Planning commission strikes down Epic Brewery’s expansion plan

Posted at 11:35 PM, Oct 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-11 01:42:31-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The expansion plan proposed by Epic Brewery downtown was rejected by the Salt Lake City Planning Commission Wednesday night.

More than a dozen people spoke for and against the proposal, but commissioners ended up rejecting the plan.

Epic’s owner, Peter Erickson, originally wanted to expand his building and add a parking lot that would provide an exit onto Edison Street. He bought two houses behind the brewery that would help make way for the expansion.

Back in June, residents living near Epic Brewery voiced their concerns that the proposed expansion could hurt their property values.

The commission decided at the time to table the issue and have Epic go back to the drawing board to make its intentions for expansion clear with the residents. But after Wednesday night’s public meeting, the commission ultimately struck down the proposal.