At Home in Park City with $15 Million in Improvements to Main Street

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Park City Main Streetby Joel Carson
President/Principal Broker
Utah Real Estate

As if we could improve on perfection, the Park City Council recently reviewed Phase 1 of the Historic Park City Improvement Plan! I’m thrilled to see this proactive approach and hope it will only make a really great place even better for those who call Park City home and for the thousands of visitors who flock here throughout the four seasons.

I first read about the plan in a March 7 issue of First Tracks!! an online ski magazine. The article titled, “Plans to Upgrade Park City’s Main Street Move Forward,” Says the 10-year plan to upgrade will require an investment of about $15 million over the next 10 years. The funding for this project will be sustained by a 0.5 tax increase on Park City resorts. The tax increase was passed last year.

The tourism industry’s microscope is pointed at Utah. We’ve got a good thing going here and it will behoove the state to take great care of its revenue-driving resources like Park City. More and more people are considering Park City home. Historic Main Street is a national, state and local treasure for sure. The ambiance there epitomizes our states ingenuity and thriving industry.

The plan approved by the Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA) and the Park City Council reportedly includes upgrades to sidewalks and curbs, the addition of public plazas and “improved connectivity from parking to Main Street.”

The colossal makeover will begin in April with improvements to the Egyptian Theatre, according to First Tracks!! The project will include improvements to the theatre walkthrough and will be led by MGB+A The Grassli Group. The firm is credited with many Utah projects including design and construction of City Creek Center, Cedar City’s Historic Downtown and the new student center at Southern Utah University. The Utah-based company’s familiarity with the state’s history and goals makes them a great fit for the project.

A March 8 story published in Salt Lake Magazine online titled, “Park City begins $15 million improvement plan,” says the first phase of the project will improve the east side of Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, where workers will install new granite sidewalks, curbs and new light posts.

As Wasatch Back ski resorts continue to improve, I expect to see an even higher demand for Park City real estate and Deer Valley homes. Interest rates are still great and we’ve got some great deals right now on condos, townhomes, luxury homes, resort homes and single-family units. Please browse our listings online at Call me at 801-673-3333 if I can help. You can also send an email to I just can’t wait to hear from you!



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