Economic Development

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The Economic Development Department Team oversees planning and implementation in a diverse range of areas to ensure the City's economic health. Work activities include management and delivery of capital projects, management of special events, and act as primary liaisons to a number of professional business organizations. The Economic Development Team works jointly with the Sustainability Team and the Community Development Department to align efforts with the general and neighborhood plans, the City Council Priorities, and Community Vision.

As part of the Economic Development Team, the Special Event Department oversees Special Event permits, filming, facilities, and the City’s public art program.

Economic Development Team

Jonathan Weidenhamer
Economic Development Manager
(435)  640-3723

Special Events & Economic Development Program 
Jenny Diersen
Special Events & Economic Development Program Manager 
(435) 640-5063 – cell/text 

Chris Phinney
Special Events Facilities and Filming Coordinator
(435) 602-3539 

Supporting the Park City community with permitting, planning, and executing special events. City facility rental, contract supervision and Film Permitting.

Matthew A. Twombly
Senior Project Manager
(435) 615-5177

Under the direction of the Economic Development Manager the Senior Project Manager plans, develops, organizes and manages a wide variety of capital projects including; new buildings, building remodels, street improvements, parking lots, sidewalks, parks, recreation fields, utilities, trails, pathways, Old Town stairways, and other improvements.  Manages the procurement, contracts, schedule, budget, and provides recommendations to City Council for authorization to construct these various facilities. Involved in the long range Capital Improvement Program (CIP) planning and budget.
Dave Gustafson
Project Manager
(435) 615-5203
I am the owners representative for Park City Capital Projects.  I work with any Park City department that requires construction/project management experience, so that they do not have to contract with  outside consultants.

The most recent Economic Development Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

High priority projects include:

  • Market Assessment & Bonanza Park Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan - A retail market analysis and year round economic generator studies have been completed for each of our existing commercial districts to identify trends and market niches that are unrealized in the local resort economy. As part of the city updates to the General Plan a specific Neighborhood Plan has been completed for the Bonanza Park District.
  • Redevelopment Initiatives - The City’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is a political entity of the City whose power is limited to either economic development or affordable housing projects. Park City has 2 RDA’s: Main Street RDA and Lower Park Avenue (LPA) RDA (learn more).
  • Events – Continued population of the City’s event calendar that complements our winter season and aims to support a four season economy (learn more).
  • High Altitude Destination Training Center– City Council has directed staff to articulate the vision, possible components, financial and operational models and role for this concept.

Historic Park City Proposed Enhancement Plan
The Economic Development component of the Sustainability Department is considering ways to enhance the pedestrian experience and encourage residents and visitors to linger, circulate and explore throughout the Historic Park City District.  View proposed improvements

    Capital Projects 
    Members of the Economic Development Team provide project management and coordination services for all aspects and phases of capital projects originating out of a variety of City departments. Past projects have included: the MARC (tennis and fitness facility), Snow Creek Cottages affordable housing; complete renovation and seismic retrofitting of Historic City Hall; and construction of new facilities such as the Public Safety building and the Ice Arena and Sports Complex. More detail on a sampling of projects can be found below:

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