Developers Revisiting Controversial Olympia Hills Community Near Herriman
Mar 12, 2019, 6:18 AM | Updated: 7:39 am
HERRIMAN, Utah – A controversial proposal to develop the southwestern edge of the Salt Lake valley is gaining traction once again.
The proposed high-density Olympia Hills development received backlash in 2018, with some local leaders considering leaving the county over the issue.
Former Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams vetoed the project after the city council approved a zone change for the 930-acre development on unincorporated land west of Herriman.
Now developers have returned with a less-dense design.
Developers want Olympia Hills to be a place where people live, work and play. However, some city leaders in the surrounding area said it’s just wishful thinking.
Mayors from Copperton, Herriman, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan oppose the plan, citing concerns about density, roads, water, sewer systems and open space.
Residents have also opposed the project and have even called on McAdams, now a U.S. congressman, to end it once and for all.
The local government is hosting an open house Wednesday at Bastian Elementary School, 5692 W. Big Bend Park Drive, Herriman; and Thursday at Golden Fields Elementary School, 10252 Split Rock Drive, South Jordan; to gather the public’s input. Both open houses begin at 6 p.m.
Area residents are encouraged to attend to voice their concerns.