A view of the land which Olympia Hills will be built on looking from Utah state road 111 southeast toward Herriman.

Olympia Hills

Potential Annexation of Olympia Hills

In an February 2021 City Council meeting, the Herriman City Director of Finance gave a presentation to demonstrate projected financial impacts of the Salt Lake County-approved future Olympia Hills development, comparing projections if Olympia Hills ultimately resides inside or outside Herriman's boundaries. Currently, the project is located adjacent to Herriman's western border but outside city limits. This presentation led to discussions to further explore the details of these impacts and what the project would mean for the Herriman community.

The City received an initial Notice of Intent for potential annexation from the development team on Monday, May 24th. As discussions continue and information becomes available, detailed information regarding the project and committee meeting summaries will be published on this web page.

Picture of a conference room table and chairs inside the Herriman City Hall

Work Group Meetings

Since the Olympia Hills project has been approved by the County, its effect on Herriman City is inevitable. The Herriman City Council and staff members are now engaging with the developer to examine the details of these impacts—including those on City finances, transportation and water infrastructure, school capacity, public safety, and other services. These discussions are held via a handful of working groups, which each involve City Council members, key City staff members, and others from the Olympia Hills development team.

The working groups are described in the table below. To view meeting summaries, click on the work group's picture or label.

Planning 

Primarily responsible for reviewing and discussing zoning, types of uses, and design guidelines within the potential annexation area

Councilmember Clint Smith
Mayor David Watts
City Planning Director
City Planning Manager
Interim City Manager
Assistant City Manager
City Attorney
Police Chief
City Community Development Director
Olympia Hills Development Team

Infrastructure 

Responsible for addressing the impacts to existing infrastructure as well as analyzing the need for new infrastructure in the potential annexation area

Councilmember Sherrie Ohrn
Councilmember Steven Shields
City Engineer
City Public Works Director
Interim City Manager
Assistant City Manager
City Attorney
Police Chief
City Community Development Director
City Finance Director
City Parks, Recreation, and Events Deputy Director
City Staff Engineer
City Landscape Architect
Olympia Hills Development Team

Finance 

Responsible for identifying expenses/revenues in the potential annexation area and for analyzing potential funding mechanisms for infrastructure improvements and needs

Councilmember Jared Henderson
Councilmember Steven Shields
City Finance Director
City Finance Manager
Interim City Manager
Assistant City Manager
City Attorney
City Community Development Director
Olympia Hills Development Team

Development Agreement 

Responsible for reviewing the terms and conditions of a development agreement for the potential annexation area. It is anticipated the work on this will be done by the City Attorney and the developer’s legal counsel and will be based upon the discussions of the other working groups

Councilmember Sherrie Ohrn
Councilmember Clint Smith
City Attorney
Olympia Hills Development Team Legal Counsel




A stretch of undeveloped land adjacent to Herriman that is included in the future Olympia Hills development area.

Research

Below are links to documents of presentations or study findings related to the Olympia Hills development.

The financial projections were presented by the City's Finance Director in February 2021. These compare financial impacts to Herriman City based on whether Olympia Hills stays outside city boundaries or is annexed into the city.

The transportation impacts were presented by the City's Community Development Director in March 2021. This presentation shows the anticipated impacts to Herriman City roadways.

The Bonneville Research study was initially conducted in 2018, prior to the final adopted version of the Olympia Hills plan. It showed that the then-proposed development would not be sustainable for Herriman City. In 2021, following the adoption of the revised development plan, the Herriman City Council directed an update to the Bonneville Research study to reflect updated information. This updated study will be linked here when it becomes available.

Financial Impact Projection

Transportation Impact Projection

Bonneville Research Study Update


Land Development Fact Sheet

Learn more about what unincorporated land is, who can approve or deny land development, what annexation is, and more.