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Provo council votes to keep Bridal Veil Falls from developers

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 23:19:07-05

PROVO, Utah — The Provo Municipal Council voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution to keep Bridal Veil Falls out of the hands of developers and keep the area open to the public.

The council felt a resolution was needed after developers began drawing up plans to privatize the Provo Canyon area by 2021. One idea includes putting an addiction center at the top of the falls with a tram taking guests to the building.

Developers and those who support their plans say it would help the area become a tourist destination without the use of public money. However, developer Richard Losee's plan for the lodge and tram would allow the public to use the facilities at only certain times of the year and for a fee, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Bridal Veil Falls was previously the home of a home of a tram in the 1960s, but it was dismantled in 2008 and the property was sold to Utah County in 2015.

The Daily Herald reports Provo owns the Provo River Trail that leads past the falls.