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Village Center Zoning Alternative and General Plan Update Passed by City Council

On April 5, 2012, Layton City Council approved the proposed regulatory updates necessary for future village center development on West Hill Field Road. Both the new, form-based, Village Center Code and its associated update to the General Plan are available for review below.


A basic overview of the code’s zones, including the type of development allowable under each one, can be found in the column to the right.

May 4th, 2012 at 9:14 am Comments OffRead More

City Council to Hear Planning Commission Recommendations

The hard work of city leaders and staff, property owners, community design experts and committed neighbors nears a conclusion, April 5th at 7pm, when City Council will hear recommendations presented by the Planning Commission. This public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, City Center, 437 N. Wasatch Drive.

The hearing caps a 14 month process which scrutinized the current zoning and General Plan recommendations associated with the West Layton Village… [cont.]

March 30th, 2012 at 12:01 pm Comments (3)  |Read More

Draft of Village Code Ready for Public Review: Join us for Open House

Working from the results of last January’s public workshop, the West Layton Village project team has completed their first draft of a new, mixed-use village zoning category with the teeth to ensure long-term development in line with city and resident expectations.

Please join us on Wednesday December 7th at 6:00pm at the Layton City Center to provide feedback on the proposed draft. You can view/download the proposed code here (10mb .pdf)… [cont.]

December 2nd, 2011 at 3:10 pm Comments (9)  |Read More

Week’s Work Provides Tools for a More Productive Discussion

The West Layton Village project team presented the results of their week-long charrette Friday evening, illustrating a variety of theoretical development scenarios and providing residents with a comparative means of evaluating how the 140 acre project site might build out over time under different zoning approaches. You can view/download the full presentation here (large, 32mb .pdf), but here are the highlights… [cont.]

January 30th, 2011 at 7:51 pm Comments (9)  |Read More

100+ Attend Mid-Week Review— Make Plans Now for Friday Wrap-Up

Over a hundred Layton residents made their way out to the West Layton Village “pin-up” presentation Wednesday evening, reviewing work in progress and continuing the dialog necessary for multiple stakeholders — the city, the property owners and the neighbors — to find some common ground on this West Hill Field Road site[cont.]

January 27th, 2011 at 1:33 pm Comments (3)  |Read More

Layton “Charrette” Kicks Off Monday: Everybody’s Welcome

We begin our five day exploration of alternatives for channeling growth in west Layton today with an introductory meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Layton City Center. And we hope lots of folks want to get in on the discussion. Continue here for a quick orientation.

January 24th, 2011 at 7:48 am Comments OffRead More

A “Village” for West Layton?
Let’s test out the options

If you were out to shape the look and feel of a new commercial and residential development, what would be better than getting all the parties — city government, property owners, citizens, and future customers of the project — to work on the idea together?

That’s the goal for the West Layton Village workshop that begins with a public presentation on January 24 at the Layton City Center and concludes with a presentation on the week’s work on January 28. The workshop is in the form of a “charrette,” a technique that fast-tracks planning by gathering all the parties who can influence decisions in one place for intensive discussions, idea sorting, and decision making… [cont.]

January 13th, 2011 at 10:23 pm Comments (28)  |Read More

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    The following renderings represent allowable forms of development within the various Transect Zones (T3, T4 and T5) for the Village Center area. Details shown, including heights, building types and building placement on respective lots, demonstrate actual requirements included in the Village Center code. The details of the Transect Zones (Sub-Districts) are further described in the Plan Update document and the VC Code, available for download in the left-hand column.

    Single Family Neighborhood

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    Single Family Neighborhood

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    "Main Street"

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    West Hill Field Road

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    T-Zone transition looking southeast

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    For the complete plan update and Village Center code, be sure to check the downloads at the top of the left-hand column.