Our Community Development Department has had a very busy year, with projects ranging from constructing a new parking lot at the Weber Center to water and sewer studies in Ogden Valley.
HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THEIR AMAZING TEAM:
The Ogden Valley has seen its share of residential and commercial growth in recent years, and Weber County officials expect this trend to increase in the future. Weber County has initiated a project for high-level wastewater planning in Ogden valley and has partnered with Weber Basin Water Conservancy District for a Valley-wide water study. These studies will help the county appropriately plan for the anticipated growth and address potential water quality concerns with Pineview Reservoir.
Over the past few years, the State of Utah has released mandated building inspection and plan review timelines. Our amazing Building Inspection Division has risen to the challenge in meeting and exceeding the state’s standards. We continue to look for ways to become more efficient and provide professional service.
The Weber County Transfer Station has recently installed a new scale that will divert most commercial traffic away from the existing scale. This new scale will reduce wait times for residential customers and improve safety on site. The Transfer Station has seen a substantial increase in traffic over the last year, but our amazing employees have risen to the challenge and continue to provide great customer service.
The Weber County Planning Division has been hard at work with a general plan update for the unincorporated area of western Weber County. This comes after several discussions with residents and the Western Weber Planning Commission over the last few years. The Planning Division is also working on ordinances to address short term rentals, accessory dwelling units, and updating subdivision requirements, among others. As anticipated growth comes to Weber County, we will be prepared for it.
New Parking Lot for Weber Center
Construction of a new parking lot for the Weber Center in downtown Ogden is nearly complete, with an expected opening date of early May. The new parking lot has taken the place of an old and dilapidated parking garage, which was demolished last summer.
Cracking concrete and corrosion of some of the aging structure’s reinforcements had long been a concern of county officials, but the decision to demolish the parking structure was expedited after the March 18, 2020 earthquake caused additional uncertainty of the overall stability of the structure. We know parking has been difficult over the last year and look forward to providing ample and accessible parking for visitors to the Weber Center.