At the March 17 meeting, the South Jordan City Council voted unanimously in favor of a proposal for the city to take on a $31 million bond to pay for infrastructure to allow accelerated development in the west area of the Daybreak community.
Kennecott Land Company, which owns all of the area affected by the bond, presented a structure for repayment based on a formula where new residents, offices and retail in the area will be allocated shares of the cost for the new roads and improvements.
The council voted in favor of the bond with little discussion, either from the public or councilmembers. Bond counsel Leslie Lewis, of Lewis Young Robertson & Burningham, noted that the creation of the assessment area by the resolution is “step one of the process.” She provided a timeline to the city that outlines the necessary steps to fund the bond. The process is anticipated to come to fruition in mid-June with bond closing and delivery of the proceeds to the city so that construction can begin.
Councilmember Mark Seethaler noted that the transaction has many benefits for the city, including accelerated growth in an important part of South Jordan, as well as city ownership of new improvements, such as roads and a new water tank, that will serve a portion of the city in the west area of Daybreak.
Daybreak Development Bond Facts
Total bond amount: $31,916,504
Property owner affected: Kennecott Land Company
Projects Proposed: ZONE 1
Budget allocation: $14,291,897
South Jordan Parkway - widening (Village 5): $572,339
SJ Parkway - east: $2,898,826
SJ Parkway - Right of Way acquisition: $492,195
Grandville - existing to Lake Ave: $1,884,850
Lake Run - from Duckhorn to Lake Ave: $1,621,620
Lake Avenue - from Kestrel Rise to Mountain View Corridor - $4,618,328
Lake Run - from Lake Ave. to SJ Parkway: $2,203,740
Projects Proposed: ZONE 2
Budget allocation: $10,166, 592
Lake Avenue - from Mountain View Corridor to Village 7: $5,423,704
Village 7 East Road - $1,981,980
Village 7 West Road - $1,466,850
Daybreak Parkway west - Village 7 portion: $1,294,058
Projects Proposed: Water tower and transmission lines
Budget allocation: $7,458,015