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Nunez ADU

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Conditional Use – Accessory Dwelling Unit

Nunez ADU

Petition Number: PLNPCM2019-01053

Zoning District: FR-3/12,000 Foothills Residential District

City Council District: District 6 – Dan Dugan

Andrea Palmer, representing the property owner and Modal Living, is requesting conditional use approval for a 14.5-foot tall, 352-square-foot accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that will be situated in the rear, northwest corner of the property located at 2721 East 2100 South. The property is zoned FR-3/12,000, Foothills Residential District, where ADUs must be processed as a conditional use.

About the Project

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a complete secondary residential unit that can be added to a single-family residential lot. ADUs can be attached to or part of the primary residence or be detached as a separate building in a backyard or a garage conversion. An ADU provides completely separate living space including a kitchen, bathroom, and its own entryway.

Where is the Project Located?

The proposed accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) will be located in the rear, northwest corner of the property located at 2721 E 2100 South, on the block between Wasatch Drive and Scenic Drive.

Why is this request going through a planning process?

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) require conditional use approval (by the Planning Commission) in the FR-3/12,000 Foothills Residential District. This means that because of their unique characteristics and potential impacts on surrounding neighbors, ADUs may require certain conditions that mitigate or eliminate their negative impacts. Unless it is impossible to apply conditions to mitigate any negative impacts, conditional uses (like ADUs) must be approved by the Planning Commission.

Additional Information

Next Steps

  • Notice of this application has been sent to the Chairs of the East Bench and Sugarhouse 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 East Bench or Sugarhouse Councils will review this petition and when and where that meeting will occur. View Information regarding the 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 the final decision on the matter.
  • If the Planning Commission approves the request, the applicant will be able to submit a building permit for the project, which would be reviewed by the Building Services Division.

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 28, 2020
  • End of the Public Comment Period:  November 13, 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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