Letter to the Weber County Commission From Larry and Sharon Zini
We request that the Weber County Commission give serious consideration to removing all Bonus Density Awards for future development in the Ogden Valley. These Bonus Density Awards are a significant factor in the accelerated growth in the valley.
We are not advocating abandoning the Transfer Development Rights (TDR) concept in the Valley. We feel TDRs are an important component for the open space development concept.
If Bonus Density Awards are retained by the Weber County Commission, we recommend that:
1. The Weber County Commission reject the proposed TDR ordinance that provides additional bonus density units for TDRs purchased by developers. This ordinance would, in effect, increase the total Bonus Density Awards to 40%.
2. Maximize bonus density units at 20%, based on the original developer plan, exclusive of any TDRs purchased.
3. Consider reducing, and eventually eliminating Bonus Density Awards over the period of the next five years within the Ogden Valley.
Larry & Sharon Zini