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The Sugar House Community Council Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting was cancelled for Monday,  May 18.  As far as we know, there are no new projects available to review at this time.
May 19 7:00 p.m. the City Council reviewed the request to rezone the parcel  from residential to CB at 2855 Highland Drive, and remove the parcel from our Future Land Use Plan as Open Space..  The Planning Commission has already recommended approval, but the City Council has the final say.  It is my understanding that some neighbors east of the project attended the public hearing, and asked for a 40’ rear setback between this development and their Planned Unit Development.  There already is a 6’ grade change between the two parcels.  Staff tells me that the developer has now purchased the parcel, and is planning to put townhouse or condominiums on the parcel.  However, he doesn’t think he can make it work if the 40’ setback is imposed.  I don’t recall hearing anyone make that request of us during our conversations.
SLC TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN 4/8/15 AT Planning Commission- the city is currently in a listening process, talking to stakeholder groups.  The team leader is Tom Brennan. Nelson Nygaard  and Kathleen Sullivan are the Stakeholder Team. Chris Jones and Julianne Sabula are the SLC Transportation folks assigned to this project.  One thing they will be addressing is level of service and frequency.  They plan to use the Jingle Bus to drive around town and survey folks.  Then they will layout our options and determine what they really mean.
[caption id="attachment_1196" align="alignleft" width="107"]Amy Barry Amy Barry[/caption] I want to use this month's chair report to update you on a bunch of little projects that may not get a feature in our newsletter, but I field a lot of questions on throughout each month. The official ribbon cutting for monument plaza is scheduled for June 12th at 5:30 pm. I am excited for our new pedestrian place, but we are already seeing damage from skateboarders. The benches, bike racks and brand new functioning fountain feature are being damaged. No skateboarding signs have been erected at either end of the monument. However, monitoring will take all of us. If you see skateboarders please call the police to report it 801-799-3000 is the non-emergency number.  Let's work together to keep our plaza in the best repair possible so we ALL can enjoy it. I am happy to write that the operation hours for the S Line will be extended at the end of August to match the hours for the Trax train schedule. That means you can utilize the streetcar to get downtown and not be stranded after 9:00 p.m.

7:00 PM Welcome - Chair Approve Minutes Secretary Report Treasurer Report Chair Announcements July 28th debate 7:05 PM Community Announcements Fire Department Station #3 Crime Report - Det Lowe 7:15 PM Public comments for items not on the agenda 7:20 PM Crime Stats Lookup Review Det Lowe 7:50 PM 4th of July review Booth duties 8:00 PM Committee Reports Land Use & Zoning Parks, Open Space &...

7:00 PM Welcome - Chair Approve Minutes Secretary Report Treasurer Report Chair Announcements 7:05 PM Community Announcements Fire Department Station #3 Crime Report - Det Lowe 7:15 PM Public comments for items not on the agenda 7:20 PM Blaine Hollow Update Chris Lee 7:30 PM Legislative Update by Rep. Justin Miller 7:45 PM Committee Reports Land Use & Zoning Parks, Open Space & Trails Transportation Arts & Culture Historic...

[caption id="attachment_1196" align="alignleft" width="107"]Amy Barry Amy Barry[/caption] Even though it is snowing as I begin this month's chair report I wanted to focus on the move into spring. I wanted to focus on the rise of outdoor activities in Sugar House and highlight pedestrian safety. We live in an area that experiences high volumes of traffic, especially during rush hour. I realize motorists complain about the traffic and how long it takes to move along 1300 E and 2100 S, but I would like to remind everyone that these arterial roads are adjacent to residential areas. It is a balance between moving vehicles and providing safe walking routes for residents. I don't think we've found that balance as I regularly get emails from people complaining about various crosswalk areas being unsafe for pedestrians. More people are out walking and riding bicycles as the weather warms up. The issue of pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility. Drivers need to pay extra attention to pedestrian crosswalks. Every day I see a car drive right through when a pedestrian is either ready to step out or in the crosswalk! Likewise pedestrians need to respect these rules and refrain from jaywalking because they don't want to walk a little ways to the designated crosswalk.
We did not have a committee meeting in March.
We have a draft of a letter to the Planning Commission, and have been waiting to finalize it for the petitioner to respond to the questions from our Vision Statement.  We have that response now, and the committee was disappointed in the answers. So, I will finalize my letter and send it off this week.
On April 9 the Planning Commission will get a briefing on the SLC Transit Master Plan, and also the new Landscape Ordinance called Park strip/Water Wise.
[caption id="attachment_1196" align="alignleft" width="107"]Amy Barry Amy Barry[/caption] I admit that I have been anxiously waiting to be able to write about the opening of monument plaza or at the very least the removal of the fencing. The construction in the business district has been a lot to live through and I, for one am glad to see some relief in sight. When the construction fences came down on the monument I did a little jig (in my head) of joy. I am reminded about the diverse views of our community by the variety of comments surrounding the creation of monument plaza. This project is a reflection of the Sugar House Master Plan, which was a community effort. The city and SHCC look to this document to guide us. This is another prime example of why your participation matters.  We are advocating to SLC Planning that it is time to update our master plan to reflect what has been accomplished and the changes we've experienced. When that time comes I hope many step up to be part of that process.

Sugar House resident Pat Shea submitted a proposal to list the Forest Dale clubhouse on the historic preservation registry with the State of Utah. Read the proposal and the letter of recommendation by Salt Lake City Planning. ForestDaleHistoricPreservation     ...

April 1, 2015 Meeting Agenda 7:00 PM Welcome - Chair Approve minutes of prior meeting (Feb & March) Secretary Report Treasurer Report Chair Announcements   Public Utility Project 7:05 PM Community Announcements Fire Department Crime Report - Det. Lowe 7:15 PM Public comments for items not on the agenda 7:20 PM Legislative Update by Senator Jani Iwamoto  7:40 PM Public Utilities Emergency...