Guest editorial: Form Based Code wrong for Bonanza Park
January 9, 2015
The Wolfe family has owned and operated business and properties in Park City since the early 1970s, we currently own the Sports Authority building and are partners in other properties in the Bonanza Park. In total we have approximately 10 acres or 10 percent of the proposed area of change.
Form Based Code seeks to turn a suburban area into an urban area. Is that the right idea for a suburban historic ski resort town?
The planners are pushing the benefits of FBC but when queried do not offer disadvantages to such a plan. I would like to point out the following that developers in other cities have told me about:
The Form Based Code vision for Bonanza Park includes the following which already exist:
Several other of the vision items can be achieved without FBC
The city should be an advocate for those people who own property in Bonanza Park, I don’t know of any current property owner that is in favor of this change. The property owners feel it is not broken why fix it?
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