A locals guide to Sundance, brought to you by City Hall
January 11, 2013
Want to put up a temporary business sign in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival?
Or, more likely, looking for a parking spot during the festival?
City Hall has created a section of the municipal website dedicated to the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Officials have loaded the Sundance section of the website with information useful to someone heading to Sundance to enjoy the festival or to conduct business during the showcase of independent films.
The page is available at http://www.parkcity.org. Once at the front page, select the ‘Living Here’ dropdown menu and then ‘Special Events & Facilities.’ Then select ‘Sundance Film Festival.’ There is a series of links from the page. Two of the key ones are ‘Rules of the Road’ and ‘Locals Sundance Guide.’
The information is part of City Hall’s efforts to prepare Parkites for the festival, scheduled from Jan. 17 until Jan. 27. Officials each year compile similar batches of information.
City Hall wants to ensure Parkites understand how best to navigate their daily lives during the festival. The municipal government also wants to inform people headed to Park City for the festival that there are numerous rules they must follow if they are in the city for business purposes. The website offers tips for Parkites and visitors.
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Some of the points covered on the website include applications for liquor licenses, building permits and sign permits. The regulations are also outlined on the website. The information would be useful to people who will be conducting business in Park City on a temporary basis.
Meanwhile, the website provides information about parking during the festival, something that has long been a challenge. There is a document that lists parking regulations as well as hints for people driving to Park City. The document discusses the tight restrictions on Main Street and the $20 price for many public parking spaces in the Main Street core at the outset of the festival. A map with the parking information and prices is also posted on the website.
The ‘Locals Sundance Guide’ posted on the website is a three-page overview covering topics like festival ticketing, the bus routes and areas where traffic is expected to be bad.
The posting mentions that traffic could become backed up on Main Street, on Swede Alley, at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection, on Park Avenue and on Kearns Boulevard outside the Eccles Center. It also mentions that traffic is heavy at the end of the ski day at Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort.
The website also provides links to other entities that are involved, including Sundance itself, the Park City Chamber/Bureau and state alcohol regulators.
"With patience and careful planning, this busy time in Park City can be as enjoyable for locals as it is for the world-wide audience who visit the festival," the ‘Locals Sundance Guide’ says.