1 registered statement
Lewis Gunter outside City Boundary
January 24, 2023, 10:45 AM
Hi there - actually just a neighbor at this time (living in Highland) but a 2X BYU grad, football season ticket holder, and a general Provo fanboy. Quick introduction is that a friend/BYU classmate and I are looking to create high-end mobile escape room games using repurposed shipping containers. These will be tastefully decorated and obviously commercial enterprises and we'd like to put them in parking lots as temporary structures (up to ~6 months in one spot). Unfortunately some existing codes seem to potentially prohibit this activity, specifically certain zoning ordinances regarding construction materials that prohibit corrugated metal (e.g. 14.23.150) and 14.34.355 which references 'Portable storage containers' (though I'm not positive this applies since they're not being used as storage containers and are visually very clearly repurposed). I spoke with someone in city planning who pointed me to an amendment process but that appears to be a fairly lengthy and expensive route. I was hoping to get a sense from the council prior to that whether it would be a waste of money and energy to pursue that route. I believe the business is in line with many of the values I love about Provo - a spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, and wholesome fun - and I'm convinced Provo is a great fit to launch what we think could be a significant nationwide business. My partner and I want to keep things above board and ensure that we're compliant with both the letter and the spirit of the law - I'd love your feedback on whether we can make this dream a reality in Provo and ideas on how to best execute it.
Open City Hall is not a certified voting system or ballot box. As with any public comment process, participation in Open City Hall is voluntary. The statements in this record are not necessarily representative of the whole population, nor do they reflect the opinions of any government agency or elected officials.