Monday, December 6, 2010

Air Force development plan raises concerns

An Air Force proposal to build a 1.2 million-square-foot commercial development in Summit County is raising the hackles of Park City-area business people, who fear it will hurt existing businesses and send taxes out of the county.

The proposed retail center is the latest iteration of an ongoing effort to replace the rustic, 44-bed Hill Haus lodge, which was owned by the Air Force and was demolished to expand Earl Holding’s Snowbasin resort in Weber County during the run-up to the 2002 Winter Games. The lodge was a retreat for military personnel.