LAYTON -- City leaders have approved a rezone request on 36.28 acres of property owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the south side of the city.
Plans are to eventually develop the site into 90 housing lots and facilitate completion of the Layton Parkway.
The city council recently voted unanimously to rezone the property at approximately 700 S. Angel St. from agricultural to residential-suburban use. The property is currently being farmed.
Castle Creek Homes has the land under contract and hopes to potentially develop single-family subdivisions on the property, according to Bill Wright, director of community and economic development.
A public hearing on the rezone did not draw any public comment.
"One of the great things about this is it will construct the parkway as it is built. Half of it is on this property," Wright said of proposed plans for the rezoned area.
He said the subdivisions will potentially help some of the pedestrian routes to an elementary school north of the project site.
Subdivision plans have not been initiated and are subject to planning commission and city council review, but Wright said Castle Creek Homes hopes to install infrastructure for the subdivisions later this year.
Wright said there is some question whether there is enough time this year to push the projects to the point that actual construction on the homes will begin.
He said the homes "will be a great addition to the community."