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New apartment projects up in Davis County

DAVIS COUNTY (Davis County Clipper) — New apartments in many cities in Davis County are starting to pop up, despite the lack of apartments being rented.

According to Arthur C. Nelson, director of the University of Utah’s Metropolitan Research Center, the amount of renters in Utah is expected to increase by at least 32-35 percent by the year 2020.

Also, the amount of apartment construction in Utah is up 97 percent just for the 2009 year.

According to Jim Wood, author of “Utah’s Economy,” two Davis County cities have boasted the most construction projects of new apartments from 2000-2008. North Salt Lake has had 509 new units built during that time, while Layton has built 264 units.

North Salt Lake boasted the ninth most apartments being built over that time, while Layton was 13th out of all cities surveyed in the state.

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