Assisted living center stalled |

Assisted living center stalled

Developers and planning commission at impasse over size

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."

Andrew Kirk

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