Significant Water Consuming Land Uses Text Amendment

Significant Water Consuming Land Uses Text Amendment

UPDATE: This was approved by the City Council on December 7. 2021.

UPDATE:  This was on the Planning Commission agenda on October 13, 2021.  Here is the PC Staff Report, and the community council letter to the PC.

The Planning Commission approved this request October 13, and the City Council gave its final approval, after changing the amount of water that can be used per day to a total of 250,000 gallons.

The Mayor has initiated a petition to amend the zoning ordinance regulations pertaining to land use that uses significant amounts of water in the City. The ordinance is intended to do the following:

  1. Prohibit new land uses that would likely consume more than an annual average of 300,000 gallons of water per day;
  2. Restrict the expansion of existing land use types that consume more than an annual average of 300,000 gallons of water per day; and
  3. Amend definitions and land use tables to clarify that “bottling plant” includes the filling of various container forms with a liquid product generated from culinary water, and is further, prohibited city-wide. The amendments will continue to allow for small scale alcohol beverage production.

As part of the proposed amendments, the Planning Division will also review other existing land use regulations for potential revisions to mitigate demands on the City’s water supply.

Here is the draft ordinance:https://www.sugarhousecouncil.org/2-draft-ordinance-proposal/

Here is the petition to initiate this process:https://www.sugarhousecouncil.org/1-petition-initiation-memo/

Notice to the Sugar House Community Council: https://www.sugarhousecouncil.org/0-rco-formal-notice-letter/ 

This will be discussed at the  August 16 Land Use Committee meeting at 6 p.m. If you send me a comment, I will send you a link for this meeting.

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    Judi Short
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