Park City Residents Love Where We Live!
Park City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $48 million ballot measure that will fund most of the cost of the acquisition of the Treasure land in a conservation deal, ending more than three decades of uncertainty about the acreage in what was simultaneously one of the most significant moments in the annals of the community's development disputes as well as in the years of open space efforts. Yes, we love where we live!
It was a resounding approval after a campaign that was far more contentious than any of City Hall's previous open space ballot measures. The $48 million represents the bulk of the funds needed for the $64 million acquisition of Treasure, which is located on a hillside overlooking Old Town along the route of the Town Lift. City Hall will use other municipal monies from a variety of sources for the remainder. "Treasure Hill, certainly something that has been a 32-year odyssey that's caused a lot of strain. It's been divisive in this community, and it's really nice to put it past us," Mayor Andy Beerman said in brief remarks at a City Council meeting on Thursday.
"It leaves Old Town intact. … It makes it a livable place for generations to come," Van Hecke said.