Over the years, the project has seen the arrival of Costco, Office Depot, Petco, and most recently Lowe's. The Commons also has a chain of buildings along the front and to the east side of the project that will soon include Mikado, Bellisimo Gelato, and Cookie Cutters.
However, the signs are still an issue when it comes to getting the Texas Roadhouse in place.
"We have been working with the people that own the signs and the property in order to get them moved," said attorney Craig Smith. "So far, we haven't had any success."
Smith had told members of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) that there are a few options available, including hiring an appraiser to look at the property.
Another move, though more aggressive, would be to invoke eminent domain on the property, which would force the owners to sell their property.
"We want to avoid that at all costs," said Smith. "But it's an avenue we're willing to pursue if need be."
When asked how long the process would take if an appraiser were hired, Smith estimated roughly three or four weeks, depending on the appraiser.
"Are we able to choose the appraiser?" asked RDA member Cheryl Searle. "I know of a few that are very reputable."
Smith's reply was that it could be left up to the city, though it is more likely it will be chosen by him.
"We have taken many steps forward in negotiating with the owners of the property and signs," said Smith. "We've gone though plenty of negotiations, we just haven't come to an agreement yet."
Leslie Van Frank, one of the owners of the property, mentioned that she had been negotiating with RDA Chairman James Behunin as well as the rest of the board, but hasn't spoken in length with Smith.
"I am looking forward to working with Mr. Smith in the future," said Van Frank. "I don't want to delay this any further and would like to resolve this as soon as possible."
If a resolution is put into place, it will authorize the RDA to hire an appraiser to look at the property in order to assess the exact value. From there it is hopeful that further negotiations will take place.
"This project has been very successful," said Smith. "The West Bountiful Commons area is nearly complete and has seen an influx of people coming and going from that area.
"I want to resolve this as soon as possible. With the Texas Roadhouse the final piece of the puzzle to the development, I believe the owner and the RDA will be able to resolve this without having to use eminent domain."