CVS ( NW Corner of 2100 South and 1300 East) Continues to work to design a store that will fit within our Master Plan.
720 Ashton Avenue
The Planning Commission approved the conversion of a Bed and Breakfast into a Group Home.
Changes to CB zone The City Council passed some changes to the CB zone February 2. A proposed ordinance that would amend sections of the City’s zoning pertaining to building square footage for the CB-Community Business zoning district. The proposed changes would:
-Continue to allow larger buildings in the CB zone through the Conditional Building and Site Design Review (CBSDR) process
-Lower the threshold trigger limits for the CBSDR process to 7,500 gross square feet of floor area for a first floor footprint or 15,000 gross square feet of floor area overall.
-Incorporate six (6) design standards for the Planning Commission to consider in addition to the CBSDR standards when reviewing proposals for larger buildings in the CB zone that are subject to the CBSDR process.
1. Compatibility: The proposed height and width of new buildings and additions shall be visually compatible with buildings found on the block face.
2. Roofline: The roof shape of a new building or addition shall be similar to roof shapes found on the block face.
3. Vehicular Access: New buildings and additions shall provide a continuous street wall of buildings with minimal breaks for vehicular access.
4. Façade Design: Façade treatments should be used to break up the mass of larger buildings so they appear to be multiple, smaller scale buildings. Varied rooflines, varied façade planes, upper story step backs, and lower building heights for portions of buildings next to less intensive zoning districts may be used to reduce the apparent size of the building.
5. Buffers: When located next to low density residential uses, the planning commission may require larger setbacks, landscape buffers and/or fencing than what are required by this title if the impacts of the building mass and location of the building on the site create noise, light trespass or impacts created by parking and service areas.
6. Step Backs: When abutting single story development and/or a public street, the planning commission may require that any story above the ground story be stepped back from the building foundation at grade to address compatibility issues with the other buildings on the block face and/or uses.
Master Plan Amendment for 900 East and Ramona Avenue
This is a request for a rezone of parcels on 900 East from RMF-35 to RMU-45 in order to build a large residential development on these parcels. This will be on the agenda for the March 9 Planning Commission meeting.
Salt Lake Swim and Tennis Club
Is asking to remodel their building to add to its existing facilities. Because they are landlocked, they are requesting a -0- lot line on the north side, and to be able to exceed the 35’ height limit by 5’ to 40’ on one part of the building. They have come to the Land Use Committee and the SHCC committee. This will be on the Planning Commission agenda in the future.
Sugar House Stake Building
The building on the NE corner of 1700 South and 1100 East has been know as the Sugar House Stake. That Stake has been dissolved, and the wards are now moved to four different stakes. The wards that were using the building will continue to do so. The building will remain.
Wilmington Flats 1235 Wilmington Ave
They have achieved 95% occupancy of the apartments (105 units with 21 affordable). the development has 85,000 square feet of retail and office space. Retail that is already open include Spits (mediterranean street food) The Ruin (a neighborhood bar and lounge) and Somi (Modern Vietnamese Bistro)
The Legacy Village (across the street on Wilmington) has construction well underway for 268 senior units, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Scheduled for completion March 2017
Friday, January 22, 2016, a demolition permit was issued for the Leisure Living building located at 2174 S. Highland Drive, which is owned by Sugarhouse Development. This was done because the Salt Lake and Jordan Canal which is underneath the building needs to be moved before spring, and before other construction on the block can begin.
Landscape plans, bids and bonds were submitted to comply with city ordinance 18.64.040 The building is completely demolished as of February 2.
Phase two of the Mecham project, south on Highland Drive between the new building and Zions Bank, is in final design stages. A demolition permit has been approved for the 3 parcels along Highland Drive (2160, 2182 and 2188). They are expected to file a petition for their new building by the end of this week. What we do know about the new building is that it does not yet have a name, the first and second level footprint will be approximately 30,000 sf. Footprint for levels above 2nd floor will be about 23,000 sf. Total sf anticipated 150,000 sf. They anticipate 3 levels of underground parking and approximately 450 stalls. The first two levels are anticipated to be occupied by University of Utah Health Care, but it is not known how much space they will take or which clinics will move. Eventually, they will leave their current Sugar House space. Uses above the second floor are expected to be office, but it depends how far the parking goes. Residential uses require many fewer parking stalls than office uses.
Both developers (Mecham and Boulder Ventures) have applied for and been approved to use the exception allowed by the demolition ordinance. 18.64.040 D 1 (a) (b)
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE LAND USE AND ZONING COMMITTEE WILL BE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 6 P.M. SPRAGUE LIBRARY. The topic will be the new Mecham building. We hope to have some drawings posted on our website in the next few days.