The City Council in Heber City, Utah has voted unanimously to set size limitations on stores that will keep retailers from building huge outlets in Heber City. During the two-hour public hearing a majority of speakers urged the council not to jeopardize the small-town character of Heber City. “We need to have a cap [on retail floor space] to preserve our lifestyle,” one resident told the Salt Lake Tribune. “As soon as we bring in big-box, we’ll lose our tourist dollars. Who will want to come here if we’re just like Salt Lake?” The council voted to limit the size of retail stores to 60,000 s.f.
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