KAYSVILLE — City council members voted to rezone a half-acre property south of Barnes Park on Tuesday, after hearing testimony for and against the rezone.
The site, at 1051 W. 200 North, was changed from single-family residential to professional business.
Plans for a dental office have been presented to the city by Cameron Russell. The office structure is designed to look like a residence. The plan includes 21 parking spaces in front and 20 feet of buffering on the other three sides. City leaders were told the offices would be closed on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays.
Residents opposed to the rezone cited increased traffic, commercial creep and quality of life issues. Hazel Parrish called on the council to help existing businesses rather than scatter commercial areas throughout the city.
Supporters of the rezone said the land is not viable residential property and that three of the four neighbors that abut the site have supported the rezone. Darin Hicks said it is important to recognize the rights of property owners.
Council members expressed varying opinions, but the rezone eventually passed on a 4-1 vote.