Woodward Park City: on hold, but hearing set this week
A hearing about Park City Mountain Resort’s proposed Woodward Park City action sports camp is scheduled on Wednesday even though PCMR recently indicated it wanted the broader discussions about the project postponed.
The Park City Planning Commission is scheduled to hold the hearing at a meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. The hearing is expected to occur shortly after 5:30 p.m.
PCMR is seeking an approval to alter a 1990s-era overall development approval at the base area and a permit for Woodward Park City itself. Resort officials earlier in July told the Planning Department it wanted the discussions delayed. The hearing on Wednesday was already scheduled, though.
The Planning Commission on Wednesday is expected to vote to continue the matter to an uncertain date.
In a prepared statement earlier in July, PCMR President and General Manager Jenni Smith said the resort will take time to "revise details" of Woodward Park City. She said PCMR is particularly looking at parking issues related to the project.
Smith in the statement said PCMR continues to pursue Woodward Park City. She did not provide a timeline.
Francisco Astorga, the City Hall planner assigned to the application, said staffers continue to meet with PCMR about Woodward Park City at least a few times each month.
PCMR wants to build Woodward Park City on some of its lower parking lots and a section of the resort’s lower ski terrain.
Parkites seem to be following Woodward Park City more closely than many other development proposals currently before City Hall, probably a result of a set of unique circumstances, including the municipal government’s involvement in a parking garage-transit hub that is planned alongside Woodward Park City as well as the lawsuit between PCMR and its landlord.
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