Committee Reports

On October 24, the Planning Commission approved a change to the Cottage Courts development at 3075 S 900 East.  They were approved to build 8 homes on 900 east, off a street down the middle, with only the two houses on 900 East facing the...

Administrative Interpretation Blue Boutique - 1383 E 2100 South had a complaint that signs were too large and whether they are window signs or display windows.  The finding was that there was an overabundance of window signs and the signs should occupy  no more than...

Blue Boutique Signs - A citizen complained that the signs were too big, and the city enforced on the sign.  Signs are allowed to be 25% of a window, in this case, the signs covered 100% of the window. Larger signs must be licensed.  Signs that...

On April 11 SLC Planning Commission (PC) denied the request to close the alley at 1249 Crystal Avenue.  Here are the minutes of that meeting  This will now go to the City Council for a final decision.  We initially supported the proposal, but after reading...

Salt Lake City has withdrawn its request to have us review Text Amendments for Lot Width Standards in Multi-Family Residential Zoning Districts. Planning is going to move forward with changes to housing mitigation first.  Housing mitigation usually means if you tear down a housing unit, but don’t...

On February 14, the Planning Commission approved the townhomes at 2473 South 700 East.  The driveway was moved to the North, rather than the South side of the project, which made it more appealing. On February 28, the Planning Commission approved changes to Conditional Building and...

The Land Use and Zoning Committee met March 19.  We discussed the request for achange to the Maximum Area per Sign Face for flat signs in Open Space Districts to be as large as 200 square feet.  Currently, a 60 square foot sign is allowed. Crystal...

Salt Lake City Corporation has pulled the proposed Homeless Resource Center at 653 Simpson Avenue from its list of future sites.  There is much relief about that.  At our SHCC Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting February 13, we talked at length about the conditions that should be placed on such a use, as part of the city’s request for approving this as a “conditional use”.  Many in the community provided very good comments, and those will be forwarded to the city shortly, along with my letter highlighting what I see as the biggest issues.  We still need to do this, because this will be part of a city wide ordinance, we want these to function well in our city, no matter where they are built.
At the December 9 meeting of the Land Use and Zoning Committee, we reviewed the 21 and 21 Small Area Plan.  Those in attendance were Anthony Wright Travis Hopkins, Will Kocher, Susan Koelliker, Josalyn Bates, George Chapman, Lucy Haws, Sue Ann Jones, Sheila O’Driscoll, Milton Brazelton, Patsy McNamara, Soren Simonson, Joedy Lister, Judi Short, Lynn Schwarz, Sally Barraclough, Lisa Adams, Jason Smurthwaite, John Anderson.