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  • Farmington(Salt Lake Tribune) » Attaching a senior center to the under-construction Davis County Health Department building in Clearfield will cost nearly half a million less than anticipated, say county officials.

    "I'm smiling; this is good," said Davis County Health Director Lewis Garrett about the final figure, which is less than $2.1 million. "It was a nice amount, almost $500,000 less than the estimates."

  • FARMINGTON (Davis County Clipper) — No, Davis County is not being lumped with New Orleans in terms of needing any sort of recovery bailout.

    But a resolution signed by the Davis County Commission could clear the way for new federal Build America Bonds.

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is “a new form of bond that allows us much lower interest cost on projects that may help stimulate the economy,” says County Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings.

  • FARMINGTON (Davis County Clipper) — County commissioners approved resolutions putting a footprint to what could become a massive 1,000-acre plus business park, retail complex and much more.

    But while the land currently lies in the unincorporated county, it’s anticipated all of it will eventually be annexed into West Bountiful and Woods Cross. That will include a lot of cooperation between those two cities and the county, officials said Tuesday morning.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — The Davis County Memorial Courthouse has received its first nod of approval toward designation as a historic landmark.

    The federal-style courthouse at 28 E. State was built in three phases. The first phase was completed in 1932, and others were completed in 1957 and 1979, with renovations in 1997.

    On Wednesday, the Farmington City Historic Preservation Commission voted to recommend placement of the courthouse on the city's historic landmark register. The Farmington City Council has the final say over such designations.

  • FARMINGTON (Davis County Clipper) — Transitional housing can be a portal to a new life for women and children who were previously abused.

    That’s the intention of the 10-apartment facility and program at Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter.

    For program manager Kelsie Strong, it’s a long way from running a Bountiful consignment shop about four years ago.

    That was a “pit stop” after 10 years working for the state and six years for Davis County, she told the Davis County Community of Promise group recently.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — An expanded Legacy Parkway can't come soon enough for many northern Davis County residents, mayors and city councils.

    But to avert lawsuits this time around, the Utah Department of Transportation is reaching out to environmentalists, many of whom are asking whether another road is the solution to growth on the western edges of the county.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — By the end of 2010, residents of Davis and Weber counties will be able to travel from West Haven to North Salt Lake by trail.

    Cyclists, runners and walkers may not have to face cars, except for a few road crossings, during their jaunts north and south.

    The cities of Farmington, Roy and Layton are planning to design and pave sections of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail trail this year, effectively completing the 23.7-mile trail located west of I-15.

  • FARMINGTON (Davis County Clipper) — In a couple of weeks Farmington residents will start to see the beginnings of what will be one of the largest mixed used developments in South Davis, complete with a large condominium complex, Harmons and 14-screen Cinemark movie theater.

  • FARMINGTON – Harmons Grocery Stores and CenterCal Properties have executed an agreement to build a new 68,015-square-foot Harmons flagship store to anchor the 1,000,000-square-foot Station Park project in Farmington, located at the intersection of Interstate 15, Highway 89, Legacy Parkway and the Frontrunner Commuter Rail.
     
    Locally-owned and operated Harmons Grocery Stores anticipates breaking ground on two new stores in Utah in 2010, including the Farmington location.
  • (The Enterprise) Farmington City has begun construction on a new City Hall building at 160 S. Main St. and has agreed to sell its current building to Davis School District for $1.3 million. City officials hope to move into their new 21,000 square foot facility in early July, 2010. The current City Hall building was built in 1984, is 7,800 square feet, and currently includes administration offices for the cemetery, utilities, planning and zoning, business licenses, and finance departments.

  • FARMINGTON (Davis County Clipper) — The county complex is going to look a lot different, within the next few years.

    The Memorial Courthouse facade and historic first third of the building will be retained. But the rest of it will be demolished and replaced with a 72,000 square foot administration building.

    The Davis County Commission formalized that decision Tuesday, when it approved an amendment with Blaylock & Partners Architects for $24 million in projects.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — Davis County commissioners have announced plans to construct a new county administration building, a move expected to change the face of downtown Farmington.

    Construction of the new building will be tied to building a new Davis County Library headquarters and a new Children's Justice Center, where children who are crime victims can be interviewed by police in a safe environment.

    Construction of the three buildings is estimated to cost $13.2 million, though county officials don't expect to bid out the construction until next fall.

  • (The Enterprise) New construction has started on the Farmington City Hall building at 160 S. Main Street in Farmington. City officials hope to move into the new 21,000-square-foot building in July of 2010. The new $3.6 million facility is being funded through city bond sales, savings and the sale of the current city hall building, located at 130 S. Main Street. Farmington officials selected Hughes General Contractors, North Salt Lake, and Edwards & Daniels Architects, Salt Lake City, for the project.

  • Farmington City approved the final plat for The Grove subdivision at 525 N. Main. Roads and gates have already been built in the 23-lot subdivision. Each lot will be 3,000 square feet. DAI will be developing the property once it has received building permits. Nate Shipp has been coordinating the project for DAI.

  • FARMINGTON (Davis County Clipper) — The city’s major mall project is being postponed for at least one more year due to economic hardships, according to developers.

    CenterCal Properties LLC sent its request to Farmington City’s Redevelopment Agency in mid-September for an extension of the project, specifically delaying the increment tax. That increment tax would typically increase once construction begins, and CenterCal’s original due date for beginning construction was Dec. 31, 2009.

  • FARMINGTON (Davis County Clipper) — Ground is due to be broken, next Tuesday, Oct. 20, heralding the start of construction on the new Davis County Health Department building.

    Ceremonies will be held across from the Clearfield Municipal Center, 55 S. State Street, at 11 a.m.

    Prior to the groundbreaking, the Davis County Commission will meet at 10 a.m. on the third floor of the municipal center, in the council chambers.

    “We expect to be in the new health building by next fall,” said County Commission Chair Bret Millburn.

  • (Salt Lake Tribune) Station Park is years behind schedule, but Farmington officials insist the big shopping and office-center project planned for land west of town, -- where two freeways, a highway and a commuter rail station meet -- will be built.

    "At present, CenterCal Properties, the developer of Station Park, has not clearly indicated the timetable for starting their development," Farmington city manager Max Forbush said.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — A procedural public hearing Tuesday could pave the way for Intermountain Healthcare to borrow up to $22 million to build a new hospital in Davis County.

    That dollar amount would be part of a $200 million to $300 million tax-exempt health-care revenue bond issue the nonprofit health system is working toward for the construction of hospitals and other facilities around Utah.

    If the bonds are sold, Intermountain could spend up to $22 million in Layton simply because a public hearing was held in Davis County.

  • Station Park is years behind schedule, but Farmington officials insist the big shopping and office-center project planned for land west of town, -- where two freeways, a highway and a commuter rail station meet -- will be built.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — Davis County commissioners awarded a $5.18 million contract to Ogden-based Wadman Corp. to build a new health department administration building.

    Wadman outbid 18 other companies for the job.

    County officials originally projected the three-story building to cost about $8 million and were heartened by bids ranging from $5.18 million to $6.29 million.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — Davis County commissioners awarded a $5.18 million contract to Ogden-based Wadman Corp. to build a new health department administration building.

    Wadman outbid 18 other companies for the job.

    County officials originally projected the three-story building to cost about $8 million and were heartened by bids ranging from $5.18 million to $6.29 million.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — Officials in Davis County are cheering bids that were submitted Tuesday for the construction of a new home for the Davis County Health Department in Clearfield.

    If the low bid, submitted by Ogden-based Wadman Corp., is accepted by commissioners, Davis County will save nearly $3 million from what it budgeted for the project.

    Wadman offered the apparent low bid of $5.2 million out of 19 submitted to Davis County.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — Three months after denying an exemption for property taxes for the military housing at Hill Air Force Base, Davis County commissioners reversed that decision Tuesday.

    The 2-1 vote followed a presentation by Boyer Hill Military Housing, which operates, builds and maintains the 1,018 houses at Hill Air Force Base, and counter-arguments by Deputy Davis County Attorney Craig Bott.

  • FARMINGTON -- About 118 Layton and Clearfield property owners will receive new property valuation notices within the next week. The reason: A computer glitch erroneously valued properties too high, county officials said.

  • FARMINGTON (Deseret News) — Davis County commissioners Tuesday announced the creation of a new department to help property owners through the property-value appeals process.

    The Tax Administration Department, modeled on a similar department in Salt Lake County, is designed as a more efficient way to handle the thousands of appeals submitted to the county's Board of Equalization every year.

    By September 2008, Davis County received nearly 6,000 appeals to property values after completing valuations of all 93,000 parcels.

  • Nicholl’s Nook, a planned unit development at 48 S. 100 West in Farmington, will be a nine-unit development if the Farmington City Council approves the amendment to the master plan. The units will be 3,000 square feet each. Rodney Griffen, the owner, had originally planned for six units. The developer is unknown.

  • FARMINGTON -- Groundbreaking for the proposed 45,000-square-foot Davis County Health offices will not be until late summer or early fall, health officials said.

  • FARMINGTON — Davis County officials have settled on a location to build a new headquarters for the county library.

    The new library, slated to be built in 2010, will move across the parking lot from the headquarters' current location to about 100 S. Main.

    The county's Environmental Health Services Division, which manages air quality monitoring, food handlers' permits, restaurant and pool inspections, among other responsibilities, has an address of 99 S. Main.

  • Rainy Holmes is the developer of a new 42-lot subdivision in Farmington located near 1600 South and 200 East.

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