As expected, the Grand County Council in a special meeting held Monday, March 11 agreed to dedicate up to $19,000 in consultant fees that will go to a firm tasked with drafting a plan for future land uses.
The Moab City Council decided during a meeting last week to drastically limit the scope of its Planned Affordable Housing ordinance, also known as PAD. If the changes are approved, most residential areas in the city would be excluded from the plan, continuing to disallow developers from constructing higher density housing in those areas.
A palpable sense of urgency permeated the Grand County Council Chambers at Tuesday’s meeting as members stare down a deadline to enact meaningful changes to the county’s land use code before a construction moratorium on overnight rentals ends in early August.
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.