E-mail blast from opponent preceded Treasure meeting | ParkRecord.com

E-mail blast from opponent preceded Treasure meeting

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

Rich Wyman, long one of the leading development watchdogs in Park City, sent several hundred e-mail messages Wednesday urging people to attend a hearing that night about the Sweeney family’s Treasure development proposal.

Wyman was still sending the messages as the meeting time approached. He said beforehand the Wednesday evening meeting was an important one as the Park City Planning Commission continues its talks about the project. Wyman said the meeting was especially crucial since the panel was slated to discuss the size of the proposed buildings.

"PLEASE BE THERE! We need to speak out to save Park City from this massive proposed development right in old town. The effects of this project will be devastating. Please speak out now. Do something. The city needs to hear from ALL OF US NOW!" the e-mail from Wyman said

Wyman on Wednesday testified about the development, telling the Planning Commission that the Treasure proposal does not reflect the look of Park City. He urged the panel to demand the project be scaled back.

Treasure hearings have drawn substantial crowds, and the Park City Council chambers were packed on Wednesday night. Just four people, including Wyman, testified, though.