May SunCrest Market Update

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm
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April SunCrest Market Update

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm
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SunCrest Items at 4/15/14 Draper City Council Meeting

Important items involving SunCrest at 4/15/14 Draper City City Council meeting.

  • Assistant City Manager Russ Fox will present comments gathered regarding the Public Works (salt dome) station in SunCrest.
  • Declaring property in SunCrest as surplus. This parcel is roughly 3 acres and per the City Manager: The city will trade property it owns on the east side of Suncrest Drive for some property needed for a new road going down to a new dam that will be built this summer. 
  • Consideration of Irrigation Service to Michel Land LLC (also known as the 'Shoe Box' property near Tall Woods)
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:23 am
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SunCrest Public Works Station Meeting Recap

SunCrest Public Works Station Meeting Recap (3/26/14)

Draper City staff on hand began the meeting by having poster boards of the site renderings, site plan, and estimated costs of the building. A brief introduction and history of the proposed works station was given. 1.7 million of the TRSSD funds have already been appropriated for this project should they decide to move forward with the SunCrest architectural design approved option. Draper City explained the less aesthetic option ($290k) is typically what is used in other cities (American Fork was used as an example). Draper City staff explained the benefits of having the Public Works Station up here would reduce travel time, reduce man-hours, faster service, safety, and convenience (among others). 

From 100-125 residents in attendance, questions were asked about the facility, among them:
•    What alternatives have been explored versus spending a large amount of money? 1.7 million can only be spent once. With an estimated 21-year turn around, what other alternatives were considered? I.E. Buying another truck, hiring another full time employee, etc… No cost benefit analysis was provided at the meeting.  
•    Why do we even need this? Most residents in attendance complemented Draper City’s efforts for both this year and previous years and felt like the current service is acceptable. No analysis or data was provided at the meeting showing complaint calls, accident related issues, estimated reduction in current man hours, reduced fuel savings, etc…
•    What other areas were considered? Draper City explained that this was the best location for this facility among the others considered. No other site plans or analyses of alternative locations were available at the meeting. 
•    Why would such a structure be built on known landslide area? The proposed area is known potential landslide area. Residential homes cannot be built here because of this. Because the building would be a “non occupied” building, this structure could be allowed. As mentioned, no other site plans were presented or available at the meeting.
•    Is a fuel tank in a FireWise community area the best option? Draper City and SunCrest residents have recently gone through a FireWise program to help SunCrest be less susceptible to wildfires spreading. Many residents felt putting a 1,000-gallon fuel tank would be counter intuitive to recent efforts.  
•    Should a special service district pay for this? Would Draper City use any public funds to reduce the investment by the TRSSD tax paying citizens?
•    Is this a conflict of interest? If Draper City owns the land and the TRSSD owns the structure, what happens going forward? 

The meeting was continually repeated as an information-gathering meeting. Draper City staff indicated public comment would be considered and presented to Draper City officials. If you were unable to attend, you can submit comments online at www.draper.ut.us/substation 

 

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 7:24 pm
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March SunCrest Market Update

 

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm
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Coming soon to the old SunCrest Market

Today, we received some exciting news from the Wadsworth Restaurant Concepts regarding the old SunCrest Market building:
"After a tremendous survey response from over 600 Suncrest residents we are excited to announce a new concept coming soon to the old Suncrest Market building: A family-friendly grill featuring wood fired, authentic Italian pizza with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, and a Market that will provide the convenience and essentials that the residents of Suncrest so desire. We are excited to be a part of the Suncrest community and look forward to opening late summer 2014! Keep an eye out for further announcements in the coming months…"

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 4:36 am
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February SunCrest Market Update

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm
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Proposed Public Works Facility (Salt Dome) in SunCrest

At the February 18 City Council meeting Draper City officials discussed plans for a proposed Public Works Substation (aka Salt Dome) located in SunCrest. Similar plans were presented before Draper City and discussed at a Board of Trustees meeting (aka SunCrest Hoa) in 2013. The talks and plans for the Substation appeared to have halted publicly after concerns of the Substation’s impact in SunCrest from SunCrest residents.

At the present time, two structures are being proposed. The first, would serve as the Substation and storage for salt. The second, a 1,000 gallon fuel station. The proposed Substation would be paid from the Traverse Ridge Special Service District fund. This is a tax that SunCrest homeowners pay for “elevation related issues” based on their homes value.

Draper City Council agreed at the February 18th meeting to move forward with gathering input from SunCrest residents in an open house style forum. No date for the meeting has been set at this time.  

Below is a site map, building sketch, interior view, and Draper City's cost breakdown of the proposed facility including Draper City's estimated time to payback the facilty. 

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm
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SunCrest Market Update – January

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 11:44 pm
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Draper City Approves Surplus of 120 acres of SunCrest property

Following a two week "hold" or "suspension," Draper City made the decision to declare 120 acres of SunCrest property as surplus. This is the first step in their intent to sell the land. 

Next step in the process will be requests for proposals or "RFPs" from potential developers, organizations, or individuals or the designated parcels to be sold. 

You can read the original post regarding the decision here

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 11:38 pm
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