Accessory Buildings

Summit County

Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson says the Council will continue to work on a new ordinance governing accessory buildings—with less than three months left before a moratorium on those buildings expires.

Meanwhile, the Council heard from one of Robinson’s neighbors who is concerned about the issue.

Robinson told KPCW that residents should stay tuned, and they are planning another meeting to receive public comment.

Summit County

The Summit County Council on Wednesday returned to the topic of regulating accessory buildings.    

On Wednesday, County Development Director Pat Putt said they want to ask the county’s decision-makers just what is the problem with accessory buildings that they’re trying to address.

Council Member Malena Stevens told KPCW the issue for her is about a balance.         

Summit County

The proposed amendments to the Snyderville Code governing accessory buildings will return to the Summit County Council in the near future. 

The council didn’t make a decision at its meeting last week on Wednesday, March 31, and asked staff for further information. The hearing brought out opinions on both sides about whether the changes would harm the equestrian character of Silver Creek.

Snyderville Basin Planning Commission

The Snyderville Planning Commission Tuesday night unanimously voted to recommend a set of Snyderville code amendments on accessory buildings.


The code amendments are being proposed since Basin residents in recent years have expressed concerns about the impacts of accessory buildings, the number that are allowed on properties, and the concern they may morph into commercial uses.


About two weeks ago, the Summit County Council approved a six-month moratorium on new accessory buildings.


Summit County

  The Snyderville Planning Commission will host public hearings in the near future on a proposal to regulate accessory buildings and structures.

The chair of the Planning Commission says at this point, she still needs more information about the idea.

The planning commission got an introduction to the proposal during a work session last week. The planning staff said the idea was prompted by public comment.

Planning Commission chairwoman Bea Peck said she still has a basic question: Where's the harm in accessory buildings?