Meeting

SALT LAKE CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA

FORMAL MEETING 
 
October 6, 2020 Tuesday 7:00 PM
 
This meeting will be an electronic meeting pursuant to the Salt Lake City Emergency Proclamation.
SLCCouncil.com
 
 
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
 
Chris Wharton, Chair 
District 3
Andrew Johnston, Vice Chair
District 2
James Rogers
District 1
Ana Valdemoros
District 4
Darin Mano
District 5
Dan Dugan
District 6
Amy Fowler
District 7
 
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This meeting will be an electronic meeting pursuant to the Chair’s determination that conducting the City Council meeting at a physical location presents a substantial risk to the health and safety of those who may be present at the anchor location.

The Salt Lake City Council Chair has determined that conducting a meeting at an anchor location under the current state of public health emergency constitutes a substantial risk to the health and safety of those who may attend in person. For these reasons, the Council Meeting will not have a physical location at the City and County Building and all attendees will connect remotely.

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The standard order of the Formal Meeting Agenda will be adjusted to accommodate the electronic meeting. General Comment and Public Hearings will be heard as one item. Speakers may speak for up to two minutes per public hearing item or for a two-minute public comment. We ask speakers to conclude their comment prior to beginning to speak to the next.

 

  Please note: Dates not identified in the FYI - Project Timeline are either not applicable or not yet determined.

WELCOME AND PUBLIC MEETING RULES
 
B.
PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Public Hearings and General Comments will be heard as one item.
 
1.

Ordinance: Text Amendments to the RMF-30 Low Density Multi-Family Residential Zoning District
The Council will  accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would amend the RMF-30 (Low Density Multi- Family Residential) Zoning District and corresponding sections of Salt Lake City’s Zoning Ordinance. The changes aim to remove zoning barriers to multi-family housing developments in RMF-30 zoned areas of the City. Proposed changes include:

  1. Introducing design standards for all new development
  2. Allowing the construction of new building types including sideways row houses, cottage developments, and tiny houses
  3. Reducing minimum lot area requirements per unit
  4. Removing lot width minimum requirements
  5. Allowing more than one primary structure on a lot
  6. Granting a density bonus for the retention of an existing structure
  7. Introducing a lot width maximum to discourage land banking
Related sections of Title 21A – Zoning may also be amended as part of this petition. Petition No.: PLNPCM2019-00313
 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action -
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
2.

Ordinance: Zoning Map Amendment for 402 and 416 East 900 South (Southeast Market)
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would rezone the parcels located at 402 and 416 East 900 South from RB (Residential/Business District) and CN (Neighborhood Commercial District) to CB (Community Business District). Currently, these parcels fall within two different zoning districts and the parcel at 416 East Street is “split zoned” both RB and CN. The applicants would like to rezone to one zone for consistency. No development plans have been submitted at this time. Although the applicant has requested that the property be rezoned to CB, consideration may be given to rezoning the property to another zoning district with similar characteristics. Petition No.: PLNPCM2018-01025

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, July 16, 2019; Tuesday, March 3, 2020; and Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 and Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, August 27, 2019; Tuesday, October 6, 2020; and Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - October 20, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
3.

Ordinance: Amendments to Chapter 18.44 Fire Prevention and International Fire Code
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would modify Chapter 18.44 Fire Prevention Code to provide alternatives to the “proximity to building” requirements found in Appendix D section 503.1 of the International Fire Code. The proposed changes are intended to increase fire protection methods for developments that cannot meet the proximity requirements in the current code due to the location of the property line in relation to the street. The proposal is also intended to provide some flexibility for the Salt Lake City Fire Department in administering the International Fire Code when determining the distance range that an aerial fire access road can be from a building. Related sections of Title 18 – Buildings and Construction may also be amended as part of this petition. Petition No.: PLNPCM2019-00938 

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
4.

Ordinance: Rezone and Master Plan Amendment at 261 North Redwood Road
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would amend the zoning map and Master Plan for a property located at approximately 261 North Redwood Road. The applicant is requesting a Master Plan amendment to change the Northwest Community Future Land Use Plan designation from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential. The applicant is also requesting a rezone to change the entire parcel to RMF-35 (Moderate Density Multi-Family Residential) zoning district. Currently, the property is “split zoned” RMF-35 and R-1/5,000 (Single-family Residential District). The applicant states the rezone would allow them to redevelop the site with additional housing. Future development plans have not been submitted at this time. Consideration may be given to another zoning district with similar characteristics. Petition Nos.: PLNPCM2019-01086 and PLNPCM2019-01087

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
5.

Ordinance: Rezone at 989 East 900 South 
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would rezone the east half of a property at 989 East 900 South from Residential/Business (RB) zoning district to Community Business (CB) zoning district. The property is currently “split zoned” with the west half of the property zoned CB and the east half zoned RB. The rezone to CB would make the property one consistent zone. The applicant is requesting the rezone for a potential business expansion and the existing zoning requirements are not conducive to the options they are considering. Consideration may be given to another zoning district with similar characteristics. Petition No.: PLNPCM2020-00126

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
6.

Ordinance: Cemetery Master Plan 
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would approve the updated draft Master Plan for The Salt Lake City Cemetery. The City’s 120-acre cemetery is located in the Avenues neighborhood and opened officially in 1849. It is facing challenges similar to those experienced by other historic cemeteries, including dwindling capacity, limited expansion opportunities and funding challenges. The draft Master Plan includes ideas and recommendations to capitalize on the cemetery as a valuable community open space and provide recommendations to fund its deferred maintenance and perpetual care.

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
7.

Ordinance: Rezone and Master Plan Amendment at 833 South 800 East (Telegraph Exchange Lofts)
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would amend the zoning map and future land use map for property located at 833 South 800 East. If approved, the property would be rezoned from R-2 (Single & Two-Family Residential) zoning designation to RMF-45 (Moderate/High-Density Multi-family Residential). The future land use map designation would change from “Low-Density Residential” to "Medium/High Density Residential." The applicant also owns the adjacent property at 847 East 800 South (the Telegraph Exchange Building). Under the proposal, the two properties would be consolidated into one parcel for the development of 23 residential units. Consideration may be given to another zoning district with similar characteristics. Petition Nos.: PLNPCM2019-01110 and PLNPCM2019-01111 

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
8.

Ordinance: Demolition of Dangerous or Boarded Buildings
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting changes to the City’s Demolition ordinance. The proposed changes are intended to streamline the process for demolitions on commercial and residential properties, remove the requirement for a replacement use, landscape plan and bond, and provide clarity to the enforcement process for boarded buildings. Chapters 18.48, 18.64 and 2.21.030 of the Salt Lake City Code will be amended as part of this proposal.

*Note, a previous agenda occurrence incorrectly listed Chapter 18.84 instead of 18.48.

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).

 


 
9.

Ordinance: Early Notification Text Amendment
The Council will accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance that would approve various changes to Salt Lake City Code relating to early notification of the public and recognized community organizations for land use projects. The Council initiated this petition to clarify early notification regulations and public outreach. The purpose of the proposed changes is to increase awareness and participation by the public for various types of City projects while still providing a timely review process for applicants. Related provisions of the City Code may also be amended as part of this petition.

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, February 4, 2020; Tuesday, March 3, 2020; and Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, March 3, 2020; Tuesday, October 6, 2020; and Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action -
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
D.
POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS:
 
1.

Ordinance: Transportation Impact Fees Facilities Plan (IFFP) 
The Council will consider adopting an ordinance that would update the Transportation section of the City’s Impact Fees Facilities Plan (IFFP). The plan identifies fees for different land use types after an analysis of existing services levels, anticipated growth, and capital improvements to maintain service levels under higher demand. Impact fees are charges on new development that pay for bigger demand on City facilities caused by population and employment growth.

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, August 18, 2020; Tuesday, September 1, 2020; and Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
2.

Ordinance*: Zoning Text Amendment to Increase Building Height Limits in a Portion of the G-MU Zone
The Council will consider an ordinance to increase the building heights within a portion of the G-MU (Gateway Mixed Use) zoning district from a current maximum of 120 feet up to 190 feet across portions of two separate blocks located between 500 West and the railroad tracks (approximately 625 West) and 200 South and 400 South. The applicant is requesting the change for a specific development project. Other sections of Title 21A – Zoning may also be amended as part of this petition. Petition no.: PLNPCM2019-00639

*The Planning Commission forwarded a negative recommendation, therefore an ordinance was not drafted with the original transmittal but has since been added for the Council's formal consideration.

 

FYI – Project Timeline: (subject to change per Chair direction or Council discussion)
Briefing - Tuesday, January 14, 2020; Tuesday, April 21, 2020; and Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Set Public Hearing Date - Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Hold hearing to accept public comment - Tuesday, September 1, 2020 and Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.
TENTATIVE Council Action - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
 
  Staff Recommendation - Refer to motion sheet(s).



 
H.
ADJOURNMENT:

 

CERTIFICATE OF POSTING
On or before 5:00 p.m. on _____________________, the undersigned, duly appointed City Recorder, does hereby certify that the above notice and agenda was (1) posted on the Utah Public Notice Website created under Utah Code Section 63F-1-701, and (2) a copy of the foregoing provided to The Salt Lake Tribune and/or the Deseret News and to a local media correspondent and any others who have indicated interest.


CINDY LOU TRISHMAN
SALT LAKE CITY RECORDER



















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