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The Park City Board of Adjustment voted to reverse a decision by the planning commission regarding Park City Municipal’s Woodside Park Phase II. 

The Park City Board of Adjustment met Tuesday to consider an appeal of the Woodside Park Phase II affordable housing project. The appeal is based on the planning commission’s approval of reduced setbacks. Under the land management code, the planning commission can reduce setbacks from the master planned development-required 25 feet to the underlying zone’s requirements, if it’s necessary to provide architectural interest. 

As KPCW has reported, Anne Laurent will leave her position as Park City Municipal Community Development Director at the beginning of November, to begin work as the public works director for her previous employer, Los Alamos County, New Mexico. One division Laurent oversees under community development is the Park City Planning Department.

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The Park City Board of Adjustment on Tuesday partially reversed the decision by the Planning Commission to approve the Woodside Park Phase II master planned development, sending it back to the Commission. 

The Planning Commission approved the City’s housing development at the end of May on a 5-1 vote. Soon after, resident Doug Lee filed an appeal of the Commission’s decision. Because the City is the applicant on the project, the City Council voted to send the appeal to the Board of Adjustment for consideration.

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The Park City Planning Department has an opportunity for those who are interested in Park City’s historic neighborhoods—or if you’re just interested in enjoying a walk around town. 

The Planning Department wants input from residents and visitors regarding the architecture of certain historic areas. So, they’re asking people to take a walking tour of different character areas around town. A character area may have been shaped by factors such as the natural environment or patterns of development—whatever the reason, the structures within share unique characteristics.

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The Star Hotel was demolished this week, with plans to rebuild it to match its 1920s form. But in the past 130 years, the structure on 227 Main Street has gone through quite a few changes. 

Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Chief Building Official Chad Root who reports,the valuation of building this year has topped the $100-million mark in Park City and plans to introduce a ban on wood burning appliances within the city limits. Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias and Planning Director Bruce Erickson talk about how things will change with the appointment of  new Community Development Director, Anne Laurent.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planning Tech Makena Hawley. Connie Nelson, the Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum introduces us to two of the four inductees in this year's class at the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. Nell Larson, director of Swaner EcoCenter talks about some of the center's upcoming events and Nate Vineyard, President of Slow Food Park City has the rundown for this year's Food and Film Weekend.

Bruce Erickson, a familiar face in Park City planning circles for decades is now the city's interim planning director. He says part of his philosophy in the job will be to let the city process go forward and monitor it. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the newly named Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson. Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has the weekly trail update. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting which included discussion of a new surcharge to pay for energy efficiency and presentation of the ideas from the Lower Park Avenue Design Studio Team and the Kimball Art Center and National Ability Center are offering summer art camps for disabled youth.

Park City is changing from one temporary planning director to another and at the same time is searching for a new permanent Community Development Director. But city officials say there won't be any interruptions in service at the planning desk. Rick Brough has more.