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Sugar House residents concerned about proposed construction of 10-story residential building

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 19:50:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Sugar House Community Council is seeking the public’s input on a proposal to build a 100-foot high apartment building.

During a Land Use & Zoning Committee meeting Monday night, developers from Boulder Ventures presented their plan to renovate the old Granite Furniture Delivery warehouse, located at 2189 S. McClelland, into a 10-story building that would house 492 residential units.

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Sugar House Community Council Chairwoman Amy Barry shared with FOX 13 News' Danica Lawrence what both the residents had to say and what the developer presented, Monday night.

Many neighbors in the area have objected to the height and design but the biggest concern was over the traffic and parking congestion.

“The nearby neighbors were also really concerned about the negative impacts perceived for traffic and parking overflow. Because we are already pretty stretched,” Barry said.

Barry said she was concerned about the developer’s plan. She felt it didn’t include enough mixed-use space, which includes residential as well as retail and office space.

“I think their (developer's) positive spin is that they are trying to follow the principle of bringing in some density to the business district per the master plan,” Barry said.

The community council has 45 days to collect comments from the public. The proposal will also be presented during a community council meeting on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East.

For details on the proposal and to provide input on the issue, go to: http://sugarhousecouncil.org/2015/10/22/2189-s-mcclelland-granite-furniture-warehouse-development/