Take a walk where Hollywood stars might someday work
March 9, 2012
The marquee for the Park City Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday could read: Raleigh Studios, tour starts at 4:15 p.m.
The panel is scheduled to visit the Quinn’s Junction acreage that the landowner wants brought into the Park City limits through an agreement allowing a movie studio to be built at the site.
The visit is open to the public, and it is likely the first opportunity most Parkites have had to walk the land with the developer, known as Quinn’s Junction Partnership.
The Planning Department recommends interested people meet on the south side of S.R. 248 at the Round Valley Way intersection at 4:15 p.m. An overview of the site and the walking tour is expected to last between 30 and 40 minutes.
Representatives from Quinn’s Junction Partnership are expected to attend. City Hall staffers will take the tour also.
The Planning Commission later that evening is scheduled to discuss the project as well as hold a hearing. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Marsac Building.
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The developer has spent years attempting to win an approval at the site, but there has been resistance at City Hall and the County Courthouse.
Quinn’s Junction Partnership, as part of a settlement with Summit County leaders, has requested that the acreage be annexed into Park City. The 29 acres of land is situated at the southwest corner of the U.S. 40-S.R. 248 interchange. The settlement contemplates a project of 374,000 gross square feet, anchored by the movie studio. A hotel, an entertainment center and a digital-media center would also be put at the site.
The annexation must be considered by the Planning Commission and then the Park City Council. Some members of the lower panel have expressed broad-based concerns about the project.