HERRIMAN – Salt Lake’s County Council has put aside concerns from four mayors as it approved high-density zoning for housing north of Herriman.
Like his counterparts in Herriman, Copperton and West Jordan, Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs is upset.
“Why on earth the County Council seems to think that they need to have that kind of density all locked into such a small footprint is just beyond me,” Staggs said.
Councilmembers approved zoning for “Olympia” with 8,700 townhomes and apartments on 930 acres for 30,000 people. That calculates to 32 people living on each acre.
By comparison, Daybreak near South Jordan has much lower density. It has 20,000 residents living on 4,100 acres, or about nine people per acre.
“You have that many homes situated right next to Herriman, South Jordan and Riverton that are all going to invariably going to flow through 12600 South, when we already have failing roads and other infrastructure issues,” Staggs said.
The county council cited a severe statewide housing shortage behind its approval.
Today’s Top Stories
- Boris Johnson promises UK will provide Hong Kongers path to citizenship after national…
- Utah man critically injured in bike crash at Canyonlands National Park
- Advice from a registered sex offender: teach your kids
- Mercy Housing Mountain Plains
- HOAX ALERT: Health officials warn about color-coded masks flyer
- Utah man gets up to life in prison in ex-girlfriend’s death
- Best garden gifts for Mother’s Day | KSL Greenhouse
- China pushes conspiracy theories on COVID origin, vaccines
- Sneakers designed in honor of Obama to go on sale for $25,000
- Surgeon General on coronavirus: ‘This week is going to get bad’