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Park City traffic, growth require deeper understanding

Panel expected to address the community’s core challenges

An issues group next week is scheduled to address the broad topic of growth in the Park City area, a subject that remains the core challenge for the community more than 20 years after the beginning of the boom years in the 1990s.

The Project for Deeper Understanding-organized event is expected to delve into a variety of issues under the umbrella of growth. Some of the topics that will likely be addressed include growth's effects on the transportation system, school planning, the implications for taxes and quality of life. The topics have long perplexed leaders in Park City and Summit County as they grappled with the population increase.

The Project for Deeper Understanding has drafted a top-tier panel, mostly from the ranks of the Marsac Building and the County Courthouse, for the discussion. Panelists are expected to include:

  • Mayor Jack Thomas
  • Summit County Council Chair Chris Robinson
  • Park City Manager Diane Foster
  • Summit County Manager Tom Fisher
  • Jeff Jones, the Summit County economic development director
  • Tom Clyde, a Park Record columnistMatt Lindon, the moderator, said the event will take "a serious look at our quality of life in Park City." He said his first question to the panel will address that issue.

"My personal barometer has been traffic . . . Now there's traffic every day," Lindon, a civil engineer and a Project for Deeper Understanding committee member, said.

The panel is scheduled on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4595 N. Silver Springs Drive.