Tim Vandenack, Standard Examiner
OGDEN – The first major development proposal for the long-planned Capitol Square town center block is before Ogden City Council, a plan to build a corner apartment complex bordered by the 25th Street and Quincy Avenue.
The mixed-use project, presented to council at a redevelopment agency business session on Tuesday, includes 176 apartments and nearly 5,400 square feet of retail space on a 2-acre site at 2459 Quincy. Sixty-eight one-bedroom apartments and 108 two-bedroom apartments are planned.
According to project documents, the structure would consist of a single level of parking and four floors of apartments. The retail space would face 25th Street. City staff members told council that the apartment building would be a brownstone-type structure, with additional parking on the west side.
The developer is seeking tax credits from the Utah Housing Corp., which means the development would include units that can be offered to renters earning 60% of average median gross income.
The project would provide housing for the workforce on the Utah Transit Authority’s bus rapid transit line, which is under construction and will run from the Ogden FrontRunner station to Weber State University and the hospital. McKay-Dee.
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The terms of the project are outlined in a Proposed Land Transfer and Development Agreement between the City and JF Impact LLC. The developer would pay the city $757,760, which city staff say approximates the cost the city incurred to acquire the land.
City officials began planning the development of Capitol Square in 2015, working to assemble properties that included the old Rite-Aid building, a lumber yard, a dry cleaning business and others. The city rezoned the land for mixed use and adopted a conceptual master plan four months ago.
The apartment project proposal will come back to council at a later meeting for further consideration. The planning commission reviewed the site plan, which was submitted in December.