FARR WEST — Gearing up for booming growth in the area of 2700 North, council members approved the first two phases of commercial development on the Jim Randall Farm.
The development, a partnership between the city and professional planner John Jansen, is part of a joint Community Development Resource Agency plan with Pleasant View,
The Jim Randall Farm, which is approximately 78 acres, is just off 2700 North, along 2000 West, in an area the city has planned for commercial business. Planning Commissioner Lou Best has said he hopes big box stores and nice restaurants come to the area.
The first phase of the plan involves gathering data, including population numbers, age ranges and income information for a 1-, 3- and 5-mile radius around the development area, as well as traffic counts for 2700 North. Also included in the data collection will be projected growth for Farr West, Pleasant View, Harrisville, Plain City and Willard.
Information will also be collected regarding property values and competing shopping areas, as well as housing demands.
Phase two of the development plan will explore mutual projects with Pleasant View and how the cities want the area to develop. Strategies to stimulate growth in the area of 2700 North will also be explored.
Meetings will be scheduled with the Utah Transit Authority to explore transportation issues in and around the station. City officials will meet with UDOT to discuss road construction issues.
Councilman Paul Dinsdale hopes the plans will help the city develop and market the area of 2700 North.