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Letter: Sugar House council doesn't formally back zone changes

Published March 29, 2014 1:01 am
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The Tribune article of March 24, "Zoning changes could clear way for tall buildings on Sugar House street car line," states that "the Sugar House Community Council [SHCC] supports zone changes in the area…" While this statement may reflect the tenor of discussions about the zone changes, it isn't entirely accurate. The SHCC has not formally moved in support of the zone changes.

In fact, of the slate of proposed zone changes, the SHCC has focused on the former tennis courts and current community gardens at Sugarmont Avenue and 900 East. In June, 2013, the SHCC formally moved to "oppose the removal from the open space inventory and oppose rezoning of the parcels of land fronting Sugarmont Avenue from 900 East to McClelland Street."

In January the SHCC hosted Rinaldo Hunt's proposal for the same parcels, but there was no formal motion supporting or opposing the project. The SHCC meeting minutes are publicly available on its website, www.sugarhousecouncil.com.

Readers should not conclude that the SHCC has formally supported (or opposed) Mayor Becker's proposed zone changes, but has mainly expressed its opposition specifically to the mayor's plan for the old tennis courts.

Cabot Nelson

Sugar House




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