Residents, Developers Discuss Revised Plans For Controversial Olympia Hills Development

Mar 14, 2019, 2:03 PM | Updated: 2:03 pm

HERRIMAN, Utah – For the second time in a week, residents and developers will be able to voice their opinions on the revised plans for the controversial Olympia Hills development in southwestern Salt Lake County.

There was an open house Wednesday night at Bastian Elementary School, where concerned residents gathered to hear the condensed development plans for Olympia Hills.

The developer reduced the density from the version then-Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams vetoed last year from 8,800 housing units to 6,500 units. The idea of this housing project is to build not just another neighborhood, but a city where people will live, work, shop and play — and vehicles are optional.

Development manager Doug Young said the plans include bringing in tech companies that want live-and-work communities, a University of Utah agriculture campus, a Primary Children’s Hospital, a Jordan School District STEM campus, and a school for special needs in addition to the homes and businesses.

Residents and leaders from surrounding cities said they have concerns.

Herriman resident Emily Johnson said without a major highway from east to west, “it just seems like a really bad decision and really poor planning.”

A developer said the county already allocated $4 million for a realignment of UT-111, however, it travels north and south.

The next open house meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Golden Fields Elementary, 10252 Split Rock Drive, South Jordan. All residents living in the area are encouraged to attend.

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Residents, Developers Discuss Revised Plans For Controversial Olympia Hills Development