2020-07-12 County Planning Commission preview

There are two public hearings coming up at the next Planning Commission meeting. Keep in mind that it is very effective to make your voice heard at the Planning Commission level for land use decisions. I am the council liaison for that Commission and so from time to time I will try to keep you informed about the issues they are discussing. The other (and more consistent) way to keep informed is to go to the Utah Public Notice Website and select the entities for which you would like to receive notice of meetings and agendas.

The meeting is at 4pm on Monday, July 13. The meeting can be live streamed on YouTube or you may join via Zoom using:  Meeting ID: 842 478 63138 and Password: 537818 or call in at 253 215 8782 and when prompted enter the above ID and password.

This information is also on the first page of the Agenda packet which can be downloaded HERE.

Citizens to be Heard: As always, the first item on the agenda is Citizens to be Heard. You may submit written comments at: mdi@grandcountyutah.net or you may call in using the above information.

Vacant Planning Commission Seat: The Planning Commission will be interviewing and forwarding on to the County Council a recommendation of one of the following individuals: Makeda Barkley, Steve Evers, Josie Kovash, and Will Hansen.

Public Hearings: (public hearing begin at approximately 5pm)

  • Desert Mesa High Density Housing Overlay-5 (HDHO-5). This involves a 0.6 acre lot on which the developer (Glen Lent) proposes to put 3 housing units, all three of which would presumably be deed restricted for local workforce housing. Existing land is vacant.
  • Namaste Rock Reszone – This project involve 24 acres currently Range/Grazing (RG) that the developer (Michael Skarda) proposes a rezone to Small Lot Residential (SLR). Property is located at Highway 191 and State Route 313. If approved the applicant would presumably put 20 4-plexes on the acreage for a total of 80 housing units. Planning Commission recently reviewed the developer’s request to rezone this parcel to Resort Commercial, which was denied at both Planning Commission and County Council due to lack of a small area plan and concern regarding fast food establishments.

Other: In addition to these two public hearings, Planning Commission will continue discussion on the up and coming Small Area Plan for the Hwy 191/313 area, and Overnight Accommodations Redevelopment.