Site plan for Terigo Square in Park City's downtown area.

One of Park City's main attractions is it's thriving Historic Main Street. With a gorgeous mountainscape in the background, and historically unique building facades, it's no wonder why some can walk up and down the popular street for hours on end, at anytime of the season and particuarly during the Sundance Film Festival.

Recently, Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA) and the Park City Council have reviewed Phase I of the Historic Park City Impovement Plan. This will set in motion a 10-year reconstruction effort that will be an estimated investment of $15 million dollars. The funding for this project is coming from the 0.5 tax increase on Park City resorts that was passed last year.

Executive Director of HPCA Alison Butz says, “This plan will make much-needed improvements to our downtown, which is the life blood of our community.From the sidewalks and curbs to the addition of public plazas and improved connectivity, from parking to Main Street, our downtown is getting the makeover it needs to continue serving our residents and tourists for years to come.”

Not only are HPCA and the Park City Council key players in this effort, but design group MGB+A The Grassli Group. This firm's portfolio includes the leadership of design and construction of City Creek Center, the new Student Center for the Univeristy of Southern Utah, the Ogden Public Works Department's headquarters and Cedar City's downtown area.

“This firm knows Utah inside and out—they’re from here, they live here, they work here, and they craft smart, innovative, eye-catching designs that fit their communities,” Butz says. “We are confident that their work will make Park City’s renowned Historic District even better.”

The first phase of the project will take place on the east side of Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, where workers will install new granite sidewalks and curbs and new light posts.

As this project continues, further information can be found at historicparkcityutah.com.