Jensen defends compromise gravel pit proposal

Residents living in the area around 1200 and 1400 East and 1200 and 1300 North in Logan were pleased recently when the Logan Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend the city council designate the area “neighborhood residential.”

Now the citizens are outraged after Logan Municipal Councilmember Tom Jensen came up with what he called a “compromise” plan for the land owned by the LeGrand Johnson family.

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Jensen said it would not be appropriate to designate the 20-acre property entirely single family but instead would have two rows of single family residences then transitioning into multi-family dwellings. He said a 500-name petition being circulated against the plan contains a lot of misinformation.

“For example,” Jensen said, “they’re saying, ‘you don’t want two 80 foot towers up there.’ There’s no plan for anything and there’s not allowance for it.

“The height would peak at 45 feet, which is very similar to the height of some of the homes to the northeast. The average height would actually be about 25-30 feet in this area which is similar to the homes to the east.”

Thursday Bart Cardon, a leader in the neighborhood group, will be a guest on Crosstalk to present the other side. Crosstalk starts at 9:10 a.m. and it is a call-in show.

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