Fate of Logan gravel pit property remanded back to planning commission

It will be a while before the fate of a controversial parcel of land in northeast Logan is decided. At the end of a public hearing Tuesday night, the Logan Municipal Council agreed to remand the issue back to the city’s planning commission which earlier voted unanimously to allow the land to be zoned neighborhood residential.

Now city councilmember Tom Jensen has proposed what he calls a “compromise plan” for the so-called Johnson Property whereby there would be a transition process with two rows of houses and then transition to multi-family dwellings near 1200 East.

A petition with signatures from more 500 residents who want the land to be zoned single family was presented to the council. Several residents spoke out against the Jensen proposal and property owner Dick Sacket had his architect explain the plan he has for the land he has owned for almost 50 years.

Eventually it was decided to remand the issue back to the planning commission and, meanwhile, a committee will be formed made up of property owners, developers and city officials to see if a compromise can be found<em>.

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