LEHI -- Micron Technology representatives have plans to build a community on 7,054 acres not yet annexed into Lehi.
They presented a concept plan to the city recently, and the city council unanimously approved it.
The city attorney said he thought concept approval was permitted based on the circumstances of the situation.
"It is a bit unusual to approve a concept plan upon property that hasn't been annexed yet," said attorney Ken Rushton. "But seeing as how the annexation is pending."
Plans include 524 family units with a mixture of single family housing, apartments and townhomes. Five million square feet of office space will give the area the potential need of more than 15,000 employees.
"That was what was leading the bacon to date, was to create a class A business office planned community," said Micron representative Dennis Rane, PrimeMark Advisors managing director. "We see this as the very best business park in Utah. That is what we want to give to you."
He said the key entry point to the community will be on State Road 92 at Lehi's Center Street.
"This will be a small-town village environment, a walkable downtown environment with businesses," Rane said. "An area that we want to be a very vibrant place where people will want to go."
As significant as the concept is, Rane was emphatic that there would be no big box stores.
The proposed site is east of IM Flash Technologies's campus and west of the Highland border. Micron Technology owns the property and earlier in the year began annexation proceedings for the land.
"I think that it's great, a great place to have business development and residential," said Mayor Bert Wilson. "It's perfectly located."