Salt Lake City Council considers new rules after historic meetinghouse demolition

  • 📰 fox13
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 43 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 21%
  • Publisher: 51%

United States Headlines News

United States Latest News,United States Headlines

Emily Tencer is thrilled to join the FOX 13 News team as a reporter and multimedia journalist!

SALT LAKE CITY — Just two days after the illegal demolition of the Historic 5th Ward Meetinghouse, the Salt Lake City Council is considering stricter rules and higher fees for unlawful construction and demolition.

In the past, the council considered revising rules for historic buildings, but the community's widespread upset over Sunday's demolition brought the topic to Tuesday night's agenda. Development website Building Salt Lake reports that the property owner, Jordan Atkin, directly hired the contractor and took the required steps through the state but not the city.

The city is looking into firmer fines with hundreds of dollars charged per day. In the proposal, the yearly boarded building fee for contributing structures could cost a maximum of $14,850 per year. As of right now, any boarded building costs $1,560."I think it's a tragedy not just that the building is being demolished, but I think it's because – my feeling personally — is that we're too far too lax," said Jim Webster during public comment.


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 550. in US

United States Latest News, United States Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Artists wanted as Salt Lake City looks to 'wake' the Great Salt LakeArtist submissions are now open for a massive temporary public art project that seeks to bring attention to the recent issues of the Great Salt Lake.
Source: KSLcom - 🏆 549. / 51 Read more »

New Salt Lake City Council public comment time restriction blasted by pro-Palestinian advocatesA new one-hour limit on the public comment period during Salt Lake City Council meetings is drawing fire from members of the pro-Palestinian contingent pushing for a symbolic resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
Source: KSLcom - 🏆 549. / 51 Read more »

South Salt Lake council member censured over social media posts critical of cityThe South Salt Lake Council voted unanimously to censure Councilman Paul Sanchez for his social media posts critical of the city and its politicians.
Source: KUTV2News - 🏆 281. / 63 Read more »

Salt Lake City Council Considers Shutting Down Street to Prevent Illegal DumpingSalt Lake City Council members may decide to shut down a street in Salt Lake City to prevent it from being used as an illegal dump site. One of the last remote areas of the city at 7200 West, just South of I-80, is a hot spot where people dump trash and hazardous materials. Taxpayers are on the hook to pay city crews to clean up the mess.
Source: fox13 - 🏆 550. / 51 Read more »

Salt Lake City Council recognizes 'bravery and perseverance' of transgender communityThe Salt Lake City Council approved a resolution lauding the transgender community ahead of International Transgender Day of Visibility on Sunday.
Source: KSLcom - 🏆 549. / 51 Read more »

Moab city manager resigns to take job with Salt Lake CityMoab City Manager Carly Castle is resigning her position to take a job with the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office.
Source: sltrib - 🏆 316. / 61 Read more »