Just a sweep of the pen and the Herriman city council increased the size of their domain by almost 40%.
If the property owners meet all of the Salt Lake County requirements (they will) Rosecrest will be annexed into Herriman January 1st 2008. That could be a good thing. It could mean "good "growth.
Herriman Mayor J. Lynn Crane spoke to the South Valley Journal this month about growth, and the recent challenges of managing the anticipated 20 years of scheduled growth over the last eight years. Quoting the Wasatch Front Socioeconomic Publication the Mayor stated that of the 10,578 residential units approved along the Wasatch front from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006, 5817 were issued in Salt Lake County. Twenty per-cent of those approvals (1163) were granted in Herriman.
That same article claimed that the Population of Herriman has increased over 790% since 2000.
And now, the City of Herriman must deal with the gorilla in the tent, or the elephant in the gunnysack, or whatever metaphor you want to use. Rosecrest development will need to be managed, if the Mayor and City Council are to fulfill the slogan recently adopted by the Utah League of Cities and Towns that encourages City Governments to "make things better".
Herriman City can be "made better" by requiring Rosecrest to build smaller, more inexpensive homes, and condominiums.
There are enough $600 thousand dollar homes right now. Start "making life better" for those people that need a $ 175,000 home or condo. Coordinate the high density homes with the extended TRAX system to kill two birds with one stone.
Don't let Rosecrest diminish the opportunities of major commercial and residential developments like Wheatlands @ Herriman, and Miller Farm.
So far so good, you folks are doing a great job of "making life better" in Herriman, for those families that are there, and those that will surely come.
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