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Staff told the Park City Planning Commissioners last week that they will be proposing some changes to the Land Management Code in the first quarter of 2017.  Planning Director Bruce Erickson said the areas of change that will be affected are affordable housing, transportation and energy.

A 15-year-old defendant facing drug charges related to the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High students had a court date scheduled last Friday. That date is now delayed for nearly two more months. Rick Brough has more:

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The Park City Planning Commission had a full plate at Wednesday’s meeting including the Bonanza Park project. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

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The Park City Council met Thursday and discussed how to improve mental health services and plans for a new 61-unit affordable housing project. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

Leslie Thatcher

Even though they have two more official meetings, Summit County Council Members and Tal Adair were honored for their service at a luncheon Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was there for the farewell.

Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin says she's extremely frustrated that the Woodward Gorgoza project didn't get approval Wednesday on a building height exception. Instead, it got a continuance from the Council. McMullin says the county may be missing out on a great opportunity if it doesn't help out the proposed action-sports training facility. Rick Brough has more:

Park City Heights

The development of Park City Heights – which includes 79  affordable housing units -  has stalled over the years. And even with a dozen homes completed this summer, no one has closed on a unit as the developer,  Ivory Homes, and Park City hammer out an agreement as tohow much those units should sell for. Now, waiting families fear they could end up homeless. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

The Park City Day School is hosting a High School Information Fair next week. It’s open to everyone in the community who wants to evaluate their options before transitioning out of 8th grade and into high school. Carolyn Murray has more:

Area High School Graduation Numbers Stall

Dec 1, 2016

Summit and Wasatch County high schools have been graduating more and more students each year. But according to a new report from the Utah Office of Education, the Park City and Wasatch County school districts aren't seeing those upward increases for this year. KPCW's Carolyn Murray has more.

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The Summit County Council hosted a hearing on Wednesday regarding Woodward Gorgoza's request for a height exception on a building in their planned Recreation Park. The reaction from the public was mixed. Rick Brough has more:

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