- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Members of Salt Lake City’s council say they are concerned about scrapping limits on building heights at the downtown convention center to allow a tall hotel to be built on the property.

The Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/1U9noUq ) reported Thursday that during a recent public hearing councilmembers said they are hesitant about authorizing unlimited building heights, as it is premature and could set a difficult zoning precedent.

The proposed change from Salt Lake County comes as it is negotiating terms of a deal with a real estate developer to build a convention hotel at the site with about 1,000 rooms. If they strike a deal, the developer could get at least $75 million in tax credits.

Members of the city council have decided that they need more information before making a decision.

Buildings are currently capped at 75 feet.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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