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Cottonwood owners given extension by Holladay leaders

(Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) The time is almost up for developers of the Cottonwood project. It has been two years since Holladay City made an agreement with General Growth Properties, Inc. to revert the land where the former Cottonwood Mall stood to general commercial zoning if building permits were not initiated by the owner by October 2009.

Now, they’ve been given a reprieve from that deadline by Holladay City.

The grand plans for a sustainable, multi-use facility on the site were halted in April when GGP filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

“My proposal is that we remove the timeframe of reverting back to commercial,” said GGP representative Kris Longson, in a presentation to the city council. “We don’t want to get tripped up in the future when we move forward.”

The frustrations of the project being on hold were evident. Councilmember Barry Topham said he’d like to put a “gun to the head of the GGP so they do something.The last thing I want to see are the weeds growing there for the next 12 years.”

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