Latest proposal for Sconecutter site on State and 2100 South is – you guessed it, another drive-thru

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Remember the In-N-Out drive-thru proposed for State St and 21st South?

A Jack in the Box has since occupied the old Burger King structure at 61 East 2100 South. But the previous location of the Sconecutter restaurant at 2040 S. State, once included in the footprint of the In-N-Out, has stayed a vacant lot.  

Image courtesy Google.

Now local investors are looking to put a different variety of drive-thru, an oil change business, on the .26 acre parcel.

A group called Wildcat T6, based in West Jordan, has filed a planned development application with the city for an exemption from front landscaping requirements in the CC Commercial Corridor zone.

The Take 5 quick lube center would provide 3 auto bays for customers who would stay in their car during servicing “that lasts about 10 minutes,” states the applicant’s narrative. Vehicles would load from both State Street and 2100 South.

Images courtesy CLH Architects + Engineers and Reeve & Associates, Inc.

The applicant writes, “The usable area of the Parcel is prohibitively small, preventing most pad-type commercial uses.” Explaining why the 15-foot landscape buffer is untenable for the proposed use, they argue “the 15 foot front yard landscaping against State Street leaves only 97 feet of width, and reduces the lot size to less than ¼ acre.”

Owners of the property, Centerville-based State SLR, LLC, have apparently reached a pre-lease agreement with applicants, who would purpose-build the structure. The parcel is still listed for lease.

The applicant is just beginning their process in planning, and are unlikely to see the planning commission until fall.

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Posted by Luke Garrott

Luke Garrott, PhD, has published in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and written features for the Salt Lake City Weekly City Guide and The West View. A former two-term councilman in Salt Lake City's District 4, he lives in Downtown Salt Lake City and grew up in the Chicago area.