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story.lead_photo.caption LYNN KUTTER ENTERPRISE-LEADER Phase 1 of Saddlebrook subdivision on Clyde Carnes Road in Farmington is about finished. It has 68 lots and many houses are sold with people living in them. Saddlebrook has the potential for another 60 lots in Phase 2.

FARMINGTON -- The second phase of Farmington Heights subdivision will have 86 lots, a one-acre detention pond and a public park.

Farmington Planning Commission approved the preliminary plat for the subdivision at its May 21 meeting. Farmington Heights, Phase 2, will be located on 30 acres at South 54th Street and Woolsey Farm Road.

According to the preliminary plat, the lots vary in size from 10,000 to 12,000 square feet. The development is owned by Indian Territory, LLC.

Farmington now has four new subdivisions on the horizon. This includes Saddlebrook subdivision, which is about one-half finished. Some of the houses in Saddlebrook on Clyde Carnes Road have been sold and people are living in the homes.

The city has issued 56 housing permits, out of 68 lots, for Saddlebrook. The property has another 60 lots that could become available in the future.

In addition to Saddlebrook and Farmington Heights, Phase 2, the other subdivisions are Wingate with 25 lots on Rheas Mill Road and Farmington Heights, Phase 1, with 125 lots on Sellers Road.

Farmington City Council has rezoned another 126 acres on Double Springs Road from agricultural to R-1 but a preliminary plat has not been submitted for a subdivision. Red Canyon Development proposes to put in 300 homes on the property, with houses ranging in size from 1,600 square feet to 3,000 square feet.

The city of Farmington has issued 235 permits for new single-family homes in the past 5 1/2 years, according to Rick Bramall, city building inspector. In 2014, Farmington issued 65 permits. The number of permits declined to 48 in 2015 and decreased again to 30 in 2016.

In 2017, the number of permits handed out more than doubled from the previous year, from 30 to 69 permits. For 2018, Farmington has issued about 30 permits through May.

Farmington Heights, Phase 2, has its own history. The Planning Commission rejected the original request in August 2017, to rezone the land from agricultural to multi-family. A second request in November to rezone it to R-2 and R-3 was pulled from the commission's agenda when the panel indicated it would not approve the request. Several commissioners wondered why the developer did not want Phase 2 to be rezoned R-1, the same as Farmington Heights, Phase 1.

In January, the owner's representative, engineer Ferdi Fouri, submitted a third request to rezone most of the land as R-1 but a small section as R-3. As it appeared by comments the request would not be approved, Fouri came back to the podium and amended his request to ask for an R-1 zone for all 30 acres.

General News on 06/13/2018

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