Park City development wins statewide honor |

Park City development wins statewide honor

The state construction community is all aboard an Old Town development situated at a historic railroad site.

Utah Construction & Design, a magazine that honors the industry with annual awards, selected the development at 820 Park Ave. for an honor this year. It was feted in the mixed-use category, meaning that the project involves both residential and commercial spaces. The project is just off Main Street and was built on a site that was important in the silver-mining era as a railroad depot.

New Star General Contractors, the firm that built the project, filed the award submittal on behalf of the development, according to Utah Construction & Design. Brad Fullmer, the publisher and managing editor, said there were approximately six nominees in the mixed-use category. Seven jurors representing the architectural, engineering and construction industries selected the honorees, he said.

“Overall aesthetics, community impact,” Fullmer said about the award that went to 820 Park Ave.

An awards ceremony is planned on Dec. 6 in Salt Lake City to honor the winners in 34 categories.

The project at 820 Park Ave., widely referred to as the Rio Grande development, encompasses 10 condominiums and four commercial spaces. It involved the rehabilitation of a historic building that once held the baggage operations for the railroad. The historic building was temporarily moved from the site while the project was under construction and then moved back. The project was completed in April.

“The complexity of the project, the difficulty of the site and the fact that we made a connection to an adjacent building and to a base of a major recreational resort were the primary factors that the jury considered,” said Rory Murphy, the lead developer.

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