Monday Jan. 22, 2018
TAYLOR — Growth is the mantra along the Wasatch Front in Utah.
Though viewed as a good thing by many — an indicator of the strong economy and popularity of the area — expected population increases and expansion don’t have everyone clicking their heels. In the rural Taylor area in western Weber County, west of Ogden, some are leery of growth, worry it will happen too quickly and there will be too much. It may be inevitable, but residents in the area want more control over how growth evolves and they’ve been clamoring to be heard.
Here are a pair of stories:
- Rural Weber County residents bristle at development, but growth is coming, Jan. 11, 2018
- Weber County 180-unit housing plan sparks ire, concern about overdevelopment, Nov. 16, 2017
The Taylor people aren’t the only ones worried. It’s been an issue in North Ogden (among other places), near the site of a planned large-scale, high-density development of apartments and townhomes. Here are a pair of articles from last year:
- North Ogden officials OK 32.9-acre project, try to assuage neighbors’ concerns, Oct. 11, 2017
- Large-scale North Ogden housing development spurs worries among homeowners, Oct. 7, 2017
In a different vein, I recently wrote the sad, tragic story of a woman suffering dementia who inexplicably left her home early one morning, got lost and ended up dead in the yard of a home a half-mile away. Sounds like she lived a full life, had many who loved here. Sad, nonetheless: