Until recently, all of the land under the four old mining era homes on Rossie Hill Drive was owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Last year, the BLM carved out and sold the land underneath one historic house. That one-third acre property is now listed for sale by the current owner, with tentative plans to build multiple residences on the land.
While BLM continues to own the rest of the property, which includes the land under and around the other historic houses, the triangle between Rossie Hill Drive and Coalition View Court, and the undeveloped land near the Rossie Hill hiking trail on the uphill side of Coalition View Court, there is concern that BLM will soon begin the process of carving up and selling the remaining land to developers.
OUR GOALS FOR ALL OF THE RELEVANT ROSSIE HILL PROPERTIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- ENCOURAGE the City to adopt a comprehensive plan for addressing all of the land long held by BLM, rather than dealing with it in a piecemeal fashion.
- INSPIRE the preservation and restoration of the four historic mining era homes on Rossie Hill Drive and Deer Valley Loop, some of the last vestiges of Park City’s colorful past.
- PROTECT the open space surrounding the historic homes and on the nearby BLM land. By protecting the open space we would protect the small historic homes, the last remaining open spaces along the Deer Valley corridor, and the ever present migration of deer and moose from upper Rossie Hill to the creek running along Deer Valley Drive.
If you are interested in keeping this part of Park City — Park City, please take the following important steps as soon as possible as this matter will be before City Council in the very near future:
EMAIL CITY COUNCIL AT COUNCIL_MAIL@PARKCITY.ORG
if you are concerned about preserving the historical character of Park City, the wildlife migration paths, and the potential for lost recreational opportunities. Please include your Park City address for their reference.
We need your email address to keep you up to date on future developments and action opportunities. We will not be sending any additional letters or information via the USPS. The email list will ONLY be used to provide you with updated information and calls for action. Questions can also be directed to SaveRossieHill@gmail.com.
Greetings from the Save Rossie Hill Historic Open Space Alliance.
We are encouraging friends, neighbors and community members to please review and consider signing a petition in support of protecting the Rossie Hill Historic Open Space. The petition is addressed to the Park City Mayor and City Council and it outlines the collective goals and initiatives as they relate to this incredible land. If you are interested in signing the petition, please consider using your local Park City address on the link as it shows direct community awareness and involvement.
Additionally, we are encouraging friends, neighbors and community members like you to write City Council to explain to our community leaders what the Rossie Hill Historic Open Space means to you and your family. Our community leaders are very receptive to community feedback. If you have note already done so, please consider emailing council at: firstname.lastname@example.org with a personal note.