75-unit apartment complex proposed across from Logan High

LOGAN – The Logan City Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, September 12th to review a proposed 75-unit apartment complex. The project, referred to as the Mill Creek apartments, would be located on the corner of 100 South and 100 West in Logan. It will occupy the site of the old V1 gas station, also known as Grizzly Station, and extend south along 100 West to the canal.

According to Logan City’s Community Development Director Mike DeSimone, the apartment complex will vary between one and two-bedroom units on less than 1 acre of land and is being proposed by Jared Nielson of Mill Creek of Logan LLC.

“It will be three to five stories in height,” DeSimone explains. “It will have two levels of parking on it and it will help clean up that corner right there.”

That site had also previously been proposed as a future location of the Logan City Library. The city engaged in talks with the land owner, and former city councilmember, Eugene Needham to use the site for a multi-level library but those negotiations failed after public outcry.

The apartment proposal is somewhat similar to another project just a block to the east near Garff Wayside Garden at 150 South 100 East.

“The underlying projects are similar in that they are providing residential housing in downtown,” DeSimone said. “Process-wise they are the same. They go to the Planning Commission for design review. I think the underlying zoning was changed as a result of Garden Park (apartment proposal) and that whole process early on.

“So, we’ve gone back and evaluated the zoning and determined this site, specifically where that old V1 gas station is, is appropriate for residential uses.”

The proposal near Garff Wayside Gardens, now referred to as L59 apartments, includes a 120-unit multi-family apartment building, 10 town homes, and surface parking areas and received a conditional use permit in May.

The Planning Commission meeting begins Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Logan Municipal Council Chambers.

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  • pablo September 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm Reply

    Now all of you who wailed about having a library at the corner can revel in the prospect of a five story apartment building there instead!
    What a shame this was not to be the Library location.

    • Kathy September 11, 2019 at 11:40 am Reply

      People raised a concern about this being the spot for the library because the spot was owned by the Needhams – the same Needhams that sit on the city council and another Needham on the library board. People thought it was/is a conflict of interest.

  • Mr.Bob September 10, 2019 at 5:34 pm Reply

    So the library goes in the basement, then?

  • Edgar September 11, 2019 at 6:32 am Reply

    More down town crowding planning. The high school traffic congests that area enough, lets make it worse and put a whole bunch of apartments right across the street. Spread it out a little.

  • WLee September 11, 2019 at 8:19 am Reply

    Wow, not sure what tail is wagging this dog… the very reason we moved out of Logan.

  • Joyless September 11, 2019 at 9:44 am Reply

    At what point are we over-building apartments?

    • Kathy September 11, 2019 at 11:38 am Reply

      At what point are we over populating cache valley with a birth rate that is double the national average. Would you rather see high density housing or more farmland and green space plowed under for housing?

  • Bea2 September 11, 2019 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Who drew up the historic district boundaries and skewed it around this site? Across the street on the north is historic district and to the east is a jog to include that piece in the historic district. Logan High rebuilt to try to look historic on the west. The proposed architecture doesn’t fit in here. And the traffic congestion of that many units coupled with the high school traffic would be horrific for the single family neighborhood to the northwest in trying to drive home and to their property values. This is not the place for this.

  • dayton September 11, 2019 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Everyone complaining about crowds downtown should ask themselves if they would prefer 75 units located downtown, where people will be able to walk and bike to local goods and services, or if they’d rather see those 75 units put out on the periphery of Logan, where the taxpayer burden will be higher to service them, and every trip from those 75 will be another car crowding main street, 100E and 100W.

    And, this many residences added downtown in 1 or 3 places will significantly spur reinvestment in restaurants, art galleries, and other downtown amenities we’d all like to see more of.

  • Concerned citizen September 11, 2019 at 8:58 pm Reply

    Parking! Where will they have enough? Not if you live there. When will these developers get it through their thick skull, apartments need enough parking for every apartment you build.

  • Carl September 12, 2019 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Soon it will be oversaturated with greedy landlords.

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