Judge asks Park Meadows neighbors to reach resolution over alleged property violations

A group of residents say Park City Planning Commission Chair Sarah Hall has violated land management code.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Property belonging to the Park City Planning Commission Chair, seen her in October 2023, is under investigation by the US Army Corp of Engineers.

A Summit County judge has asked neighbors to try to find a compromise in a lawsuit over alleged land use violations involving the chair of the Park City Planning Commission.

Seven neighbors are suing Crescent Vertical LLC, which is owned by Park City Planning Commission Chair Sarah Hall and her husband Gerry.

The group alleges the Halls have violated Park City’s land management code while renovating their property in Park Meadows.

Park City Municipal is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

Third District Court Judge Kent Holmberg dismissed the neighbors’ claim that Park City improperly issued the Halls a building permit because the appeal was filed months after the allowed deadline.

The judge also rejected the basis of the complaint, which alleges the Halls made material changes to their home’s square footage and plans to build a hot tub after the building permit was issued. Holmberg said even if the permit was amended after the fact, the changes weren’t substantial enough to trigger an appeal.

The judge said the other part of the lawsuit, which alleges that city code is not being enforced, can proceed in court.

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