Lincoln Station Development Likely To Begin Construction Soon
The planned mixed-use development Lincoln Station has the major approvals that it needs to launch. County Development Director Pat Putt says it’s likely it will start in the upcoming building season.
The applicant for Lincoln Station proposed building 76 units and 5,100 square feet of neighborhood commercial on a four-acre parcel near the fire station on Bitner Road.
Last month, the County Council approved a rezone for the parcel, which was Rural Residential, and also a Development Agreement. However, changes in the site plan required that it go back to the Snyderville Planning Commission for a new Conditional Use Permit approval. It received that vote almost two weeks ago.
Putt said there’s just some details to work out.
“It’s things like the landscaping plan I think needs to be submitted,” Putt said. “I think some more information on the lighting plan. Those are pretty simple things to complete. When that’s done, that will allow the project to move forward to a building permit. We haven’t seen to my knowledge the actual construction drawings come in, the building permit application come in. But it’s highly likely with the amount of work that’s been put into this to date, we’re going to see that in the near future.”
Putt said that 76 units on four acres may seem like a tight fit. But the County Council believed that the plan, and a new entitlement, is worth it for the housing that it’s bringing to the area.
“Of those 76 units, 31 of them are going to be outright affordable units meeting our standards of what an affordable housing unit is,” Putt explained. “That’s the threshold of, is it affordable for someone here in the community, who works in the community, that makes to or, less than 80 percent of the average median income which—I might be off by a small factor but it’s around $90,000 a year. In addition to those units, 21 of them are going to be what we anecdotally refer to as attainable units. That’s not defined in our code but that’s going to be 120 percent of the area median income.”