PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Government invites the public to the second of three community meetings for the Bonanza Park Small Area Plan and the 5-Acre Site Feasibility Study on Wednesday, October 18 at the Park City Library’s Jim Santy Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will include sharing the results of the community engagement process, draft land use concepts for the Small Area Plan, and draft design alternatives for the 5-Acre Site.
This meeting is part of a larger study taken on by the city to define the future development character and opportunities for a City-owned 5-acre site within Bonanza Park. Highlights to be presented from the Small Area Plan and the 5-Acre Site Feasibility:
Small Area Plan Key Findings
- Moving through the study area should be safer and more intuitive. Transportation improvements should focus on wide streets and unsafe intersections.
- The Study Area lacks walkable and bikeable connections. Improving connectivity to the rail trail and addressing sidewalk gaps are a priority.
- Bonanza Park is the right place for density and building height. As the area redevelops, mixed use buildings should embrace walkable streets.
- Bonanza Park needs more affordable and workforce housing. For there to be a critical mass, there needs to be a strong resident base in the area.
Feasibility Study Key Findings
- Affordable Housing should be a focus.The site has the opportunity to help reach citywide affordable housing goals, and help house residents who would otherwise be priced out of the community.
- Programming and activation will help make this a community gathering space. The site should be welcoming to Parkites of all backgrounds through festivals, events, and pop-up engagements.
- Parkites are ready for action and to see the site being redeveloped. The community is asking for this site’s potential to be finally realized and leveraged to help the community.
A Bonanza Park Neighbourhood Tour will proceed the meeting and interested parties can meet at 1:30 p.m. at the City’s five-acre site at the intersection of Kearns and Bonanza to explore the neighborhood and hear about projects planned for the area. The tour will last roughly two hours.
Comments from the July 19 community meeting: