BY MELINDA WILLIAMS
Clipper Staff Writer
WOODS CROSS — Contractors and businesses in the I-1 light industrial and airport zones in Woods Cross will be limited to 20 vehicles parked on streets.
The city council last week approved a change to the zoning ordinance to limit the number of fleet vehicles that can be parked on the street, said city manager Gary Uresk.
Woods Cross has had businesses come in with site plans that have no outside storage, Uresk said. The businesses then leave their vehicles parked on the street.
“We’ve struggled with the issue of how many vehicles they should be allowed to have parked on the street and the council decided on 20,” Uresk said. “We think that’s an adequate number.”
The zoning change will mainly affect light industrial businesses near 1400 West and 1500 South, and on 2600 South near 1100 West, and at Skypark Airport.
The zoning amendment won’t be retroactive, but will affect new businesses in those areas, Uresk said.
“It will give the planning commission the opportunity to tell businesses, ‘you can have this many fleet vehicles parked on the street,’” Uresk said. “I don’t think there will be that many.”
No one spoke on the issue at a public hearing held prior to the vote.