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ENGAGE: Share your thoughts on the proposed Dakota Pacific development at Kimball Junction

We want to hear from you- share your opinion on Dakota Pacific's proposed development at Kimball Junction

Background 

An initial development application for the Summit Research Park, also known as the Park City Tech Center, was originally approved in 2008. The proposed project would sit west of SR 224 and the Kimball Transit Center near the Skullcandy building, and was approximately 1.3 million square feet in density.

The land was then purchased by Salt Lake City-based Dakota Pacific Real Estate (DPRE). In August 2019, DPRE submitted an application to Summit County to amend the initial development agreement to allow for a mix of residential units, as well as retail, office and commercial space. Since then, the application has been the subject of many Summit County Council and Summit County Planning Commission meetings.

The controversy

A state bill that would have allowed DPRE to move forward with the project without Summit County approval passed during the 2023 General Legislative Session. In response, Summit County filed a lawsuit against DPRE in March 2023. In June, Third District Judge Richard Mrazik ruled that the bill ultimately did not apply to DPRE. Both Summit County and DPRE agreed in December to temporarily stay legal proceedings and engage in public negotiations outside of the courtroom. The stay is set to end on June 8.

The project has received a lot of public criticism. A petition on Change.org entitled “Say NO to Dakota Pacific (Again) and Fix Traffic Before Considering Adding More Density,” had 125 signatures at the time of publication.

Plan C

The Summit County Council is currently considering DPRE’s third iteration of its Park City Tech Center development application entitled “Plan C.”

  • Plan C total number of residential units: 727 for 979,000 square feet of residential space (reduced by 373 units or 265,000 square feet from Plan B).
  • Plan C total square-feet of commercial space: 341,000 (reduced by 45,000 from Plan B).
  • Plan C total estimated density: 1,320,000 square feet (reduced by 430,000 square feet from Plan B).

The timeline

Three more meetings and a public hearing remain before the Summit County Council is set to make a final decision on the project on Feb. 20.

  • Feb. 8, 3-4:30 p.m.: special meeting at the Sheldon Richins Building
  • Feb. 13, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: special meeting in Council Chambers
  • Feb. 15, 3:30-5 p.m. special meeting at Ecker Hill Middle School (POSTPONED)
  • Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m.: public hearing at Ecker Hill Middle School
  • Feb. 20, 6 p.m.: special meeting, final decision at the Sheldon Richins Building

Share your thoughts on DPRE’s development application using the survey below. 

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