The Sweeney Properties Master Plan (SPMP) was approved by the Planning Commission on December 18, 1985. The City Council called up the project for review. On October 16, 1986, the City Council approved the SPMP with amendments to the maximum allowed building heights in Hillside Properties known as the Town Lift Mid-Station and the Creole Gulch sites.
Under the SPMP, each development site is required to attain the approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the Planning Commission. On January 13, 2004, the applicant submitted a CUP application for the Creole Gulch and Mid-station sites. The CUP was reviewed by the Planning Commission from April 14, 2004 until April 26, 2006 in a series of twenty-three (23) separate meetings.
During the April 26, 2006 Planning Commission meeting, staff outlined additional application requirements which were required to be submitted by the applicant as part of the revised plans in order to continue the full analysis of the proposed development. A complete set of revised plans were received by staff by October 1, 2008. Staff requested additional details, and also requested a description of the affordable housing plan. These additional materials were received by staff on December 18, 2008.
The CUP was reviewed by the Planning Commission from January 7, 2009 until February 10, 2010 in a series of eleven (11) separate meetings, including a meeting with the Park City Housing Authority. Some sheets were revised in January 2009 and others were updated in March 2009.
The City Council decided to proactively engage the applicant to explore additional alternatives and negotiate as a buyer in 2010. The negotiations, which included several public updates, surveys, and an open house, concluded in 2014 without a solution. Since then, the applicant has been meeting with the Planning staff to review and work on its 2009 application. On April 8, 2016, the Applicant submitted a letter requesting that their CUP be placed back on the agenda for the Planning Commission’s consideration.
Public Input Options
Input from the public is important in the consideration of any Conditional Use application. Conditional Uses are "administrative” not "discretionary" and the Planning Commission may only consider factual evidence with respect to applicable criteria and conditions – and only at the public hearing(s)- not on the street, at the post office or grocery store. Whether you support, oppose or are neutral with respect to the project, the most helpful input starts with “The project complies/does not comply with Land Management Code Criteria because…”.
The Planning staff will prepare a report prior to each meeting. The report will focus on the criteria to be reviewed by the Planning Commission at the next meeting. Reading the staff report is the simplest way to be introduced to the project and the issues to be discussed for each of the Conditional Use Criteria. The report will be prepared and available for the public on the City website at least three business days before each meeting. TLinks on this website will take to you to the staff reports, as well as applicable background documents and Codes .
There are four methods for getting your input to the Planning Commissions. All public comments are forwarded to the Planning Commission for its review and kept on file at the Planning Office. Planning staff will not respond directly to the public comments, but may choose to address substantive review issues in subsequent staff reports. Anonymous comments will not be forwarded to the Planning Commission. Here are ways to provide your comments to the Planning Commission:
- Attend the Planning Commission meeting and give your comments in the public hearing portion of the meeting;
- Prepare your comments in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Stop by the Planning office and fill out a Comment Card;
- Prepare a letter and mail or deliver to the Planning Office. Mailing address: PO Box 1480, Park City UT, 84060