Southeast Quinn's Junction Annexation

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Last updated July 19, 2022

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Park City Municipal received a Certificate of Annexation from the Utah Lt. Governor, completing Park City’s long-contemplated annexation of the Southeast Quinn’s Junction area effective immediately.

The finalization of the annexation is one of the last remaining commitments within the Flagstaff Development Agreement – a 23-year-old negotiated agreement between the City and United Park City Mines that established land use entitlements and restrictions for hundreds of acres in Park City as well as within Summit and Wasatch Counties.

On October 8, 2021, Park City Municipal filed a Notice of Intent to annex approximately 1,200 acres of property in the Southeast Quinn's Junction area. The annexation petition includes the development-restricted Richardson Flat property and City-owned Clark Ranch. The proposed zoning is Recreation and Open Space. On October 28, 2021, in accordance with applicable state law, the Park City Recorder certified the annexation petition. The Public Notice of Certification can be viewed here. The certified Southeast Quinn’s Junction Annexation Petition is available here.

The agreed upon and long-planned annexation of the Richardson Flat property was first negotiated in the Flagstaff Development Agreement in 1999. The Flagstaff Development Agreement was the result of an unprecedented negotiation between the City and United Park City Mines that established clear and predictable land use entitlements and restrictions for hundreds of acres in Park City as well as within Summit and Wasatch Counties. The ability to annex the Richardson Flat property was painstakingly negotiated as part of that approval process.

A portion of the Richardson Flat property was found by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contain hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. According to the EPA, the former property owner, United Park City Mines, has conducted some cleanup activities that currently protect human health and the environment though excavation and capping. For the long term, additional actions include restrictions on future land and groundwater use and implementation of a final operations and maintenance plan. Annexation of this site into Park City municipal boundaries does not alter ownership of the property or any legal liability of the City or current, past, or future property owners.

On April 27, 2022, the Planning Commission conducted a work session on the proposed annexation. On May 25, 2022, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed annexation and unanimously forwarded a positive recommendation to the City Council. The City Council is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on the annexation petition on June 16, 2022 (the staff report and exhibits are available for review here).


Last updated July 19, 2022

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Park City Municipal received a Certificate of Annexation from the Utah Lt. Governor, completing Park City’s long-contemplated annexation of the Southeast Quinn’s Junction area effective immediately.

The finalization of the annexation is one of the last remaining commitments within the Flagstaff Development Agreement – a 23-year-old negotiated agreement between the City and United Park City Mines that established land use entitlements and restrictions for hundreds of acres in Park City as well as within Summit and Wasatch Counties.

On October 8, 2021, Park City Municipal filed a Notice of Intent to annex approximately 1,200 acres of property in the Southeast Quinn's Junction area. The annexation petition includes the development-restricted Richardson Flat property and City-owned Clark Ranch. The proposed zoning is Recreation and Open Space. On October 28, 2021, in accordance with applicable state law, the Park City Recorder certified the annexation petition. The Public Notice of Certification can be viewed here. The certified Southeast Quinn’s Junction Annexation Petition is available here.

The agreed upon and long-planned annexation of the Richardson Flat property was first negotiated in the Flagstaff Development Agreement in 1999. The Flagstaff Development Agreement was the result of an unprecedented negotiation between the City and United Park City Mines that established clear and predictable land use entitlements and restrictions for hundreds of acres in Park City as well as within Summit and Wasatch Counties. The ability to annex the Richardson Flat property was painstakingly negotiated as part of that approval process.

A portion of the Richardson Flat property was found by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contain hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. According to the EPA, the former property owner, United Park City Mines, has conducted some cleanup activities that currently protect human health and the environment though excavation and capping. For the long term, additional actions include restrictions on future land and groundwater use and implementation of a final operations and maintenance plan. Annexation of this site into Park City municipal boundaries does not alter ownership of the property or any legal liability of the City or current, past, or future property owners.

On April 27, 2022, the Planning Commission conducted a work session on the proposed annexation. On May 25, 2022, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed annexation and unanimously forwarded a positive recommendation to the City Council. The City Council is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on the annexation petition on June 16, 2022 (the staff report and exhibits are available for review here).


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