20 Dec SH LUZ REPORT 2023 JANUARY
The Kum and Go application is on the Salt Lake City Open House Page. You can read about it here. We have been told that this is tentatively scheduled for a January meeting of the Planning Commission. And, we know it is not on January 11. You can watch here on our website for details on how you can participate. We would like to see a big crowd of folks at this meeting to express our disapproval of this proposal. Remember to make sure your comments address the Conditional Use Criteria. This will likely be a hybrid meeting, but we think it is preferable to attend in person if you plan to speak.
The project at 1583 Stratford Ave is tentatively scheduled for the Planning Commission on January 11, 2023. We now have a one page drawing of their new plans along with a Restricted Use Agreement, which says they will provide six apartment units on the parcel. You still have a chance to send us comments, using the link describing the project above.
On November 18, the City Council approved the Stealth Antenna ordinance. You can find the new ordinance here.
At the November 14 meeting of the SHCC LUZ Committee, we reviewed a petition for an ADU at 2867 E Chadwick Street. You can review the plans here
We also reviewed a Planned Development at 2435 S 500 East. You may recall that we were asked to review a rezone of this parcel from R 1/7000 to RMF 35, which was approved August 16, 2022. Now we have a proposal, known as Warnock Commons, for a planned development, consisting of 20 townhomes, four to a building. Each building will have two 2-bedroom units and 2 3-bedroom units. We haven’t seen a development with three-bedroom units in quite a while. You can review the details and send in a comment, I need them by December 19.
Another issue which has come up has to do with drive through windows in the Sugar House business District zone. If you live in Sugar House, you know what I mean. The Planning Commission has initiated a petition, asking that planning staff to study the issue and come up with a recommendation. Here is what they will be considering. We will see a formal proposal to discuss in the near future.
Acessory Dweliing Units – The PC approved the revised amendments; the City Council will vote soon to make it official. Please read the new proposed ordinance. They want to take away the requirement tha one or the other of the units on the parcel needs to be owned by the person who owns the land. This could lead to more Air BnBs, which take away housing from people who live here. Write to the City Council or attend their public hearing when it is scheduled. You can find the proposed language here.
Planned Development for 2960 Richmond (Richmond Flats), which is currently under development. During the process, Rocky Mountain Power made them move the building north 7 feet. On the north side of the building, this means the project lost 21 parking stalls. To maintain the 55 stalls promised, they need approval for a smaller landscape setback on the north. Here is the link to the new proposal.
Salt Lake City Schools would like an amendment of the Sign Zoning Ordinance to allow for pole signs on public and private school campuses. You can read about the proposal here. They are basically trying to make a framework in the ordinance to legalize all existing school signs, and have some rules going forward. You can send me a comment using the link on the project page.
Alley vacation at 2167 S 800 E. The alley is too narrow for automobiles at this end and is becoming a nuisance. Read the details here.
The city is still working on a number of proposals. The Affordable Housing Overlay, Housing Mitigation, Thriving in Place report, and Anti-Displacement Framework. The City Council approved the Homeless Resource Text Amendments on December 14, 2022. We should see more about these others in the new year.
The Planning Commission reviewed a portion of the city landscape ordinance and approved a section of it on December 14. This would allow SLC residents to qualify for a rebate if they apply for some of the programs. The rest of the city landscape ordinance will be ready for review soon.
Coming up at our January 9 Land Use and Zoning meeting, we have a project called (for now) Lincoln and Elm. Follow that link to view it on our website. And, we have a Planned Unit Development to subdivide the property at 2148 S 2060 East to split the existing duplex into two owner-occupied units. This is in the SR-1 zone, and is not yet on our website.
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