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  • LAYTON (Davis County Clipper) — Considering the economic downturn, Davis County hotels did “really well” in drawing visitors.

    That’s the assessment of Davis County Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Barbara Riddle, referring to last year’s hotel stay statistics.

    She used data recently released in the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report for 2009, where hotel occupancy averaged 61.5 percent.

  • LAYTON (Davis County Clipper) — In the county’s most populous city, it’s usually new construction that takes the limelight.

    While that continues to be true, there is one instance where an old “landmark” should be biting the dust – literally – soon.

    The old Layton Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) building on west Gentile in the city’s Old Downtown has seen better days.

  • LAYTON (Davis Clipper) — A subdivision that could include nearly 150 single family homes, park, elementary school and church would be this city’s first major such development.

    But the Layton City Council decided to send the plan back to the planning commission, last week, said long-range city planner Peter Matson.

    The Village at Harmony Point would include 145 homes built on 44 acres at about 2200 West 400 S.

    An average of 3.24 lots per acre would be developed, with lots averaging 12,000 to 13,000 square feet, he said.

  •  (Salt Lake Tribune) Sixty years after its founding, Martinizing Dry Cleaning has come to Utah --- and back to its roots.

    Martinizing is one of the nation's oldest dry cleaners. It officially has made its debut in Layton, at 861 E. Gordon Ave. In June, three more stores are scheduled to open: in Clinton, at 1912 W. 1800 North St.; South Ogden, 5755 S. Harrison Blvd.; and Highland, 5424 W. 11000 North.

    Plans call for at least 15 stores locations along the Wasatch Front in the next five years.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — On its way south to I-15, Layton's Main Street sneaks through a temporary one-lane-wide gap between two mounds of earth about 25 feet high.

    Cars line up single file during intermittent interruptions as trucks hauling even more dirt make their way to the construction site that will become a new full interchange where only a partial interchange exists.

    The traffic delays at the onramp are brief, and the construction zone is quite the attention grabber for northbound I-15 motorists.

  • The Layton Planning Commission approved the conceptual plan and rezone development agreement for Harmony Place. The residential development will consist of 117 lots with single-family, patio-style homes. A park and a school will eventually be built in the development. Jeff Martineau is the developer on the project. The Layton City Council is scheduled to give final approval later this month.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — In March, the last of the businesses required to move out of a new interchange's path will be gone.

    Kim Covieo, who has owned Allco Discount Auto Parts at 199 S. Main for the past 38 years, has purchased space for a new building four blocks to the north.

    Covieo began scouting locations last year and settled on his new spot at 175 N. Main. Covieo had been concerned he would lose his customers if he had to move too far away.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — Don't expect to go to Doug and Emmy's for a New Year's breakfast.

    The Layton eatery, descended from the same stock as nearby Sill's Cafe, has received its walking papers. It's the latest of the South Main Street businesses to make plans to pull up roots.

    With construction on the $97 million southern Layton I-15 interchange ramping up, Doug and Emmy's, which has been in its location at 200 S. Main since May 1992, will lose a significant portion of its property.

  • LAYTON (Davis County Clipper) — Davis County and Utah are poised to be in a strong position for the pending economic recovery.

    “We have the lowest median age in the nation, at 28.5, compared to 36 nationally,” said Derek B. Miller, manager and director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — Davis County residents who are itching to recycle but haven't persuaded their cities to implement a curbside program will have the option to recycle in early 2010.

    And they can do it at a place they're already used to taking waste: the Layton landfill.

    The landfill's owner, the Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District, broke ground Wednesday for a $1.1 million recycling drop-off center, which will be designed to accept various recyclable materials and bundle them to be sold.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — Davis County residents who are itching to recycle but haven't convinced their cities to implement a curb-side program will have the option to recycle in early 2010.

    And they can do it at a place they're already used to taking waste: the Layton landfill.

    The landfill's owner, Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District, broke ground Wednesday for a $1.1 million recycling drop-off center, which will be designed to accept various recyclable materials and bundle them to be sold.

  • LAYTON (Davis County Clipper) — At Hill AFB, the jobs picture is rosy, even “precedent-setting.”

    That was the message shared with hundreds of Northern Utah small business owners, including many from Davis County, last week by Maj. Gen. Andrew Busch.

    The commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at the base was the keynote speaker for a procurement symposium sponsored by state economic development officials.

  • LAYTON (Davis County Clipper) — The recession has definitely meant lower numbers of people are staying in area hotels.

    But at 74.5 percent occupancy in Davis County hotels for August, that’s still the highest rate in the state, said Davis Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau CEO Barbara Riddle.

    However, it’s down considerably from the 87.2 percent of the previous August.

    And the state’s rate of 63.6 percent was down nearly 11 percent from Davis County’s statistics.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — Business owners on Layton's Main Street may get to keep some of their parking after all.

    The Utah Department of Transportation has agreed to redesign a new interchange in southern Layton that would have eliminated some of the business parking on Main Street.

  • Ground was broken in Layton for the Legacy Village of Layton, a continuing care senior living community. Western States Lodging will be building the 246-unit community on eight acres. The community will be available for independent living, assisted living, memory care and rehabilitative care. (The Enterprise)

  • LAYTON (Davis County Clipper) — It’s still very much a work in progress, but planning for Layton’s new hotel/mall area “interconnecting walking trail/park” is moving forward.

    Originally called the “yellow brick road” by Davis Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Barbara Riddle, the idea was to make it easier for visitors to hotels and others to reach nearby destinations.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — Some property owners in Layton are crying foul over Utah Department of Transportation plans to widen Main Street and eliminate most of the parking in front of their businesses.

    City leaders say they see the benefits to an improved freeway interchange on the south end of Layton. Currently, the only way onto the freeway in that area is by heading south, and the only offramp is for northbound traffic.

  • LAYTON (Deseret News) — It's been years since John Sill first heard that the south Layton freeway interchange could take his restaurant.

    But once the Utah Department of Transportation gave him notice he would need to vacate the property on the south end of Main Street where his family has owned land for 150 years, he got moving.

    Sill, the owner of Sill's Cafe, has found a new location to move the local eatery where he worked as a boy.

    Sill's Cafe will have a new home starting in November at 374 E. Gentile St., across the parking lot from Burger Stop.

  • (The Enterprise) The Villas at Harmony Place, a 145-home development in Layton, is awaiting approval from the Layton City Council. The 44-acre housing development will be located at 475 South and 220 West. The property is owned by Perry Homes, The Adams Co. and Bob Stevenson, former city councilman. Plans to construct an LDS Church on 3.5 acres were approved earlier by the Layton City Council. Construction could begin as early as this fall with 62 of the 145 planned homes. The homes will range in size from 2,600 to 3,600 square feet and start around $200,000.

  • (Deseret News) That Double-Double is just a few months away, close enough you can almost taste it.

    And as the months progress, it will take progressively shorter drives to reach what could the be most anticipated restaurant to come to northern Utah.

    Add Centerville to the list of cities where residents may order from one of the simplest menus in the restaurant business: hamburger, cheeseburger, Double-Double, fries, drink, shake.

  • LAYTON -- Fort Lane Village, a 27-acre commercial retail development in old downtown Layton, has found its anchor tenant. "We have signed a contract with a major anchor tenant," Kevin Garn, a local businessman and one of the developers, said Monday.

  • The Villas at Harmony Place received preliminary approval for amended plans to the residential development. The Villas will now have 145 lots for patio homes, 16 lots less than the original plan. The lots will be replaced with a 3.5-acre parcel for a church for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Adams Company, Perry Homes and Bob Stevenson are owners of the development. The development will be built in three phases. The owners have started construction on the infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • Parents have argued with their children for years to shut down the computer and play outside. "We're losing a lot of kids to the basement," said Diana Ross, co-owner of Playspace Designs.

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  • LAYTON -- The initial offer by the Utah Department of Transportation to John Sill to buy Sill's Cafe and the land it sits on is one the Layton business owner is leaving on the table.

  • LAYTON -- Being able to move traffic east and west throughout the city continues to be a priority for Layton leaders, despite a down budget year.

  • LAYTON — Most of the funding is available to build a major five-mile road from Clearfield through Syracuse and West Point at 200 South.

    The road would extend state Route 193 westward to reach the eventual path of a northern portion of the Legacy Parkway.

    The project was originally designed as a five-lane road, but because the Utah Department of Transportation has $43 million in funding for the project, only three lanes can be built.

    With $4 million, though, enough land could be secured for two lanes to be built later.

  • Three new Crazy 8 retail stores will be opening along the Wasatch Front. The children’s clothing store will be located at The South Towne Centre in Sandy, University Mall in Orem and Layton Hills Mall in Layton. Gymboree Corp. is the parent company of Crazy 8 and has a dozen other retail stores throughout Utah. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • LAYTON - After hours of public input and pleadings not to allow the project by residents, the city council voted 4-to-1 to move forward with the zone change for a 303 unit-dwelling development early Friday morning, based on following its master plan.

  • LAYTON — The Layton City Council is expected to vote Thursday on a rezone request by a developer who wants to build 303 housing units in an area known for damaging landslides.

    The expected vote likely will take place in front of resident-formed coalitions to oppose the development. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at Layton City Hall, 437 N. Wasatch Drive.

    The residents say they are not opposed to all development; they just want responsible development.

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