Treasure developers craft intense timeline toward momentous vote |

Treasure developers craft intense timeline toward momentous vote

Pat Sweeney is one of three Sweeney brothers leading the Treasure efforts. The Treasure acreage is seen on a hillside in the background. Sweeney says the family considered alternatives before asking to re-engage Park City officials with a proposal that was last under review in 2010. Nan Chalat Noaker/Park Record

The Treasure partnership, preparing to return to City Hall for talks about the disputed project after a hiatus that has lasted since 2010, has requested Park City officials proceed on a schedule that starts in April and finishes with a vote late in September.

It would be an intense timeline for the partnership, City Hall staffers and the Park City Planning Commission, which is the panel that will eventually be asked to cast what will be a momentous vote on the project.

It is not clear whether the figures on the City Hall side will agree to the schedule outlined by the Treasure partnership. Members of the Planning Commission, especially, could argue more time is needed to review a project of Treasure’s breadth upward of 1 million square feet of development in a highly visible location overlooking Old Town.

"We’ll take all the time we need. Just because the Sweeneys want to proceed along a certain timeline doesn’t mean we’ll necessarily do that," Adam Strachan, the chairman of Planning Commission, said.

Pat Sweeney, who represents his family’s side in the Treasure partnership, requested the timeline in a two-page letter dated on Friday. The letter indicates the Treasure side wants to spend five meetings outlining the project to the Planning Commission. A sixth meeting would be held for the Treasure partnership to respond to the input, according to the timeline. The partnership expects a vote will be cast at a seventh meeting.

The timeline starts with a meeting on April 27 and ends with one on Sept. 28, when a vote is sought. Some of the highlights include:

  • an April 27 meeting that will address the history of Treasure, which is generally seen as dating to an overall development approval granted in the 1980s. The meeting will also delve into topics like the proposal’s compliance with City Hall’s development rules and the compatibility of the project within the surrounding neighborhood.
  • a May 11 meeting focused on topics like the Treasure site itself, traffic, including the road capacity of nearby streets, and access for emergency vehicles. Off-street parking, vehicle routes within the project and pedestrian ways are also listed as topics.
  • a May 25 meeting dealing with topics like the size of the proposed Treasure buildings, open space and landscaping, fences and screens meant to separate Treasure from the surrounding neighborhood.
  • a June 8 meeting dwelling on the Treasure designs and their compatibility with surrounding buildings
  • a July 13 meeting meant to cover a diverse list of topics like noises that could impact the surrounding neighborhood, traffic from delivery and other sorts of service vehicles and the anticipated ownership and management within the project once it is developed.
  • an Aug. 10 meeting allowing the Treasure side to respond to input from City Hall staffers, the Planning Commission and the public.

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