What happened to the neighborhood?
Perhaps you recently received a letter from the city indicating that there is a proposed zoning change in our neighborhood but were confused as to where 9301 South Wights Fort Rd. is located or didn't recognize the street name and assumed it was not near your neighborhood. What if the address was written as 9301 South 3400 West? Would you know more readily that this location is what has always been thought of as a future public park and open space area on the south east property of the SLCC Jordan campus?. Now its being proposed to be a multifamily senior restricted community.
As per the notice:
The land use is proposed to be amended from Public (Public Use) to MD (Medium Density Residential) and zoning changed from R-1.8 (single-family residential, up to 1.8lots per acre) and A-5 (Agricultural, minimum 5 acre lot) to R-M-5-PD Zone (Residential Multiple, 5 lots per acre, Planned Development)
According to the South Jordan City website the area to be rezoned if approved will become "Leisure Villas Senior Community. 168 clustered homes and clubhouse"
Public hearings regarding this proposal will be held before the South Jordan City Planning Commission at 6:30p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019, and before the South Jordan City Council at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the South Jordan City Offices, 1600 West Towne Center Drive. All interested parties are invited to attend.
If you're still confused and want to know more about what this looks like in the area please take a moment to study the image above. This is looking in an easterly direction at the open property located directly south of SLCC. It is a 40 acre parcel of land and the proposed development of 168 clustered homes has been superimposed over the current field.
Typically I don't get involved with issues like this but I am feeling uncomfortable with the proposal and would like to draw upon the community for opinions of how this property might better serve our neighborhood. At the very least I would like to see the developer abandon the planned 20 homes adjacent to 3400 west and provide a public park with amenities found in so many other local community parks in our area for the use of our local residents.
If you agree with my opinion then most importantly I would invite you to attend the planning and city council meetings noted above... Additionally if you support the position that this area should not be rezoned as I do then please sign this petition and join me in letting the city know that they need to find a different location for this project.
Thank you for your attention and time in considering this petition.
Kris A. Yates