Logan P&Z reviews draft industrial design guidelines
By Erin Wadsworth
October 2, 2006 | NORTH LOGAN -- For those who have
never been to a Planning Commission meeting for their
town, they should begin their investigation in North
Who ever knew that people had to ask a committee if
they could put a parking lot to the side of their building,
instead of in the front? Learning new things is what
traveling to these meetings, held every other Thursday
at 7 p.m. in the North Logan City Library, is all about.
Presenting an early draft of the Industrial Design
Guideline occupied much of the time at the commission
meeting Thursday. Assisted by the City Planning Director
Cordell Batt, the commission discussed design guidelines
for commercial areas. Everything, down to what part
of the parking lot snow would be shoveled to in the
winter, was talked about in the meeting.
Commissioner Mark Hancey expressed concerns about
large piles of black snow being piled up for months
under the shade from trees or a building. Trying to
plow a parking lot with 45 different islands in the
dark must be a delight, Hancey added.
Along with discussion of building integrity is the
landscaping surrounding those buildings. Certain expectations
will need to be met as the city expands to properly
accommodate members of the community.
Addressing the building of new, aesthetically pleasing
industrial buildings to line the streets of North Logan,
brought up the question of whether existing buildings
will rise up to these new standards.
Understanding that everything is site specific when
it comes to mapping out building areas, the commission
will use this new guideline as a checklist for future
Creating more of a campus feeling in an industrial
area is one of the main goals of the guideline, encouraging
owners to have a more attractive industrial region.
Following more discussion concerning the finalizing
of the document, the commission will recommend an approval
by the City Council. At that point the public will be
able to taste, in full, how this growing community can
maintain its beauty and ingenuity.