LAYTON — Voters were rejecting two land referendum questions in voting Tuesday night.
At 11 p.m., the vote on Proposition 2 was 10.292 in favor and 11,169 opposed. The vote on Proposition 3 was 10,239 in favor and 11,206 opposed. Votes had been counted in 30 of the 50 precincts.
The referendum questions challenge the West Layton plan policy change for 107 acres of farmland on the city’s west side and the adoption of an urban development code needed to create the urban community, known as West Layton Village, under the new policy. The property runs along Hill Field Road between 2200 West and 2700 West.
Approval of Proposition 2 ratifies the council’s adoption of a new zoning district for a Village Center. Proposition 3 ratifies the council’s approval of a Village Center Plan code.
Opponents say the plans don’t fit into the landscape of the west side.
Local representatives paint a picture of the village concept as a chance to be visionary in looking to future west side development.