SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — At the Summit County Council meeting on Wednesday, Dakota Pacific, the Salt Lake City-based real estate firm behind the proposed development that would bring 1,100 homes to Kimball Junction, requested to pause the current application in front of the council.
“My request to the council at this time is to press pause on the application and to engage in further discussion, in a manner that you deem appropriate, in hopes of modifying the plan and presenting the revised proposal for council consideration,” Dakota Pacific CEO Marc Stanworth said.
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“We want to make sure whatever we get on the table is something that we can execute upon. We don’t want this to happen again.”
While Stanworth wouldn’t commit to a timeline, he said they “don’t want this thing dragging out another year.”
“I’m very happy that you’ve listened to the community and are thinking about some changes that can be palatable,” Summit County Council Chair Glenn Wright said.
“Our team was very gratified and we can’t thank the community enough for their support. Without their participation, this project would have been approved weeks ago,” Friends of Summit County for Responsible Development, which started a wave of opposition against the project, told TownLift in response to Wednesday’s call for a pause. “We know something better is possible at this location that has real, substantial community benefit and that sets a new standard for projects in the greater Park City area, and even the mountain west. The next phase will be for us to start working closely with the Dakota Pacific team and the community to reimagine a project that the community loves and that is financially viable for Dakota Pacific. We’re confident this is possible and are eager to get started.”