Park City and Treasure developers outline wildly different timelines

City Hall says talks could last a year-plus, partnerships wants faster process

Park City officials on Thursday outlined a prospective timeline for the discussions regarding the proposed Treasure development that, at its lengthiest, would stretch for more than a year.

It is a schedule that would extend the Park City Planning Commission talks far longer than the Treasure side desires. The developers in early April, in requesting that the long-dormant talks begin again, offered a proposal for a wildly different timeline that would have started last week and ended with a vote in the fall. Instead, it appears, the discussions will not begin again until June and possibly last well into 2017.

Bruce Erickson, the planning director at City Hall, said he anticipates the Planning Commission will address Treasure at between seven and 15 meetings, at a rate of one meeting per month. The talks are targeted to restart at a meeting on June 8.

The Treasure proposal involves upward of 1 million square feet of development on a hillside overlooking Old Town close to the route of the Town Lift. The Sweeney family, which is the historic owner of the property, secured development rights in the 1980s for the Treasure acreage and nearby parcels of land. The Treasure land is now under the ownership of the Sweeney family and a business partner.

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On record against Treasure, now on the Planning Commission

9th St. Turnaround

Two panel members criticized the project years before appointments

Treasure by early in 2009 had already become the most disputed development idea in Park City since the hard-fought approval of what would be built as Empire Pass a decade earlier.

The Treasure proposal by then had spurred an opposition movement and drawn large crowds to Park City Planning Commission meetings, primarily in opposition, with little apparent progress toward a compromise, or a vote. The proposal, upward of 1 million square feet of development on a highly visible hillside overlooking Old Town on the slopes of Park City Mountain Resort, left some unhappy enough to submit letters to City Hall detailing their displeasure.

Two letters submitted in January of 2009 and forwarded to the Planning Commission in anticipation of a meeting about the development the next month are of special note as the Treasure partnership prepares to return to the panel after a hiatus that has stretched since 2010.

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Treasure Mountain: Pros & Cons

The controversial Treasure Mountain Project is back on Park City’s Planning Commission agenda after a nearly six year hiatus.   Pat Sweeney, one of the three brothers who own half the development, says the project hit every target Park City Council set for the development, and “not just the target, but the bullseye.”   He says the project will be 150,000 sq ft of development above ground on a five million sq ft property, so there will be plenty of “honest to goodness” open space on the land above Old Town.   However, Brian Van Hecke, with the opposition group THINC Park City, says the “huge, massive” development will significantly change the look and feel of historic Old Town Park City forever.  Both men recently appeared on The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher.  You can hear their interviews below:

http://kpcw.org/post/treasure-mountain-pros-cons

Treasure Mountain website, click here.

THINC Park City website, click here.

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Treasure opposition sees a ‘giant Emerald City’ above Old Town

Group disappointed the development has returned with same designs

Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD
Posted: 04/15/2016 04:03:31 PM MDT

The Treasure partnership has returned to City Hall.  The Treasure opposition also intends to return.

Treasure over the past decade became the most polarizing development proposal in Park City since the 1990s-era discussions about the project that was built as Empire Pass. After a hiatus that lasted upward of six years, the Treasure partnership recently indicated it wanted to re-engage the Park City Planning Commission with the project and has outlined a timeline toward a desired panel vote in September.

The partnership will return to the Planning Commission with the same project designs as the ones under consideration previously. There were concerns in the neighborhood and among some of the Planning Commissioners at the time about the proposal.

The Treasure opposition group quickly indicated it remains concerned with the project. The group, known as the Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition, or THINC, has a core group of members who live close to the project site and has long said people from outside the neighborhood are also involved. The group formed during the earlier round of discussions about Treasure, attending meetings and operating a website. There was little public activity by the group during the lengthy hiatus in the Treasure talks.

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Treasure developers return to Park City after lengthy hiatus

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City Hall pledges a ‘fair review’ of the long-disputed proposal

The Treasure partnership has formally asked City Hall to restart its discussions about the controversial project after a hiatus that has stretched for upward of six years, a move that will rattle both supporters and opponents at a moment when there is not another overriding development dispute in Park City to diffuse the attention.

Pat Sweeney, who represents his family’s side of the partnership, sent a letter to City Hall on Friday requesting that Treasure be brought back to the Park City Planning Commission.

The letter, addressed to Planning Director Bruce Erickson, indicates the partnership will proceed with the development application that was under consideration last in 2010. The application itself dates to early 2004. The letter outlines a schedule of meetings starting as early as April 27 and ending with a Planning Commission vote on Sept. 28. The panel is not bound by the schedule.

“It feels right. We’ve looked at alternatives, we talked at length with the city,” Sweeney said in an interview, adding, “It’s time to get on with it. It just is.”

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http://www.parkrecord.com/ci_29757876/treasure-developers-return-park-city-after-lengthy-hiatus

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Treasure developers craft intense timeline toward momentous vote

They want the Planning Commission to make a decision late in September

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.

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http://www.parkrecord.com/park_city-news/ci_29757874/treasure-developers-craft-intense-timeline-toward-momentous-vote

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Treasure developers target a fall return

Planning Commission talks about disputed project will restart

The Treasure development partnership hopes to return to its discussions with the Park City Planning Commission late in the fall, more than four years after the talks were put on hold as City Hall leaders and the partnership attempted to reach some sort of conservation deal.

The partnership involves the Sweeney family, which is the historic owner of the Treasure acreage, and a firm called Park City II, LLC. Each has a 50 percent stake in the partnership.

Pat Sweeney, who has represented the family in the discussions with the Planning Commission, said in a message this week there is lots of material to prepare before the Treasure partnership appears again in front of the panel.

He said the Treasure developers are working with the Park City Planning Department and reacquainting themselves with planning-related issues. The Treasure side “will then crystallize its position on these” followed by comments from the Planning Department, Sweeney said.

“Once this process is complete, this package will be presented to the Planning Commission for consideration,” the message said.

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http://www.parkrecord.com/park_city-news/ci_26301973/treasure-developers-target-fall-return

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