Syracuse OKs rezone request for future route of the North Davis Corridor

Aug 23 2012 - 8:19pm

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SYRACUSE -- City leaders have approved a rezone request and amended the city's general plan for 1.61 acres in what could eventually be the route of the North Davis Corridor.

City council members recently voted unanimously on two separate motions to facilitate a rezone request from Clint Sherman for property at approximately 2400 West and 2900 South. The motion changes the zoning from R-1 to R-2.

Mayor Jamie Nagle thought it strange that the council was asked to act on property in an area potentially affected by a future highway connecting Farmington to Weber County.

"What happens if either (UDOT option) A or B goes through that area?" Nagle asked Sherman.

Sherman said if UDOT chooses an option that goes through the property, it would have to negotiated with him. He has proposed building a duplex on the property.

Since he first bought the land, Sherman said, UDOT has had four different proposals to put a road through the area.

"It feels wrong," Nagle said of the rezone effort.

"My option after I bought this was do nothing or continue with the plan," Sherman said.

Nagle said:

"I know you're in a tough spot. It's a no-win situation."

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