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Bonanza Park Small Area Plan seeks adoption by City Council

'We are excited to present this plan and request its adoption to begin the important work ahead, The community has told us they want a mixed-use neighborhood for locals, and this plan reflects those goals.' - Rebecca Ward, planning director

PARK CITY, Utah — A public hearing on the Bonanza Park Small Area Plan will take place on July 11 ahead of a possible City Council decision.

This potential action would mark a significant step toward the redevelopment of one of the city’s central neighborhoods. The plan, which was recommended by the Planning Commission, seeks to guide the future growth and transformation of Bonanza Park, emphasizing mixed-use development, enhanced connectivity, and community engagement.

The Bonanza Park area, once the city’s northern entry corridor, has evolved from its agricultural and industrial roots into a bustling mixed-use core. The new plan aims to address the challenges posed by the unique street network developed along former rail lines and capitalize on redevelopment opportunities.

“The Bonanza Park Small Area Plan is a comprehensive document that opens the door for staff, the Planning Commission, and consultants to implement the plan through code amendments,” said Rebecca Ward, planning director. “It provides a roadmap for the impending redevelopment of the city’s geographic core in the coming years.”

The plan’s key components include creating a safe and intuitive neighborhood for pedestrians and cyclists, integrating affordable and market-rate housing, and interweaving cultural elements and local businesses. The plan also emphasizes green spaces for community gatherings.

“We are excited to present this plan and request its adoption to begin the important work ahead,” Ward added. “The community has told us they want a mixed-use neighborhood for locals, and this plan reflects those goals.”

The plan’s adoption comes after extensive community engagement, including multiple public hearings, surveys, and community meetings. Mayor Nann Worel highlighted the collaborative effort involved in crafting the plan, stating, “This plan represents the input and vision of a broad spectrum of residents, advocates, employers, and stakeholders who participated throughout the process.”

If the plan is adopted, the next steps involve working through the details of code amendments to make the high-level community goals a reality. The Planning Department plans to present draft amendments for consideration by the end of the year.

“This is just the beginning,” Ward noted. “We hope to continue engaging the community through the code amendment process and work towards implementing the vision for Bonanza Park.”

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall or via Zoom.

For more information on the Bonanza Park Small Area Plan, visit bonanzapark.com.

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