OGDEN -- After nearly 25 dormant years, a major business development appears to be headed for west Ogden.
On Tuesday night, the city council adopted a resolution establishing a budget and a project area for the Trackline Economic Development.
The project consists of about 122 acres and 121 separate parcels of land between 24th Street and Middleton Road, and railroad tracks and G Avenue.
The parcels of land are currently zoned for manufacturing, community commercial and single-family residential use -- all of which could be included in future development.
The city is already actively working with Central Spur LK100, LLC, a company out of Corona Del Mar, Calif., to develop a light-manufacturing, industrial and business park in the area.
Ogden senior project manager Brandon Cooper said the land will all be privately developed, but guided by Ogden city through incentives to developers and from requirements and standards set by the city.
The project will be developed in three phases. The first phase will include 70 acres of manufacturing and light-industrial space, while the second phase will have 28 acres of manufacturing, light-industrial, commercial and flex space.
In the third phase, the removal of some or all residential space in the remaining 23 acres will take place.
Over the life of the project, up to 80 residents and five businesses could be impacted, although the project will be developer-driven, and because there is no eminent domain involved, any homes or businesses will be purchased by a developer from willing sellers.
City officials say the project will create between 100 and 500 new permanent jobs as well as several temporary construction jobs. It's estimated that the total tax increment generated by the EDA over its proposed 20-year life span will be approximately $13 million.
The council also voted Tuesday to terminate the Golden Spike Redevelopment project.
In 1989, the city created the Golden Spike RDA in west Ogden, hoping to entice new manufacturing and industrial businesses to the area.
The project area was created in part because a malt company wanted to bring a large plant to the area. But the project the city anticipated from the malt company never happened, and the project area has stood still for the past 25 years.