Grand County’s High-Density Housing Overlay has won an award called Your Utah Your Future, according to Zacharia Levine, the county’s director of Community and Economic Development.
An explanation of the five proposals from Landmark Design to control (or not control) overnight lodging in Moab
The Grand County Planning Commission stood up the Moab City Council Tuesday night when the two government entities were supposed to meet at City Hall to hear the latest presentation from land use consulting firm Landmark Design.
Representatives from Landmark Design, the firm under contract with Grand County and the City of Moab to create a unified land use plan, invite residents to attend a workshop to review potential ordinances and zoning options, local and national case studies and examples, and economic and market analyses for southeastern Utah.
The public is invited to attend upcoming public hearings on new housing developments in Grand County.
The need to get on the same page prompted a joint workshop of the Grand County Council and Planning Commission Tuesday with representatives from Landmark Design participating telephonically. Both the city and county have instituted identical moratoria on overnight lodging and both have retained the services of Landmark Design, a consulting firm tasked with writing ordinances for future land use in Moab and Grand County – with the new regulations either enacted or rejected by an early August deadline.
The overwhelming majority of residents who commented during a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed update to the Grand County draft outdoor lighting ordinance favor dimming the lights, so to speak, in an effort to preserve views of the night sky.
Community members were invited to ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about a proposed lighting ordinance that is part of Grand County’s dark skies initiative. The open house was held Feb. 20 at the Grand Center.
The Grand County Planning Commission set and proposed dates for public discussions regarding restrictions on future development of overnight accommodations in Moab during a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26.
The Grand County Planning Commission has given a green light to a new residential housing development on Spanish Valley Drive, enabled by the recently passed High Density Housing Overlay that the County Council passed in January.