P&Z commission supports River Heights subdivision
By Ben Walker
April 20, 2006 | RIVER HEIGHTS --
Dan Weston attended his second consecutive meeting of
the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss his potential
subdivision, but with more pleasing results this time.
The commission expressed support for Weston's possible
subdivision, to be located near 700 East and 600 South.
Weston said he is not interested in the project if
he has to build a through road instead of his desired
cul-de-sac, as the commission has discussed.
"You're talking about me putting a road through that's
only half a block away from a main north-south road.
I think it's a joke myself," Weston said.
Commission Chairman Chris Himmel said, "Cul-de-sacs
are discouraged unless there's some sort of natural
or geographic boundary. There is a boundary in the LDS
Each member of the commission agreed with Himmel and
commission members said it should not be a problem in
this particular case for Weston to continue with his
subdivision as planned.
Weston said he is interested in getting started right
There was also discussion about the road entering
the subdivision, as it is narrower than most roads.
The road is a standard 54 feet wide, but 22 feet are
not useable as one side has 5 feet for pavement and
6 feet for a grassy swell, and the other side has 11
feet of grass.
Weston said the 32-foot road should be sufficient
for the five homes in the subdivision.
"This is the first non-minor subdivision to go through
our new subdivision ordinance," Commissioner Blake Wright
said. "We ougt to spend the time to make sure it works."