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The West Side Committee has been developing a proposed land use map as a vision for Provo's future west of the freeway. What do you think of what they have proposed?

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Please tell us what you think of the Southwest Area future land use map. What do you like/support? What would you change? What do you have questions about?

Karina Jacobs inside City Boundary
June 13, 2018, 6:42 PM
  • Please tell us what you think of the Southwest Area future land use map. What do you like/support? What would you change? What do you have questions about?

    First off, I really like seeing mixed-use lands. It's an eyesore to see an entire neighborhood consisting of the same type of development, and homogenizes the type of people who can live there.
    Second, The Village Center/Community on Geneva and Center is brilliant! I would have an office space there if one was built (hopefully you're looking to build upwards!). It's already the local watering hole, in a sense, as it's the only commercial area in southwest Provo.
    Third, I think a Sports recreation area will be great! I know Provo is running out of soccer fields to use, and that soccer is not diminishing in popularity any time soon. It also keeps some wide open space.
    Fourth, I would love to see the RA lands expanded along Lakeview drive more. Like a lot of people who have commented, I tremendously enjoy the wildlife in the area on my drive, and on the trails. Keeping the larger plots of land along the drive can help I think.
    Finally, I think the general ideas are good. I know we must make room for more housing and thus people, but if there's a way to incorporate more of that natural beauty and wildlife along Lakeview, I would love to see that become a reality.

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Southwest Area Future Land Use Map

This map was developed by a steering committee focused on creating a master plan for four of the six Provo neighborhoods west of the I-15 freeway. Please take a look at the map and click to expand and zoom. 

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Land Use Key

The Future Land Use Map describes land uses over a long period of time, up to 30 or 40 years into the future.  NO PROPERTY WOULD BE REZONED AS PART OF THE ADOPTION OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.  Zone changes consistent with the Future Land Use Map would take place over time as property owners asked for zone changes or as property owners put their land up for sale. 

  • RES          Four units per acre, based on the NET acreage.  This will yield lots that are 10,000 to 12,000 square feet.  The NET calculation means that the roads are taken out of the property, or acreage, and what is remaining cannot exceed four units per acre.

  • LDR          Low Density Residential will allow for up to 15 units per acre.  The dwelling units cannot be stacked, like apartments or condominiums.  Side-by-side townhomes are the highest density housing type that would be permitted.  Three types of housing would be required in these areas with less housing density at the borders adjacent to RES properties.
  • MDR        Medium Density Residential allows up to 30 units per acre and these units can be stacked.  MDR areas would need four different housing types to appeal to different demographics and to prevent too much of one type of housing.  Appropriate buffering would be required on borders where not contiguous to roadways. 
  • Regional Sports Park       The LDS Church property of approximately 100 acres is being purchased by the City for a regional sports facility.  It is anticipated that 20+ soccer fields could be located here.  It is also anticipated that neighborhood park amenities would be included within the Regional Park property.
  • Village Center                  This area is located at the intersection of Center Street and Geneva Road.  A mixed use area that would include commercial amenities, housing and possibly even professional office uses would create a focal point for West Provo.  This includes land already owned by Smith’s grocery store. 
  • Airport compatible Industrial/Commercial    These areas would not allow for additional housing but would be used for industrial and commercial uses that may be ancillary to the airport or they could be independent industrial/commercial uses.  These properties are currently zoned for agricultural uses and they would remain zoned that way until a property owner asks for a zone change on their property. 
  • A1.10          These areas are currently zoned Agricultural with a 10 acre minimum lot size for housing.  These areas would be kept as A1.10 because they are within the Airport Protection Area.  The land shown in a cross-hatched pattern is within the Airport Protection Area.
  • Dashed Green Lines        These indicate future trails along major roadways.
  • RA - Residential Agriculture   Residential and Agricultural uses are permitted in this zone and the minimum lot size for a home is 20,000 square feet (basically one-half acre). 
  • Light Blue diagonal Lines          This indicates the 100 year flood plain, according to FEMA.  Housing within the 100 year flood plain would have to have flood insurance or the developer/builder would have to raise the elevation of the land to be above the flood plain. 
  • Neighborhood Mixed Use Allowed         These development nodes are located at intersections of major roads.  The Plan would allow for commercial, residential and office uses on a neighborhood scale but it is anticipated that the Plan would not require mixed use.  Neighborhood-scale commercial uses can be found in the current SC1 Zone.  It is not anticipated that each of these nodes would develop as mixed use as it is not likely that the west side could support that much neighborhood commercial. 
  • Commercial (By the I-15)          This would be intended for regional commercial uses, big box stores, auto dealerships and similar uses.  The current SC3 Zone is used for regional commercial uses.           
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