The City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Deer Valley’s Snow Park Base Redevelopment on Thursday, July 6, 2023. The agenda packet will be made available HERE. The Council will focus on the Applicant's request to Vacate portions of Deer Valley Drive West and Deer Valley Drive South. Road Vacations require findings of Good Cause and no material injury.
Public comments can be emailed to email@example.com and will be forwarded to the Council as part of the public record.
The Utah Code defines road vacation as a legislative act and authorizes it in the Municipal Land Use, Development, and Management Act (MLUDMA). MLUDMA is the state law governing municipal land use. The vacation must be done by ordinance. MLUDMA requires “good cause” and no “material injury” in Utah Code Section 10-9a-609.5(4):
(4) The legislative body may adopt an ordinance granting a petition to vacate some or all of a public street or municipal utility easement if the legislative body finds that:
(a) good cause exists for the vacation; and
(b) neither the public interest nor any person will be materially injured by the vacation.
Good Cause is defined in Park City Land Management Code (LMC) Section 15-15-1 as:
Providing positive benefits and mitigating negative impacts, determined on a case by case basis to include such things as: providing public amenities and benefits, resolving existing issues and non-conformities, addressing issues related to density, promoting excellent and sustainable design, utilizing best planning and design practices, preserving the character of the neighborhood and of Park City and furthering the health, safety, and welfare of the Park City community.
Material Injury, under the case law, requires a showing that the individual has suffered special damages which are different in kind from damage to the public generally, and it usually requires a showing that a property’s access has been terminated. An individual alleging that accessing their property is less convenient has not shown material injury or harm that is different from the public generally.
The meeting will be available through the Park City Listen Live Webpage.
This meeting is a follow up to City Council's public hearings/work sessions held on March 15, 2022, March 16, 2023, June 1, 2023, and June 15, 2023.
If the Council grants DVDC’s Vacation Petition, the Planning Commission will resume its review of the MPD and CUP applications. If the Council denies DVDC’s Vacation Petition, the Applicant must eliminate the use of public ROW from the proposed development or appeal to District Court.
The Planning Commission conducted a work session on the project on December 19, 2022 and January 18, 2023, with a focus on the applicant's recently updated transportation, circulation, parking, and request for City Right-of-Way vacation plans.
Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Applications
On August 24, 2021 Deer Valley Resort (DVR) submitted the following applications to the Planning Department:
- An Amendment to the existing Deer Valley Resort Twelfth Amended and Restated Large Scale Master Planned Development Permit as part of the process of redeveloping the existing Snow Park Village Parking Lots and Base Area. The MPD application seeks to redevelop the base area in three phases and includes a request for a reduction from the LMC required number of Off-Street Parking stalls provided for the future Resort supporting Commercial and Residential Uses. The submittal includes a Transportation Analysis.
- A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application for Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the Snow Park Base Area and surface parking lots. Proposed Phase 1 includes the Overall Site Plan, a new 4-story parking structure partially built into the grade, and a new Transit and Mobility Hub. In addition to the parking structure, proposed Phase 1 includes redirecting skier traffic to Deer Valley Drive East and prioritizing transit on Deer Valley Drive West.
November 2022 Materials:
November 2022 Materials:
- Snow Park Transportation and Circulation Plan
- Transportation Analysis- Transit Priority Alternative
- Improvement Plan- Bus/Flex Lane Priority Option
- Transportation Analysis- Bike Lane Priority Alternative
- Improvement Plan- Bike Lane Priority Option
- Transportation Demand Management Plan
July 2022 Materials:
- Snow Park Village Transportation Study July 2022 Report
- Proposed Circulation July 2022 - Part 1
- Proposed Circulation July 2022 - Part 2
January 2022 Materials:
- Right-Of-Way Vacation Petition
- Snow Park Village Transportation Study 1/21/22 Report
- Snow Park Village Transportation Study 1/21/22 Report Appendix
Project Review Schedule
Below is a list of meeting dates for the project:
|Meeting Date||Agenda||Minutes||Applicant Presentation|
|June 15 2023||Agenda||Audio|
|June 1, 2023||Agenda||Audio||Applicant Presentation|
|March 16, 2023||Agenda||Minutes||Applicant Presentation|
|January 18, 2023||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 19, 2022||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 15, 2022
|February 9, 2022
|December 8, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 27, 2021
|September 22, 2021
|August 25, 2021
|July 28, 2021 -
The following documents govern the development of the Deer Valley Snow Park Base Area:
- 1977 Special Exception Permit, amended multiple times;
- Deer Valley Twelfth Amended and Restated Large Scale MPD Permit (MPD/DA) dated November 30, 2016. Currently in place;
- Park City’s Land Management Code (LMC) Chapter 15;
- Park City’s current Affordable Housing Resolution 25-2020;
- Park City’s 2014 General Plan including the Lower Deer Valley Neighborhood;
- Park City’s Adopted Transportation Plans, as prioritized by the Park City Vision 2020 and the five Strategic Pillars including Transportation Innovation.
Existing Condition/Adjacent Parcels Map