MANTI—The Manti City Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday April 6 at 6 p.m. on a proposal to annex just under 30 acres, part of a farm once owned by the late Guy and Lynda Palmer.
The center of the property is immediately west of the Sheriff’s Complex on U.S. 89. But the north side of the one-time farm abuts the Manti City south boundary.
At a city council meeting in September, 2021, Kelly Johnson, a Utah County realtor, said she was working with a developer, Dirk Palfreyman, also from Utah County.
While the Palmer land would have to be annexed before the city would entertain a development proposal, Johnson said her and Palfreyman’s goal was to subdivide the property into up to 60 home lots.
The historic Palmer home, a Victorian structure visible from U.S. 89, would be preserved and integrated into such a subdivision, Johnson said. New homes would be designed to be compatible in appearance with the historic home.
Johnson told the city council in September that she and Palfreyman envision providing access to such a development via the road running west of Manti. She said the developers would build a new road from the west road east into their subdivision.