Despite a lot of opposition, developers say they have now addressed the public's concerns regarding the controversial Olympia Hills development plan.
Olympia Hills 2.0 includes an expanded traffic impact study, downsizes the number of units to 6,300 on 933 acres and dedicates 20% of the development to parks and open space.
“Lots of rigorous study and consideration have gone into this plan and I am looking forward to hearing from the community,” Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson stated in a press release.
The original plan was scaled back by the developer and presented to the county in June 2019.
Some residents are still saying the new plan poses the same problems as the old plan.
The entire project was scrapped in 2018 after it was vetoed by then-Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. That happened after concerns of infrastructure, utilities and overcrowding arose.
The first plan was to build 8,800 housing units, a mixture of single-family homes, condominiums and apartments.
Officials will be hosting two public hearings to address concerns. The first will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Council Chambers. The second will be on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Copper Mountain Middle School.
For more information, please visit www.olympiahillsrezone.com.