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Published: Thursday, June 21 2012 8:07 p.m. MDT

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Laura M. Warburton
Huntsville, UT

As a planning commissioner, I think it would be a shame to stop such a well planned project. It would seem the petitioners spun the truth putting undue fear into people's hearts and minds. The property will be sold. It's private. You may end up with something far far worse. The residents should research planning of other cities to realize how fortune they are to have this project.

raybies
Layton, UT

The problem I have with the development is the high density housing and additional housing that will go in... not the commercial development, other than the increase in traffic that may result through the I-15 exit onto hill field road. That is by far one of the worst, most congested messy intersections in the state, and Layton city hasn't been able to fix it much at all.

It'd also be nice if the mainstreet businesses and services were rejuvenated, so that it doesn't continue to spiral into neglect as has happened on the same road in clearfield...

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

Layton needs to quickly redevelop that declining mall area -- a "village" concept would be so much better in that area than where planned.

What Layton really needs, are adequate east-west roads. SR-193 and Oakridge do not work for those of us on the east side, and we have to traverse neighborhoods. There's no reason Antelope Drive wasn't pushed through to US-89, and that area redeveloped as commercial.

Laura M. Warburton
Huntsville, UT

To clarify, I'm a planning commissioner in a neighboring county not Layton.

Public interaction is vital to good planning however rarely does the public get involved until the planning has been approved. Then, they are upset. Planning is a public process. Meetings are open. Meetings are posted at least 24 hours in advance. Yet, too often, few attend. In a case like this project where a professional consultant is involved, I would think the consultant would take extra steps beyond posting meetings to involve the public. Often that's the benefit of using consultants. Well handled public relations can prevent costly delays.

Well planned mix use like these developments create communities rather than urban sprawl. Transportation, education, affordable living, events, even work become highly accessible. With the train and other hindrances, I would think West Layton would greatly appreciate an efficient development.

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

Yuck! Is it Utah law that we must have the exact same bland beige buildings with same stores in every Utah city, accompanied by row after row of characterless, boring, yardless homes?

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