Moab City Planning Commission Meeting Report 2020-10-22

The Moab City Planning Commission agenda for Oct. 22 included only three items, two minor subdivisions and one discussion item. 

Items 1 and 2. Minor Subdivisions. The two minor subdivisions were both requested by J.J. Wang in the C4 commercial zone on the north end of town. The subdivisions were simple and complied with current zoning. Both of the subdivisions separated an existing motel from a larger parcel of land. The motels are the Motel 6 and Super 8. The motels are each on a separate parcel and the undeveloped property that was a portion of the two lots are now two new lots. The owner did not have specific plans right now for the two undeveloped lots.

Item 3. Discussion of multiple topics including:

  • The Moab City Council and Planning Commission will hold joint work session from 6-7 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
  • The PC will review the Planned Affordable Development (PAD) ordinance for the R3 and R4 zones. The ordinance has been in place for about two years and there have been no applications to use the code.
  • The PC will be starting on the development of code provisions for overnight accommodations in the RC and C4 Zones.  
    • Commission members will be given a list of issues, code revisions, and potential new code. Commission members are asked to rank the issues and projects on the list.
  • The City is anxious to move forward with workforce housing and in particular the development of Walnut Lane.
  • Moab will continue to work with UDOT on transportation hot spot funding for parking in Moab. One option could be median parking similar to that on Center Street near the city offices and library. This would probably be on 100 N and/or 100 S.
  • At the joint city/county council meeting regarding ORV noise several mitigation measures were discussed. [Editor’s note: To formally initiate proceedings to draft amendments to relevant sections of the Moab Municipal Code (and similarly for the Grand County Land Use Code), a 6-month moratorium on new business licenses for the sale, rental, or leasing of ATVs (as defined by UT Code, with includes UTVs), commercial outdoor recreation uses involving an ATV and ATV outfitting, guiding and touring was approved; and a 15 mph speed limit within the City was enacted for such vehicles was approved at the Joint Meeting 2020-10-20]

The discussion period lasted for about an hour so there is a lot of information in the YouTube recording of the meeting. You can find it here