Strong comments came from both sides Tuesday night at a public hearing held to help the Logan Municipal Council decide whether or not to rezone property at 155 South 100 East for <a href=”https://www.utah.gov/pmn/files/286467.pdf” target=”_blank”>Garden Park Apartments</a>, a 120-unit, four-story apartment complex.
In the end, the council decided to wait until its May 16th meeting to make a decision on the rezoning issue.
Those speaking out against the project talked about excessive noise and traffic, and said it would destroy their neighborhood. Marilyn Griffin said she has studied the proposed project thoroughly and does not believe it is compatible with the Town Center Zone in many ways.
“There appears to be at least eight of them, as I went over it, that stand out that they are not compatible with the Town Center Zone and to what has been proposed,” Griffin told the council. “One thing that I did that really stood out to me was the architecture should compliment the existing historic structures and be consistent with historic preservation.
“As far as I can see this has now historic value at all.”
Others maintained it is just what is needed in downtown Logan. One of those was Gary Saxton, manager for the Logan Downtown Alliance.
“If we want to keep Cache Valley without homes from Wellsville to Logan,” Saxton said, “residential projects like this of high density will be necessary if you enjoy the green space that you like to see, and if you like agriculture and if you want to cut down on people commuting.”
Saxton said people talk about the traffic it would create on 100 East but, in his opinion, it is already busy.
Developer Trent Cragun told the council that the people who would live in the apartments would have discretionary incomes and would patronize businesses in Logan.
To see the proposed design review and project rezone, <a href=”https://www.utah.gov/pmn/files/286467.pdf” target=”_blank”>click here</a>.