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FARMINGTON -- Farmington Planning Commission gave preliminary approval last week to rezone 34.22 acres along Highway 170 from agriculture A-1 to an R-1 zoning designation, single-family residential.

The request next goes to Farmington City Council on Oct. 8 for final approval.

Dave Jorgensen with Jorgensen & Associates presented the request on behalf of property owner, Richard Grubbs Jr., and the developer, Michael Brand.

Jorgensen last week said the property is located between Highway 170 and Valley View golf course.

"It's just a big old field with a pond in the middle of it," Jorgensen said.

Jorgensen said his firm has not started designing the residential development but wanted to get the land rezoned first and then it would start the preliminary plat process.

He said the developer is proposing to build 75-78 single-family homes. Most of the homes would border the golf course, Jorgensen said.

Robert Mann, commission chairman, said the vote was unanimous to recommend rezoning the property.

"Mainly, it's a matter of does it fit and it does fit," Mann said. "It's a good area for single-family homes."

An R-1 zoning district requires a lot size with a minimum of 10,000 square feet.

In other business, Mayor Ernie Penn recognized commissioner Matt Hutcherson for his service for the past nine years. Hutcherson has resigned because he is moving out of the city limits. His last meeting was Sept. 24.

General News on 10/03/2018

Print Headline: Planners OK Request To Rezone Pasture Land

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