Talisker-controlled firm withdraws application in Old Town
A firm under the Talisker umbrella recently withdrew an application for a work force housing project that had been under consideration in the southern reaches of Old Town.
United Park City Mines withdrew the application during a recent meeting of the Historic Preservation Board, a City Hall panel that sometimes is involved in development applications in Old Town.
United Park City Mines appeared before the Historic Preservation Board after people who live close to the project site, situated at 100 Marsac Ave., appealed a staff-level approval of the project’s design.
Tom Eddington, City Hall’s planning director, said in an interview it appeared the Historic Preservation Board would side with the people who filed the appeal challenging the design. A representative from the developer then said the application would be withdrawn, according to Eddington.
The project entailed 10 houses on the east side of Marsac Avenue. The site is across the street from the Hillside Avenue intersection. The project had been seen as part of the overall work force housing plan for Empire Pass. Eddington said the developer continues to meet its Empire Pass work force housing requirements even after withdrawing the application at 100 Marsac Ave.
David Smith, an attorney for the developer, said afterward United Park City Mines is determining how to proceed. He declined to discuss the future of the 100 Marsac Ave. site.
United Park City Mines has considered the site as a potential location for work force housing for years and has received neighborhood criticism throughout that time.
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