The Treasure development partnership hopes to return to its discussions with the Park City Planning Commission late in the fall, more than four years after the talks were put on hold as City Hall leaders and the partnership attempted to reach some sort of conservation deal.
The partnership involves the Sweeney family, which is the historic owner of the Treasure acreage, and a firm called Park City II, LLC. Each has a 50 percent stake in the partnership.
Pat Sweeney, who has represented the family in the discussions with the Planning Commission, said in a message this week there is lots of material to prepare before the Treasure partnership appears again in front of the panel.
He said the Treasure developers are working with the Park City Planning Department and reacquainting themselves with planning-related issues. The Treasure side "will then crystallize its position on these" followed by comments from the Planning Department, Sweeney said.
"Once this process is complete, this package will be presented to the Planning Commission for consideration," the message said.
It said the Treasure partnership intends to update the project's website, treasureparkcity.com.
It appears there will be movement on Treasure in the coming months after the spring collapse of the discussions between the partnership and City Hall about a conservation deal. Those negotiations launched in the spring of 2010.
There has been significant turnover on the Planning Commission in the years since the panel was last heavily involved in Treasure, prior to the start of the negotiations in the spring of 2010.
The Treasure partnership is seeking an approval allowing approximately 1 million square feet of development on a hillside overlooking Old Town along the route of the Town Lift. The Sweeney family secured an overall development approval involving the Treasure acreage and nearby parcels in the 1980s. The partnership, though, must still win another important permit for the Treasure project itself.
People who live or have properties along streets like Empire Avenue and Lowell Avenue have been the chief opponents. They argue traffic headed to and from Treasure will overwhelm the streets and the Treasure buildings will loom over Old Town, among other issues.
The Treasure developers, though, counter that the traffic can be handled and the project will boost business on Main Street.