Town & County

Basin planning commission approves permanent home for High Valley Transit

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — On Tuesday evening the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission unanimously approved a permanent facility for High Valley Transit along Frontage Road, near Home Depot and US 40.

The transit service, which was created last year, is currently operating out of a temporary location at the Ecker Hill Park and Ride lot. Developing a permanent location has been a high priority for Summit County.

Salt Lake City-based GSBS Architects, on behalf of High Valley and the county, has proposed the idea of building up to nine employee housing units at the facility. While the floor plan has been designed to accommodate the units, it is contingent on funding.

The development also includes a maintenance shop, enclosed and covered bus parking, an administrative and operations building, and a fueling area.

The Board of the High Valley Transit District is considering an $18 million bond at their meeting on Thursday. Caroline Rodriquez, who is the executive director of the board, said they are bonding against sales tax revenues to build the campus, which will cost roughly $22 million.

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