Salt Lake City Planning Commission opposes rezoning proposal in Emigration Canyon

Jun 28, 2024, 9:00 PM

Emigration Canyon...

The area for the proposed Emigration Canyon rezoning is east of Utah's Hogle Zoo, close to an existing high-rise condominium tower.(Carter Williams,

(Carter Williams,

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Planning Commission unanimously supported a motion this week to oppose the development of a high-rise condominium in Emigration Canyon. 

The area for the proposed Emigration Canyon rezoning is east of  Utah’s Hogle Zoo, close to an existing high-rise condominium tower.

Developers want to build a high-rise condominium with as many as 335 units, though fire restrictions would likely keep it under 199 units. The original zone allows for around 12 units.

The commission heard the proposal during a meeting on meeting on Wednesday.

The proposal 

Lance Anderson from AnA Enterprise, the company that applied for the rezoning on behalf of the property owner, said in the meeting that there were several issues with housing in the area that could be solved with the proposed condominium. 

AnA’s proposal argued that the condominium would accommodate the city’s increasing population.

The proposal also said that commercial properties in the area make the property “less appealing for single-family residential lots.”

AnA’s proposal also said the “Site plan was designed to accommodate the necessary setbacks for Emigration Creek/Riparian Corridor and taking into consideration minimal ground displacement to the mountain.”


Residents spoke against this development during the meeting.

“Adding a substantially larger number of people, cars, lights, all the things to this area will fundamentally change the characteristic of this land and this parcels,” resident Sarah Baldwin said.

Another resident, Kris Tollinger expressed similar concerns about the environment.

“High-density residential development could lead to increased erosion, habitat destruction, and negatively impact the watershed and wildlife,” Kris Tollinger said at the meeting. 

Others expressed their concerns about increasing traffic congestion, water pollution, and damage to riparian areas.

Ultimately, the SLC Planning Commission gave the proposal a negative recommendation.

The Salt Lake City Council is next to consider the rezoning proposal, but there is no date for this consideration.

Sam Herrera contributed to this article.

Related stories:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Salt Lake City

long covid clinic patient in utah...

Adam Small

U of U long COVID clinic shares findings after three years of seeing patients

The Long COVID Clinic in Utah has treated more than 3,000 patients over the last three years according to the clinic's medical director.

13 hours ago

Food truck employees work through scorching temperatures to keep their business going even during a...

Eric Cabrera

How food truck workers get through the intense heat

Food truck employees work through scorching temperatures to keep their business going even during a relentless heat wave.

20 hours ago

The Utah Theater, also known as the Pantages, sat on Main Street before it was torn down....

Allessandra Harris Gurr

Pantages Theater site offered as location for new concert hall

The site that once housed the Pantages Theater has been offered as an alternate location for a new build of Abravanel Hall.

2 days ago

Rendering of tiny home salt lake village...

Eric Cabrera

Organizers of future tiny home village for homeless hope to add prep school

Program directors developing a tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness plan to build a new prep school.

2 days ago

Rolled semi-truck on the connector ramp from NB I-215 to EB I-80...

Heather Kelly

A rolled semi causes 5 hours of delays into Parleys Canyon

A semi-truck taking the connecting ramp from I-215 northbound to go eastbound I-80 into Parleys Canyon tipped over this morning.

3 days ago

A white MINI convertible drives down Main Street....

Mariah Maynes

MINI Cooper caravan passes through Salt Lake City

Hundreds of MINI Cooper fans rolled into Salt Lake City on July 15 as part of the MINI Takes the States road rally.

3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

A young woman smiles while reading the menu at a lakeside restaurant, enjoying the panoramic view o...

Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

The best restaurants to try in Bear Lake

Save this guide to the best restaurants in Bear Lake when you need to find a place to dine during your next visit.

Female leg stepping on weigh scales. Healthy lifestyle, food and sport concept....

Health Utah

Sustainable weight loss: the science-backed way to achieve it

Learn more about Debbie's weight loss journey with Health Utah, who have a unique weight loss philosophy for success.

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...


Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

Salt Lake City Planning Commission opposes rezoning proposal in Emigration Canyon