FILE – Site of the closed down Cottonwood Mall in Holladay on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. A local developer hopes to construct a “luxury mixed-use lifestyle center” on the site of the Cottonwood Mall, according to a plan that was approved in 2007 but never completed.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
HOLLADAY — The latest proposal to redevelop the site of Cottonwood Mall may feel familiar to Holladay residents.
After voters last year struck down a controversial redevelopment plan through a referendum and ensuing legal battle, a local developer is now looking to construct a “luxury mixed-use lifestyle center,” according to a plan that was approved in 2007 but never completed.
The Holladay Planning Commission on Tuesday evening approved conceptual plans for the Holladay Hills subdivision and one block of the development. The proposal from Millrock Capital, Woodbury Corporation, and KBS Commercial Advisors would populate the site with restaurants, shops, office space and luxury condominiums.
Responses to the proposal during a public comment period at the meeting ranged from supportive to skeptical, as some residents expressed concern about potential traffic congestion, the aesthetics of a densely developed area, and the affordability of the proposed condominiums. Some said they would like to see the plan include more green space, and multiple residents implored the developers not to turn the area into something resembling the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, which they described as an “eyesore” and a “concrete jungle.”
Whichever final form the project takes, several speakers said they would like to see more collaboration between developers and the community during the development process this time around. Steve Peterson, the applicant representing Millrock Capital, assured meeting attendees that collaboration with the community is a priority for the developers.
“We want to do everything we can to find a way that will unite …read more
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