It would help if the article included a map of the proposed routes.
Ironic, after having just gone through a flurry of DesNews'
'we're underpopulated' stories and commentaries. "More
people..." observed John Denver in a song "...more cars upon the
I just love the part about pink Cadillacs and SUVs. Those don't sound
"farm" or "bay" friendly. As it stands, Legacy Parkway already
is on the lake-side of I-15, I doubt another freeway connection over there is
going to drastically change the farmland near Farmington Bay and Farmington any
more than it already does. If anything, the farmland northwest of Farmington is
what will be affected with either a connection at Glovers Lane or at Shepard
Lane. Welcome to the 21st Century and an expanding population. The growth
can't go east so it is going west. Until public transportation and
carpooling is a viable and efficient alternative to individual car usage, I
don't see the need for more transportation corridors dropping. I agree
with toosmartforyou that the area is already a bottleneck and will only get
worse in the future without more transportation options. NIMBY is right.
Reminds me of the delay the Sierra Club and Salt Lake gave for Legacy causing a
bottleneck there for everyone north of Salt Lake.
This could have largely been avoided when Farmington annexed the property west
of I-15 years ago but the long-term planning was absent. Farmington residents
are elitists thinking that there is no need for Legacy North. They forget about
the I-15 highway conditions prior to Legacy being built.Farmington
will create anotjher super bottleneck if Shepard Lane is chosen. US 89, US91,
I-15 and Legacy would all concerge at one point. And the I-15 section between
Shepard and Park Lane would require emergency response by Farmington crews.
Plus, not onle taking homes but realigning the railroad would be very
expensive.Farmington politicians signed off on the Shepard Lane
option because some of them own property in the area of Glover Lane and they
didn't bother to ask Shepard Lane folks what they thought.The
reason Farmington annexed West Farmington to begin with was so they could
control the site plan and design of the Davis County Justice (Jail) Complex.
I'm familiar with that history.The anti-s are newer to the area
in many instances and suffer from N-I-M-B-Y.