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Learned Avenue Alley Vacation

This Online Open House will provide an opportunity for you to review information about the proposal and provide any questions or comments. This Open House meeting will be an electronic meeting pursuant to Salt Lake City Emergency Proclamation No. 2 of 2020 (2)(b).

Alley Vacation

Learned Avenue Alley Vacation

Petition Number: PLNPCM2020-00572

Zoning District: : TSA-SP-T (Special Purpose Transit Station, Transition Area)

City Council District: District 2, Andrew Johnston

A request from Jarod Hall of Di’velept Design, representing the surrounding property owner, Riley Rogers, to vacate the public alley adjacent to the rear property line of 1025 West North Temple that runs mid-block from east to west. The subject alley is surrounded by the TSA-SP-T (Special Purpose Transit Station, Transition Area) zoning district and is located within Council District #2, represented by Andrew Johnston.

About the Project

What is an Alley Vacation?

A street or alley “vacation” means that the City is letting go of, or “vacating,” the public interest in the property. If the City Council decides to vacate the alley, it will no longer be considered a public right-of-way and will become private property. Depending on the type of adjacent property, the vacated alley is either sold or deeded directly to adjacent property owners.

Where is the Alley Located?

The alley in question is located behind (south of) the former Panda Buffet restaurant located at 1025 West North Temple. The alley is currently used as an extension of the parking lot serving the Panda Buffet building.

Why is this request going through a planning process?

Although the alley has not been used as a public right of way for several years, the city must review the request and hold public hearings to assess whether the continued use of the alley is in the city’s best interest.

What does the applicant want to do with the alley?

The owner of most of the properties surrounding the alley plans to demolish the old Panda Buffet and the single-family homes adjacent to the alley and build a multi-family apartment building with commercial space and parking on the first floor. The applicant has provided preliminary plans for the project. These plans are subject to change since no official application for construction has been submitted or approved.

Additional Information

Next Steps

  • Notice of this application has been sent to the Chairs of the Poplar Grove and Fairpark Community Councils, where the property is located, who may choose to schedule the matter at an upcoming meeting.  Please contact Community Council chairs for more information on whether the Poplar Grove or Fairpark Community Councils will review this petition and when and where that meeting will occur. Information regarding the community councils can be found at https://www.slc.gov/community-councils/.
  • Notice has also been sent to property owners and residents within 300 feet of the project.
  • Notified parties are given a 45-day period to respond before a public hearing with the Planning Commission can be scheduled. During and following this comment period, the Planning Division will evaluate the proposal against the applicable standards, taking into consideration public comments as they relate to the standards, and develop a recommendation for the Planning Commission.
  • The Planning Commission will then hold a public hearing for additional public comments and make a recommendation to City Council.
  • The City Council will hold another public hearing for additional public comments and make the final decision on the matter.
  • If the City Council approves the request, the alley will be divided and portioned-off to adjacent property.
    • Portions of the alley adjacent to single-family or two-family residential lots will be deeded to owners of adjacent property.
    • Portions of the alley adjacent to commercial or multi-family lots will be sold to adjacent property owners for fair-market value.

Public Comments and Questions

We want to hear from you! To submit a comment or question please contact the staff planner via email or leave a voicemail, your questions will be answered within a week after the comment period has ended.

  • Start of Public Comment Period:  September 14, 2020
  • End of the Public Comment Period:  October 30, 2020

Aaron Barlow // aaron.barlow@slcgov.com // 385-386-2764

(phone numbers are currently available for voicemails only)

Please note that public comments will still be accepted up until the date of the Planning Commission public hearing.


During and following this comment period, the Planning Division will evaluate the proposal against the applicable zoning standards, taking into consideration public comments as they relate to the standards, and develop a recommendation for the Planning Commission.

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