February 3, 2020
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Public Input Wanted on Restaurants with Onsite Brewing

The Provo City Council is considering a proposal to allow ancillary microbrewing within restaurants in the General Downtown, Downtown Core, and Regional Shopping Center zones (see maps below). This would permit limited on-site production of beer for on-premise consumption only. These restaurants would be under the same State requirements as any restaurant that serves alcohol. The issue before the Council only involves permitting the land-use. If it passes, local licensing requirements would need to be discussed and set. Because of comments received on this item and some questions that Councilors wanted researched, the proposal was continued to the February 18 Council meeting.

Please see the Council blog for additional information and take the survey on Open City Hall.

Local Officials Day

Several Council members accompanied the Provo Youth City Council to the Local Officials Day at the Legislature hosted by the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT). Representatives Norm Thurston, Marsha Judkins, and Adam Robertson all took time to meet with the youth and talk about how Utah State government works. Workshops were provided by ULCT on a variety of topics. Another highlight for the youth was meeting with Lt. Governor Spencer Cox.
Read more on the Council's blog.

BYU Parking Analysis

Representatives from Brigham Young University (BYU) presented the findings of their parking study. They addressed the current parking situation as well as looking forward to future needs of the University and how they can best manage those demands. BYU provides 19,000 parking stalls and now charges a fee to students for parking passes. They also provide 4,061 parking stalls for bicycles and 1,368 for motorcycles. In its commitment to the goal of reducing vehicles on campus, BYU has encouraged walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit and shuttle services.

The Forecast

Tentative upcoming Council Meeting agenda items

  • Training on use of development agreements
  • Councilor committee assignments
  • Meeting structure and decorum
  • Discussion regarding extending parking restrictions in the Foothills Permit Parking area
  • Discussion on the creation of a very low density residential zone
  • Preliminary budget discussions - Parks and Recreation
  • Resolution regarding tier 3 gasoline
  • An ordinance amending Provo City Code relating to floor area ratio, setback, and buffer yard requirements in the Research and Business Park (R&BP) Zone
  • An ordinance amending the General Plan designation of approx. 151 acres, generally located between 300 E. and 1000 E. and between 4800 N. and 6000 N., from Agricultural (A) to Residential (R)
  • Presentation on the Mayor's Citizen Connect initiative

Note: Specifics of these items will be listed on the published agendas for the meetings when scheduled. Inclusion in this list does not guarantee an item's appearance on an agenda.

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News Clips

Provo Municipal Council stews over microbreweries rezoning decision

Provo releases sustainability report, encourages citizens to adopt green practices

Provo mayor's 2020 resolution: get citizens connected

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Rep. Ben McAdams, Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi tour construction at Provo Municipal Airport

New study shows Utah cities are among the best places for children to grow up

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DWR installs osprey nesting platforms near Utah Lake

Alternative fuels, charging stations and market-based solutions: What Utah is doing to improve air quality

Transportation Transformation: Its never been easier to get to and around BYU

Provo Chats

There is a lot going on in Provo and we know a lot of you have questions. There is a new area of Open City Hall where you can ask questions and we will work to find the answers. Five questions have already been submitted and answered. What questions do you have?
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