"Mixed-use"? "transit-oriented development"? Development in Farmington, Utah hits a wall while the planning commission debates definitions.
"Ron Martinez has been trying to turn nearly 140 acres into a mixed-use development for more than three years.
But, Farmington is trying to figure out what it wants the mixed-use to be."My patience, and my investor's patience, has run out," Martinez told the Planning Commission during a Thursday meeting to discuss the project.
Last December, Martinez's company, America West Development, got the city's approval to build a "transit-oriented development" with shops, homes and an office park west of Interstate 15 along Park Lane. But in January, the city wanted to take another look at what a "transit-oriented development" would require.
"One person's mixed-use is not another person's mixed-use," said Kevin Poff, Planning Commission chairman, of how to integrate shops, homes and offices."