Tim Vandenack, Standard-Examiner
OGDEN — The first major development proposal for the long-planned Capitol Square inner-city block is before the Ogden City Council, a project to build an apartment complex at the corner bordered by 25th Street and Quincy Avenue.
The mixed-use project, presented to the council in a redevelopment agency work session Tuesday, includes 176 apartments and almost 5,400 square feet of commercial space on a 2-acre site at 2459 Quincy. Sixty-eight one-bedroom and 108 two-bedroom apartment units are planned.
According to project documents, the structure would include a single level of parking and four stories of apartments. The commercial space would front 25th Street. City staff members told the council that the apartment building would be a brownstone-type structure, with additional parking on the west side.
The developer is pursuing tax credits from the Utah Housing Corp., meaning the development would include units that may be offered to renters earning 60% of the average median gross income.
The project would provide workforce housing on the Utah Transit Authority bus rapid transit line, which is under construction and will run from the Ogden FrontRunner Station to Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital.
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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 said approximates the cost the city incurred in acquiring the land.
City officials began planning the Capitol Square development in 2015, working to assemble properties that included the former Rite-Aid building, a lumber yard, a dry cleaning business and others. The city rezoned the land for mixed use and adopted a concept master plan four months ago.
The apartment project proposal will come back before the council at a later meeting for further consideration. The city planning commission reviewed the site plan, which was submitted in December.