Hello, Kimball Junction!

Here’s the latest on Dakota Pacific’s Kimball Junction mixed-use project:

On to the County Council!
With review of our proposal by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission ending in September, the process has now moved to the Summit County Council for evaluation and a final decision.

We expect to make several presentations to the Summit County Council between the beginning of October and the end of 2020.

Please visit our website regularly to stay up to date on our progress as we work with the County Council. Information is also available at the Summit County Planning website.

Thank you for your continued interest and support!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Your feedback is needed to help guide the transformation of Kimball Junction into a thriving neighborhood that addresses critical issues like traffic congestion, pedestrian and bicycle safety, sustainability, open space, and lack of housing options.

Designed from the ground up to meet goals of community master plans, our proposal for the west side of Kimball Junction will turn the dormant Tech Center office park into a real neighborhood by reducing the amount of approved office space and adding housing, shops, restaurants, and community amenities.

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WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?

Creating a Community that Inspires & Instills Pride in Us All

Salt Lake City-based Dakota Pacific Real Estate purchased the Park City Tech Center site in 2018 and is asking Summit County to approve changes to the previous owner’s approved but unsuccessful plan. Changes sought include significantly reducing the amount of planned office space, reserving more land for open space, and increasing the number of housing units, 25% of which will be reserved for local residents or employees who earn less than the average median income.

The proposed mixed-use neighborhood is designed to meet today’s market conditions and community needs. Along with 1,100 new housing units, plans including smaller amounts of office, retail and hospitality uses, set within a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly landscape connected to local trails and surrounding open space.

Dakota Pacific’s application to revise the site’s development agreement was reviewed by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission in a year-long series of work sessions and public hearings that ended in September. After revising our plans to incorporate suggestions from the Planning Commission and members of the public, our updated application is now being considered by the Summit County Council.

Council Members are expected to hold several work sessions and a public hearing before making a decision on the plan by late 2020 or early 2021.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Since acquiring the former Park City Tech Center site in 2018, Dakota Pacific Real Estate has been designing a project that meets community needs and aligns with the Kimball Junction Neighborhood Master Plan and Summit County’s strategic priorities.

Visit the Summit Research Park Redevelopment page at Summit County Planning for staff reports, minutes & presentations.

KEY FEATURES OF THE PROJECT INCLUDE:

Attainable Housing

  • Variety of housing including low, moderate, attainable, market and for-sale units
  • Includes apartments, townhomes and condos
  • Sizes include studio, 1 BR, 2 BR and 3BR units
  • Onsite amenities for all residents
  • Onsite management of housing and amenities
  • Ongoing affordability – 306 deed-restricted units
  • Phased construction and delivery
  • 1,100 total residential units, including:
    • 1,020 total rental units
      • 306 for-rent workforce/attainable units
        • 256 between 30% and 80% of AMI
        • 50 between 100% and 120% of AMI
      • 714 market-rate rental housing units
    • 80 for-sale condominiums (no short-term rentals allowed)

Achieving Community Housing Goals

Summit County’s Strategic Effects

“The County will facilitate efforts to significantly decrease the deficit in workforce/affordable housing…”

Snyderville Basin General Plan

“…a variety of housing, including low and moderate…”

“… balance of types of housing, styles of housing, ownership category, unit sizes, and a range of affordability.”

Kimball Junction Neighborhood Master Plan

“…develop housing in the current Tech Center.”

“…medium to high density residential uses”

“…create pockets of additional workforce housing”

Convenient Connections

  • Multimodal design from the ground up to reduce vehicle trips
  • Pedestrian/bike trails throughout site link to local trail network and open space
  • Quick access to Kimball Junction Transit Center from 1,100 housing units
  • Well-lit, tree-lined pedestrian-friendly streets
  • Mix of uses minimizes peak hour traffic, resulting in 40% reduction over approved 2008 plan
  • Mostly off-street, underground parking and limited surface parking helps improve pedestrian/bike safety
  • Allows people who work in the area to live in the area, rather than commuting from the Salt Lake Valley and elsewhere
  • Complements potential future transportation investments at I-80 interchange, SR-224 and an expanded Kimball Junction Transit Center

Achieving Community Transportation Goals

Summit County’s Strategic Effects

“… plan for and make improvements to our transportation system to reduce traffic congestion.”

Snyderville Basin General Plan

“Provide for interconnectivity for all modes …”

“Encourage the creation of highly livable neighborhoods … that are connected by open spaces and multimodal transportation systems.”

“Create a multimodal transportation network to support desired development patterns.”

Kimball Junction Neighborhood Master Plan

“…improve the flow of regional through traffic”

“… bettering the overall neighborhood connectivity and walkability.”

Sustainable Design

  • Comprehensive approach to social, environmental, and economic sustainability
  • Careful grouping of buildings allows for 55% more open space than 2008 plan
  • Housing choices for individuals and families of varying income levels
  • Energy-efficient buildings & electric vehicle infrastructure
  • Waterwise landscaping

Achieving Community Sustainability Goals

Summit County’s Strategic Effects

“… implement plans and policies to secure, preserve and protect our water, land and air quality for the present and future.”

Snyderville Basin General Plan

“All neighborhood development should focus on sustainable patterns of development.”

“Support programs that … minimize environmental impacts.”

Kimball Junction Neighborhood Master Plan

“Promote the vitality of Kimball Junction’s main commercial spaces and protect the natural areas.”

“Support development which facilitates the use of a variety of sustainable modes of transportation.”

Authentic Atmosphere

  • Promotes a vibrant live, work, eat, play, stay community
  • Dedicated open space honors the natural surroundings
  • Mix of building types and materials adds visual interest
  • Outdoor plaza and green spaces offer recreation opportunities and gathering places for residents, employees, and visitors
  • Parking is mostly underground or screened from view; enhances aesthetics and improves safety for pedestrians and cyclists within the confines of a development project approved in 2008
  • Mixed-use area with density consolidated within the confines of a previously approved commercial development

Achieving Community Mixed-Use Goals

Snyderville Basin General Plan

“Encourage the creation of highly-livable neighborhoods and mixed-use areas…”

“New residential developments should be compact, connected, and incorporated whenever possible into mixed use/transit friendly areas.”

Kimball Junction Neighborhood Master Plan

“Mixed-use neighborhoods where residential, retail, service, and civic uses are connected…”

“Audit and re-evaluate existing Development Agreements [to] increase mixed-use, workforce and attainable housing, multi-modal connectivity, and parking mitigation.”

PROJECT EVOLUTION AND TIMELINE

Today’s development proposal includes more housing choices, less office space, and more open space.

Timeline