Brighton Estates

Wasatch County is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and there are management challenges of providing services like fire protection, water and sewer. The county council dissolved the Brighton Estates Special Services District in 2017 and that action has resulted in the homeowners association challenging the county’s decision in court. Carolyn Murray has this:

Brighton Estates is a Wasatch County subdivision adjacent to the 1,350-acre Bonanza Flat open space recently purchased by Park City. The Wasatch County Fire District has concerns about its ability to deliver fire and emergency services to the neighborhood given how remote it is and how primitive the roads are. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Brighton Estates Homeowners Association is suing Wasatch County and the County Council for dissolving the Special Services District last year. The district was originally established in 2013 at the county’s request as a way to pay for the needed infrastructure upgrades in Brighton Estates. The property owners group believes the council’s action was illegal and only inhibits future development of the area. Carolyn Murray has this:

Utah Open Lands

The Wasatch County subdivision, Brighton Estates, adjacent to Bonanza Flats, has many hurdles to cross if a property owner wants to build.  Fire access and water availability are two big obstacles to successfully pulling a building permit.   Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Planning Commission meets Wednesday with just a few items on their agenda. One item that is scheduled to be continued is the Twisted Branch Road subdivision plat - a road that could eventually provide public access to Bonanza Flat and Brighton Estates year round. Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Conserving Bonanza Flat Begins

Jul 26, 2017
Utah Open Lands Bonanza Flat

The 1350-acre open space Bonanza Flat was purchased on June 15th by Park City and now a six-month planning process begins.  Carolyn Murray has this update:

A member of the Wasatch County Council is asking his colleagues to consider a contribution to save Bonanza Flat – the nearly 14-hundred acres that are in Wasatch County and Park City is hoping to purchase.  In a tweet on April 7, Wasatch County Council member Danny Goode gave his followers a heads up that the request would be on the agenda for April 12th. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

As Park City scrambles to come up with $13 million to close on the sale of Bonanza Flat, questions of why the price tag is so high - and will the property continue to be used as it is today - are starting to percolate. Leslie Thatcher has more.