Bountiful subdivision project given green light

Thursday , November 15, 2012 - 2:48 PM

Staff And Correspondents

BOUNTIFUL -- The development of a 29-lot subdivision at approximately 600 North and 400 East has been given the green light, as city officials recently voted to grant final plat approval for the project.

The council voted 4-0 to finalize the approval process for the project, which will be located on 8.3 acres of land located in an area zoned R-4 and R-4 PDO.

The project will run primarily east to west along an extension of 550 North, with lots on both sides of the road. One of the key provisions in moving the project ahead is dealing with water issues. The developers are required to enter in a storm water system maintenance agreement, if they have on-site detention, and to also deal with the possibility some of the area may be located in a flood zone, for a short time before the Federal Emergency Management Agency finalizes flood mapping for the area.

Project developer Gary Wright told the council in a worst case scenario a few of the homes may require flood insurance for a short time.

Mayor Joe Johnson wondered if the city can do anything to speed up the flood mapping process.

“Gary builds it and he leaves and then they (potential homeowners) get the cost of flood insurance and we get to solve it. It will come back to bite us,” Johnson said.

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