Logan City votes to reduce density across more than 700 acres

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With the object of creating more stable families who want to live and stay in Logan, the Logan Municipal Council on Tuesday approved a rezone package that totaled approximately 700 acres at several different locations throughout the city.

The vote was three to one with council chair Holly Daines absent and Herm Olsen casting the lone negative vote.

The areas were rezoned from Traditional Neighborhood Residential with six single family homes per acre allowed (NR-6), to Neighborhood Residential with a maximum of four homes per acre (NR-4).

Olsen said he, too, wants more people living and staying in Logan, but he has some concerns about the rezones.

“People who couldn’t otherwise get into these areas, when it’s zoned at NR6,” Olsen exclaimed, “now move outside to other areas in Logan or outside of Logan into the county, which unavoidably generates urban sprawl, directly contrary to the notion of our Envision Cache 2020.”

Councilmember Jeannie Simmonds said Envision Cache County was a great planning effort but now it seems that Logan is carrying most of the density in the valley.

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