Provo council rejects plan to curb MTC building

Residents living near the Mormon Missionary Training Center (MTC) didn’t get what they wanted Tuesday.

The Municipal Council voted 4-3 to reject their proposal to require a conditional use permit for high-rise structures at places such as the training center, where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is proposing to build a nine-story classroom building. But the council did agree to review the public facilities zone ordinance to address future controversies.

Council Vice Chairman Gary Winterton, who made the motion, also called for the LDS Church and Brigham Young University to meet with the residents to try to alleviate their concerns.

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