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Vertical housing? Commercial development? St. George City Council seeks input for 2040 plan

By David Dudley, St. George News | Posted - May 4, 2021 at 1:35 p.m.

ST. GEORGE — The St. George City Council is updating their general plan and asking those who live and work in St. George to take part in a survey, which takes no more than 10 minutes, that will help shape the next 20 years of city planning.

"We normally do this every 20 years," Mayor Michele Randall told St. George News. "But with the growth we're seeing, we've got to act now if we're going to be ready for 2040."

As more people flock to St. George, council members have wrestled with how best to handle growth. Issues under consideration include housing, traffic and water.

"We're trying to figure out whether we should be looking at building vertical, for instance," Randall said. "Intergenerational housing, where multiple families live in the same building, or buildings on the same lot, is interesting. We're also asking property owners to consider building accessory dwelling units."

Accessory dwelling units, Randall said, are guest houses that owners typically rent out on a short-term basis.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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