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Salt Lake County mayor seeks ‘balance’ with Olympia Hills development project

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UPDATE: A town hall meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 14th at Herriman High School.

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams sent a letter to the Municipal Services District Board expressing concern over a proposed development in the county.

On Tuesday, the Salt Lake County Council voted to move forward with a nearly 9,000-unit housing development called Olympia Hills despite the objections from nearby communities.

The proposed development west of Herriman will feature mixed housing to include single-family homes, townhomes and apartment buildings.

Neighboring communities are worried the development will be a strain on existing infrastructure.

The Municipal Services District Board is eventually tasked with either approving or rejecting actions by the planning commission for Salt Lake County.  The board has a scheduled work meeting Saturday where they will be briefed on the project. The board is scheduled to vote on the proposal at a June 14th meeting.

McAdams said in a letter to the board that after receiving a great deal of input from residents, he requests that the board postpone its vote on the project to a future meeting.

“Postponing the vote could provide an opportunity to respond to residents’ concerns by considering alternatives that may result in a plan that addresses not only the needs of residents represented by the MSD, but also the concerns expressed by residents in neighboring cities,” said McAdams.

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