Confirmed victory
Petitioning Reporter Nick West and 11 others

Save Our Greatest Canyon Gateway from Questionable Development

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.

Letter to
Reporter Nick West
Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvyn H. Cullimore Jr.
Planning Director Brian Berndt
and 9 others
Planner Morgan Brim
City Engineer Brad Gilson
Planning Technician Candi Tanner
Councilman District 4 Tee Tyler
Councilwoman District 3 Nicole Omer
Councilman District 2 Scott Bracken
GIS Kevin Sato
Councilman District 1 Gordon Thomas
Utah Governor
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.

This is simply unacceptable, not only to local Cottonwood Heights residents who have already expressed their concerns over how it would transform the canyon’s scenic entrance into an urban skyline, but also to residents across Utah concerned with fair government, above board transparency and following the will of it's constituency.

I ask that you please provide due diligence in reviewing the actions taken thus far in the development plan, actions taken by various agencies and board members in previous approvals and to again go back to your constituency to be sure that their voices are heard in this important matter.

Best regards,