Cache Summit to discuss how to best manage growth that’s coming

It’s an annual gathering of local leaders to discuss the vision and growth of Cache Valley: the Cache Summit. It will be held at a new venue this year – the new Cache County Events Center. The summit will be held Thursday, November 15th and on KVNU’s For the People program Devan Mills, economic development director for North Logan, said local mayors will be talking about inevitable growth and how to best manage it.

“There’s actually a mayors panel that will go on that will have (for example) John Drew from Providence, Holly Daines from Logan and Jeff Young from Richmond to discuss as a valley how we’ve come together to approach these issues. Because it’s no longer just Logan’s problem, it’s North Logan’s, Providence and Hyde Park’s (problem),” said Mills.

“So we all have to try to figure out, as this valley fills up, how we’re going to do it effectively and how we can work with developers to still make the process easy. We need to make it as easy as we can to have these houses come in because people are coming whether we like it or not.”

While many residents are turned off by the term ‘high-density housing’, Mills said the perception is not always reality. He cited as a high-density success story the Four Seasons development in North Logan. He said the city is trying to capitalize on it by working with the library to have a new community center, children’s museum and a downtown of sorts in that area along 2200 North between 200 and 400 East.

For more information and tickets to the summit, you can find a link here, or call Brian or Zac with Bear River Association of Governments at (435) 752-7242.

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