Logan nears approval time for land-use plan
By Erin Wadsworth
September 25, 2006 | NORTH LOGAN -- While still in
its young years as a city, North Logan is bringing life
and whole new meaning of community to Cache Valley.
During a Planning Commission meeting Sept. 14, final
discussions were heard on the last draft of their Land
Use Element plan, which has been at least three years
in the making. Previous commissions and councils have
read and re-read what will soon become the new guideline
for city planning.
A city incorporated in 1934, North Logan will be looking
to the City Council to approve this new document. Mainly
focusing on three important elements, land use, transportation
and affordable housing, residents can expect to discuss
its main points some time in the near future.
Many changes have been made to make this plan more
user friendly than previous plans, said Cordell Batt,
the city's planning director. The major difference is
in the format of the actual plan, making it easier to
review and comprehend.
Developments of new areas, such as subdivisions, bring
need for roads, water usage, recreation areas and much
more. This document will let residents know what action
must be taken before they can go forward with a chosen
Neighborhood focused planning is prominent in a discussion
about community growth in North Logan. Finding ways
to include the community is significant when finalizing
plans that have direct effect on citizens. Public hearings
have been recommended by the planning commission in
regard to the Land Use Element.
Keith Christensen, planning commission chairman, will
present the document draft to the city council on Oct.
5. Several public hearings will follow. Whenever land
use is on the agenda public hearings must be scheduled
in order to understand how the people in the community
feel about such decisions, said Batt.