Save Our Greatest Canyon Gateway from Questionable Development
  • Petitioned Nick West

This petition was delivered to:

Nick West
Councilman District 1
Gordon Thomas
Kevin Sato
Councilman District 2
Scott Bracken
Councilwoman District 3
Nicole Omer
Councilman District 4
Tee Tyler
Planning Technician
Candi Tanner
City Engineer
Brad Gilson
Morgan Brim
Planning Director
Brian Berndt
Cottonwood Heights Mayor
Kelvyn H. Cullimore Jr.
Utah Governor

Save Our Greatest Canyon Gateway from Questionable Development

    1. A. A. Mauritz
    2. Petition by

      A. A. Mauritz

      Salt Lake City, UT

August 2011


Visitors and residents often flock to Utah because of its superb landscape of beuty and recreation. So when a developer in the town of Cottonwood Heights, near Salt Lake City, threatened that with an enormous upscale development at the mouth of treasured canyon, residents took action.

An outcry, which included this petiton started by local member A.A. Mauritz, convinced the Mayor to reconsider his firm support and, in August, the city council unanimously vetoed the proposal.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents of the great state of Utah live here or visit our state for it's 'elevated' way of life, with our area canyons being not only a superb recreational outlet year-round but an asset to the state in both economic means and in it's unique identity.

Continued efforts by one developer Terry Diehl to build in the questionable Canyon Resort Residential Zone what was first presented as an upscale residential community with 43 units at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon has within a short-period morphed into an upscale development called Tavaci, a mountaintop resort with provisions now being submitted for 90-foot tall condominiums, a luxury hotel, bars, restaurants and other retail.

Recent signatures


    1. Meeting on CRZ and Tavaci is 7pm Tuesday at city hall

      A. A. Mauritz
      Petition Organizer

      The vote at the city council will decide if the Tavaci project will get rezoned as a commercial resort property with condos, restaurants, ridge line homes and other "resort" amenities. Be there and make your voice heard!

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. CHVoters and supporters raise voice over their opposition

      A. A. Mauritz
      Petition Organizer

      Cottonwood Heights • "Vote now and vote no," is the message that two activist groups hope to convey to elected officials who on Tuesday will reconsider hotly contested plans for a resort at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

    4. Reached 5 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      The establishments have no value compared to the canyon environment.

    • Marynell Hinton COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UT
      • over 3 years ago

      This has all the classic signs of an inside dope-deal designed to benefit the developer(s) and leave the rest of us with the economic, environmental, and aesthetic fallout.

      Shame on any decision-maker who falls for this obvious deception.

    • gretchen siegler BRIGHTON, UT
      • over 3 years ago

      From the moment they allowed Diehl to build a road on a 40 foot slope, it became obvious that something was wrong. From then on, Diehl has been wheeling and dealing. He will take the money and run. The rest of us will live with the consequences.

    • Richard Erney COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UT
      • over 3 years ago

      There was significant opposition to even the residential development there, not to mention the zoning changes to accommodate the road that allowed it to happen in the first place. This whole situation reeks of bait & switch. It also has the stink of local politicians ignoring the will of the people, selling out their communities for short term profits that lack any vision. I'm watching & I vote. I hope you do too.


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