14 Feb 1583 Stratford Ave (Revised Proposal)
THIS PROPOSAL WENT BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 15, 2022 AT A WORK SESSION.
THE CITY COUNCIL IS SENDING THIS BACK TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION BECAUSE THE ADMINISTRATION CHANGED ITS POSITION. TO CATCH YOU UP…
- Neighbors and SHCC submitted letters. 8 people, including SHCC, spoke in opposition at the PC hearing on 3/24/21.
- The Planning Commission voted and sent a unanimous negative recommendation to the City Council.
- The property owner convinced the administration to support a development agreement for a rezoning, the original request.
- At the work session on February 15, 2022, the City Council didn’t hear about our letters and public comments.. They only heard about the development agreement designed by the property owner.
Here is a link to a huge February CC staff report, this item begins on page 10. The Development Agreement that the petitioner proposed to Planning, after a lot of meetings, starts on page 15, It is this new agreement that was presented to the City Council for approval on the 15th. The City Council members were slow to realize that this new plan is not what the neighborhood, or the Planning Commission had reviewed, They heard our concern about the loss of six naturally existing housing units. A motion was made to send it back to the Planning Commission for further review. The usual process is the Planning staff transmits the recommendation of the Planning Commission to the City Council, along with the staff report. In this case, it took almost 11 months to do that, because planning staff and the petitioner were negotiating the development agreement. Here is the transmittal.
WHAT IS THE CURRENT PROPOSAL?
As outlined in the development agreement, the petitioner would keep the six residential units on site, through a condition of approval of the proposed amendments. The updated proposal would include an additional office building on the site with the six residential units that will remain. Parking will be underground and shared between the two buildings. This assumes residents of the apartments will all work someplace that requires them to drive their car off the premises. The proposed mixed-use development of the site will likely be designed so that it is permitted by right in the proposed CN district. By right means an over the counter permit, with no review by the Recognized Organization or the community.
HERE WAS THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL
In June of 2020, the petitioner submitted a request for a Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendment for this parcel. The proposal would rezone the entire property from RMF-35 (Moderate Density Multi-Family Residential) to CN (Neighborhood Commercial) and amend the Sugar House Future Land Use Map from Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Business. The proposed amendments to the Master Plan Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map were intended to accommodate removing the six housing units in the building and a rehabilitation of the existing building to facilitate an office use on the site.
THESE ARE THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY THE CITY ORIGINALLY TO SHCC
After SHCC reviewed this at the Land Use Committee and received comments from many people, the following letter was sent to the Planning Commission.
This proposal was on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission March 24, 2021. Here is the staff report, which recommended denial. The Planning Commission denied the request. Here is a video of that meeting, start at 4:41 to watch. (at this point, it still needed to go on to the City Council for their approval of the rezone), see above.)
If you provide a comment about this revised project including the development agreement, on the form below, we will send you a link to the meeting. Your comments will be attached to our letter to the Planning Commission. (all comments from the previous plan have already gone to the Planning Commission and City Council. This new proposal will still need to be heard by both the Planning Commission and SL City Council. This will be discussed on the April 18 meeting of the SHCC Land Use and Zoning Committee from 6:15 -7:00 p.m. If you send a comment about this new revised plan, I will send you a link to that meeting.