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The Wasatch County Council voted last week to authorize public road easements on four roads that run through the 1350 acre Bonanza Flat open space which is now owned by Park City.  Residents of Brighton Estates are concerned they won’t have winter access once the City and Utah Open Lands establishes a Conservation Easement on the property.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Utah Open Lands

Wasatch County Council voted last week to authorize 100 foot easements for several county roads through Bonanza Flat.  The property is owned by Park City which is in the process of establishing a Conservation Easement under the coordination of Utah Open Lands.  The property was purchased as open space last year in a high profile acquisition that involved multiple contributors and a 25 million dollar voter approved bond.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

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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 Utah legislature recently defunded the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund, which has helped preserve open space in the state for 20 years. Wendy Fisher, executive director of Utah Open Lands, is not quite sure why this happened. Rick Brough has more on this:

Local News Hour - March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
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On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Director Michael Barille, who has an update from the Historic Park City Alliance City Alliance. Director Kendra Wyckoff, Capital Campaign Manager Liza Springmeyer  from the Peace House and Karen Marriott, chair of the Thrive Campaign talk about the grant from the state  legislature and the final push for fundraising for the new facility and Utah Open Lands Ex. Director Wendy Fisher has an update on open space issues, including the Snow Ranch Pastures and Bonanza Flat.

Saving Open Space Is Years In The Making

Aug 25, 2017
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The Park City Rotary Club just granted Professional Citizen of the Year Award to two Land Conservation Directors who were instrumental in the successful Bonanza Flat Open Space acquisition. It’s taken a couple of decades of focus and commitment.  Carolyn Murray has more:

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:

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Now that Park City owns Bonanza Flat - it's also responsible for it - and the Park City Council on Thursday got its first look at what that means. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Members of the Park City Council were in high spirits as they met Thursday, which was the deadline for the city to close on the purchase of Bonanza Flat. The Council approved three important agreements to help seal the deal -- and heard the news that they received one more grant to take them to the finish line. Rick Brough 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.

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