Much needed change has come to Park City. If you ever visited the old Main Street Mall, you know what I’m talking about. “Historic” is one thing, but old and ugly is something entirely different.
It’s not just Main Street that’s been getting a makeover though. The Echo Spur neighborhood in Deer Valley and the Rio Grande development on Park Avenue have diverged from the mountain rustic trend and they’re bringing a modern touch to town. Because, quite honestly, there are only so many deer antlers and Bierstadt prints to go around.
People are going to be Debbie Downers about change. That’s how it’s always been and how it always will be, but development does not have to be a negative thing. We subscribe to the other side of the coin, responsible development can be great for the community.
With more people moving to town, more stores, restaurants and bars are also setting up shop. All that translates to us having more stuff to do and more things to eat and drink. And are you really going to tell us you don’t like options?
In case you’ve been living in a hole and you missed it, Vail has created the largest ski resort in the country. (Psst…it’s in Park City.)
The Park City Film Studios® has opened it’s doors in Quinn’s Junction. They’re bringing Hollywood-level production to little, old Utah so now our film culture is not just limited to the ten days in January when Sundance takes over.
And of course, the Newpark/Kimball Junction area is constantly changing and expanding with new corporate headquarters, shops, restaurants and the visitor center.
All of this means Park City is diversifying its portfolio and diversification bodes well for a strong and sustainable future.
Park City will always be a town centered around the outdoor industry with skiing being the primary focus and because of that, more companies (like Skullcandy, Backcountry.com and Rossignol) are drawing all levels of employees to move to Park City.
On top of all that, Salt Lake City is becoming a hub for the tech industry with Adobe and Google moving to Utah. We’ve seen that many of the executives of these companies are opting for the longer commute in favor of living outside the valley.
So, while the real estate supply is ever-expanding, the demand seems to be keeping up, and will continue to do so.