park city vision 2020

Park City Municipal

Park City is five months into a 10-year vision for the future of the community called “Park City Vision 2020.” Despite COVID-19 throwing a monkey wrench into 2020, the city will still be driving ahead with their long-term plans.

 

The timing could not have been much worse. Three months into 2020 and the world turning upside down amid the COVID-19 pandemic is not an ideal time to be launching Park City’s new 10-year vision for the community.

 

Park City Municipal Corporation

After seven months of surveys and community engagement sessions, Park City nears the end of its 2020 visioning process. The process has produced some key themes: that residents fear the town will be overtaken by tourism and become “Amusement Park City”; that community members seem to want to “embrace bold change”; and there are concerns around affordability, environmental leadership, tourism, regional collaboration, local economy and transportation.

Park City Municipal Corporation

Park City community members participated in the second—and final—large-scale event in Park City’s 2020 visioning process Tuesday evening. 

An estimated 150 Park City community members—people who live or work in and around Park City—met to discuss the results of more than six months of surveys and meetings around Park City’s future. Park City embarked on its 2020 visioning process in July 2019, 10 years after its last visioning efforts.

Park City Municipal Corporation

Park City Municipal is hosting a second large-scale event, to round out its 2020 visioning process, on Tuesday evening.

The Park City Future Summit Part Two takes place Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Park City Library’s Santy Auditorium. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager says it’s a time for community members come back and review the feedback from the months-long visioning process.

Utah State Office of Tourism/Paul Morrison Photography

Park City Municipal’s Vision 2020 process has revealed what many community members fear the city’s fate will be: “Amusement Park City,” a town where visitors continue to outnumber residents, and the city is overwhelmed by the impact. Some resort communities are trying to move forward in a way that supports the tourism economy but also makes residents feel heard.

Given the term, sustainable tourism could have something to do with reducing waste or switching to renewable energy, but Park City Mayor Andy Beerman says it’s an emerging concept.

The Park City Vision 2020 process kicked off this year. As the city looks ahead to making the Park City community’s vision a reality, city leaders look at what they have accomplished and plan to do to implement “bold change.”

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Park City community members who participated in a think tank for Park City’s 2020 visioning process came to an agreement in July on what they think they want Park City’s future to look like. Two members of the think tank share how they interpret that future.


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Some 200 Park City community members attended the Park City Future Summit Wednesday evening to discuss issues and opportunities on Park City’s horizon. 

Park City Municipal and project consultant Future IQ presented data collected from the city’s Vision 2020 process so far, including 810 community survey responses since June, results from a 35-person think tank session and information from dozens of community workshops.

The Park City Future Summit takes place Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Park City Library’s Santy Auditorium. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager says it’s a time for community members to talk about the themes and ideas that have emerged from the 2020 visioning process and react as a large group.

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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.

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Ten years after its last visioning process, Park City Municipal is undertaking one for 2020, to determine what the community wants to look like in the future—and how to get there. 

Six Park City community members met at Lucky Ones Coffee Thursday morning to discuss their vision for the future over coffee and pastries. They talked about what the community has done right: 

“Unquestionably, the open space acquisitions." 

Where it’s gone wrong:

“We’re victims of our success, frankly.”

And what they want Park City to look like in the year 2030:

Cada Domingo - Linda Jager

Jul 21, 2019

  Linda Jager 
Community Liaison Manager

Park City Municipal

A survey for Park City’s 2020 community visioning project went live Wednesday. The survey results, along with additional community engagement, will guide the City’s plan for the future. 

What are Park City’s strengths and weaknesses? What community issues need to be addressed? What do you want Park City to look like decades down the road? Park City Municipal is undertaking its next community visioning project to further define its identity, and Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager says the survey is the first step.