Property owners and developers in Tooele County will now be limited to presenting one plan at a time for their property for the county to consider.
The Tooele County Council adopted an ordinance during their Jan. 18 meeting that limits the number of pending land use applications for a parcel to one.
The change in county code was prompted by two recent incidents of more than one application being submitted for the same parcels.
Developers proposed both a planned community development, Oquirrh Point and KTM suites with RC Villas West for the same property now in Erda City.
Tooele County also received two applications for the same property in Stansbury Park. One called for an extended stay hotel. The other was for townhomes with a rezone to R-M-15.
In 2020, the Tooele County Commission held out the approval of a proposed development for a 113-acre parcel in Erda west of Droubay Road and north of Bryan Road for five readings.
That approval was complicated because the applicant already had an approved planned unit development–conditional use permit for the same piece of property, according to the County Commission.
The new ordinance contains a provision for an exception for multi-stage approvals or subdivision developments. The ordinance language reads:
“No more than one pending land use application will be accepted at any one time per parcel and/or address. An exception may be granted by the zoning administrator and/or community development director for subdivision developments with multiple phases originating from the parent parcel, or land use applications for the same development and/or project that require multi-stage approvals, which may be in review simultaneously. A separate application will not be accepted for review for differing land use applications until the review and/or approval process for the pending application has been approved, denied or formally withdrawn by the applicant.”