At Tuesday’s Meeting, the Council held several public hearings, including one that would allow Accessory Dwelling Units (mother-in-law apartments) in more parts of the City. Several people addressed the Council at the hearing, expressing a variety of opinions both for and against the proposal. Some were concerned about parking and traffic, while others were supportive of increasing the City’s housing stock in established neighborhoods. The Council will continue to discuss this proposal at its October 17 meeting and will take action at a later date. Read a Council statement on this topic. Read the Council’s statement on this topic.
The Council also discussed “Growing SLC: A 5-Year Housing Plan,” which outlines goals for expanding a variety of market-rate and affordable housing throughout the City. Specifically, the Council discussed the plan’s goal of modernizing zoning laws. The Council will continue to discuss specifics of the plan in the coming weeks, including potential changes. The Council will hold public hearings on the plan on October 17 and November 21 at 7 p.m. and will take action at a later date.