22 May 2960 Richmond Street
UPDATE: the Rezone from R1/7000 to RMU-45 Residentail Mixed Use was approved by the City Council August 18, 2020. Now the developer will work with the community to design a project.
UPDATE: This Project will be on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission Agenda on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. To get information on how to participate in the virtual meeting, go to this link: https://www.slc.gov/planning/public-meetings/planning-commission-agendas-minutes/
Here is a link to the Planning commission Staff Report: http://www.slcdocs.com/Planning/Planning%20Commission/2020/00108StaffReport.pdf
Here is the SHCC Letter to the Planning Commission, along with all the comments received from the community:
Community Development Corporation of Utah, is requesting a Zoning Map Amendment for the parcels at 2960, 2964, and 2970 Richmond Street, from R-1/7000 Single Family Residential, to R-MU-45 Residential Mixed Use. This would allow for approximately 60 mixed income housing units.The applicant argues that much of the surrounding development is moving towards higher density and this project is compatible with that growth and would help reach the housing goals of Salt lake City. With all the new apartments in Sugar House, less than 100 are considered affordable. This would help with that.
Please read through the documents here to understand this project. We have asked the petitioner to provide a few more renderings of what the building might look like in the context of this neighborhood. We also asked for a more detailed description of what affordable housing is, how it is determined, and who might qualify to live in this building. The financing to build a project with affordable units is very complex. Depending on the loan they can get, the price they have to pay for a piece of land, the interest rate on the loan(s), all factor in to how many units can be built and the percent of affordable units will be included. This building will be a mix of housing for people of all income levels.
If the rezone is approved, we may or may not see the actual building design for approval, depending on whether the project fits the zoning code or needs some variances.
The Land Use and Zoning Committee of the SHCC will hold a virtual meeting on April 20 at 6 p.m. This project may be discussed, depending on the feedback we get from you. We have 7 new projects this month. In any event, your comments will go to the Planning Commission along with our letter. Please fill out the form below.