Notice of a Conditional Use Request for a large group home facility- The Other Side Academy 45 South 700 East

Notice of a Conditional Use Request for a large group home facility- The Other Side Academy 45 South 700 East

Written by East Central

Topics: Active, Bryant Neighborhood, Development, Home

 

“The Other Side Academy is a free self help school that teaches right living and vocational training for those who have hit bottom.” (https://www.facebook.com/TheOtherSideAcademy/)

The Other Side Academy (http://www.theothersideacademy.com/), represented by Soren Simonsen (801.706.1055), has submitted an application for conditional use approval of four buildings including 667 East 100 South typically known as the historic Armstrong Mansion, two buildings directly north of the Armstrong (50 and 54 South west side of 700 East), and the Beverly Apartment building (45 South 700 East and pictured above). Also under an additional application is the proposal to demolish the building located at 46 South 700 East.

The Beverly, located within the ECC is leased by the Academy for exclusive use as part of the Group Home campus. The builidng is currently subdivided into eight apartment units. The proposal is to utilize these apartments for dormitory-style residences with 4-8 occupants per residence. The maximum proposed residential occupancy is for 56 individuals.

The Salt Lake City Planner working on this application is Daniel Echeverria (801.535.7165 daniel.echeverria@slcgov.com).

The Other Side Academy has  scheduled several open houses to tour the site.

Unfortunately notice of the schedule came on January 30 however due to the late notice we have been offered an additional date if there is enough interest. Contact eastcentralcommunity@gmail.com to schedule.

The current The Other Side Academy open house schedule is:
Tuesday, January 31, 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

The official Salt Lake City Planning Division open house for the application will be held on February 16th from 5-7 p.m. at the 10th East Victory Park Senior Center.

A. Approval Standards: A conditional use shall be approved unless the planning commission, or in the case of administrative conditional uses, the planning director or designee, concludes that the following standards cannot be met:
1. The use complies with applicable provisions of this title;
2. The use is compatible, or with conditions of approval can be made compatible, with surrounding uses;
3. The use is consistent with applicable adopted city planning policies, documents, and master plans; and
4. The anticipated detrimental effects of a proposed use can be mitigated by the imposition of reasonable conditions.
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B. Detrimental Effects Determination: In analyzing the anticipated detrimental effects of a proposed use, the planning commission, or in the case of administrative conditional uses, the planning director or designee, shall determine compliance with each of the following:
1. This title specifically authorizes the use where it is located;
2. The use is consistent with applicable policies set forth in adopted citywide, community, and small area master plans and future land use maps;
3. The use is well suited to the character of the site, and adjacent uses as shown by an analysis of the intensity, size, and scale of the use compared to existing uses in the surrounding area;
4. The mass, scale, style, design, and architectural detailing of the surrounding structures as they relate to the proposed have been considered;
5. Access points and driveways are designed to minimize grading of natural topography, direct vehicular traffic onto major streets, and not impede traffic flows;
6. The internal circulation system is designed to mitigate adverse impacts on adjacent property from motorized, nonmotorized, and pedestrian traffic;
7. The site is designed to enable access and circulation for pedestrian and bicycles;
8. Access to the site does not unreasonably impact the service level of any abutting or adjacent street;
9. The location and design of off street parking complies with applicable standards of this code;
10. Utility capacity is sufficient to support the use at normal service levels;
11. The use is appropriately screened, buffered, or separated from adjoining dissimilar uses to mitigate potential use conflicts;
12. The use meets city sustainability plans, does not significantly impact the quality of surrounding air and water, encroach into a river or stream, or introduce any hazard or environmental damage to any adjacent property, including cigarette smoke;
13. The hours of operation and delivery of the use are compatible with surrounding uses;
14. Signs and lighting are compatible with, and do not negatively impact surrounding uses; and
15. The proposed use does not undermine preservation of historic resources and structures.

The Other Side Academy Information

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