The Empire Pass area of Park City, Utah’s Deer Valley was launched in 2002 with the Ironwood Development. This began a new phase of luxury ski-in/ski-out homes and condominiums in Deer Valley. The developments at Empire Pass have been clustered close together in order to allow true ski-in/ski-out access and to preserve thousands of acres of open space around them. The density of condos and townhomes at the base of the Silver Strike, Northside and Empire Express chairs at Deer Valley does not necessarily give a feeling of scarcity, but a look at the sales and future development possibilities tells another story.
Twelve developments have been completed in the Empire Pass area of Park City. Five of these developments have sold out. Another five of the developments are nearly 80% sold through. Two developments are in their early stages of sales; the Montage at Deer Valley and Belles at Empire Pass (14 Single Family Models still to be built). The majority of available units (less that 80 currently) are within the Montage. Once the current available inventory is sold, there are only 4 development entitlements left within the Empire Pass area of Deer Valley.
2010 saw 45 sales close in the Empire Pass area (17 sales in the Flagstaff development lead the way with 15 in Silver Strike). This number is enough to sell through the current inventory listed on the Park City MLS. And most Realtors® and developers feel that it was a poor year in terms of sales.
Pricing in the Empire Pass area of Park City reflects the luxury nature of the amenity rich homes and condominiums. The scarcity of present and future development in the area as well as the finite supply of ski-in/ski-out properties in Park City and the world also impacts pricing here. The recent completion of the Montage Deer Valley while adding considerable inventory to the area also adds public amenities that the area was lacking. The new restaurant, spa and public spaces will add to the buzz around the area on a year around basis. The opportunities at the Montage also put the Empire Pass area of Deer Valley as a whole that much closer to being built out. The scarcity of future development in the area will only drive prices higher.
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