Assisted living center stalled
March 25, 2011
A deadlock continues over building an assisted living center in Highland Estates after the Snyderville Planning Commission on Tuesday again told the applicants the 20-bed home was too big for the neighborhood.
Beehive Homes, which operates several assisted living centers in Utah, wants to build a 12,561-square-foot facility on the corner of View Drive and Highland Drive.
The commission heard several complaints from neighbors at a public hearing in December and asked Beehive Homes to come back with a smaller proposal.
At Tuesday’s work session the applicants returned to further discuss the 20-bed plan, but according to Summit County planner Sean Lewis, the commission again insisted the facility was too large to garner a positive recommendation for the project.
If no agreement is reached at future meetings and the commission decides to give a negative recommendation, Beehive Homes may appeal to the Summit County Council.
Assisted living was defined in the application as a center for people who are "independent in nature, but who may need assistance with medications, or want to live in a group setting."
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