City of Holladay General Plan Update
The City of Holladay Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, at approximately 7:00pm in the City Council Chambers, 4580 S. 2300 E. to consider a major revision and amendment of the Holladay General Plan. The amendments to the Plan will make long range recommendations regarding land-use, moderate income housing, transportation, parks and trails, economic development and/or other matters considered important within the City of Holladay. A copy of the draft General Plan will be available for public inspection in the Community Development Department at City Hall on July 7th, two weeks prior to the public hearing, and that same updated version is available to the right under "Draft Plan". The public may also contact the planning staff at 801-527-3890 during regular business hours.
In 2000, not long after incorporating, Holladay adopted its first General Plan. The General Plan is a long range vision document that each Utah city is required, by state law, to adopt regarding its future development. Now, fourteen years, three annexations and many thousands of additional residents later, it is time to update our Plan.
The Plan update, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, will address the changes that have taken place while outlining a clear vision that will ensure our community continues to develop in the direction envisioned. This will be achieved in part by engaging our citizens in a community visioning process, which will help turn the plan into a blueprint for the City’s future. Our process will build upon the good work that has already been done, interpret what is heard and discovered, and transform the results into a clear path for the future. Landmark Design is the City’s consultant for the Plan update.
The City is thrilled to finally tackle this exciting and rewarding task after several years of delay and hope that all Holladay residents will fully participate in the process. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Allred, Community Development Director, at 801-527-3890, or Mark Vlasic, Landmark Design Project Manager at (801) 474-3300 or via email at email@example.com.
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I've lived in holiday 25 years.
I've lived in Holladay for 21 years. I treasure the trees, and the shops I can walk to. While I need a car, I don't need it every day because of this.
Holladay is a great place to live because we are connected to the greater Salt Lake Valley by traffic ways that are seldom congested. I love the new downtown area and the sense of place that it enhances. Even before I moved to Holladay, I had a distinct mental image of "Holladay" and knew that it was a unique area of the valley. I came from a small town and Holladay feels "small town" but has all the services that a big city provides.
I've lived in Holladay for 9 years. My wife was born and raised here, and we moved back from California with our family of 8 to be closer to her mother and escape the increasing cost of living and deterioration of the school system in California.
I moved to Holladay in 1998 specifically because my daughters wanted to attend the art program at Olympus High School.
Holiday was a place for you can walk around and find open fields.
A place where the trees obscured the houses, and cooled the neighborhoods. Where on a walk it felt like country lanes, and large houses did not dominate the view. Quiet.
One of the first pioneer settlements in the valley. A significant part of the original houses were summer homes for the residents of Salt Lake City.
Even before moving here, we visited Holladay often over the years. I remember the Video Verns block, Maxfield plumbing, Reuels art supply, Geppettos, thye Cottonwood Mall, etc. which are all gone now. Geppettos had great pizza and great folk rock music artists. It kind of took me back to the 70s. Holladay was kind of like California was when I was a teenager in the 60s and 70s. Even 9 years ago when we moved here, it reminded me a bit of the environment I grew up in. The internet still hadn't caught on as much as in California. You talked to people in the neigbhorhood more. But the seeds of change were evident.
Holidays jammed packed suburbia and we're losing our open spaces.
A town in transition, where old houses are being torn down and much larger houses are taking their place. Where the trees go with the old houses. Where the noise of engines and leaf blowers and the backup alarms on construction vehicles are incessant.
Trees like no other part of the valley and spectacular views of Mt. Olympus. An amazing variety of housing styles and prices on private and public streets. Primarily, a residential community but with a strong core of businesses that support the residences.
Some good things have been happening in Holladay. The Holladay Village and Plaza finally took shape in the empty scar that was left for years after the demolition of the Video Verns block in the middle of town. It took a lot of community discussion and several false starts, but the result is great. Some of the things I liked about California have come here, such as increased use of the internet, more tolerance for diversity, preservation of history (e.g. Casto Home), increasing bike/pedestrian friendliness, etc. But I hope we don't go too far in the California direction, particularly in term of divisive politics and political correctness in the schools.
Holladay SHOULD BE....
Holiday should be more community-based and kids oriented.
As it used to be. Where maintaining a country feel to the neighborhood is as important as doing whatever one wants with one's property. Where the apparent progression to another Sandy or South Jordan is halted.
A place where people of every age, from all income levels, and diverse ethic backgrounds will want to live, work and shop. Holladay should continue to be a community that values trees, views, and unique architecture. A place that supports local businesses but accommodates large retail outlets like the old Mall. Leadership should be open to new ideas but should weigh changes against the historic development patterns that have made Holladay unique.
I am concerned that the Holladay Village success is being squandered. Some of the new construction in that zone is compatible with the overall vision of a classic Utah architecture, but some is definitely not. I don't understand why that is being allowed to happen after all that we went through to find a consensus. There also seems to be a lack of leadership in redeveloping the old Cottonwood Mall property. We should be actively courting developers who understand our vision for Holladay and would be willing to invest in and develop the property (buying out Howard Hughes Corp if necessary). The buildings should not be any taller than the existing Macys. Stores like Trader Joes, Target, etc. would be a nice complement to what is already here, plus some more local businesses to preserve the mom-and-pop feel.