Layton Residents offered Opportunity to Help Guide Utah’s Growth

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB), along with a number of key stakeholders including the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), is currently soliciting feedback from all Utahns on how Utah should grow. Preserving Utah’s unique quality of life requires judiciously weighing the impacts of potential decisions about housing, open space, water, transportation, and more.

WFRC joined the Governor and select partners at a recent kickoff event for the Guiding Our Growth Survey. All Utah residents are invited to take the survey and share it with other residents. Survey results will be shared with local and state elected officials to inform decisions about Utah’s future.

Layton City is home to about 84,500 residents and is the center of business and commerce in Davis County.  With Utah’s population growth among the highest in the nation, Layton is expected to grow by about 30,000 new residents, reaching a population of nearly 110,000 by 2045 (Layton Forward General Plan).  A high birth rate in Utah accounts for about two thirds of the population increase, while a healthy economy attracts about one third of new residents relocating from other states.

Layton’s land and water use, housing, and transportation policies and critical choices can help to preserve the health, safety and well-being of residents and workforce in our community while enhancing quality of life and prosperity for future generations. That’s why your much appreciated feedback to our local officials is essential.