Thursday, March 10, 2016

Additions to SunRiver, Little Valley area get nod

The St. George City Council gave unanimous approval to a zone change amendment that paves the way for several hundred townhome-style units that would hug Interstate 15 near the Arizona border. Although the “Villas” would follow the area’s 55-and-older retirement community theme, the development would technically be separate from SunRiver, with its own homeowners association and different uses, including space for townhomes and short-term rental units that would be managed by a professional management company. Up to 45 percent of the properties could be used as short-term rentals.

The council also approved a general plan amendment to accommodate plans for a new medical clinic proposed by Intermountain Healthcare on four acres at the northwest corner of the intersection of 1450 South and 3000 East. IHC has proposed building a clinic in the area, which officials said they hope to operate similarly to how they run the Sunset Clinic and InstaCare on Sunset Boulevard on the other side of the city.

In addition, approval was given for a $1.75 million bid to build a new addition at the city’s fleet maintenance facility. St. George performs its own vehicle maintenance and repairs on-site at the facility, including police and fire vehicles, SunTran buses, street-cleaning equipment and other vehicles. The Spectrum