Snyderville Basin Planning Commission

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted for a change to planning code to clarify the definition of a bed and breakfast inn, following a lot of discussion and controversy about that commercial use over the past couple of years. 


The Snyderville Commission’s vote was a recommendation to send the code change on to the Summit County Council.


Snyderville Basin Planning Commission

The major item for the Snyderville Planning Commission in its regular Tuesday meeting is a proposal to amend and clarify the code language for bed and breakfast inns — a commercial use that has prompted a lot of discussion before county planners in recent years.


The Snyderville Commission will begin the session on Tuesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting is being held virtually, but staff will be available in person at the Richins Services Building.


Summit County

Summit County has been sued over its approval of a horse training facility in lower Silver Creek.


The litigation in Third District Court contends that the county’s approval of the Whileaway Ranch was done without due process, there was little chance given for public comment and the project doesn’t comply with building design standards set in the Snyderville Code.


The suit comes while the Summit County Council is trying to decide how to regulate accessory buildings, intended to support a primary residential home.

Following months of controversy, the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission on Tuesday night unanimously granted a conditional use permit for the Colby Bed and Breakfast Inn.


Chairman Thomas Cooke said that a court ruling in April required the council to approve the inn. 


The owner of the property, Hoffvest, proposed a bed and breakfast with eight guest rooms, a caretaker unit and a kitchen.


On today's Local News Hour:

(03:14) - Sean Higgins reports on Park City Councilors Debate Scope of Housing as a Community Priority

(06:30) - Jessica Lowell reports on With Fewer Jobs In The Leisure and Hospitality Sector, Businesses Struggle With Staffing Shortages

(09:12) - Snyderville Basin Planning Commission chair Thomas Cooke has an update from last night’s meeting.

(16:56) - Carolyn Murray reports on Park City School Superintendent Says She's Perplexed by Enrollment Denials

(21:31) - Deputy Park City Manager David Everitt has a preview of this week's city council meeting.

(41:18) - Wasatch County Councilmember, Mark Nelson, talks about his vote against making Wasatch County a Second Amendment sanctuary county.

Snyderville Basin Planning Commission

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to review code amendments on parking requirements before holding three public hearings on Silver Creek developments including a new church, a new location for the popular Latin market Anaya’s and a new 125-lot subdivision.


Applicant Jorge Hernandez is requesting approval for the 7,200 square foot church to be located on Lot 13 of the Silver Creek subdivision – in the community commercial zone. 


Summit County

Following a contentious history over the past few months, the proposed Whileaway Ranch Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Boarding Facility in lower Silver Creek has been approved by the Summit County Council in a 3-1 vote, overriding an earlier denial by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission.


Council chair Glenn Wright and councilors Chris Robinson and Malena Stevens voted in support of the appeal. The dissenting vote came from Roger Armstrong while Doug Clyde abstained.


Summit County

The Summit County Council met last Wednesday on the appeal from the Whileaway Ranch Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Boarding Facility, and it has not yet reached a decision.


The Council heard from both sides, held a brief executive session, and decided to take the matter further under advisement.


Summit County

The Summit County Council on Wednesday continued to discuss the proposed neighborhood mixed-use zone. A major topic there was the amount and the type of affordable housing.


A requirement in Snyderville Basin Code has stated that new development must supply 20% of its residential units as affordable housing. 


But for the new mixed-use zone, the council has discussed increasing that to 50%. Councilor Glenn Wright told KPCW that he’s heard both the pros and cons about that standard.


Snyderville Basin Planning Commission

The Summit County Council on Wednesday night will be holding a public hearing on proposed Code amendments governing accessory buildings, just a week after the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission recommended the changes.


The amendments to the code break up accessory buildings into two categories: minor accessory structures would be allowed up to 2,000 square feet, with another minor building on the parcel up to 400 square feet.

The proposed Highland Flats development is heading to the Summit County Council—but with a negative recommendation from the Snyderville Planning Commission.


In response to the planning commission’s vote, the developers for the project issued a statement reacting both to the vote and to criticism from neighborhood residents.


The Highland Flats proposal comprises 410 rental units on 41 acres located between the northeast edge of Highland Estates and Silver Creek Junction off U.S. 40 and Interstate 80.

The Snyderville Planning Commission on March 9 approved a Conditional Use Permit for a group home in Highland Estates—after hearing voices that praised the facility, and others that worried about its impacts.


Snyderville Chairman Ryan Dickey says they came to a decision, guided by federal law, and they set up a list of conditions to mitigate the operation.


The Snyderville Planning Commission on Tuesday night voted to grant a conditional use permit for a group home in Highland Estates intended to help teenage girls facing mental health and emotional issues in their lives.


The commission hammered out the decision at the last minute, given that the applicant was up against a deadline of her own.


Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:51) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(06:31) - Summit County Council Member Malena Stevens recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(24:52) - Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chairman Ryan Dickey has an update on last night's meeting to discuss the Highland Flats proposal.

(38:43) - Katy Wang, Park City Film, with a monthly update

On today's Local News Hour:

( 08:07) Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Vice Chair Thomas Cooke has a reap of last night’s meeting.

( 19:11) Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

( 33:05 ) U.S. Rep. for the 3rd Congressional District John Curtis and Volunteer Utah State Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby Tom Moyer talk about what to expect with a new administration led by President-Elect Joe Biden.