With the economy finally rebounding, development is once again picking up in and around Park City. A few especially notable projects include:
Lifts and Pillows
According to General Manager Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort is working on a master plan calling for four to six new lifts, hotels, and “thousands of additional acres of north-facing ski terrain” just south of the existing Mayflower lift into Wasatch County. And Stein Eriksen Lodge announced plans for a 54-unit, mountain-modern, luxury residence off of DVR’s Last Chance ski run.
Wet Your Whistle
Plans to redevelop the Bonanza Park district in Park City are on track with the unveiling of The Boneyard Saloon at The Yard. At a site already home to the ever-popular Blind Dog restaurant and The Yard Event Center, this new watering hole features a heated rooftop dining and social area, extensive beer and wine lists, live music on the weekends, and a menu of American cuisine.
Old Town Spit and Shine
Late last spring, construction began on Park City Municipal and the Historic Park City Alliance’s $14 million Historic Main Street Improvement Plan. The project’s focus is to make Main Street more pedestrian-friendly and improve access to parking and public transit. Specifics include renovation of the Bear Pass Walk-Through between Main Street and Swede Alley and repaving of both the Terigo Plaza Walkway and Seventh Street between Park Avenue and the Summit Watch to encourage pedestrian flow. Main Street’s last upgrades occurred in the early 1990s. The current project is being funded by the 0.5 percent tax increase on the Park City ski resorts approved in 2012.