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  • The Alpine Arts Council might be able to squeeze its arts center under the city's height requirement after some digging.

    Literally.

    City Administrator Ted Stillman told the city council April 27 that the arts council planned to have the lot excavated to lower the entire building by 10 feet.

  • ALPINE (Deseret News) — Before troupes at Alpine Performing Arts Center can break a leg, construction crews will have to break ground.

    And to do that, they'll need approval from a tough crowd.

    The nonprofit Alpine Arts Council wants to build a 619-seat theater in Alpine's historic gateway district. And while people are excited about bringing theater to the northern Utah County city, the building would tower over neighboring homes and businesses at five stories, making it the tallest building in Alpine.

  • (Daily Herald) UDOT has proposed a road swap with Highland, but some residents are saying the state is just trying to stick Highland with an expensive maintenance problem.

    Utah County is looking to widen 4800 West in Highland to a five-lane collector road from Interstate 15 to Alpine. The road will be renamed North County Boulevard. In exchange the state wants to transfer the jurisdiction of the Alpine Highway, also known as State Road 74, to Highland and have offered more than $130,000 to sweeten the deal.

  • ALPINE (Deseret News) — A day after the Alpine City Council voted to condemn two properties using eminent domain, the landowners sold their chunk of land Wednesday to the city for the reconstruction of Fort Canyon Road.

    Now that all the rights of way are in place, the city can begin rebuilding the narrow, rural pass. Widening and repairing the historic road is needed for future development along the north bench.

    Widening the road will improve its safety, said City Councilman Kent Hastings.

    "We can't maintain a failed road," Hastings said.

  • (Daily Herald) Alpine elected officials on Tuesday reluctantly voted to use eminent domain to take an easement from three landowners so that a road can be repaired and widened.

  • (Daily Herald) After a two-hour discussion regarding the proposed park at 100 South, the Alpine City Council awarded a construction bid to Hawker Enterprise. The park, which has stirred some controversy among Alpine residents, was unanimously approved by all members of the City Council.

  • (Daily Herald) On Tuesday, a private arts group announced plans to build a 600-seat theater in Alpine.

    Called the Alpine Arts Council, the group is not affiliated with the city. The group is the same that, five years ago, proposed a theater with a library and senior center, and also proposed a post office a year ago.

  • (Daily Herald) Alpine's City Council voted to accept a 68 acre conservation easement which will help connect the trail system in Alpine to the new Three Falls subdivision at their meeting Tuesday. Jared Chappell purchased the Pack property this summer and is giving an easement to the city. The easement was rushed in the last council meeting of the year in order for Chappell to get tax benefits.

    Councilman Thomas Whitchurch asked if this easement entitled the owner to breaks on future fees when the property might be annexed into the city.

  • (Daily Herald) Any plans for an Alpine library are on hold -- for now, anyway.

    In a recent meeting, one Alpine resident asked Mayor Hunt Willoughby to please put any library proposal to a public vote before setting in motion what could turn out to be an expensive boondoggle.

    "It's frightening to a lot of people," said resident Cindy Savage at a recent meeting, noting the global economic climate. "Before the city takes on a burden like that, I would suggest you put it to a vote of the people."

  • (Daily Herald) Blood pressures ran high at Alpine's Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night as the subject of retaining walls and the Vista Meadows Subdivision was on the agenda once more.

    The developer was granted an extension of the commission's approval in a controversial vote which was tied between the six members on the commission. The tie-breaking vote was by City Councilman Tracy Wallace who voted to extend the approval.

  • (Daily Herald) Alpine's planning commission met Tuesday night to discuss drafting an ordinance to limit "monster houses" in the city. Though no decision was made, the discussion laid the groundwork for where the commission was going.

    "An appropriate scale of houses is a nice way of saying no monster houses," Chairman Jannicke Brewer said referring to the city's plan.

    "It seems to me like if there is a neighborhood where people want those, why should we oppose it?" commissioner Brad Reneer said.

  • (Daily Herald) The Three Falls subdivision hit a setback Tuesday night when Alpine's annexation of the Melby property was delayed at the City Council meeting. The delay was over the issue of when the developer should have to bond for the future road.

    "With the beautiful economy we are enjoying, it could be upwards of five years," developer Will Jones said.

    The property to be annexed is 3.534 acres of land that would connect the Three Falls subdivision to Alpine Cove, which is part of the county.

  • (Daily Herald) Alpine's Planning Commission has set a public hearing to be held at the next available meeting on the issue of accessory apartments. The subject of the public hearing will be on the definition of accessory apartments which currently have to have seperate eating, sleeping and sanitation facilities. The change proposed would be to replace the word "eating" to cooking.

  • Kenneth Milby continues to work on the Three Falls subdivision, which has been in the works for more than 20 years, City Recorder Janis Williams said. The development was previously named Ilangheni Estates. Williams said the developers would be building the subdivision in phases. Will Jones of Alpine is the developer.

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has plans to build a church house at 508 E. Healy Blvd. in Alpine.  The Alpine City Council approved the site plan as long as certain conditions were met, according to City Recorder Janis Williams.

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