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Monday open house to focus on canyon plans

Published March 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Land use • Salt Lake County is updating goals for Parleys and Cottonwood canyons.
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General plans for the three largest canyons rising out of the Salt Lake Valley — Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood and Parleys — will be the subject of an open house from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State St.

County planning staff members David Gellner and Todd Draper will describe the land-use goals and potential community projects that have been recommended for each of those canyons in a series of meetings since August.

Those meetings were with a steering committee of individuals who own property in the canyons or work for government agencies that regulate activities there, Gellner said, as well as a broader group of stakeholders that includes interested citizens and environmental groups.

"This will give the public an opportunity to look at where we are," added Draper.

The general plans are an update to the county's 1989 master plan for the canyons. Plans for the county's townships already have been updated in this process, the latest of which dealt with Emigration Canyon.

Plans for the three large canyons also will incorporate some of the information from studies released last year on transportation and parking in the canyons.

"We won't put all of that supertechnical information in the general plans," Draper said. "They're more of a policy document and have references back to those studies."

Gellner and Draper will make a brief presentation Monday, then will be available to answer questions at various exhibits set up for the open house. The public will be asked to fill out comment cards about what they like or dislike about the draft plans, Gellner added.

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Open house Monday

P General plans for Parleys, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons will be discussed at an open house from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the North Building of the County Government Center, 2001 S. State St.




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