FARMINGTON -- If Davis County hopes to host national BMX racing events, a redesign of the Legacy Events Center campus in west Farmington is needed.
On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission approved a $2,320 amendment to a design contract already in place with MGB+A the Grassli Group, a Salt Lake City firm, which is in the process of completing design work for a $302,000 four-field soccer complex at 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington.
The amendments made to the contract do not involve the design of the 10-acre soccer complex, but rather, design changes in surrounding sidewalks and fence lines to allow the county's adjacent BMX dirt track to be extended from 300 feet to 325 feet in length, Legacy Events Center Director Dave Hansen said.
Extending the track length will allow the county's BMX site to qualify and be marketed for national bike racing competitions, Hansen said.
"We're only talking 20 to 30 feet longer," he said of the track.
To make room for the track, a proposed perimeter sidewalk to the soccer field complex has to be shifted slightly, as do some irrigation lines, fence lines and green space, Hansen said.
While changes are being made to the overall design of the center campus, Hansen said, the county is also requesting the amended design call for a separate gate entrance into a fenced-off area where dogs are allowed to roam off leash, he said.
Adding the gate at a new location for users of the off-leash dog park will allow pet owners to avoid having to walk their animals through crowds who may be entering or exiting any one of three center exhibit buildings in the same area of the park, Hansen said.
MGB+A the Grassli Group is in the process of designing a soccer complex on the center grounds. The complex is to be paid for using Davis County tourism tax revenues generated from the restaurant tax, hotel tax and vehicle rental tax.
Hansen said the county will save some construction costs by making the design changes now.
County officials only recently publicly expressed a desire to host national BMX racing events in west Farmington.