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Sheffield Accessory Dwelling Unit (Conditional Use)

Conditional Use – Accessory Dwelling Unit

Sheffield Accessory Dwelling Unit (Conditional Use)

Petition Number: PLNPCM2021-00805

Existing Zoning: R-1/5,000 Single Family Residential District

Council District: 6, Represented by Dan Dugan

Andrea Palmer of Modal Living, representing the property owner, has requested conditional use approval for a 12-foot tall, 553-square-foot accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that will be situated in the rear yard of the property located at 1364 South Emigration Street. The property is zoned R-1/5,000, Single Family Residential District, where ADUs that are separate from the primary structure must be processed as a conditional use.

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?

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.

Why is this Request Going Through a Planning Process?

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) within buildings that are completely separate from the primary residence require conditional use approval (by the Planning Commission) in the R-1/7,000 Single Family 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.

Project Location

The ADU that will be situated in the rear yard of the property located at approximately 1364 South Emigration Street.

Next Steps

  • Notice of this application has been sent to the Chair of the Wasatch Hollow Community Council, where the property is located, and the Chair of the Yalecrest Neighborhood Council, which is within 600 feet of the project, who may choose to schedule the matter at an upcoming meeting.  Information regarding 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 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 6, 2021
  • End of the Public Comment Period: October 22, 2021

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

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 and City Council.

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