Phase two plans of the 10-year overhaul of Main Street infrastructure and sidewalks along Park City’s central commercial thoroughfare are scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Continued access to Historic Park City merchants remains a top priority with minimal impacts expected to merchants.
“Phase one of the infrastructure improvements completed last spring, summer and fall were just the beginning of the revitalization of the district,” HPCA executive director Alison Butz reports. “Phase two work will continue the work completed in phase one, which includes a gas line replacement and the installation of new granite sidewalks and curbs. Concurrently, we are excited to see private improvements taking place on the street, which will further the overall revitalization efforts taking place in the district.”
Phase two work is expected to begin April 1, 2014 with Questar Gas continuing the replacement of a 60-year-old gas main with four-inch plastic pipe. Following the gas line replacement, Miller Paving will install new granite sidewalks and curbs. The work will take place from the Claimjumper to Heber Avenue on the west side of Main Street and from the Post Office to Heber Avenue on the east side of Main Street. Additional improvements are scheduled for the intersection between 7th and Main, the Bear Bench Walkway and the Swede Alley City Hall Plaza. Private construction projects currently underway in the district further the revitalization efforts. Continuous access to Historic Park City businesses remains a top priority during infrastructure improvement work.
Private projects underway include renovations to the Silver Queen building, Main Street Mall, 562 Main Street, 692 Main Street, and the Rio Grande Building (at the corner of 9th Street & Park Avenue).
“The combined efforts of private landowners and the Park City Municipal Corporation provide much-needed improvements to our downtown,” Butz said. “Historic Park City is regarded as a charming historic downtown district. In order to maintain the charming nature, it is critical we dedicate resources to responsibly care for the district.”