TCFC Finance Co., LLC, the company behind the proposed and recently denied ski maintenance building at Canyons Resort, filed intent to appeal Summit County Manager Bob Jasper's decision to deny its relocation.
The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission had previously given a negative recommendation on TCFC's request to move the facility from its current location on Frostwood Drive to a parcel on Canyons Resort Drive, between the Grand Summit Hotel and the Hidden Creek Condominiums.
After a pair of public hearings on the relocation spot on April 10, Jasper denied TCFC's request on April 25, stating that the facility would not actually have been built on a development parcel but on Canyons Village Open Space land. He added that, as per a Canyons Specially Planned Area ordinance, ski area services such as a maintenance building are to be built "on mountain."
TCFC spokesman Todd Burnette said the company did not have a statement to issue regarding the intent to appeal, and will wait until after they speak with Jasper to do so.
At a recent status update for the Canyons Golf Course, TCFC said the course will be playable and "substantially complete" by the most recently set Sept. 30 deadline. Since the current facility on Frostwood Drive must be relocated to make room for the planned green of Hole 11, it is in the company's best interest to move that facility as soon as possible.
To conform to the Sept. 30 deadline, Hole 11 will be temporarily converted from a Par 5 to a Par 4, with the green moved closer to the tee box until the facility is removed.
Jasper has said the county is willing to work with TCFC to find a more ideal location for the maintenance facility, although the company stated during a previous presentation that all of the alternate locations for the building are not feasible.
TCFC's appeal of Jasper's decision will be heard by the Summit County Council. County spokesperson Julie Booth said it is likely the appeal will be scheduled for next Wednesday's meeting, although an agenda has not yet been set.