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  • An 8-lot Residential Planned Unit Development (PUD) is in the process of being planned for the city of Holladay. The PUD, named Highbrooke Layne, will be located on 4829 S 1300 East.

  • (Cottonwood/Hollady Journal) Development on the Village Center property in Holladay has been characterized by many residents as one step forward and two steps back. From the first master plan adopted in the fall of 2000 to the current appeal that has halted construction on the proposed three-story European village project, the process could certainly not be called expeditious.

  • HOLLADAY (Deseret News) — The trend toward local laws banning discrimination in employment or housing based on sexual orientation or gender identity is spreading quickly throughout the Wasatch Front.

    The issue came up recently at a town meeting in Holladay, and the City Council is scheduled to discuss the issue Thursday.

    "It's simply equal rights — nondiscrimination for everyone," said Councilwoman Pat Pignanelli, who placed the issue on the agenda. "It just seems right to me that we do this."

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) Future plans for Holladay City's portion of Highland Drive were in the hands of residents and business owners at a public meeting sponsored by the city's community development department on Feb. 10.

    "We have got a lot of positive written and verbal responses from the residents that attended," said Community Development Director Paul Allred. "It was informal and people seemed to feel comfortable to ask questions about the project."

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) In the heart of Holladay lies the dream of a quaint European-style village center where residents gather, shop and live. The property plans for the southwest corner of Murray-Holladay Boulevard and 2300 East have often been described as the jewel of the city, but have also been the heart of controversy over the past six years. A second appeal has halted the $15 million project once again and the dream is on hold.

  • HOLLADAY (Deseret News) — Two former planning commissioners are waging war against Holladay Village Center, saying the planned retail center and apartment complex are contrary to the will of the people.

    Helen Redd and Bob Neslen were on the city board when the project was in its infancy and say current plans for three-story buildings are inconsistent with their vision. They also question the amount of parking that will be provided and the mix of just one story of shops and two stories of apartments.

    Plans for Holladay Village have been under way since May 2000.

  • Nearly 80 residents attended an open house hosted by Holladay to received input on the design and redevelopment of the Plaza. The Plaza will include retail buildings, water features and a statue of John Holladay. Holladay City also gave final site plan approval for the Holladay Village Mixed-Use Development. This development is located adjacent to the plaza and will have 20,000 square feet of commercial space. Another 100,000 square feet will be high-end apartments. Cowboy partners is the developer for both projects.

  • (Salt Lake Tribune) A decade-old dream of a quaint village center in Holladay has been delayed a little longer.

    Residents have filed a second appeal of the plans presented by developer Cowboy Partners.

    Two former planning commissioners, Helen Redd and Bob Neslen, worry the proposed Holladay Village Center has too little retail, too many apartments and too few parking slots. They would prefer that the planned three-story buildings be kept to two stories to better blend with Holladay's small-town charm.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) The urgency involved in a firefighter's call of duty has not translated to the rebuilding of the Holladay fire station. The federal decision to allot $3 million of stimulus funds to Holladay City to rebuild the dilapidated fire house was supposed to be awarded at the beginning of the year and is now delayed.

    "We heard that we are still in the running to receive this grant, but it has been put off until March," said Holladay City Manager Randy Fitts.

  • HOLLADAY (Deseret News) — Residents of the Aix La Chapelle condominiums on Murray-Holladay Road want their zoning changed so they can sell their properties to federally backed lenders.

    The only problem? Holladay doesn't have a zone designation that fits the sprawling complex.

    Because of new federal lending rules, owners can't sell their homes unless the existing commercial zoning is brought into accordance with the residential use, several said.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) Despite a formal appeal filed by neighboring residents against proposed Village Center plans, Holladay City officials upheld the planning commission's conceptual approval for the site.

    The proposed project, passed by the planning commission on Nov. 4, includes a three-story structure on the corner of 2300 East and Murray-Holladay Boulevard which will include a retail component on the first floor with luxury apartments above. The focal point planned on the corner of the building will be a clock tower overlooking a plaza and water feature below.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) Many residents have made it a habit to avoid 3900 South and Highland Drive since late summer for the massive road construction taking place. The $4 million project is expected to be completed in summer 2010 and city officials hope residents are encouraged to utilize the sidewalk and bike path that will be available.

    "This project has been talked about and in the design phase for the past six years," said contracted City Engineer Tosh Cano.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) Do bad landlords make bad renters? It is a theory several cities have chosen to back, but Holladay City may be the exception.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) New construction on the corner of Murray-Holladay Boulevard and Highland Drive may be a welcome sight for some Holladay residents, but not all. The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has begun grading the site for its newest liquor store, which will replace the current location on 2408 Kentucky Avenue.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) The roads in the center of Holladay are slowly opening up and the resident’s anticipation for a multi-use plaza, complete with clock tower and water feature, are growing, though the plans are not unanimously supported by city council members.

    After four years of power line burials and road construction, including curb and gutter, Councilmember E. Barry Topham wants to hold off on voting for Village Center plans until after the Nov. 3 municipal election to see if a new council would be elected and weigh in differently on the project.

  • Six years after a tumultuous form-of-government change rocked Holladay, Mayor Dennis Webb says the city finally has come together, united by a commitment to preserve the east-side suburb's leafy charm.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) Change the zoning and they will come; at least that is the hope of Holladay’s city officials.

    The city’s planning department has recommended name changes to current commercial zoning, changing the C-1 and C-2 categories to “general commercial” (GC), “boulevard commercial” (BC) and “neighborhood commercial” (NC). While all zoning ordinances have not passed the council’s approval, the NC zone was approved at the Sept. 17 city council meeting.

  • (Salt Lake Tribune) For Debra Lund, Gepetto's is a lot more than a pizzeria.

    She's devoted a lot of time recently to ensure her favorite restaurant doesn't close as it nears its 40th year in business while facing falling revenues, blamed largely on continuing road construction outside the business.

    Lund was 10 when the eatery opened in 1970. Although her conservative father decreed it a "hippie hangout," he loved the pizza.

  • Holladay (Salt Lake Tribune) » This bedroom community is making room for neighborhood cafes and shops.

    Residents near Highland Drive and Spring Lane soon could be strolling to a corner restaurant to dine on Spanish tapas. On Thursday, the Holladay City Council created a new zoning category -- neighborhood commercial -- and granted it to Café Madrid.

    The restaurant plans to move from 2080 E. 3900 South to 5244 S. Highland Drive, which had been zoned for homes.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) At the request of the city council, Holladay’s community development and planning department conducted a survey to get a pulse on the business community in Holladay, and subsequently had a list of recommendations for city officials. The results were presented at the Holladay Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Aug. 14.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) “This is just the beginning of what is going to be a wonderful, new, vital Holladay,” said Rep. Carol Spackman Moss at the Aug. 18 ribbon cutting ceremony opening the first new street in the city’s Village Center.

    The opening of the extension of Laney Avenue to 2300 East was the first major milestone for the Holladay Village road project and marks the half way point of the revitalization plan.

  • It started with a "white elephant." The five-story, derelict building on Murray-Holladay Road sparked a drive among Holladay residents to take control of land-use decisions in their neighborhoods.
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  • HOLLADAY (Deseret News) — Early plans for the commercial component of a village-center development were discussed publicly Thursday by developer Cowboy Partners.

    The plaza at the corner of Murray-Holladay Road, 2300 East and Holladay Boulevard, will be supplemented by one large building that will be made to look like several, according to Cowboy Partner's Dan Lofgren.

    The three-story building will incorporate sections of yellow, orange and red.

    "We've sort of amped up the happy factor," Lofgren told the City Council and Planning Commission.

  • HOLLADAY (Deseret News) — A redevelopment project under way for years is finally taking shape in this east-side municipality.

    The tangled intersection at Murray-Holladay Road, 2300 East and Holladay Boulevard has been destroyed. Dozens of workers are replacing the five-way stop with two four-way traffic lights and a walking plaza that city manager Randy Fitts said will be a gathering place for the whole community.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) City officials are one step closer to revitalizing Holladay’s downtown area as results from the ongoing road construction become evident. The anticipation for a booming Village Center is growing.

    City Manager Randy Fitts and City Engineer Clarence Kemp took the city council on a walking tour of the construction zone and progress of the Village Center during a break of the July 16 city council meeting.

    “You guys are going to leave a huge legacy,” said Fitts to the council. “This is going to be amazing down here.”

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) The time is almost up for developers of the Cottonwood project. It has been two years since Holladay City made an agreement with General Growth Properties, Inc. to revert the land where the former Cottonwood Mall stood to general commercial zoning if building permits were not initiated by the owner by October 2009.

    Now, they’ve been given a reprieve from that deadline by Holladay City.

    The grand plans for a sustainable, multi-use facility on the site were halted in April when GGP filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • Concrete sidewalks and driveway approaches will be put int his week on the north end of Holladay Boulevard. Curb and gutter will be  placed along the east side of the south end of Holladay Boulevard. Underground storm drains, capping of Quest utility lines and grading work will be done on the east end of Murray-Holladay Road. Hunt Electric will continue to place street light bases in a variety of locations throughout the project. The traffic signal at Laney Avenue and 2300 East is scheduled to be placed in approximately three weeks.

  • Questar is continuing to work on lowering their gas line along the east side of the south end of Holladay Boulevard. Their work should be complete early in the week, after which Harper will be working on subgrade preparation for curb and gutter. Underground storm drains, capping of quest utility lines and grading work will be done on the east end of Murray-Holladay Road. Asphalt paving is scheduled for the west end of Murray Holladay Road. Curb and gutter will be poured on the north end of Holladay Boulevard and sections of concrete pavement will be placed during the week.

  • It's the height of Utah's construction season, but the only work being done on the former Cottonwood Mall site is removal of massive thistles and weeds along a nearby creek.

    And that situation is not likely to change anytime soon, General Growth Properties Inc. spokesman Kris Longson told the Holladay City Council on Thursday.

    "I wish I had further insights," said Longson, who represents the Chicago-based company that owns the mall property. "The market hasn't changed."

  • Construction on the Holladay Village Center was slowed due to rainy weather. Crews are nearing completion on the buried power and telecommunication portion of the development with poles scheduled to be removed from the north end of Holladay Boulevard this week. Hunt Electric will be setting light pole bases on at multiple locations throughout the project. Curb and gutter is scheduled to be poured on the north side of Murray Holladay Road this week.
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