LAYTON — City leaders have given the green light to a plan to build a two-lot family subdivision on sensitive land at 2600 E. Gentile St.
The city council voted 4-0 to grant preliminary plat approval for the Jensen Homestead on Gentile Street at a recent meeting, after delaying action on the step in October.
The plat involves sensitive land. Sensitive land is property that requires a professional recommendation stating it can handle the impact of a building.
The property in question is less than a mile away from an area on Sunset Drive where five homes slid off the hillside in 2001.
The council does not normally deal with preliminary plat approvals unless the property is sensitive and a planning commission recommendation to move the project forward was done on a split vote.
Besides the sensitive land, the project also raised some concerns about traffic safety in the area.
During a public hearing with the planning commission, neighbors voiced some concern about pedestrian safety in the area.
The lot is near Holmes Creek Irrigation Pond on a bend in the road, close to U.S. 89.