05 Feb / 2016
Residential Recovery Facility May Open Doors In Herriman
During Thursday’s Planning Commission Meeting, the Planning Commission made a decision on a request for reasonable accommodation for a 12 occupant residential recovery facility in Herriman. This was not a decision that was entered in to lightly. Over the last few months, Planning Commission requested information from the applicant that must be provided prior to any type of approval. They also discussed their concerns with the location and the impact it could potentially pose. Planning Commission met with City Council to review the information requested and discuss the detail. The residential facility submitted an original application in July 2015, but did not meet the burden of the City in order to be approved for operation. They returned in September 2015 and were denied concluding that they did not meet the necessary elements to obtain the accommodation.
On January 21, 2016, the applicant discussed the newly amended and supplemental request filed for reasonable accommodation for up to 12 non-related residents to occupy the Property. Planning Commission, after lengthy discussion, concluded that there was sufficient evidence that all elements were met. Their concerns were expressed and a reasonable accommodation was approved with the provision that the number of occupants be reduced to no more than 10 residents at one time.
It is important to note that the City has limited capacity when acting on this approval as several federal laws state that is it discriminatory to refuse to make reasonable accommodations for such a facility. One example is the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) that provides in part that it is discriminatory to refuse to make “reasonable accommodation in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodation may be necessary to afford [a disabled] person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling …” 42 U.S.C. § 3604(f)(3)(B). This requirement applies to the enforcement of zoning ordinances.
We have attached the written decision issued by the Planning Commission. Applicable federal laws are cited in this document.
15 Dec / 2015
The Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District
New collection routes will take effect on February 15, 2016, and some residents will change the day that their garbage/recycle/green waste is collected. Notices will be attached to your cans during the first two weeks of February if your collection date will be changed.
Municipality Boundary Description
- – All properties East of Rose Canyon Rd/6400 W and south of Herriman Hwy. All properties north of Herriman Hwy and west of the western property boundaries of Lazy Creek Cv.
- – Rose Canyon Road starting from 13400 S and going directly south to the end of Herriman City boundary, and follows the Herriman City boundary east until Porter Rockwell Blvd. and continues to Mountain View Corridor. The boundary continues along Mountain View Corridor to Rosecrest Rd. south of Rose Crest Road from Mountain View Corridor to Mirabella Dr. west of Mirabella from Rosecrest Rd to 13400 S, and along 13400 S to Rose Canyon Rd.
- – Starting at the intersection of Herriman Main St and Rosecrest Rd, follow Herriman main St to 6400 W. The Boundary continues south along 6400 W to 13400 S, and continues east along 13400 S east to Mirabella Dr. The boundary meanders southeast along Mirabella Dr to Rosecrest Rd and follows Rosecrest Rd Southwest to the Mountain View Corridor. The boundary continues southwest along Mountian View Corridor to Porter Rockwell Blvd and follows Porter Rockwell Blvd to the Herriman City boundary. The boundary continues north along the Herriman City boundary until reaching the intersection of Rosecrest Rd (5600 W) and 13400 S. From that intersection continue north along Rosecrest Rd to the starting intersection of Herriman Main St and Rosecrest Rd.
- – Starting at the intersection of Herriman Main St and Rosecrest Rd, follow the Herriman Main Street West which continues to Herriman Hwy until Lazy Creek CV. The Boundary continues north including all properties on Lazy Creek CV and continue northeast along the northern properties of Lazy Creek CV which connects with the Herriman City Boundary. Moving north the boundary continues along the Herriman City boundary to the intersection of 13400 S and Rosecrest Rd. From 13400 S and Rosecrest Rd the boundary continues north to the intersection at Herriman Main St and Rosecrest.
For more information and an interactive map, please visit our website.
Reduce-Reuse-Recycle and Rethink!
18 Nov / 2015
Herriman City Breaking Ground on New City Hall
The new Herriman City Towne Center Park, Amphitheater, and City Hall are a key step in implementing the community’s vision for the future. In June 2008 a special gathering was held to announce the Herriman Towne Center development that included a location for a new city hall building. There was a lot of excitement in anticipation of the new structure, but for the last 7 years, that location has remained empty, with nothing but a billboard sign referencing the future building. The community continues to ask when this building will come…
After years of preparation and financial planning, city officials are ready to break ground. “The construction held off longer than we had hoped, but in striving to be financially responsible, it was important to wait for the right time, and plan things right,” said Brett Wood, City Manager. On Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM, city leaders will line up and put shovels to the ground, with high hopes that this area will serve as a gathering place for the community as well as stimulate economic growth through its all-inclusive design.
The Towne Center location will include the City Hall building, a 6 acre Towne Center Park with a splash pad, ice track, & history walk, and an amphitheater. The park will be outlined by retail buildings with restaurant and boutique style shopping. Herriman’s New City Hall will anchor the new park and development area by consolidating City activities under one roof, allowing City residents access to their government and permitting City Services to grow as our community expands. The Towne Center Park and amphitheater will provide exciting new opportunities for community sponsored events as well as fun community activities and dining.
“This will be a true gathering place for our community,” said Mayor Freeman. “The concept and design create a convenience for our residents, as well as offer activities and entertainment for people of all ages.”
Herriman City embraces our community. This is their location, their building, their park and we want to assure it is a place they will want to visit due to the convenience of amenities offered.
In addition to providing city services as well as Justice Court, the new building will also house the Unified Police Department’s Herriman Precinct. The City has been talking with Salt Lake County in regards to providing county services on the site as well, and interested retailers are already working with the commercial developer.
Construction will begin late winter/early spring and will continue over the course of two years. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in three phases, the first including the city hall and park, the second will consist of the ice track and the third will finalize the amphitheater. The project will cost an estimated $23 million dollars at completion, but due to astute financial planning, the City will only bond for $15 million. The bond is a sales & franchise tax bond, so there will be no tax increase to our residents.
“We are thrilled to be continuing the vision that Mayor Crane had years ago when he secured this location for city hall. We have worked long and hard on the design and layout to assure the facility and park are an enhancement to the area while keeping with the traditional look and feel that is Herriman City,” said Tami Moody, Director of Communications. “We would like to thank all of our partners on this project as we begin the process of taking it from a concept to reality.”
Ground Breaking Event:
- Towne Center Location – 5373 W. Main St. (Across from the J.L. Sorenson Rec Center)
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
- 3:30 p.m.
- Public Invited
- GSBS, Architectural Design
- Layton Construction, Developer
- Momentum, Commercial Development
- Salt Lake County
- Unified Police Department