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Planning Commission approves five items in abbreviated meeting



In a relatively short meeting, five members of Lehi City Planning Commission met to approve, deny, or table six agenda items.

The following projects were sent to Lehi City Council with positive recommendations from the Commission.

  • Public hearing and recommendation of Jason Rickards’s request for review of the Vivian Estates Phase 2 zone change, approximately 30.35-acres of property located at 2600 North 600 East changing the zoning from TH-5 (transitional holding) to RA-1 (residential/agriculture). Rickards explained to the commission members that 17 custom home lots have already been sold. There was no public input.
  • Public hearing and recommendation of Ivory Homes request for review of the Holbrook Farms Plat C preliminary subdivision, a 217-unit single family and townhome development located at approximately 3800 West 2300 North in an existing Planned Community zone. Brad Mackay, representative for Ivory Homes said there will be 91 townhomes and 126 medium density lots. Mackay explained the architecture will be in the farmhouse and brownstone style. “We are very excited about this project,” he said. Bart Christofferson spoke about the inconvenience of driving a snow plow through the subdivision. “I would never live there,” he added. “There is no place to park visitor’s cars and the driveways could only accommodate Smart Cars.”
  • Public Hearing and recommendation of Innovation Pointe Land’s request for Business Park zoning on the Innovation Pointe Addition annexation, approximately 7.85-acres of property located at 1445 West Innovation Way. There was discussion about the naming of the road. Part of the road is named Bull River Road, part, Innovation Way and according to Kim Struthers, head of the planning department, an additional section of the road needs to be named. No public input.
  • Public hearing and recommendation of Lehi City’s request for review of a Development Code Amendment to Chapter 5, clarifying the intent of the Public Facilities zone. It was noted that Alpine School District had concerns that district property may fall under the city’s development standards. The code was clarified to exempt Alpine School District from Lehi City’s development standards.
  • The final unanimously approved agenda item was the public hearing and recommendation of Lehi City’s request for review of Development Code Amendments to Chapters 16-18. Struthers explained an attempt is being made to refine and correct grammar and wording. Of note was changing of the Right to Farm ordinance, adding: “Screening provisions and landscaping to reduce noise, odors, pests, or visual impacts for adjoining uses—“

The one item creating some public comment was the public hearing and recommendation of Daryl Hodgson’s request for R-1-Flex (residential) zoning on the Aberle Acres, 2.37 acres of property located at approximately 300 East 470 South.

Bart Christofferson spoke concerning the island of county land being created. “I own two homes to the North. I fear my wells are in danger. They used to flow artesian but not now. I don’t want to be forced to be annexed into the city,” said Christofferson. Struthers assured Christofferson that he would not be forced to annex into the city.