OGDEN -- The Ogden Planning Commission will consider Wednesday whether to recommend the city's Redevelopment Agency board adopt a proposed master plan for the long-awaited Ogden River Project.
The $50,000 plan was developed by Pittsburgh-based Urban Design Associates.
The plan was unveiled to the public in January and is awaiting approval from the RDA board, made up of city council members.
The Ogden River Project area encompasses about 60 acres and straddles the river from 18th to 20th streets and from Washington Boulevard to Wall Avenue.
The master plan calls for the development to have about 750 housing units, including lofts, apartments, townhomes and single-family dwellings, Eric R. Osth, a principal architect with UDA, has said.
As many as 1,400 people could ultimately live within the project area that would also accommodate about 25,000 square feet of retail space, he has said.
The master plan also recommends that the project be built in multiple phases by several developers so that housing has a variety of architectural styles, including traditional and Victorian.
The development would also feature green space along the Ogden River and a half-acre community garden, Osth has said.
The city's Planning Department staff has recommended several changes to the master plan, including:
- Revising an area between Grant and Lincoln avenues and 20th Street and Park Avenue so that there is an option of an apartment building on the block.
- Adding an option for mixed-used or live-work dwellings along the south side of the Ogden River between Grant and Lincoln avenues.
- Development of appropriate infrastructure for water, sewer and storm sewer.
Greg Montgomery, the city's planning manager, said the aim of the recommendations is to allow flexibility for development in the Ogden River Project area.