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OGDEN – Although the project stagnated for 2020 as a whole and a city permit required to build it had expired, the plan to build a new five-story building on historic 25th Street is now back in effect.
The Ogden City Planning Commission recently approved a Tanner Hiatt site map for 25th Street owned by Utah County-based development company Summa Terra Ventures. The proposal envisages the construction of a five-story, mixed-use building with up to four commercial spaces and 55 residential units at 144 Historic 25th Street.
The property has been vacant for decades, but is in a prime location in Ogden’s best-known historic district and along one of the busiest business corridors. Located on the north side of 25th Street near the Lighthouse Lounge and Cinema 502, the empty space is one of the few remaining lots in open land on Ogden’s most famous street.
A similar plan, originally submitted by Pierre Langue, a client at Axis Architects in Salt Lake City, was approved in the first few weeks of 2020. As the potential development is located in the historic 25th Street neighborhood, both Planning Commission approval and approval were required prior to beginning work on the project. A certificate of “Historic Adequacy” from Ogden’s Landmarks Commission was required. However, since nothing changed in the past year, both measures expired at the beginning of this year.
Hiatt said several changes have been made to the plan since the development teams changed hands, including removing a pool that was planned for the building and increasing the number of residential units attached to it. Hiatt said it was also determined that the storm drain is unlikely to work at the site and there are plans to build an underground detention center to handle the drain. The color of the building’s exterior bricks has also been redesigned.
The building’s architecture includes a stepped-down feature that aims to reduce the impact of five stories on historic 25th Street. Another interesting part of the plan is a waiver of typical parking requirements.
During a planning commission meeting in February, Greg Montgomery, Ogden’s chief planning officer, said the waiver means the building has no parking space for potential residents or patrons of the building. According to urban planning documents, the waiver was granted because a walk-through facility, devoid of a largely unnecessary parking garage, “adds to the vitality and general well-being of the central business district. The city’s business district, better known as the downtown area, encompasses all of the land 20th through 27th streets between Wall and Adams Avenues.
Montgomery said there is a public parking lot north of the building that could be used for development, but noted that the option of shared parking could ultimately be difficult as most businesses in the area see peak traffic in the evenings during the hours the residents of the settlement are likely to be at home.
Some other elements related to the development must be approved by the city prior to construction, such as: B. some parts of the entrance facade of the building and a publicly accessible relief for a sidewalk.