Utah Pushed Development of Acreage in Highland

Developers hold an open house to show the public plans for a massive mixed-use project near their homes.

Highland, UT, February 03, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The project manager of the proposed residential and commercial development in Highland, Utah, fronting Utah County Boulevard has one job: “Get this land developed.”

That’s what William Exeter told Realtor and media consultant Rodger Hardy Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2019) night at the open house for the proposal at Highland City Hall. The state employee has a fulltime office at the Utah State Developmental Center next to the massive project.

Dozens of nearby resident attended the event many of them expressing concern over the impact on traffic and schools. When the development was initially proposed back in 2013 it included 1,100 residential units, according to City Councilman Kurk Ostler. Since then it has been trimmed back to a potential 775 units with 540 planned initially. The development company hasn’t completed the purchase of the land yet, and negotiations are ongoing.

The zone change to allow the project comes before the City Council in April; after that approval the land sale will close, Ostler said.

The project still has a lot of unknowns, Project Manager Spencer Moffat for Boyer Co. said. The company primarily develops commercial property. However this is a mixed-use project with multi-family housing, single-family homes and even estate lots as well as commercial.

The general plan for Highland was updated, allowing a project like this, on Feb. 19, 2008. The City Council and Planning Commission are tentatively scheduled to meet in a work session to discuss the project on Feb. 12 preceding consideration of the rezoning application. Both the City Council and Planning Commission will hold hearings. Then the subdivision plat maps will be considered this coming summer and construction could start on the new community this fall or early next year.

As designed now, at least one of the entrances will be an extension of Harvey Boulevard where a traffic light is likely.

Hardy is associated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orem, and also owns Rodger L. Hardy Associates Public Relations, which dovetails into his work with builders and developers. He offers marketing strategies to developers through Coldwell Banker as well as writing and placing press releases for a variety of businesses and industries. He is not affiliated with the Boyer Co. He may be reached at 801-360-9133 or by email at news@afconnect.com
Rodger L. Hardy, Realtor
Rodger L. Hardy