OGDEN -- The city council Tuesday night again tabled the adoption of a plan guiding development along the 21st Street corridor.
The council will consider making the corridor plan part of the city's overall general plan on Feb. 7.
The corridor plan includes the area west of Wall Avenue to the city limits and from 22nd Street to the Ogden River. It recommends that building heights within the area range from 35 feet to a maximum of 65 feet to avoid obscuring the view of the mountains.
The plan was tabled by the council in December when businessman Thaine Fischer, who, along with partners, owns 11 acres west of Wall Avenue between 20th and 21st streets, told the city the height recommendations in the plan needed more study.
Ogden City Planning Division Manager Greg Montgomery said the city has not had sufficient time to study the impacts of the height limitations.
The plan establishes guidelines for future land use, corridor enhancements and roads within the 21st Street area.
The plan recommends that mixed-use, transit-oriented development take place between 21st and 22nd streets east of the Interstate 15 overpass and west of Wall Avenue.
The development would complement the Intermodal Hub and FrontRunner rail station at 23rd Street and Wall Avenue.
The use of automobiles would be limited in the transit-oriented development area. Access would be mainly by walking, bicycling or mass transit.
The plan also proposes residential, retail and entertainment venues along the Ogden River west of Wall Avenue. The area could be enhanced with trails along the south side of the river, according to the plan.
The plan also states that property west of Goode Ski Pond, off 21st Street, could have enhanced recreational uses.
It is recommended in the plan that trails, fishing and wildlife habitats around the pond be preserved. Debris and transient camps northeast of the pond should also be cleaned up, the plan states.
Councilman Neil K. Garner said the council would also be accepting public input on the plan at the Feb. 7 meeting.