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.
I have reached out to elected leaders in Herriman, Riverton, South Jordan, West Jordan and have had productive conversations with the county council. We are working together to find a better balance and address concerns raised by residents. #olympiahills #utpol— Mayor Ben McAdams (@MayorBenMcAdams) June 8, 2018