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North Silver Lake must wait to talk about timeline

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday night postponed its discussions about a request from a developer in Deer Valley to keep intact an overall approval for the project.

The decision to delay the discussion and a hearing was expected. Representatives for the developer, Los Angeles-based Regent Properties, were not at the meeting. Opponents of the project, which is known as North Silver Lake, were not present, either.

The Planning Commission did not discuss the topic. Jack Thomas, a member of the Planning Commission, though, indicated he would remove himself from the talks based on a conflict of interest.

Regent Properties has asked that the approval remain in place for another year from its current expiration date. The firm previously won an extension lasting from July 1, 2011 until July 1, 2012. It now wants the approval to be good through July 1, 2013.

If Regent Properties allows the permit to expire, it would be required to wind through a much more difficult process to regain an approval.

Richard Lichtenstein, who represents the developer, said recently there is unease about the economy and Regent Properties does not want to proceed with the project until there is more certainty.

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The North Silver Lake approval allows 54 units, with the developers envisioning a mix of houses and condominiums. The land is close to neighborhoods like Bellemont and Evergreen.

The Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled to return to the subject on Jan. 11. A hearing will likely be held at that meeting. City Hall staffers continue to review the request for the extension. They have not yet crafted a recommendation for the Planning Commission to consider.

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