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All rights reserved. No portion may be reproduced in any form without written consent of the managing editor or publisher. The Park Record (USPS 378-730) (ISSN 0745-9483) is published twice weekly by Wasatch Mountain News Media Co., 1670 Bonanza Drive, Park City, UT 84060. Periodicals postage paid at Salt Lake City, Utah, 84199-9655 and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Park Record, P.O. Box 3688, Park City, UT84060. Entered as second-class matter, May 25, 1977, at the Post Office in Park City, Utah, 84060 under the Act of March 3, 1897. Subscription rates are: $56 within Summit county, $80 outside of Summit County, Utah. Subscriptions are transferable: $5 cancellation fee. Phone: 435–649–9014 Fax: 435–649–4942 Email: email@example.com Continued from A-1 Rules could be revisited less room for interpretation,” said Roger Armstrong, Summit County Council member. Last week, the County Council voted in favor of appeals of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a contentious hotel project at the former Colby School property on S.R. 224. At the same meeting, Council members denied the appeals of the Woodward Park City action sports camp, upholding the permit and allowing the project to move forward. “The Colby appeal was about as dense and complicated set of legal questions as you’ll find,” Armstrong said. “It was rich with legal interpretation and comprised of a complex set of laws and facts. The Planning Commission was simply relying on the advice they were given by legal in making their decision and I don’t hold them responsible for that.” Armstrong said the denial of the appeals of the action sports camp stems from the entitlements that were granted to the landowner. He said the county is obligated to grant a landowner an application unless there is something that expressly prohibits them from being entitled to the uses they are proposing. The appeals, Armstrong said, highlighted discrepancies in the development code and illustrated the county’s need to clarify the language for both landowners and the community. “There are a variety of things we would like to revisit to see what we are allowed to do under state law and if there is a way to make it work better for the Continued from A-1 Woodward vote upheld center and several outdoor enhancements for riding and teaching terrain that will be serviced by a four-person chair lift. Three residents in nearby neighborhoods appealed the planning panel’s decision to approve the project. Two of the appeals claimed the project was approved under the wrong process, while the third accused the commission of failing to impose reasonable conditions to reduce the impacts of sound and lighting. Jill Story, who has lived on Sunridge Drive for more than 20 years, filed one of the appeals on behalf of herself and more than 20 homeowners in Pinebrook. Homes along Sunridge Drive are adjacent to the tubing hill and future expansion. Story said the Council clarified the conditions Woodward will have to adhere to and added more restrictions. “I’m happy that it is off the ridgeline now and they will have to put the snowmakers a little lower on the hill,” she said. “I wish they could have done more Continued from A-1 Land ideas broad Published every Wednesday and Saturday community and the people that want to do something with their land,” he said. “That is the right thing for us to do and something the Planning Commission has asked for. They have said, ‘Can we please take a look at this and see if we can tighten this up.” The Planning Commission has spent a considerable amount of time over the last several years reviewing projects, such as the hotel project, action sports camp and the reconfiguration of the Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort. Planning Commissioners have repeatedly stated a desire to update the code for clarity and to close any perceived loopholes. “I know they have wanted to take a look at the code and try to find some time to do that,” Armstrong said. “They are on the ground going through every aspect of it. They are the ones who are seeing the variations in the code that may be vague or may need to be clarified or changed.” Planning Commission Chair Bea Peck said issues have been brought up throughout the review process of the projects that have allowed the planning panel, and Council, to see the strengths and weaknesses in the code. “Now that we have somewhat of a breather, I expect us to be delving into that pretty hard,” she said. “I think that will be most helpful because there was some ambiguity and I hope that we can get that resolved.” Peck said there have been some unintended consequences in the language and “all that needs to be looked at in good faith, and I think we now have some time to be devoted to that.” She said the development code is supposed to be molded to reflect the guidelines in the General Plan and address specific topics that are laid out in the plan, which was updated and approved in 2015. “We have learned a lot of lessons, if you will, from some of those projects and amendments, and there are admittedly things we have to examine and analyze moving forward,” Peck said. for Jeremy Ranch because they will see all of it, including the lights.” Story said she is in “acceptance mode” at this point but is only “partially satisfied” with the Council’s conclusion. “I would have liked the chair lift to be about 100 feet lower in elevation because that would have alleviated my concerns about light and snow,” she said. “The only other thing I am worried about is the noise. But, I suppose we do have some recourse if they don’t comply.” Jody Churich, chief operating officer of Woodward, said in an email to The Park Record she is pleased with the Council’s decision. “The Council’s decision reaffirms the value of the extensive, public and collaborative 16-plus month planning process, which resulted in a project that thoughtfully reflects public input and represents the best of what our region has to offer,” she stated. “Woodward Park City will be a phenomenal community asset that furthers Summit County’s general plan, pays homage to our region’s Olympic heritage, and benefits our youth because of its progression facilities and instruction delivered in a culture focused on inclusivity, fun and community.” The Council’s decision will allow Woodward to break ground this summer, Churich said. She added, “We hope for an opening date in summer 2019.” The County Council’s decision can be appealed to the 3rd District Court of Utah. a trail accessing Bloods Lake is the first new trail he envisions on Bonanza Flat. “Limiting use is the way to preserve the conservation value,” Sturgis said. Another person at the event, Robbie Powel, has lived in the Brighton Estates neighborhood for upward of 20 years. Brighton Estates is one of the areas close to Bonanza Flat that is monitoring the City Hall discussions since policy decisions made by Park City officials could Wed/Thurs/Fri, April 4-6, 2018 ‘Stop! No Trucks!’ JAY HAMBURGER/PARK RECORD Someone posted signs on Hillside Avenue, including one against truck traffic on the tiny Old Town street. The signs appeared as City Hall considers the future of the road, which is one of the routes to and from Main Street. Signs appear along Old Town road amid traffic controversy JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record Someone posted handmade signs on Hillside Avenue, one of them against truck traffic, essentially a protest to the way City Hall manages the tiny Old Town street. At least one of the signs apparently appeared in recent days and just after Park City’s elected officials addressed the future of the road. That sign, in the shape of a stop sign, requests people “Stop!” It also says “No Trucks!” and calls Hillside Avenue a residential road. It notes the underlying City Hall zoning, which is residential in nature. Another sign posted on Hillside Avenue requests people stop and “Slow down!” The signs are especially notable Continued from A-1 in the days after Park City’s elected officials addressed the future of Hillside Avenue. Mayor Andy Beerman and the Park City Council at a recent meeting indicated they intend to hold further talks about Hillside Avenue, apparently with the possibility of adopting some sort of operational changes. Hillside Avenue links Marsac Avenue and the upper reaches of Main Street. It serves as an outlet from Main Street and the southern end of Old Town. But some are worried about the amount of commercial traffic using Hillside Avenue. They say transportation firms and delivery companies regularly use the street, increasing the traffic substantially. The mayor and the City Council at the recent meeting received testimony from people who live on Hillside Avenue or on nearby streets. The meeting was held shortly after a confrontation between a pedestrian and a driver. The pedestrian appeared at the recent meeting, recounting the confrontation to the elected officials. on politics rather than the underlying science. The Park City Council recently approved a permit for the March for Science, which is planned on April 14. Hobson hopes the turnout matches the several hundred people who attended the 2017 event. The marchers plan to gather at 11 a.m. for a rally at the Brew Pub lot toward the southern end of Main Street. The route will descend Main Street to 9th Street. The march is expected to take 20 minutes. The crowd will disperse at 9th Street, but many will likely regroup at the Park City Library at 11:30 a.m. A small fair with science-related not-forprofit organizations like Summit Com- munity Power Works, which stresses cleaner-burning energies, and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is planned in the community room at the library starting at 11:30 a.m. A speaker lineup highlighting scientists with a range of research interests is planned at the Santy Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. The speakers will cover topics like rare diseases and technology. City Hall plans to close Main Street to traffic for the marchers, and parking on the street will be prohibited around the time of the event. Officials say the March for Science will not require a separate parking and transportation plan. People who drive to the event may park in public lots in the Main Street core. The March for Science will be the second large-scale demonstration along Main Street in less than a month. The March For Our Lives gathering against gun violence drew approximately 1,000 people in March. The Respect Rally that showcased a range of causes important to the political left, meanwhile, drew several thousand people to City Park during the Sundance Film Festival in January. have effects there. Powel said he supports the elimination of the use of motorized vehicles on Bonanza Flat other than snowmobiles used to access Brighton Estates. He said a wintertime route known as the Jeep Hill that accesses Brighton Estates must remain intact. “That route needs to be open for tracked vehicles. Literally, you couldn’t get out” in severe winter weather, he said. The discussions about Bonanza Flat have illustrated the complexities of what was City Hall’s grandest conservation acquisition. Officials understood at the time of the acquisition the discussions about the land’s management would likely be more difficult than for other acreage City Hall has acquired for conservation purposes over the years since there are so many competing interests. March approved It’s the Place the Locals Choose Direct Importer of the World’s Finest Rugs A t t h e H i s t o r i c Vi l l a T h e a t r e Thanks for a Great Ski Season! Open Tuesday - Saturdays Offering Nightly Spring Specials 3092 So. 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