Friday, October 22, 2010

Woods Cross, West Bountiful pool resources, hope for jackpot

Two Davis County cities have joined with Davis County leaders to help develop a 900-acre plot of land they hope will eventually produce millions of new tax dollars. The private land, near the 500 South interchange of Legacy Parkway, is considered by officials to be a prime spot for mixed-use development.Kent Sulser, the Davis County Community and Economic Development director, said public money will be used to put the project into high gear.

Split into three adjoining development sections, the property has boundaries that cross into Woods Cross, West Bountiful and unincorporated Davis County land. Sulser and leaders from the two cities offered to work with the landowners to help develop a master plan for the undeveloped property as a way to smoothly integrate new development into the surrounding neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, Davis County Commissioners approved the creation of three community development agencies to help with the master planning.CDAs are a governmental construct; they are separate entities that help with public development of property. Ogden-Standard Examiner