Park City Council

Lynn Ware Peek

The Park City Council has made affordable housing a community critical priority and plans to spend some $40 million to reach their goal of building 800 affordable or attainable units within city limits by 2026. The 54 units that have come on the market since 2016 have been for-sale, gearing them toward people who expect to stay in the community long-term. This report explores the city’s role in providing housing for the seasonal workforce that keeps the town running in the winter.

As part of Park City’s project to address traffic circulation and access in Old Town, one item is getting particular pushback from the community.

Park City Council member Lynn Ware Peek says while city staff is working on studies for a permanent solution to Main Street traffic spilling into residential neighborhoods, they are also looking for a short-term solution. One consideration is a turnaround area at the bottom of Hillside Avenue. The city will start by painting the area, but if it’s deemed successful, it could become memorialized in concrete.

After a year of data collection, analysis and input from stakeholders, experts and community members, the Park City Community Foundation rolls out its social equity strategic plan next week. 

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Park City Municipal is reminding those who use their water service of an option that could save customers money. The Water department also did an upgrade this summer that should save the city around $100,000 a year.

Park City Water Resources Manager Jason Christensen reminds customers of Park City Water that they can receive alerts via email, text or automated phone call when a leak is detected at their homes.

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Park City continues its efforts to address traffic circulation and access in Old Town. The city council will hear an update on the plan Thursday. 

Since the Park City Council instructed city staff to move forward with measures to alleviate traffic congestion in Old Town, a few ideas and projects have risen to the top.

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The Park City Council will receive an update on the city’s special events process as well as a debrief of one of the city’s largest events this year, the FIS World Championship. 

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The Park City Planning Commission will receive an update on Park City’s Visioning 2020 process Wednesday, with another at Thursday’s city council meeting and a visioning workshop at Friday’s Coffee with Council event. 

Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson says it’s the planning department and planning commission's job to take the community’s vision and put it into policy.

Allowing e-bikes on natural trails in Park City seems to be a polarizing issue among trail users. The topic drew an hour of public comment at a recent Park City Council meeting, where the council decided to allow people 65 and older to use pedal-assist, class one e-bikes on any trail in Park City, joining people with mobility disabilities as the exception to the rule. For all other riders, e-bikes are only allowed on paved trails. One former bike shop owner shares his perspective.

After a year of surveys, community conversations and analysis, the Park City Community Foundation has finished a community strategic social equity plan, which was presented to the Park City Council Thursday. 

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After nearly two hours of discussion and more than a dozen comments from the public, the Park City Council made some small tweaks to the city’s e-bike ordinance. 

Heading into Thursday’s city council meeting, staff proposed a year-long pilot program allowing pedal-assist, class one e-bikes on all trails in Round Valley, along with including seniors 65 and older in the current ordinance allowing people with mobility disabilities to use e-bikes on any trails in Park City.

City staff will present a one-year program to test the use of class one e-bikes on all Round Valley trails. Class one e-bikes are pedal-assist only—they don’t have a throttle and max out at 20 miles per hour. Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias says Round Valley will be a good place to try the program.

 

Two weeks after the Park City Council primary election, officials have the final vote count for seven candidates vying for three seats on the Park City Council. 

The Historic Park City Alliance received an update on Park City Municipal’s recent efforts to address Old Town traffic and transportation. 

The Park City Council recently instructed city staff to move ahead on some recommended next steps for addressing traffic circulation and access in Old Town, including launching a comprehensive study of traffic patterns and drivers; adding wayfinding signage to keep commercial traffic out of residential neighborhoods; and designating zones for commercial vehicles to pick up and drop off passengers, in an effort to curb double-parking.

Community members showed up to Thursday’s Park City Council meeting to speak on a topic of personal importance to them and many in the community who utilize Park City’s trail system: whether electric mountain bikes should be allowed on single-track trails. 

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The Park City Council heard from city staff as well as residents, representatives from local transportation companies and one representative from lodging about the opportunities and challenges of transportation in Old Town

Park City Councilmember Becca Gerber says the council has heard a lot from the community recently about the traffic situation in Old Town.

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