LAYTON Residential growth has slowed down in Davis County's largest city, as it has in most municipalities these days. However, the City Council has approved the development of another 65 housing units.
During a recent meeting, the council gave the OK for 56 single and two-family residential units at 312 W. Gentile St., as part of the Town Homes of Gentile project.
Also approved were another nine units as part of phase one of the Angel Street Town Homes project at 1400 N. Angel St.
The Gentile Street project is on 4.8 acres and proposes a density of 11.5 units per acre.
"It's a good location for some higher density residential," said Bill Wright, Layton's community development director.
He said this project is across the street (north) of Layton Elementary School and just west of the Union Pacific railroad tracks. It also includes some old vacant business buildings, where the original Tanner Clinic was and where the Jesus People's Ministry used to be housed.
Zoning was changed from professional business and residential-suburban to a denser R-2 zone.
"This will be good for that area," Mayor Steve Curtis said.
Six of the units in the development are slated to face Gentile Street, but Layton city staff wants those to have their garages and street access elsewhere and off that busy street.
Councilman Renny Knowlton said he's noticed that single home development has slowed down a lot recently.
"I see we're headed more toward towards condos and townhouses," he said.
The Angel Street project is being developed by Trophy Homes and is located just north of Kohl's Department store and south of the Mountain View Mobile Home Park..Wright said these are two and three-bedroom developments on two floors in a 1,300- to 1,500-square-foot unit plan.