Sub­di­vi­sion Gets Fi­nal Plat Ap­proval

DEVEL­OP­MENT WILL ADD 125 HOUSES TO FARM­ING­TON HEIGHTS

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS - By Lynn Kut­ter

FARM­ING­TON — Farm­ing­ton Plan­ning Com­mis­sion ap­proved the fi­nal plat for Farm­ing­ton Heights Phase 1 sin­gle-fam­ily sub­di­vi­sion at its Nov. 26 meeting.

The fi­nal plat was ap­proved as long as con­di­tions are met as spelled out by city en­gi­neer Chris Brack­ett, which in­cluded a one-year main­te­nance bond to the city of Farm­ing­ton for pub­lic im­prove­ments and an es­crow ac­count for side­walks if con­struc­tion is de­layed until the home is be­ing built.

There was some dis­cus­sion on when the park for the sub­di­vi­sion would be con­structed. En­gi­neer Fergi Fouri with Civil De­sign En­gi­neers said the de­vel­oper wanted to wait and in­stall the park af­ter start­ing Phase 2 of Farm­ing­ton Heights.

Ad­ja­cent land from both de­vel­op­ments is ded­i­cated to cre­ate one larger park.

Com­mis­sion mem­ber Chad Ball won­dered if the de­vel­oper could at least put in some ameni­ties for the park in Phase 1.

Com­mis­sioner Jay Moore agreed, not­ing he thought it was “fair and ap­pro­pri­ate” to go ahead and com­plete some of the park for peo­ple who buy houses in Phase 1.

“We don’t know when Phase 2 will be com­pleted,” Moore said, ad­ding, “Our concern is for the res­i­dents of Farm­ing­ton. There will be a lot of houses out there and I hate to see 100 houses built and no park.”

Fouri said the in­tent is to start work on Phase 2 in March and he thought the park could be ready in about a year af­ter that.

The com­mis­sion agreed that seemed ac­cept­able. One of Brack­ett’s con­di­tions is that if the park in­fra­struc­ture is not built at first, then im­prove­ments must be bonded so money is avail­able for the park if the de­vel­oper does not fol­low through.

Farm­ing­ton Heights, Phase 1, is on West Sellers Road and calls for 125 lots on 38.86 acres, with lots rang­ing in size from .25 acre to .29 acre.

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