Clark Ranch Affordable Housing Development

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Project Background

In 2014, Park City purchased 344 acres of property known as Clark Ranch, located along US-40 in the Quinn’s Junction area in proximity to Park City Heights, Utah Film Studios, Park City Hospital, and the National Ability Center.

In 2016, the Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee (“COSAC”) recommended to City Council parameters and values of the proposed preservation of the Clark Ranch properties. The Committee unanimously recommended that up to 10 acres in the northwest corner of the parcel adjacent to Park City Heights be excluded from the proposed conservation easement for senior or affordable housing and/or essential services, such as a fire station. The Property was annexed into Park City in 2022.

The Clark Ranch land use feasibility study authorized by the City Council on February 16, 2023 is nearing completion. The Study evaluates future uses of the Clark Ranch property, including affordable housing or City services. The Study includes site analysis, evaluation of potential site density, and draft design concepts.

The City Council received an informational presentation on the Study on November 2, 2023 (Staff Report). To watch a video recording of the meeting, please go here.


Feasibility Study

Based on their technical analysis, the consultants developed a report outlining several factors that would dictate the type of development that could be accommodated, such as water pressure, sewer capacity, steep slopes, and site access.

The Study found that an affordable housing development between 90 and 275 units is possible on 12 limited acres. This option allows the remaining balance of the property to be permanently protected as open space through a conservation easement, as contemplated during the property acquisition process.

The Study identified three density scenarios that illustrate what a future housing development on the site would constitute. These scenarios are intended to provide a point of reference for evaluating the pros and cons of different development parameters and are not intended to represent final design concepts or exact development recommendations.

The Housing team will be returning to City Council on December 5th so they can consider the density scenarios outlined in the Study and assess how to prioritize Clark Ranch for open space conservation and future affordable housing development opportunities.

Project Background

In 2014, Park City purchased 344 acres of property known as Clark Ranch, located along US-40 in the Quinn’s Junction area in proximity to Park City Heights, Utah Film Studios, Park City Hospital, and the National Ability Center.

In 2016, the Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee (“COSAC”) recommended to City Council parameters and values of the proposed preservation of the Clark Ranch properties. The Committee unanimously recommended that up to 10 acres in the northwest corner of the parcel adjacent to Park City Heights be excluded from the proposed conservation easement for senior or affordable housing and/or essential services, such as a fire station. The Property was annexed into Park City in 2022.

The Clark Ranch land use feasibility study authorized by the City Council on February 16, 2023 is nearing completion. The Study evaluates future uses of the Clark Ranch property, including affordable housing or City services. The Study includes site analysis, evaluation of potential site density, and draft design concepts.

The City Council received an informational presentation on the Study on November 2, 2023 (Staff Report). To watch a video recording of the meeting, please go here.


Feasibility Study

Based on their technical analysis, the consultants developed a report outlining several factors that would dictate the type of development that could be accommodated, such as water pressure, sewer capacity, steep slopes, and site access.

The Study found that an affordable housing development between 90 and 275 units is possible on 12 limited acres. This option allows the remaining balance of the property to be permanently protected as open space through a conservation easement, as contemplated during the property acquisition process.

The Study identified three density scenarios that illustrate what a future housing development on the site would constitute. These scenarios are intended to provide a point of reference for evaluating the pros and cons of different development parameters and are not intended to represent final design concepts or exact development recommendations.

The Housing team will be returning to City Council on December 5th so they can consider the density scenarios outlined in the Study and assess how to prioritize Clark Ranch for open space conservation and future affordable housing development opportunities.

Questions?

Do you have questions about the Clark Ranch Feasibility Study? Ask them here! Or, to learn more about the project and provide input, contact the housing team: 435-615-5153 or browne.sebright@parkcity.org

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