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Proposed housing development in Park City up for public comment Tuesday night

Posted at 7:01 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 09:01:20-05

PARK CITY, Utah — The public is invited to comment on a proposed apartment complex in Park City Tuesday night.

According to a report from The Salt Lake Tribune, developers want to build 410 new homes for rent, including 144 affordable dwellings, on a 41-acre parcel off of Interstate 80 in the Highland Estates neighborhood in Park City.

The Highland Flats project proposal comes as housing prices are skyrocketing and blue-collar workers and those in a host of service and hospitality jobs are increasingly unable to afford to live in the resort town, the report says.

"There are a lot of people trying to commute in, working at low wages to serve the industry that don't have an opportunity to live there an, to be quite frank, aren't going to continue to work there the further they get turned away," said Adam Breen, one of the project's developers.

Some people living in the neighborhood of the proposed development are concerned about the project and claim it would threaten their quality of life.