Park City builders could really roar back next year
There are construction sites across Park City this year as builders enjoy what seems to be the comeback year from the depths of the recession.
But City Hall’s chief building official, Chad Root, is looking toward 2015 as perhaps the year the construction industry roars back in Park City.
Root said in an interview several major projects that were anticipated to be under construction in 2014 have delayed the work until 2015. That means that dollar value attached to the permits will be recorded next year instead of this one.
Some of the construction projects Root anticipates will receive permits and be underway in 2015 include:
It is difficult to project whether the numbers in 2015 will match the strong dollar figures that are expected this year, though. Additional high-dollar permits are expected to be issued in 2014, such as one for the Stein Eriksen Residences in Deer Valley.
Root said the Building Department this year has received numerous complaints about construction projects moving at what people see as a slow pace. The worries could be more widespread in 2015, he said.
Root said there will be "residents tired of construction" next year wishing that Park City would be a quieter community in the offseason.
The Building Department through the end of April tallied nearly $33.9 million worth of permits in 2014. The figure is nearly triple the number from the same period in 2013.
The construction industry posted a series of record-setting years between the 2002 Winter Olympics and the onset of the recession as Park City developers enjoyed the booming economy. The industry numbers fell sharply during the downturn and started to break out again in 2012.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
A member of the Park City Planning Commission for at least the second time in less than a year spoke publicly about a concept that would financially involve City Hall in a development proposal at Park City Mountain Resort. Planning Commissioner John Phillips did not address the concept in any depth during a lengthy meeting.