PLEASANT VIEW -- Council members have approved a plan for an apartment complex with 140 units near the FrontRunner station on approximately 2900 N. U.S. 89.
The complex will sprawl across 14 acres and could offer rent as low as $301 a month for a two-bedroom unit, said Kirt Peterson, a representative for Horizon Management on the project.
Community Development Director Bruce Talbot said he has seen projects by the same developer along the Wasatch Front.
"We have the zoning in place for this type of activity."
Talbot said Utah Department of Transportation has also pre-approved access plans from U.S. 89 to the development, but will still need to give final approval.
Councilman Scott Boehme said he was concerned about enough parking at the complex for residents and visitors.
Talbot said there will be a two-car garage for each unit and room for additional vehicles to park in the driveway.
He also said there are plans for some RV parking spaces in Phase Two of the project.
Peterson said the plans include two-, three- and four-bedroom units and the floor plans are 1,148 square feet, 1,383 square feet and 1,472 square feet, respectively. He said there will also be a community center and sport court.
Peterson also said the units will be rentals only for 15 years. After that, the units can be purchased. Once five have sold, a homeowners association will be formed to manage the project, he said.
Peterson also said there are strict rules required to live in the apartments, including no smoking anywhere on the development, either inside or outside the units. Also, no pets of any kind are allowed.
Peterson said the units are funded federally by Section 42, which qualifies the complex as low-income housing.
Therefore, he said, resident income level is restricted, but can be up to $45,000 annually for some larger units.
He suggested the units would be marketed to college-aged families that are just starting out.
He said those with an annual income of $19,000 to $35,000 may qualify for a one-bedroom unit, while those with an income of $22,000 to $40,000 a year could qualify for a three-bedroom unit and those with an income of $24,000 to $45,000 may qualify for the four-bedroom unit.
Councilman Michael Humphreys abstained from the vote.