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Heber City Council to Review Proposed Hotel on Main Street

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A hotel development project will go to Heber City Council for review after the Heber City Planning and Zoning Commission approved its first phase. 

The View on Main could host new guests and residents on Heber Main Street.

If the city council gives the green light, it would have a total of 116 rooms for a maximum of 232 occupants.

One of the developers involved said only about half of those would be temporary guests, though. At a Heber City Planning and Zoning meeting last week, the hotel was also pitched as a potential timeshare and condo property.

The project could bring a new restaurant to the area, too.

“Heber is starving for another or several more good restaurants, and I assume it will do well, and I assume that there will be quite a few employees there,” said Heath Tronston, one of the developers working on the hotel.

The planning and zoning committee liked most of the proposed ideas for amenities, which included a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, gym and spa.

But there is an obstacle for obtaining bar and liquor licenses.

The school district owns the road to the property, 785 South. State law says that makes the hotel’s location too close to school property for alcohol to be served.

Brian Balls of Summit Engineering says the best solution would be for the city to take over ownership of the road.

“That access that is currently owned by the school district, that could actually be an issue for us when it comes to obtaining a liquor license. In speaking with the school district, they have always wanted Heber City to be in ownership of that, which is our first goal as well, is making that a public right-of-way,” he said at the meeting.

The other option would be to purchase the road privately.

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