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Cache County to weigh zoning changes: Proposal would change current lots-per-parcel allowance

(The Herald Journal) Property owners in the unincorporated area could be seeing some significant changes in their ability to develop their land.

On Tuesday, the Cache County Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss the impacts of moving to a density-based system and implementing three new zones in the unincorporated area.

Those changes are being proposed by a committee of three County Council members and three planning commissioners.

The Herald Journal sat down this week with Josh Runhaar, director of development services, to find out exactly how the proposed changes could impact property owners.

Runhaar explained that currently a landowner can get a maximum of five lots per 1970 parcel, no matter how big or small the parcel size.

A 1970 parcel simply corresponds to however the land was recorded in 1970 — the year in which the county approved its first major zoning ordinance.

For example, a landowner currently gets no more than five lots on a 1970 parcel of 100 acres, while another landowner with a two-and-a-half acre parcel also would get a maximum of five lots.

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