Utahopia Real Estate Blog

Mayflower Mountain & Extell Update

By utahopia
Jul 17, 2019

We have mentioned that a lot of changes are coming to the Mayflower side of Deer Valley - check out our earlier post on the initial plan and the goal to for this side of the mountain to be its own new resort community: http://utahopia.com/blog/mayflower-mountain-resort

Over the next few years this area will be transformed commercial space, public gathering areas, recreation facilities, expanded ski areas, and three hotels making the area a world-class destination for year-round recreation.  In 2007, this area of Mayflower and parts of the Jordanelle area received designation for further recreational and commercial development. Since then the MIDA (Military Installation Development Authority) group and Extell have come together to present a plan that will transform the area. According to Hontz, Extell owns about 5,100 acres but plans to keep a vast majority of that land open for trails, and about 1,200 acres of additional skiing. One of the largest portions of the of the project will be a conference style hotel that will feature 400 rooms with a total footprint of 600,000 square feet. Construction began earlier this summer with clearing of trees for the future ski beach with the ultimate goal being a walkable community. All areas of the village concept will be within a radius of a quarter mile.

Here is the latest slide presentation from the Wasatch Back Economic Summit where Extell informed us of the current operations going on:



Below is a little more on MIDA and how this partnership came about:

What is MIDA? – MIDA is an authority created by the Utah Legislature in 2007 to facilitate the development of military land in Utah. It serves a dual role of helping strengthen the military presence in Utah while stimulating the State’s economy. Specifically, MIDA was created to act as an independent, nonprofit, separate body corporate and politic, with perpetual succession and statewide jurisdiction, whose purpose is to facilitate the development of military land in a project area; exercise exclusive police power within a project area (unless delegated), including the collection of regulatory fees; receive tax increment and other taxes and fees; and issue bonds to finance the undertaking of any development objectives of the authority. MWF and MWR - The purpose of the proposed Military Recreation Facility (“MRF”) Project Area (“Project Area”) is to provide the military with a “Morale, Welfare and Recreation” facility or hotel (similar to other facilities they have around the world) in a ski resort setting. To have a quality military recreation facility, the desire is to locate the hotel in a larger master-planned development that provides a four-season recreational opportunity, including skiing, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and golfing. The surrounding development would include villages with other hotels, restaurants, night clubs, spas, and other commercial amenities. This necessitates the inclusion of non-military land in the Project Area. – By an act of Congress, the Air Force was granted a parcel of property in Summit County (“Red Maple Parcel”) on which it could build the MRF or traded it to another location. Wasatch County granted its irrevocable consent to create the Project Area on February 16, 2011 which included at the time 2,600 acres.

Celebrate July 4th in Park City

By utahopia
Jul 03, 2019

It all starts tonight at the Canyons Village with live music and fireworks.  Here's the full schedule so you can start your 4th celebration tonight and carry on until the Park City fireworks at dusk on the 4th.


5:00 pm Complimentary Village Activities:  Canyons Village Ski Beach  Caricature artists, hula hoops, chalk art, and face painting!  Enjoy our complimentary, family-friendly activities at the event that kicks off the 4th of July festivities.

5:00 pm Live Music by DJ Velvet:  Canyons Village Stage.                                     7:30 pm Live Music by The Number Ones:  Canyons Village Stage

DUSK 3rd of July Fireworks

POLICIES: Low-back chairs and blankets only, No Dogs, No Umbrellas


7:00 am Pancake Breakfast in City Park

8:00 am Cole Sport 5k Mountain Fun Run 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Rugby games, live music, Rotary BBQ at the north end of City Park. 11:00 am Famous 4th of July Parade with over 70 floats celebrating Park City’s history.

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Celebration in City Park: Food, live music, beer garden, games and children’s activities 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Beer garden and BBQ at Park City Mountain Resort

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Free concert at Park City Mountain Resort

Dusk: Finally, fireworks are set to go off at Park City Mountain Resort at dusk!

We hope you have a fun & safe July 4th in Park City!

Jeremy Ranch Roundabouts

By utahopia
Jun 27, 2019

Curious what is going on at the Jeremy Ranch exit?  The roundabout construction is now underway.

Here is a link to the county website discussing the plan for both roundabouts: Jeremy Roundabout Project

From KPCW this morning:

Fisher told KPCW that the first big disruption on the project will start on Wednesday.

“Mostly on the Pinebrook side there’s going to be some major detour of traffic. You're still going to be able to get through everything as was directed in the contract, but you're going to have to pay attention. Because there's going to be different ways that you're going to have to get places in order to get around. So, we're really telling people if you haven't signed up for the email updates just send an email to info@letsgosummit.com. You'll be immediately signed into that email list that continually sends out updates. Or go to the let's go summit.com website to see what the detours will be. We have some graphics up already.”

Fisher advised locals to stay informed, to figure out the best detour routes that will work for you.

“We're really trying to, and our contractor is trying to get the regular traffic flow around those future roundabouts in before school starts. Certainly, before snow flies for this next winter. I would suggest really looking at those websites to see what the traffic flow is going to be. To see how your trip is going to be affected. If you can avoid the interchange, please do. Because there's going to be delays through that area. So if you have a way to use the Summit Park exit or Kimball Junction to get to your destination that might be a better suggestion.”

He compared the access for the Jeremy Ranch neighborhood and that for Pinebrook.

“You can get to Jeremy Ranch through the Kimball Junction interchange if you take Rasmussen Road from that interchange. You can't get there from Summit Park. so, Kimball Junction and Jeremy Ranch are your ways to get to Kimball Junction. Pine Brook has a little bit more access because we can get there from Summit Park and Kimball Junction. It's going to be inconvenient. It's going to slow us down. I live in that area it's going to slow me down too, so I'm just making sure I'm well informed on what the changes are going to be. I hope that everybody is doing the same.”

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