Heber City Council to review housing estates, recreational facilities and new vacancies

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The council meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a working session. Council and staff will consider proposals for homes, an assisted living center and commercial space as part of ongoing annexation plans along Highway 40 north of downtown.

The city may decide to do a stormwater study before approving anything. The study, which City Engineer Russell Funk says will take months, will guide the city in managing stormwater runoff in this area.

The regular meeting starts at 6:00 p.m., right after the working session – and the board still has a lot to discuss about development.

The board can vote on a new apartment complex to be built next to Utah Valley University’s Wasatch Extension. The College Downs proposal could accommodate up to 190 people on a 20-acre parcel of land.

The developer is requesting to annex this land within the city limits to use the city sewer lines. According to the developer, the city would benefit through sales taxes and impact fees.

Council approval of the annexation request would trigger a series of reviews before anything is finalized.

Also on the agenda, council will vote on whether to create public infrastructure districts, or PIDs, in the Jordanelle Ridge development.

PIDs are areas where landowners are taxed on future construction projects. If the council establishes them, taxes from these districts would fund an arts district and parks, among other amenities, at a total cost of $50 million.

At the February 1 meeting, many members of the Wasatch County arts community showed up to express their support for PID because of the promise of an arts district.

The city’s Greenspace, Trails, Parks and Trees Advisory Committee will also intervene on development near Highway 40 and the Jordanelle Reservoir.

He will present an updated parks, green spaces and trails master plan, which council will consider adopting. The committee’s ideas include new parks, including a cycling skills park, and trail designs.

Council will also hear from the Main Street Community Alliance about a proposal to build a water fountain next to City Hall. The group planned the project over two years to provide a place for the community to gather and play.

The council will also consider whether to declare May 6 as Arbor Day, which would be a day to plant trees in the town.

Tuesday’s meeting will be held at Heber Town Hall, 75 North Main Street. To attend via Zoom, visit heberut.gov.

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