These areas include public and private facilities that provide services and support to the community, and in some cases the surrounding region. Examples of such services include government offices, police and fire stations, post office, hospitals, churches, and utilities such as water and sewer. The uses may include administrative office and medical services, or utility sites with little or no regular visitors, such as water tank reservoirs. Higher educational facilities, such as the Weber State—Davis Campus is also considered as an institutional use.
School sites include public and private institutions that provide primary and secondary education to Layton’s children and youth. Elementary, junior high, and high schools are distributed throughout the community, providing a focal point for surrounding neighborhoods and the broader community. Schools provide opportunities for families and households to engage in local programs and activities associated with educational curriculum, and may provide accessible open space for surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy outside of school hours.