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  • SMITHFIELD (Herald Journal) — Brooks Van Orden and Kassi Nyquist offered their very first house guests chocolate chip cookies at an open house sponsored by the Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation as part of the Mutual Self Help Housing program Wednesday.

    The couple and their 3-year-old daughter, Anika, now call their Smithfield house a home where they plan to stay for many years to come.

  • The concept plan for Monte Vista, a 19-lot subdivision commercial subdivision, was approved by the Smithfield City Council. The development will be located at 531 S. Main. JEF Investments LLC is the developer.

  • SMITHFIELD (Herald Journal) — A Salt Lake City contractor’s shoddy work has resulted in an at least three-month delay in the completion of Smithfield’s new city building.

    Construction of the $1.8 million, 15,000-square foot building on 98 Main St., which started in July, was supposed to be done the first week of January.

  • The first phase of the Stone Haven planned unit development was approved by the Smithfield Planning and Zoning. The Smithfield City Council will review the project that will be a total of 173 lots in its entirety. The first phase will consist of 18 lots of townhomes, with future phases including the construction of a clubhouse and swimming pool. Construction on the project should being this spring, according to Ryan Rodger of North Ridge Development. The project is located at 100 East and 600 South in Smithfield.

  • (Herald Journal) A Logan developer is looking to remake part of downtown Smithfield.

    Jef Hoggan is working with the city to establish a 19-lot development, called the Monte Vista Commercial Subdivision, west of Main Street between 500 South and 600 South.

    The Smithfield Planning Commission OK’d the conceptual plan for the project at its meeting Wednesday night.

    Hoggan said outlets on the 21-acre development will likely make and sell building and landscaping materials for sale. The area is zoned for manufacture.

  • (Herald Journal) What would be among the biggest housing projects ever in Cache County is slated for Smithfield.

    Logan-based North Ridge Development is looking to build 173 town homes on 100 East, between 600 and 800 South. The project, dubbed Stone Haven, is planned to cover 22 acres that’s now farmland.

    The homes will accommodate around 800 people, said developer Ryan Rogers. That’s nearly 10 percent of Smithfield’s current population.

  • (Herald Journal) As Jed Willets perused the newspaper classifieds in the spring of 1999 he came across an ad for an old train station. It said anyone could have it for $100 — as long as the buyer moved the structure.

    It piqued Willets’ interest, so he drove by the Smithfield address to see the building. It was the old Smithfield train station — used most heavily about a century ago — and the owner was looking to get rid of the building.

  • (Herald Journal) Smithfield Mayor Chad Downs runs the city out of a storage closet.

    A computer server, staff mailboxes, reams of paper, file cabinets and all sorts of office supplies share the shoe box-shaped room where Smithfield’s executive does his business.

    It’s a makeshift set-up, just like the rest of the 4,600-square-foot city office/police station on Main Street that’s been in service since the 1960s. The building itself has been around since 1905 and at one time was a Ford service garage.

  • SMITHFIELD (The Herald Journal) — Sitting in a new house on a couch surrounded by halfway unpacked boxes, Angela and Jason Krambule took a brief a break from cleaning their newly vacated apartment in Logan.

    But for these two — and 11 other couples who moved into brand new houses in western Smithfield over the weekend — it’s not such a new house to them. There are already hundreds of memories inside their walls.

  • Smithfield City accepted a bid from ONYX Construction to build a new city office building at 100 S. Main. ONYX bid the project at $1,774,640. The building will be three stories, totaling 5,000 square feet. The basement will be used for storage, the first floor will house the council court and the second floor will be occupied by the engineering department, the city manager and the mayor.

  • (THE HERALD JOURNAL) -- Construction on two new elementary schools in the Cache School District is well under way, and district officials expect the buildings will be ready to open by the start of the 2010-11 school year.

    Work on the schools, one in Nibley and one in Smithfield, began in March. Crews at the sites have laid much of the necessary concrete and underground utilities at both sites, said district facilities manager Bruce Parker. Masonry crews have also begun to build the schools’ exterior walls.

  • The concept plan for Sunset Meadows, a 12-lot subdivision at 180 East and 600 South to 800 South, was approved by the Smithfield Planning Commission. Single family homes will be built on the lots. Ryan Rogers, the builder, is waiting to receive preliminary approval from the Smithfield City Council.

  • The final plat for Elk Ridge Estates Phase II was approved by the Smithfield City Planning Commission. The development will consist of 12 lots on 4.63 acres at 1150 E. 100 South. MV Properties is the builder and developer for Elk Ridge Estates.

  • Smithfield City is looking to construct a new city office building on a piece of land adjacent to the present city offices. The property is located at 69 N. Main, Smithfield. If the city acquires the land, City Recorder Dean Clegg said, a portion of the property would be sold for commercial use. The parking lot would be used jointly and managed by the city. Architectural Nexus is working with the city on plans for the new offices. Clegg said the project should go out to bid by the end of the summer.

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