KAYSVILLE - Approval was granted, with conditions, for a development in west Kaysville that will eventually include homes and a new elementary school.
The Kaysville City Council voted 4-1 to approve the final plat for land south of 200 North and west of Bonneville Lane, despite objections from homeowners concerned about traffic patterns. The area is being developed by Henry Walker Homes.
Over the past several weeks, homeowners have met with city staff and council members, the developer and school district officials, to work out a solution to their traffic concerns. Neighbors called it a “funnel” school because there would be no exit to the west where the West Davis Highway will run.
Two options were presented to the council but a third was proposed by Mayor Steve Hiatt, who had spoken earlier with Randy Jeffries, project manager for the Utah Department of Transportation. It was that plan that had the greatest support.
The newest idea involved putting a four-way intersection in the middle of the block between the highway and Bonneville Lane. Council members voted in support of the suggestion, subject to approval by city staff and designated council members.
City leaders also approved a development agreement for seven commercial lots on 200 North and Flint Street, where a Smith’s Marketplace has been announced. At the request of neighbors, an eight-foot wall will be added at the perimeter to mitigate the impact of light and noise in the neighborhood, said John Thacker, city manager.