North Village, Reinvestment in Main Street Headline March 2 Heber City Council Meeting
The North Village Development zoning conversation continues in Tuesday’s Heber City Council meeting. The council may be ready to adopt the NVOZ.
If the City Council adopts the North Village Overlay Zone ordinance, it will set the stage for a potential annexation of the area. Wasatch County granted density development rights 20 years ago, increasing the population in Wasatch County by as many as 30,000 people. If approved, the zone changes would guide the development if it’s annexed into city limits.
The Old Mill Village multifamily housing project along U.S. 40 on the southern end of Heber City has come before the council on several occasions. The development consists of 168 units, with a density of 8.86 ERUs per acre. The project consists of 40% open space. The area is zoned commercial, but some council members are worried about Heber’s future tax base if a change to residential development occurs.
Planning staff recommends the Heber City Council adopt a downtown reinvestment entity. Approval of the Community Reinvestment Agency Act authorizes the city council to activate a CRA to encourage economic growth in the City’s historic downtown area. It will facilitate the redevelopment of underutilized property through various means, including investing in core infrastructure, such as utilities, streets, lighting, curbs, sidewalks, and landscaping. Adopting a CRA would create financing options to encourage private investment in the downtown area.
Discussion and a possible decision on utility easements and alcohol code updates are on the agenda.
Attend the virtual Heber City council meeting through this link. The work meeting begins at 4:30 p.m., and the regular meeting starts at 7 on Tuesday.