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By Jane Gendron December 8, 2018 Published in the Winter/Spring 2018-19 issue of Park City Magazine

No backhoes on the horizon for the arts and culture district yet, but the Kimball Arts Center has locked in architect Bjarke Ingels Group—yes, the same firm hired for the 2011 Old Town redesign project that stumbled into historical building–code contention and led to the art center’s relocation.



The resort consolidation trend continues in Utah as Solitude Mountain Resort is now, like Deer Valley Resort, part of the Ikon family, while neighbor Brighton Resort is also offering a handful of days to Ikon passholders—all further reducing the geographic restraints on access to powder.



Note the absence of tubing at Park City’s I-80 entry corridor this season, where what was formerly Gorgoza Park is morphing into Woodward Park City, a sports campus slated to open in 2019–20 with BMX, biking, cheer, lift-serviced skiing and snowboarding, terrain and skate parks, and—fear not—tubing.



In a quest to help all Parkites feel “safe, welcome, and valued,” while providing equal access to resources, the city chose nonprofit Park City Community Foundation as the town’s “social equity community convener” to listen to underrepresented voices, identify gaps in services, and develop a strategic plan.



Open space proponents heaved a sigh of relief when Park City residents voted in November to pass a $48 million bond dedicated to preserving more than 100 acres of forest and hiking trails above Old Town to stave off the grandfathered (and controversial) Treasure Hill development.



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