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Guest opinion: The issue is not whether Park City should build the arts and culture district. The only question now is how.
Maggie AbuHaidar, a former board chair for the Kimbal Art Center, disputes the notion that City Hall is moving forward with a “non-plan” as it considers the arts and culture district.
Published: April 8, 2021
Gretchen Milliken, the new planning director at the Marsac Building, steps into the influential post amid the discussions about one major development proposal and with the likelihood another one is approaching.
Published: February 27, 2021
Park City this week broached the concept of asking voters to approve a ballot measure to raise funds to develop an arts and culture district through a property-tax increase. The topic was not heavily debated nor was a straw poll taken of the City Council.
Published: December 19, 2020
Park City submits application to develop arts and culture district with Sundance, Kimball Art Center
Park City submitted an application to develop an arts and culture district, triggering what is expected to be a closely watched process as leaders pursue a project that reimagines a key location in the community.
Published: October 20, 2020
Park City officials on Thursday are scheduled to continue to discuss the idea to create an arts and culture district, offering an opportunity to listen to City Hall staffers as well as a consultant retained...
Published: October 31, 2017
Roughly two months after Park City announced plans to raise a tax on overnight visitors to buy land in Bonanza Park for a high-profile arts-and-culture district, the town’s lodging industry is readying for the ramifications...
Published: September 8, 2017
Park City readies gathering about contaminated soils amid continued worries about health, environment
Park City next week has scheduled an informational event centered on the municipal government’s controversial efforts to develop a facility to store soils contaminated during Park City’s silver-mining era.
Published: June 19, 2021
City Hall has canceled a bid process that was meant to secure the services of a firm to build the first cell of a controversial facility where soils contaminated during Park City’s silver-mining era would be stored.
Published: June 10, 2021
Park City mayor, in tense moment, cuts off activist as Black Lives Matter mural returns to forefront
The mayor of Park City, in a tense moment, recently cut off an activist amid comments about a series of controversial murals with social justice themes that were put on Main Street in 2020.
Published: June 1, 2021
The arts matter, writes Christin Abbott, and “a school district that has a stated vision of ‘focus and emphasis on the whole child’ cannot afford cuts to music education.“
Published: May 26, 2021
Our view: The stakes this November are high, not only because of the influential positions that will be filled but because of the decisions the people who fill them will make.
Published: May 26, 2021
A Park City native with a family history in the community stretching back decades has started a campaign for the Park City Council, saying she wants to help guide the city in the era after the novel coronavirus pandemic. Tana Toly is 40 and lives in Old Town.
Published: May 25, 2021
Park City Councilor Nann Worel on Tuesday announced she will mount a campaign for the mayor’s office, challenging incumbent Mayor Andy Beerman for the Marsac Building’s top elected position.
Published: May 18, 2021
The Park City Planning Commission should vote down the PCMR base area development application unless free parking at the resort is guaranteed for local taxpayers, writes Stuart Goldner of Park Meadows.
Published: May 15, 2021
Larry Aleva writes in a guest editorial that City Hall must be more accountable and transparent.
Published: May 14, 2021
Park City wants to execute a public-relations effort to outline the concept to build a facility along the S.R. 248 entryway to store soils containing contaminants from Park City’s silver-mining era, outlining a 60-day effort designed to explain the idea as many Parkites appear to be concerned about the prospects of a project.
Published: May 12, 2021
Dick Roth writes that he trusts City Hall to examine the important issues as it considers building a facility to store contaminated soils.
Published: May 12, 2021
The Park City Council recently confirmed the appointment of a telecommunications industry figure to the Park City Planning Commission and the reappointment of an attorney to the influential panel.
Published: May 11, 2021
City Hall is seeking bids from firms interested in winning a contract to build the first cell of a controversial facility officials have proposed along the S.R. 248 entryway where the government wants to store soils contaminated from the silver-mining era.
Published: May 7, 2021
Park City musicians group restarts in-person songwriting circles after putting them on hold due to COVID-19
Musician’s Exchange of Park City ready to restart its in-person songwriting circles.
Published: May 6, 2021
Daniel Lewis, an Old Town resident who unsuccessfully sought a spot on the Park City Council in 2019, said this week he will mount another campaign this year.
Published: May 5, 2021
Park City is continuing to take steps to build a facility along the S.R. 248 entryway to store soils containing contaminants from the community’s silver-mining era, an effort that has drawn attention in recent days.
Published: May 4, 2021
A member of the Summit County Council has raised questions about a concept under consideration at City Hall to build a facility along the S.R. 248 entryway to store soils containing silver mining-era contaminants, a rare appearance by a County Courthouse official in a Marsac Building issue.
Published: May 4, 2021
Park City Mayor Andy Beerman on Friday said he would seek reelection later this year. It had seemed likely for some time that he would campaign for a second term.
Published: April 30, 2021
“Where will we get the water, sewage treatment, police, fire, city services, broadband capacity and green power? How will we stop the gridlock that will result from all this expansion?” asks Victor Janulaitis.
Published: April 21, 2021
Sundance Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace says, “We believe the district will enrich the community as a whole and also serve as a valuable economic driver for years to come.”
Published: April 15, 2021
Angela Moschetta writes that critics of the arts and culture district have valid questions and are bringing alternative ideas to the discussion. “To dismiss informed civic engagement as negative is cheap, childish and unbecoming of Park City leadership in any role.”
Published: April 13, 2021
Diane Thompson writes that City Hall should not be involved in financing or building an arts and culture district. Instead, it should sell the land to a developer to pursue the project.
Published: April 12, 2021
Our view: A stunning amount of development in the Park City area is on the horizon at a time when infrastructure is already strained. Parkites are bracing for the impacts.
Published: April 10, 2021
Lola and Zafod Beatlebrox write that the arts and culture district is a great idea that will end up paying for itself. But City Hall should consider a rebranding.
Published: April 3, 2021
Park City leaders on Wednesday night received more than an hour of divergent testimony about City Hall’s plans to develop an arts and culture district, hearing from a broad range of speakers — a veritable artist’s palette — as important decisions near regarding the especially ambitious municipal project.
Published: April 2, 2021
A crew with heavy machinery continued to demolish buildings on City Hall land located off the corner of the Bonanza Drive-Kearns Boulevard intersection, where leaders want to develop an arts and culture district. Important meetings about the district are scheduled this week.
Published: March 31, 2021
Heavy machinery early in the week was clearing the canvas for a planned City Hall-developed arts and culture district, in the hours and days before important gatherings were planned that are expected to frame the upcoming discussions about the especially ambitious municipal project.
Published: March 30, 2021
The executive director of the Kimball Art Center writes that the nonprofit “has the financial resources to acquire our portion of the parcel and stands committed to moving forward with the project.”
Published: March 29, 2021
A roundtable centered on City Hall’s plans to develop an arts and culture district is scheduled next week. A former Park City mayor who was involved in the early stages of the project said the community “in the long run will be happy” if the project is developed.
Published: March 27, 2021
Our view: As the Park City Council continues discussions about the arts and culture district, the elected officials should ask themselves a crucial question: Is there still broad support right now for a project like this, and on such a significant scale?
Published: March 27, 2021
The Sundance Institute remains involved in the talks about a planned arts and culture district in Park City even as the CEO of the organization prepares to depart.
Published: March 26, 2021
Ed Parigian supports the idea of an arts and culture district. But, he writes, it should serve City Hall’s critical priorities like affordable housing and social equity.
Published: March 26, 2021
An excavator on Thursday moves debris into a pile to be transported off-site as crews demolish a building that once housed a health clinic near the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Bonanza Drive. Large-scale demolition…
Published: March 26, 2021
A Park City business group on Thursday formally outlined its opposition to a strategy under consideration at City Hall to fund the development of an arts and culture district. The Historic Park City Alliance, which represents businesses in the Main Street core, raised a series of issues in the two-page letter.
Published: March 19, 2021
Our view: While we’re eager to say goodbye to so many trends ushered in by the pandemic, local governments offering virtual meetings is one that should stay once we’ve thrown away our masks and deleted TikTok from our iPhones.
Published: March 17, 2021
The Kimball Art Center relocates and will begin offering tours of the new venue on March 17.
Published: March 14, 2021
Letters, March 6-9: Many people want to live here. That doesn’t mean Park City has an affordable housing shortage.
“An excess of people who wish to live here does not mean we have a shortage of housing,” writes Phil Palmintere. “All it means is there is an excess of people who wish to live here, period.”
Published: March 6, 2021
Park City Mayor Andy Beerman on Tuesday suggested the community does not want to destroy livability in order to address affordability. The mayor made the comment toward the end of a City Hall-hosted online event and as he was addressing housing discussions at the Legislature.
Published: March 4, 2021
Park City leaders in the last week spoke of the prospects that a second Winter Olympics could create funding opportunities as City Hall continues to consider what are anticipated to be high-dollar infrastructure projects.
Published: February 26, 2021
Guest opinion: Parkites say they want boldness. The arts and culture district is a chance to walk the talk.
Given the current environment, Park City needs to reexamine its planned arts and culture district and reject some of its prior assumptions about the project, writes Tom Horton.
Published: February 26, 2021
Anaya’s Market is eyeing a new location in the Basin after shutting its Park City location this fall to make way for the city’s proposed arts and culture district. The new store near Silver Creek Junction would be larger and include an expanded restaurant.
Published: February 24, 2021
“With the fate of the entire arts and culture district up in the air due to soaring costs and other issues, why is Park City going to spend another dime on this property?” asks Rich Ford in a letter to the editor.
Published: February 17, 2021
Park City within weeks could begin to demolish some of the buildings on the land where an arts and culture district is planned. In any scenario regarding the future development of the land, though, the existing buildings would be razed.
Published: February 12, 2021
A member of the Park City Council on Thursday indicated he has received criticism about the price tag of an arts and culture district City Hall is pursuing. City Councilor Steve Joyce outlined that people are stunned with the cost of what would be an especially ambitious municipal project.
Published: February 6, 2021
Park City’s incoming planning chief married to art center leader, complicating talks about cultural district
The incoming Park City planning director is married to the executive director of the Kimball Art Center, one of the organizations involved in City Hall’s efforts to develop an arts and culture district. There will be discussions regarding whether Gretchen Milliken, who starts at the Marsac Building shortly, will recuse herself from talks about the district.
Published: January 13, 2021
Tom Horton from prospector writes that Park City has a prime opportunity to practice a tenet that emerged in the recent visioning process: sustainable tourism.
Published: January 13, 2021
Park City councilor, expressing optimism for recovery, sees economic effects of coronavirus as a ‘blip’
A member of the Park City Council on Tuesday indicated he is not worried about the long-term economic impacts on the community of the spread of the novel coronavirus. Steve Joyce appeared to express confidence in a rapid business bounce back.
Published: January 9, 2021
Analysis: As a Louisville official is tapped as top planner, could “Keep Park City Weird” become a battle cry?
“Keep Louisville Weird,” people and businesses say in a community better known for thoroughbreds, college basketball, baseball bats and bourbon whiskey. Park City has hired a new top planner from the Kentucky city.
Published: January 7, 2021
Park City planning panel expected to turn over at crucial juncture with PCMR undecided, arts district looming
There are spots available on the Park City Planning Commission, making it nearly certain there will be turnover on the influential panel amid the continuing talks about a major development proposal at Park City Mountain Resort.
Published: January 6, 2021
First-term Park City Mayor Andy Beerman said he is “strongly leaning toward” seeking reelection later in 2021, but he did not commit this week to a campaign. He said an announcement of his intentions is unlikely prior to the spring.
Published: January 2, 2021
Park City Councilor intends to seek reelection, stressing City Hall priorities but not coronavirus impact
Park City Councilman Tim Henney said he intends to seek a third term in office during the municipal election later in 2021. He said he enjoys the process of governance and the service to the community as a member of the City Council.
Published: January 2, 2021
The pandemic is another unwelcome obstacle for women in the workplace, writes Ember Conley in a letter to the editor.
Published: December 30, 2020
A former member of the Park City Council recently raised questions about the funding for the planned development of an arts and culture district. Alex Butwinski said it might not be the right time amid economic uncertainty.
Published: December 23, 2020
Park City officials are preparing to demolish a series of buildings on City Hall-owned land where leaders intend to develop an arts and culture district.
Published: December 3, 2020
A Park City-hired consultant has issued a report tallying the number of properties close to each segment of a conceptual gondola designed to serve a public-transit purpose.
Published: November 9, 2020
Park City leaders are interested in continuing talks about the prospects of building an aerial transit network and see there being the possibility for assistance with the funding should Salt Lake City be awarded a Winter Olympics.
Published: November 1, 2020
An aerial transit system linking key destinations within Park City would cost more than $60 million to build and more than $3 million annually to operate and maintain, a study has found.
Published: October 28, 2020
The sculpture first resided along Main Street and was moved to the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Bonanza Drive years later.
Published: September 21, 2020
In Park City, aerial solutions like gondolas are likely to remain a pie-in-the-sky dream — at least for now.
Published: August 17, 2020
Park City Mayor Andy Beerman argued the arts and culture district would work well alongside Main Street and could eventually relieve some of the stress of special events.
Published: July 23, 2020
A website as Park City readies to advance on the efforts to develop an arts and culture district lists the municipal government and the Kimball Art Center as the key entities involved, omitting the Sundance Institute even though it has been seen since the outset as one of the co-anchors.
Published: July 21, 2020
Park City within weeks intends to file an application involving the development of an arts and culture district along Bonanza Drive and Kearns Boulevard.
Published: July 13, 2020
Park City officials on Thursday are scheduled to discuss plans to develop an arts and culture district along Kearns Boulevard and Bonanza Drive, a project involving City Hall, the Kimball Art Center and the Sundance Institute.
Published: July 8, 2020
A Park City tech consultant is taking on a Midway dairyman in the Republican primary for House District 54
Meet the two Republicans squaring off in the June 30 primary to succeed state Rep. Tim Quinn in the district that encompasses Wasatch County and parts of Summit County, including Park City.
Published: June 18, 2020
Park City is preparing to select people to serve on the municipal Public Art Advisory Board, an opportunity to brush up on City Hall’s arts efforts and help create a community canvas.
Published: June 9, 2020
The Provo firm that intends to acquire the Park City Mountain Resort parking lots for a major development is scheduled to appear before the Park City Planning Commission this week for the first time.
Published: May 26, 2020
Our view: Like businesses and workers, city and county officials are faced with confronting the new economic reality.
Published: May 6, 2020
Recycle Utah is adapting: Overnight recycling hours and an Earth Day celebration with social distance
Recycle Utah is open for business in the overnight hours from 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. for people to drop off their recycling.
Published: April 21, 2020
The closure of the Bonanza Drive Maverik gas station is one more step on Park City's road to inauthenticity.
Published: April 18, 2020
The abatement covers rent for April and May for approximately 20 tenants.
Published: April 15, 2020
Park City has hired two deputy city managers, tapping a former high-ranking Sundance Film Festival official for one of the posts and a onetime top staffer in the Moab municipal government for the other.
Published: April 6, 2020
A member of the Park City Council appeared to suggest a planned arts and culture district will be reassessed in some fashion as City Hall considers budgeting strategies amid the economic turmoil wrought by the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Published: April 1, 2020
With Park City Transit at capacity, it’s up to Summit County to take lead on regional transit solutions, officials say
Park City and Summit County officials talked transit Wednesday as the city says the system is at capacity and the county eyes expansion.
Published: March 6, 2020
The long-running, community-wide efforts to craft a vision for Park City’s future are nearly completed as several themes have emerged that appear to align closely with the current work plan at City Hall.
Published: March 1, 2020
This past week, Park Record readers were looking to the future of the community.
Published: February 10, 2020
Park City continues to progress on plans to develop an arts and culture district, with the Sundance Institute and the Kimball Art Center expected to be the anchors.
Published: February 3, 2020
Was that Robert Redford? Where'd this traffic come from? The 2020 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today, and Park City has had a supporting role in cinematic history for over 40 years.
Published: January 23, 2020
Park City and Summit County are in a transit transition as county readies to put ‘real dollars’ into $75M project
Elected officials are reconsidering how to organize the region's transit system on the cusp of a $75 million bus rapid transit project.
Published: January 22, 2020
Each of the Park City area's state legislators have a lot more than just ski resorts and restaurants on their mind – try roads, natural gas and a state university as well.
Published: January 18, 2020
Park City enters the 2020s dramatically changed from the one that entered the 2010s, a result of a string of extraordinary moments.
Published: December 31, 2019
"Honestly, if there were any doubt about the need for an estate tax, this removes it."
Published: December 17, 2019
Park City’s elected officials have selected Matt Dias, the interim Park City manager, for the full-time position after just more than two months in the interim role.
Published: December 16, 2019
Former Park City Manager Diane Foster said in an interview it was an “awesome” run as the top staffer at the Marsac Building. She is seeking new opportunities in municipal government, saying she has applied for a city manager post with a larger community outside of Utah and a deputy city manager position, also in a larger community outside the state.
Published: November 8, 2019
Teri Orr: In an increasingly diverse Park City, let’s model the behavior we want our children to see
If there is one more well-informed, better-trained teacher who can help them feel good about themselves, we have to agree we all want that teacher to have great training.
Published: November 1, 2019
Park City leaders held a brief but potentially significant discussion about the possibilities of creating an aerial transit system in the community, perhaps through a network of gondolas, lifts or other people movers. The talk was part of the ongoing work to devise alternatives in an effort to answer the long-running concern about traffic.
Published: October 29, 2019
The candidates address issues like traffic, affordable housing and open space preservation in our Park Record questionnaire.
Published: October 19, 2019
“The destruction of geologic marvels in order to reduce the experience to automotive friendliness would be sacrilegious.”
Published: October 9, 2019
Anne Laurent, the community development director in Park City since 2015, will leave the municipal government in early November, the second major Marsac Building departure in a month.
Published: October 8, 2019
Musician Songwriter Exchange Park City (MUSE PC) worked out a deal with Park City for an acoustic music space.
Published: September 28, 2019
It took 2 1/2 weeks longer than expected, but the field for the Park City Council election is set, offering two incumbents and four people seeking to join the City Council as first-term members.
Published: September 7, 2019
Sometimes I see things differently. … When I attended the initial meeting on the affordable housing development on Marsac Avenue, almost everyone who attended said they “support affordable housing! Just not there. … It’s one...
Published: September 5, 2019
The Sundance Institute will relocate its Utah headquarters from the Silver Star development on the edge of Thaynes Canyon to a building along Kearns Boulevard.
Published: August 30, 2019
The Kimball Art Center last weekend displayed a rendering of one concept under consideration for its new building in a planned arts and culture district along Kearns Boulevard. The rendering provided an early glimpse of an idea crafted by Bjarke Ingels Group, a famed European architectural firm.
Published: August 6, 2019
Charlie Sturgis, executive director of the Mountain Trails Foundation, says in a letter to the editor that rudeness has become a major problem on Park City’s trails.
Published: July 27, 2019