ST. GEORGE – City officials approved the sale of city-owned land Thursday for the eventual construction of a new library and power substation in the Little Valley area.
The St. George City Council approved the $103,700 sale to Washington County of a 2-acre parcel of land in the area between 2350 East and Sullivan Lane for the future site of a library. It will be the second branch of the Washington County Library in St. George. The preexisting library branch is located on 100 South next to the Town Square.
“We’re excited about this,” Mayor Jon Pike said. The location of the new library will place it within walking distance of two schools in the area and provide a “great resource” for the people in Little Valley, Desert Hills and the surrounding community, he said. “I think it’s a fantastic opportunity.”
Also approved was the $200,000 sale to Dixie Power of a one-acre parcel of land connected to the Seegmiller Historic Farm on 2450 South for the creation of a power substation.
The station will help provide power to the city’s fastest growing area and also remove the need to have a 69-kiloliter power line on 3000 East to feed power into the area.
“Money (from the sale) must be used for the betterment of the park, which we’re excited about,” said Marc Mortensen, assistant to the city manager.
The Seegmiller Historic Farm is a 33-acre park where the city is recreating a portion the farm as it would have been in the late 1800s and early-1900s. Once finished, the farm will be used as an educational facility showcasing the agricultural history of a bygone era.
Other items of note
The City Council also approved a conditional use permit allowing for the building of a five-story hotel behind the Dixie Center St. George along 270 East. Slated to be a Holiday Inn, the hotel’s total height will be nearly 70 feet, which exceeds the city’s code limiting buildings to a height of 35 feet. However, it was noted that the Dixie Center itself is 40 feet high, and the hotel next to it is 63 feet.
The Holiday Inn will be built on the southern portion of a piece of land between 270 East and 1670 South. A group called the Island Trading Company has an option to buy the northern piece of the property and is evidently considering building a water park or venue offering some other form of entertainment at that location.
An agreement with SunRoc Corporation for the River Road asphalt repair project was approved for $127,851. The area to be repaired is located north of the Virgin River bridge.
A $29,187 bid was awarded to Campbell & Associates for a professional service agreement for the St. George Recreation Center’s remodel phase II design. Office space once used by the city has been vacated and is slated to be remodeled into a lounge and larger gaming area.
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