Despite concerns, Watts does not plan to veto ‘neighborhood centers’

On Tuesday, July 5 Logan’s Municipal Council voted three to one to make neighborhood centers part of the city’s official land code. There was some concern that Mayor Randy Watts would veto the council’s decision because he had concerns, especially about the area near Utah State University. At Tuesday night’s council meeting the mayor put the idea of a veto at rest. “Although I still believe the list of uses for these centers, they’re too restrictive, I have concluded that a veto of this ordinance would be even more restrictive,” Watts said. “As an alternative, I have instructed Mike DeSimone to develop a new zoning designation for campus neighborhood commercial to address the specific concerns I have for the use of those commercial uses near the USU campus.” The mayor said he feels good about the fact that council members consider the land use plan a “living document” and hopefully there will be changes and adjustments made at a future date.

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