Deer Valley Snow Park Village Redevelopment

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On December 14, 2023, the City Council voted to approve Ordinance 2023-56 vacating portions of the Deer Valley Drive right-of-way at the Snow Park base, and to form a public-private partnership with Deer Valley Resort. The framework of the partnership is articulated in a Letter of Intent. See also Frequently Asked Questions about the partnership. FAQ 1 & FAQ 2. The project will return to the Planning Commission for review.

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. 

If the Council grants Deer Valley Development Company Inc.’s Vacation Petition, the Planning Commission will resume its review of the Master Planned Development and Conditional Use Permit applications. If the Council denies Deer Valley Development Company Inc.’s Vacation Petition, the Applicant must eliminate the use of public right-of-way from the proposed development or appeal to District Court. 

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Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Applications

On August 24, 2021 Deer Valley Resort submitted the following applications to the Planning Department:

  • Conditional Use Permit 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.

Project Review Schedule 

Below is a list of City Council meeting dates for the project:

Meeting Dates

Agenda

Minutes

Presentations

 December 14, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

 Agenda  Audio Mayor's Partnership Presentation

December 5, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

 Agenda  Audio Mayor's Partnership Presentation

November 30, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

Agenda  Audio None

 November 16, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

 Agenda  Minutes  None

 November 2, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

 Agenda  Minutes  None

 October 26, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

Agenda  Minutes  None

September 28, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

Agenda

 Minutes

 None

August 29, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

Agenda

Minutes

 None

July 6, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

Agenda

Minutes

 None

June 15, 2023

City Council Public Input

Agenda

Minutes

Applicant Presentation

WCG Presentation

Staff Presentation

June 1, 2023

City Council Work Session

Agenda

Minutes

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

March 16, 2023

City Council Public Hearing

Agenda

Minutes

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

 March 15, 2022

Joint City Council and Planning Commission Public Input

 Agenda  Minutes Staff Presentation

Below is a list of Planning Commission meeting dates for the project:

January 18, 2023

Planning Commission Public Hearing

Agenda

Minutes

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

December 19, 2022

Planning Commission Work Session and Public Input

Agenda

Minutes


Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

March 15, 2022

Joint City Council and Planning Commission Public Input

Agenda

Minutes

Staff Presentation

February 9, 2022

Planning Commission Work Session and Public Input

Agenda

Minutes

Staff Presentation

December 8, 2021

Planning Commission Site Visit and Work Session

Agenda

Minutes

Site Visit

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

 October 27, 2021

Planning Commission Work Session

Agenda

Minutes

Staff Presentation

WCG Presentation

September 22, 2021

Planning Commission Work Session and Public Input

Agenda

Minutes

Applicant Presentation

August 25, 2021

Planning Commission Work Session and Public Input

Agenda

Minutes

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

July 28, 2021 Planning Commission Work Session and Applicant Introduction

Agenda

Minutes

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

 

Submitted Materials

April 2023 Materials:

November 2022 Materials:

July 2022 Materials: 

January 2022 Materials:

Governing Documents

The following documents govern the development of the Deer Valley Snow Park Base Area:

  1. 1977 Special Exception Permit, amended multiple times;
  2. Deer Valley Twelfth Amended and Restated Large Scale MPD Permit (MPD/DA) dated November 30, 2016. Currently in place;
  3. Park City’s Land Management Code (LMC) Chapter 15;
  4. Park City’s current Affordable Housing Resolution 25-2020;
  5. Park City’s 2014 General Plan including the Lower Deer Valley Neighborhood;
  6. 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