06 Feb Former Sizzler Site 2111 South 1300 East (Kum and Go)
This project is on the Salt Lake City Planning Website. You can see the plans. I think these are the same plans as on our website, but there is a little more information.
This is still not scheduled for a hearing, they have not submitted final plans to the city yet. Stand by.
We have received a petition for a Conditional Use approval for a gas station that will be located at 2111 South 1300 East. The property will consist of a 4,745 square foot convenience store located in the northwest corner of the property and three two-sided gas pumps located in the south area of the property. The subject property is approximately.83 acres in size and is in the CB – Community Business Zoning District. Here is a copy of the Notice.
We have also received a copy of the plans for this project. Because this is a Conditional Use, in order for this to be approved it needs to meet the Conditional Use Criteria 21A.54.080. (See notice).
This proposal was on the Sugar House Community Council Land Use Committee (LUZ) meeting on Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m. We saw revised plans at that time.
After our meeting, I was told that they will be making further plans, and this will not be on the Planning Commission agenda until November or December.
If you send me a comment about the project, indicating why you think it meets or does not meet the Conditional Use Standards and why, I will attach it to my letter to the Planning Commission. Notice the photo above. This shows the Sego Lily in Sugar House park, and the trail going under 13th East. The dark spot is a thick concrete wall, reinforcing the north section of an earthen dam that curves around the opening to the Draw. The brown grassy areas indicate the rest of the dam, which cost $1.5 million. Its purpose is to serve as a retention basin if we get a big flood, and to direct flood water safely along the trail through the tunnel under 1300 East. Sugar House has been seriously flooded at least twice.
For comments to be effective and have the most impact, reasons must be given as to why a development would be a detriment to the area. Consider the following when creating comments. While many residents feel like a gas station goes against the character of the neighborhood, an explanation of why it goes against the character of the neighborhood is needed. What makes the neighborhood special and important? What makes Sugar House Park an important amenity that is worth preserving? How does a second gas station at that location go against those characteristics and qualities? Explain why people walking would be more at risk with a new gas station. Explain how running, walking, biking, and other uses of the park would be a worse experience with a gas station right next to the park. Explain what air quality and water quality detriments you don’t want to experience. Explain how noise would be an issue from the gas station. Explain how this project will hurt and negatively impact your business; this includes monetary losses, loss of traffic running by your business, or anything in this vein.