BY LOUISE R. SHAW
Clipper Staff Writer
KAYSVILLE — Different types of homes to meet the needs of different kinds of families are planned for a new residential project on Kaysville’s west side.
Development will soon be underway on 83 acres of land at 200 North and Angel Street, land once owned and farmed by the Hill family. The project will be known as Hill Farms and include approximately 300 homes.
“The architecture is going to be really unlike anything that’s been done in Davis County before,” said Brad Wilson, president of Destination Homes.
With an eye to the more historic homes in the area, Wilson said colorful Victorian, colonial and arts-and-crafts-style homes are being designed. Plans for homes similar to those in the Harvard, Yale and Avenues districts of Salt Lake City are also being developed.
“From quaint, tree-lined streets to walking and jogging trails, picket fences to front porches, every detail in Hill Farms focuses on family living and strengthening neighborhood ties,” said David Bailey, founder of Destination Homes, in a press release.
Urban Design Associates of Pittsburgh, a world-renowned land and architectural planning firm, was hired to plan the neighborhood.
“It was a significant investment for us both in time and financially,” Wilson told the Clipper, “but when we’re talking about a community of this size and scope, it makes sense. I think it’s going to be one of the crown jewels of residential development in Davis County.”
Homes will range from approximately 1,500 to 5,000 square feet, said Wilson, and cost between the upper $200,000s and $700,000.
One area of the master-planned community will feature a neighborhood for empty nesters, said Wilson, with smaller home sizes on smaller lots. Yard maintenance will be taken care of and parks will be nearby for residents to take their grandchildren.
“We believe it’s a very good project and it is a good fit for Kaysville,” said John Thacker, city manager. “We think it will be a quality development.”
Interest in Hill Farms is high, according to Wilson, who said hundreds of people have already asked to receive information on the project.
“It’s kind of unprecedented to be honest,” he said. “Because of what’s been happening in the market, there’s been a lot of people on the sidelines for the last four years and over the last six to nine months they’ve all been coming back to the market.”
Construction will start on model homes and infrastructure in the next 30 days, said Wilson, and plans are to have the models open early this fall.
More information on the residential development is available at hillfarmsut.com.