After making small revisions to the plan, pens came out, hands were shaken and agreements made between the city and developer.
The approval came just in the nick of time, as the Jan. 5 deadline facing CenterCal Properties was merely hours away.
While the development plan was approved, concerns regarding access roads from Park Lane into Park Station persisted throughout the night.
Before access roads -- a necessary part of the development -- can be built, UDOT's approval is needed.
While the pending UDOT approval worried some city council members and CenterCal, both parties were confident that UDOT, who has already offered support for the development, will officially give its approval for the access road in the near future.
With finalized construction plans still in the works, Jean Paul Wardy, senior vice president for CenterCal, hopes that construction will begin soon, stating, "We will break ground this fall."
With future tenants unknown, the development plan allows CenterCal to make independent decisions as to where specific stores will be located in the development.
This will give CenterCal the freedom to accommodate prospective tenants. The site, however, will have to meet all Farmington city guidelines, such as sidewalk depth, etc.
To confirm that the development will meet Farmington's construction standards and to ensure that Farmington's attractive rural feel is preserved, the city council established a committee to review the design and landscape throughout the project.
The committee will consist of members from the city council and the planning commission, as well as city staff and Farmington residents.
In the end, CenterCal guarantees that Park Station will be "the preeminent lifestyle shopping center in the Salt Lake Region."
As the meeting came to a close, Wardy said, "We're going to build a project that the community can be proud of. We're really excited to get started."
On its website, CenterCal states, "Park Station will be home to a broad selection of apparel, home goods, entertainment and restaurants, offering the shopper an experience unrivaled in the region."
With construction beginning as early as fall 2007, Wardy hopes to have Park Station open for business by spring 2009.