use.

 

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City council in Park City decided they would like to see fewer people come to events this summer. How that will be enforced, however, is largely out of the city’s hands. 

 

After almost the entire 2020 events calendar in Park City was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is gearing up to tackle this summer’s schedule.

 

Car-free Sundays will come back for a second year and Park Silly Market looks to return after a year hiatus from Main Street. Summer concerts at Deer Valley are set to make a comeback as well.

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