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Lehi annexes county land during city council meeting

By Ashtyn Asay - Daily Herald | Jan 27, 2022

Courtesy Lehi City

Aerial view of the land annexed by Lehi during the city council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.

Land and water were the primary topics of discussion at the Lehi City Council meeting held Tuesday.

During Tuesday’s meeting, 3.85 acres of property at 960 W 2100 N in Lehi that was previously a part of the county was annexed into Lehi City. Prior to annexation, this property was an island of county land surrounded by Lehi City property. The land was zoned into the Transitional Holding-5 district.

“The Transitional Holding-5 (TH-5) District is designated primarily for the annexation of land where no water is dedicated upon annexation and where no city culinary water or pressurized irrigation water services will be provided,” reads the citizen’s agenda for the meeting.

According to the citizen’s agenda, land can be annexed into the TH-5 district without a General Plan amendment, with the idea that the property will comply with the General Plan once it is ultimately rezoned.

Additionally, a three-lot commercial subdivision for the View 21 East on 3600 West was approved. These lots will be turned into retail pads by Gardner Company, a real estate company that specializes in commercial development.

“There is a Maverik, McDonald’s, and a car wash that may go in the area, but Gardner Company needs to get the lot platted or divided so they can go forward with designing these lots,” reads the citizen’s agenda.

A resolution to buy additional water from the Central Utah Water Conservancy District was approved. The municipal and industrial water purchased in this agreement will be used primarily on the west side of Lehi.

A comprehensive update to the Land Use Element of the Lehi City General Plan was made. Lehi staff and elected officials have been working for the past two years to create an updated General Plan to replace the current plan, which was adopted in 2011.

“In the most recent draft of the General Plan, the total population build-out has been reduced to approximately 156,000 residents,” reads the agenda.

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