When conditional use permits fail

Many residents of one Ogden neighborhood are feeling cheated. When they initially heard that the old blighted building down the street was going to be remodeled into a new senior citizen community they welcomed the developer with open arms. Their only concern was the large sycamore trees on the property. These trees were a defining characteristic of the neighborhood, and local citizens wanted them to stay. The developer was very accommodating, they even signed a conditional use permit promising to save as many trees as were possible. Continue reading