The story we broke a about 10 days ago hit the Standard Examiner today in an excellent article by our new Ogden Valley Advocate Marshall Thompson, entitled "Powder Mountain Rezone Blocked." While Huntsville has seemingly taken a hard line stance, they bring up excellent points that the Weber County Commissioners must consider. Today's article generated some discussion in Cache Valley as well.
The resolution addresses density issues, but more importantly a secondary access road. One possible and likely location for the road would be through Vista (near Evergreen and Sunridge) and down South Fork Canyon, thus funneling Powder Mountains projected 10,000+ skiers per day through Huntsville. Not to mention, the increased traffic generated by the proposed 3800 additional housing units. (The Ogden Valley Planning commission did restrict the density as part of their conditional approval, but the Weber County Commission can add or withdraw any or all of the conditions).
Kudos to Huntsville for taking a stand.
On another note, we just heard that Weber School District is seriously considering scrapping the plan to remodel Valley Elementary this summer, and instead build a new Elementary in Eden. The present Valley School has been in the same location since the late 1800's, has endured a fire or two and subsequent rebuilds, and has many irreplaceable amenities nearby such as the library and one of the nicest parks/playgrounds in the State.
While the bus ride may be inconvenient for some on the North side, it would be a travesty to discard the history and legacy of Valley School.