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Mayor vetoes plan to rezone site of old Granite High School to build Wal-Mart

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 19:52:27-05

SOUTH SALT LAKE – The mayor South Salt Lake has vetoed a plan approved by the city council to rezone the site of the old Granite High School in order to allow a Wal-Mart to be built.

The fate of the old site has drawn a great deal of public comment, and the city council approved a plan to rezone the property earlier this year.

Thursday, Mayor Cherie Wood vetoed that plan.

“A lot of the residents, as well as myself and staff, feel like some policy direction is needed from the city council,” Wood said. “Part of that being, if green space is required to move forward with this developer, how much green space and what will it look like, where will it be? How do we finance that?”

That veto could be overridden by the city council, but it would require a two-thirds vote. A new vote could take place as early as March 23.