Below is a summary of the Draper City Council Meeting held August 18, 2020. To view the meeting documents and listen to the archived meeting, click here.
HBA Plaza at Draper Text Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Land Use Map Amendment: APPROVED
A request by Ross Ford, representing the Home Builders Association, for a Text Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Land Use Map Amendment for approximately 2.55 acres located at approximately 38 West 13775 South. The property is currently zoned M1 (Light Manufacturing). The applicant is requesting that a Text Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Land Use Map Amendment be approved to allow for existing office building to be added to the CSD-136 (136 Center Commercial Special District) zone. The Planning Commission reviewed the request at their July 23, 2020 meeting and forwarded a positive recommendation to the City Council on a 5-0 vote for all three applications.
Deer Ridge Drive Update & Improvement Plan: APPROVED
Draper City plans to make road improvements to Deer Ridge Drive in the Traverse Ridge Special Service District (TRSSD), in the 2021 construction cycle. Due to its road condition and repair needs, Deer Ridge Drive is next on the list for the city’s general road maintenance list. Based on the cost estimate and timeframe, the City Council will need to appropriate general funds in September 2020 to begin the design and bidding process.
Although general city funds will be used to begin the process, a 10-acre single estate lot on the city’s Deer Ridge property is currently on the market to ultimately fund the entire road improvement project. The remaining Deer Ridge property owned by the city (approximately 245 acres) is planned to be added to the Traverse Range Land Conservation Easement. No additional taxpayer money is planned to be used for the Deer Ridge Drive road improvement project.
Over the last few years, Draper City has completed several major road projects in addition to significant road maintenance work within the TRSSD. These projects include the reconstruction of Traverse Ridge Road and SunCrest Drive, the waterline replacement and roadway reconstruction in Phases 1 & 5 of the Oak Vista subdivision and the surface treatment of most of the remaining public roads within the TRSSD. The reconstruction costs for Traverse Ridge Road and SunCrest Drive were approximately $12.5 million, some of which was outside of the TRSSD boundaries. The city acquired state funds to pay for these improvements as a priority over other city roads. The waterline replacement and roadway reconstruction in the Oak Vista subdivision totaled approximately $2 million and was paid for using city funds. An additional $641,000 of city funds were used for other standard on-going road maintenance work in the TRSSD, such as asphalt repair and slurry sealing. Together, these projects totaled over $15 million. No TRSSD taxes were used for any of this work.
CARES Act Funding Agreement: APPROVED
This is a request for approval on an agreement with Salt Lake County to provide $1.4 million in funding to Draper City to help address the effects of COVID-19. The County received federal funds under the CARES Act to combat and address the effects of the COVID-19 within Salt Lake County. The County has determined that municipalities, including Draper City, within Salt Lake County can play an important role in helping the County achieve their objectives to address COVID-19. The County wishes to provide CARES Act funding to the city to help achieve these objectives in Draper City.
Draper City Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board: APPROVED
This is a request for approval to create the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board to act as a liaison to the city to identify issues faced by diverse groups and create opportunities for an inclusive community within the city. The board will consist of up to nine members and will meet quarterly or as the Chair deems necessary. The board will advocate and voice support for initiatives that cultivate an inclusive culture and stimulate socio-economic equality for the greater community. This includes creating educational opportunities through guest lectures at local schools and community workshops to raise awareness of diversity, equality and inclusivity issues. The board will also host events for the greater community to celebrate and educate the public about various cultures and diverse groups.