After push back from local residents South Jordan council have halted the approval of all new high density housing projects. After a public hearing and meeting on the 3rd of March 2014 a 3:2 vote by South Jordan City Council means there will be no new high density projects for the foreseeable future, at least until they define a way forward which gets these types of projects under control.
The ruling effectively gets rid of mixed residential and mixed use zones and zoning for lots with more than 7 units per acre. Local residents had voiced their concern at the seemingly free for all for these types of housing projects. The ruling impacts townhome, condo and apartment type developments.
A previously agreed 6 month moratorium on these types of development expired in early Feb, and this latest ruling means that no such projects will be approved in the foreseeable future.
Interestingly this affects all of South Jordan with the exception of Daybreak which is in a PC (planned community) zone that allows for development within that framework.