'Core and heart of the community': Public input sought for St. George downtown plan

A joint meeting of the St. George City Council and Planning Commission discussing the St. George 2040 master plan update, St. George, Thursday. An update to St. George’s general plan is currently underway.

A joint meeting of the St. George City Council and Planning Commission discussing the St. George 2040 master plan update, St. George, Thursday. An update to St. George’s general plan is currently underway. (Mori Kessler, St. George News)



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ST. GEORGE — An update to St. George's general plan — the city's blueprint for meeting its long-term vision for the future — is currently underway.

As the revision for that vision took shape, it soon became apparent to planners that the city's downtown needed special attention. This has led to the creation of the St. George Downtown Plan, which is currently online for public review.

"This is much more detailed than the master plan," John Willis, the city's community development director, said. "In this area we're looking at: where do we want our commercial (areas) to extend to? How tall do we want the buildings to be? What do we want our housing types to look like? What do we want our streetscapes to look like? Do we want more mixed-use in the downtown area?"

The downtown plan is a much more refined and detailed plan that encompasses what Willis calls the core of the city. This area covers all of St. George between Interstate 15 and Bluff Street and St. George Boulevard. It also extends northwest along Diagonal Street until it intersects with Bluff Street just before the Sunset Boulevard intersection.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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