A company wants to put self-storage units on 5.5 acres on the north end of Main Street in Tooele City.
The Tooele City Council held a first reading on a request to rezone approximately 5.53 acres of land near 2100 N. Main Street from commercial general and light industrial to all light industrial to allow for self storage unit buildings during its meeting Wednesday night at City Hall.
The request was submitted by Arno Kruisman of KMD LLC.
The western half of the property is currently zoned commercial general and a smaller portion on the east side is zoned light industrial. Kruisman and his company are requesting that the entire property be zoned light industrial.
Much of the property on 2100 North is located in the North Gateway Overlay District. The district will remain unchanged with the zoning amendment. The overlay district does not impact the zoning or uses that can occur in the zoning district, according to Tooele City community development staff.
The Tooele City Planning Division has completed its own review of the zoning map amendment and said that the Tooele City Planning Commission should consider the potential of having industrial uses nearby a major transportation corridor.
The city planning staff recommended that the planning commission carefully weigh the request and make a decision with the best interest of the community in mind.
The planning commission held a public hearing on the rezone request during a meeting on Dec. 11, 2019.
At the public hearing, Steve Griffith, a real estate broker in Tooele City, stated that general commercial property is hard to find in Tooele City. A recent study found there were 2,000 acres of land in the county that could accommodate storage units.
“I would hate to see general commercial changed to light industrial,” he said.
The planning commission voted 5-2 to send a positive recommendation on the rezone request to the City Council.