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Reachforthesky
May 11, 2012, 8:05 PM
I find it awesome that Utah County is now going to have one of the nicest up to date major metro status freeways in the west! I was able to drive from POTM to Provo a month or so ago and I-15 is now starting to look like it does in Salt Lake with 12 lanes, carpool lanes, and High Mast lighting! Its really coming along! :tup: Anyway, I was wondering if someone could take some photos of the progress? the time I was there it was nighttime so I didn't get the best of view. Maybe we could even make a Thread for the project called: Utah county I-15 core project? :yes:

delts145
May 12, 2012, 11:23 AM
Lehi is around 47,000 now. With all the available land they have, and the central location between the two counties, I wouldn't be surprised to see it get near 100,000 before you know it.


Agreed Tony. It wouldn't even surprise me if Lehi someday became the largest city in Utah County.

joscar
May 12, 2012, 6:14 PM
I find it awesome that Utah County is now going to have one of the nicest up to date major metro status freeways in the west! I was able to drive from POTM to Provo a month or so ago and I-15 is now starting to look like it does in Salt Lake with 12 lanes, carpool lanes, and High Mast lighting! Its really coming along! :tup: Anyway, I was wondering if someone could take some photos of the progress? the time I was there it was nighttime so I didn't get the best of view. Maybe we could even make a Thread for the project called: Utah county I-15 core project? :yes:

UDOT keeps a gallery here: http://www.i15core.utah.gov/gallery.php (http://www.i15core.utah.gov/gallery.php)

The most recent pictures are from the end of March, but I think an update is due soon.

Highrise_Mike
May 27, 2012, 6:48 AM
Yeah I can't believe the continual growth in Lehi. Since it is positioned halfway between Salt Lake and Provo it seems to be a place to catch many workers from both areas. There are many subdivisions in the approval stages and even the 4th Thanksgiving Park building going through approval. They have plans for a 5th too after that. Adobe is planning to build 3 buildings total, no highrises unfortunately! The next phases will be built kind of on a demand basis. I would say Lehi would be over 100,000 at total build out. It kind of depends though because people want to preserve the agricultural feel of the city and many half acre lots would be built. There is land along 2100 north that has some medium and high density housing planned for sometime in the future. It will be interesting to see how the city evolves.

Future Mayor
May 29, 2012, 3:19 PM
Yeah I can't believe the continual growth in Lehi. Since it is positioned halfway between Salt Lake and Provo it seems to be a place to catch many workers from both areas. There are many subdivisions in the approval stages and even the 4th Thanksgiving Park building going through approval. They have plans for a 5th too after that. Adobe is planning to build 3 buildings total, no highrises unfortunately! The next phases will be built kind of on a demand basis. I would say Lehi would be over 100,000 at total build out. It kind of depends though because people want to preserve the agricultural feel of the city and many half acre lots would be built. There is land along 2100 north that has some medium and high density housing planned for sometime in the future. It will be interesting to see how the city evolves.

There is actually the potential for five buildings for the Adobe Campus, but three is the more likely build out.

If keeping the agricultural feel of the city is the goal, 1/2 acre lots are not the way to do that. There are other options to accomplish that, but planning commissions and City Councils are nervous to break away from the traditional. Conservation Subdivisions are a much more affective way to keep the open space while allowing for the same amount of homes. Example, rather than build 40 homes on 1/2 acre lots, the lots are reduced to 1/4 or even smaller and the remainder of the acreage is left is a more natural state, with some improvements and upkeep, and no this isn't the same thing as cluster housing. Conservation Subdivisions allow each house to face open space out the front door.

Another option is TDR's Transfer of Development Rights. The city designates what areas would be ideal for preserving agricultural land, and area where higher densities would be appropriate. The land owner of the saved open space has the option to sell the development rights to a developer and that developer can then increase the densities in the designated receiving sites. Only two cities in Utah have a TDR ordinance on their books, WVC and Mapleton, and Mapleton is the only one that has used, it, they used it to preserve hillside land.

Both these options were going to be major components of the West Side plan for Payson City. Yet I'm the one that can't find a planning job. :hell:

wrendog
Jun 23, 2012, 4:51 AM
Most up to date layout for the new outlet mall in Lehi (Traverse Mountain):

http://traversemountain.org/uploads/newbb/1_4fe29dbdf0053.png

SLC Projects
Jun 23, 2012, 2:06 PM
:previous:

I thought the outlet mall would have a parking garage, but from that layout it doesn't look like it. :(

jtrent77
Jun 29, 2012, 4:59 PM
Looks like the outlets have a scheduled opening for November. Article also discusses how phase II will begin immediately after phase I is completed:


Outlets in Lehi set for November opening (http://www.heraldextra.com/business/local/outlets-in-lehi-set-for-november-opening/article_eb714819-8bbb-5320-973e-03d50f7795fe.html)
Craig Realty president Steven Craig hosted a party Thursday afternoon with a few friends, business associates, city officials and media celebrating the topping off of a $70 million project that began in 2006, the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.

Stores at the mall are scheduled to open in time for the Christmas shopping season.

wrendog
Jun 29, 2012, 5:15 PM
There you go, projects... that article states that there will be a multi level parking garage.

DCRes
Jun 29, 2012, 8:29 PM
From the Article:
South from the Outlets at Traverse Mountain and State Road 92 a business park with a hotel is planned; that could get under way within the year.


Does anybody have details on this planned business park and hotel, is this something that has been discussed on here?

SLC Projects
Jun 30, 2012, 12:11 AM
Does anybody have details on this planned business park and hotel, is this something that has been discussed on here?

:previous:
Not sure now I feel about having another business park. I do like the idea of having a hotel in the area.

There you go, projects... that article states that there will be a multi level parking garage.

:tup:

wrendog
Jun 30, 2012, 10:54 PM
Does anybody have details on this planned business park and hotel, is this something that has been discussed on here?

I drove by the outlet mall today and saw a sign on the south side of the Alpine highway with a rendering of either a business bldg or the hotel. It appeared to be 6-7 stories.

Bob The Builder
Jul 1, 2012, 2:55 AM
I drove by the outlet mall today and saw a sign on the south side of the Alpine highway with a rendering of either a business bldg or the hotel. It appeared to be 6-7 stories.

I too saw the sign today. It looked like a 5-6 story office building. They are most likely advertising it to get tenants. I looked like a nice building. The new Adobe building looked cool too.

SLC Projects
Jul 1, 2012, 3:09 AM
Drove by the Adobe campus today. Have they already began work on the 2nd Adobe building? Kind of looks like a foundation is being poured.

delts145
Jul 1, 2012, 3:44 PM
Adobe's Coming / It's a Big Deal

http://cityhomecollective.com/author/cody/

By Cody Derrick
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Cody Derrick is the founder of cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, but he is far from your average realtor. Rather, he’s a rustic culturalist with a hint of urban sportsman. He’s the neighbor you always wanted. Cody offers every client his talent to help you uncover the place you call ______________ (insert: home, work, heaven, etc.). With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra ‘love where you live’, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe.

I speak often to the importance of loving where you live. As it so happens, I’m just as adamant that you love where you work. Your happiness depends on both, actually. Thus, in the interest of conquering some simple math, we have an equation that will answer both calls. Live in Utah + work at Adobe = hooray.

It seems like a foolproof fix, people. According to Forbes‘ ranking of “America’s Best Places to Live“, Utah was ranked number one. Not second, or a humble position in the top ten…first [we happen to agree with all our might]. Couple that with Adobe’s landing on the list of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For, 2012” [for the 13th consecutive year, no less], and simple math becomes your best ally. Adobe will soon be a massive, modern, thriving part of Utah [a few stats can be found below the photos], and we trust that Forbes and Fortune know what they’re talking about. We have personal proof; my brother-in-law, Jeff, has lived in Utah and worked for Adobe for years…happy. Our new clients, Eva and David, are relocating to Utah for the same, simple reason [Adobe]…also happy.

COLLECTIVELY speaking, we’re really happy about the building. See for yourself — it’s a beautiful and modern project, to be modest. We stopped on our return trip from the Buddhist retreat, and we were aptly impressed. You should be, too. It’s a big deal.


Adobe Campus, June 29, 2012 - Cityhomecollective.com

http://cityhomecollective.com/author/cody/

Following Pics - Cityhomecollective.com
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http://cityhomecollective.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Salt-Lake-City-Architecture-The-Adobe-Building-1.jpg

http://cityhomecollective.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Adobe-Modern-Building-Salt-Lake-City-Utah-1.jpg

Project statistics:

38-acre lot, 19 acres on each side of Cabelas Blvd.
230,000 feet of office space
40,000 feet of amenity space
Indoor/outdoor cafe, full-size, indoor basketball court, exercise facility, showers and locker rooms, bike lockers
Large, outdoor, grass recreation area adjacent to cafe
Seating for more than 1,000 employees
Building will bridge 90 feet across Cabelas Blvd. at a 17.5′ clearance
Building will be 4-5 stories tall, stand over 70′ above the road, and will be built on 60-foot deep concrete piles
Project total cost $100+ million
Construction of phase one began June, 2011 with completion anticipated in October, 2012
Adobe’s campus could be expanded to accommodate future growth and become as large as 600,000 square feet with space for up to 3,000 employees
Timing of future phases will be dictated by future growth
State-of-the-art mechanical and electrical systems provide exceptional energy efficiency
The building will be LEED certified
Okland Construction is the general contractor

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tygr
Jul 2, 2012, 4:46 PM
I love the rust orange color on the Adobe building. Even though it appears to be just a construction material, I hope it stays. It's a nice accent color.

TonyAnderson
Jul 2, 2012, 8:45 PM
I saw this in a magazine:

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/278059_10150881558326447_1739572152_o.jpg

delts145
Jul 5, 2012, 2:37 PM
New outlet shopping center opens in November in Lehi

http://www.deseretnews.com/images/article/midres/918236/918236.jpg
Douglas Barnes Photography


http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558528/New-outlet-shopping-center-opens-in-November-in-Lehi.html

By Jason Lee, Deseret News

LEHI — Utah shoppers will have a new place to conduct their "retail therapy" beginning this fall.

A $70 million, state-of-the-art shopping center opens in November that will be near the border of Utah and Salt Lake counties.

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain — a 225,000 square foot shopping center on a 50-acre site 30 miles south of Salt Lake City — is under construction near the Alpine/Highland exit along I-15. The center is a joint venture between Craig Realty Group and Lehi-based Legacy Retail, LLC...

..."(We) spent an inordinate amount of time really sweating the details to make it easy to shop," said Steven Craig, president and chief executive officer of Craig Realty Group.

He said the retail areas will be designed with no stairs for visitors to navigate, aiding in their ability to move about easily whether walking, traveling in a wheelchair or pushing a stroller.

"Our walkways are extraordinarily wide, so it's a very open, easy nonconstricted way to move about," he said. "You also (will be able to) walk around the entire project and never get wet if it's raining."

A system of awnings and skylights will provide coverage for shoppers throughout the project.

http://www.deseretnews.com/images/article/midres/918235/918235.jpg
Douglas Barnes Photography

Upon completion, the project will also include a 12,000 square foot grand lobby anchored by a 50-foot fireplace that will be covered in natural stone.

“We have focused on assuring customers an unsurpassed shopping experience year-round,” Craig said, adding that the radiant heated walkways and two outdoor fireplaces that will offer patrons added comfort during the cold-weather months.

The project will also feature glass canopies covering exterior paths to protect shoppers from snow and UV rays while preserving the center’s open-air design...

...Craig said the first phase of the project could house approximately 85 retailers and restaurants. A second phase could be added in the next year or two, bringing another 30 tenants, he said...

...Confirmed outlet stores

Many retailers have confirmed plans to open at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. The project could include up to 85 stores and restaurants upon its scheduled opening in November. New stores include:

Auntie Anne’s, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bass, Calvin Klein, Carter’s, Chico’s Outlet, Coach Factory, Famous Footwear Outlet, Gap Outlet, GoLite, Gymboree Outlet, IZOD, J. Crew Factory, Le Creuset, Levi’s Outlet Store, Nike Factory Store, OshKosh B’gosh, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans Outlet, Under Armour, Van Heusen

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Future Mayor
Jul 5, 2012, 3:41 PM
...Confirmed outlet stores

Many retailers have confirmed plans to open at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. The project could include up to 85 stores and restaurants upon its scheduled opening in November. New stores include:

Auntie Anne’s, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bass, Calvin Klein, Carter’s, Chico’s Outlet, Coach Factory, Famous Footwear Outlet, Gap Outlet, GoLite, Gymboree Outlet, IZOD, J. Crew Factory, Le Creuset, Levi’s Outlet Store, Nike Factory Store, OshKosh B’gosh, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans Outlet, Under Armour, Van Heusen

.

Reads very similar to Tanger Outlets in Kimball Junction.

delts145
Jul 6, 2012, 1:39 PM
Agreed, The difference would be certain improvements in the layout and climate control for patrons. From the description of ammenities, it would seem the physical makeup of this Outlet Center is more upscale than the Center at Kimball Junction. It sounds like it's a hybrid of Station Park, CCC and Tanger Outlets.

goldcntry
Jul 6, 2012, 1:54 PM
PLUS! It's going to be a heckuvah lot easier to get to these outlets than up to Kimball Junction. My wife can't wait for these to open.



I can.
:D

Deek1978
Jul 30, 2012, 9:14 PM
News Update: Costco in Spanish Fork is coming along nicely. My bro-in-law is a plumber working on it, they are slated to be opening in October. The skeleton of the warehouse is up.

Also, I can't seem to find any info on this, but Steed Construction is building something on the corner of Highway 6 and 1000 N in Spanish Fork. I have no idea what this could be, other than possibly a fast food joint, or a mini strip mall thingy. I've tried to find info, but nothing. It's two-three blocks east of the Costco, so it's not the gas station portion, that will be on the same block as Costco. If anyone can figure this out, please inform us on here. Thanks.

tygr
Jul 31, 2012, 2:47 PM
News Update: Costco in Spanish Fork is coming along nicely. My bro-in-law is a plumber working on it, they are slated to be opening in October. The skeleton of the warehouse is up.

Also, I can't seem to find any info on this, but Steed Construction is building something on the corner of Highway 6 and 1000 N in Spanish Fork. I have no idea what this could be, other than possibly a fast food joint, or a mini strip mall thingy. I've tried to find info, but nothing. It's two-three blocks east of the Costco, so it's not the gas station portion, that will be on the same block as Costco. If anyone can figure this out, please inform us on here. Thanks.

Costco is scheduled to open October 25 (link (http://shop.costco.com/In-The-Warehouse/Locations-Coming-Soon.aspx)).

I asked @spanishforkcity what was being constructed there and their only response was that there will be three buildings (footings are being poured for all three this week) and the contractor/developer has not announced the tenants. My guess... check cashing, hair salon, nail salon, wireless store (Sprint), and other miscellaneous junk shops. :rolleyes:

Home Depot has owned the large lot along US-6 for four years. With Costco opening within the year, I'd hope HD would make a hard decision soon; build now or sell to another retailer.

I know that Home Depot was planning on building an Orem store at University Mall and the Spanish Fork store. It would definitely cannibalize the Provo store, but I wonder if they were planning on closing that one once the other two opened. It would make sense since it is a much smaller store than most.

On another side note: Spanish Fork City recently acquired land and made changes to zoning on the north end of Chappel Drive that would allow for IHC to build a hospital in that area. IHC owns the Food4Less building, the land behind it, and the lot across US-6. I've read City meeting records that indicate that the land IHC owns would be redeveloped as commercial land (maybe something like The Meadows in American Fork (but smaller) and IHC would build their hospital on the north end of that commercial (almost in Springville) and that road would connect northward into Springville. I know IHC has long complained they are out of space at their Provo campus.

jtrent77
Jul 31, 2012, 11:16 PM
Costco is scheduled to open October 25 (link (http://shop.costco.com/In-The-Warehouse/Locations-Coming-Soon.aspx)).

I asked @spanishforkcity what was being constructed there and their only response was that there will be three buildings (footings are being poured for all three this week) and the contractor/developer has not announced the tenants. My guess... check cashing, hair salon, nail salon, wireless store (Sprint), and other miscellaneous junk shops. :rolleyes:

Home Depot has owned the large lot along US-6 for four years. With Costco opening within the year, I'd hope HD would make a hard decision soon; build now or sell to another retailer.

I know that Home Depot was planning on building an Orem store at University Mall and the Spanish Fork store. It would definitely cannibalize the Provo store, but I wonder if they were planning on closing that one once the other two opened. It would make sense since it is a much smaller store than most.

On another side note: Spanish Fork City recently acquired land and made changes to zoning on the north end of Chappel Drive that would allow for IHC to build a hospital in that area. IHC owns the Food4Less building, the land behind it, and the lot across US-6. I've read City meeting records that indicate that the land IHC owns would be redeveloped as commercial land (maybe something like The Meadows in American Fork (but smaller) and IHC would build their hospital on the north end of that commercial (almost in Springville) and that road would connect northward into Springville. I know IHC has long complained they are out of space at their Provo campus.

Do they mean 3 buildings besides Costco and it's buildings? Because most Costcos in Utah will have a main store, a tire store, and a gas station which could be in three buildings as planned (sometimes the tire stores are separate, sometimes they are within the main building.

tygr
Aug 1, 2012, 4:06 PM
Do they mean 3 buildings besides Costco and it's buildings? Because most Costcos in Utah will have a main store, a tire store, and a gas station which could be in three buildings as planned (sometimes the tire stores are separate, sometimes they are within the main building.

This is three very different buildings from Costco. Really these are on a completely different city block. (northwest corner of US-6 and 1000 N)

Costco will have their main large building with the tire center inside and their gas station. (gas station will be on NW corner of 400 E and 1000 N, main store is due east of Macey's across 200 E)

Other retail pads are on the NE corners of both 200 E and 400 E on 1000 N. Home Depot owns the land backing US-6 (you can see they did some ground work already, but has not progressed for a few years)

[See map] (https://maps.google.com/?ll=40.123905,-111.647294&spn=0.004717,0.009645&t=h&z=17)

Deek1978
Aug 1, 2012, 11:36 PM
Thanks, Tygr. I live on old highway 51, about two blocks from Springville on the Spanish Fork side. Everyone around is talking about Kohl's coming, but I can't see that. I haven't seen anything official announcing Kohl's, and I don't know if they'd want to be next to Costco. The only thing I could think of was the old "Food 5 More" (food4less) building. But to me, it just doesn't fit the area. (my opinion).
I had heard about Home Depot, ever since we moved here. We've also heard that Gold's has out grown their location and were looking at the Food 4 Less building, but. . . rumors rumors. I also heard that Spanish Fork City/Springville City want to increase the length of the runway at the airport. Widen it to 125-150 ft, and lengthen to 9,000. There is a road there, but they are trying to relocate it. I heard that from the airport manager, so there might be some validity to that.

tygr
Aug 2, 2012, 5:49 PM
Thanks, Tygr. I live on old highway 51, about two blocks from Springville on the Spanish Fork side. Everyone around is talking about Kohl's coming, but I can't see that. I haven't seen anything official announcing Kohl's, and I don't know if they'd want to be next to Costco. The only thing I could think of was the old "Food 5 More" (food4less) building. But to me, it just doesn't fit the area. (my opinion).
I had heard about Home Depot, ever since we moved here. We've also heard that Gold's has out grown their location and were looking at the Food 4 Less building, but. . . rumors rumors. I also heard that Spanish Fork City/Springville City want to increase the length of the runway at the airport. Widen it to 125-150 ft, and lengthen to 9,000. There is a road there, but they are trying to relocate it. I heard that from the airport manager, so there might be some validity to that.

On the airport expansion... that is definitely happening and moving forward.

A very good friend of our family is the district manager of all Home Depots in Utah from Salt Lake southward. I haven't seen him for a couple years, but he told me then that the Orem (University Mall) store would start construction before Spanish Fork. So far, nothing at either location. Other than that, I don't have recent information on their plans.

I haven't heard about Kohls yet, but that wouldn't surprise me. I know recent development related city meetings at Spanish Fork was to discuss/approve to the purchase of land by the city that would allow Chappell Drive to expand northward (to the Springville border) and possibly have a connector road to UT-51. This would be in conjuction or a precursor to much of that open land becoming a major shopping center and hospital/medical complex. I know the necessary rezoning was done earlier this year, so it sounds like there's some push from developers and potential businesses.

I also know the new bridge at 2700 N (over I-15) was built with the intentions to convert it to an interchange eventually. This was part of the city's compromise with UDOT on their removing direct access between US-6 and north Main St. businesses. Mapleton also wants that to be an interchange to help their residents access their town. 2700 N will be an interchange before the highly anticipated SF Center St. interchange.

dwareham
Aug 6, 2012, 2:59 PM
Does anyone know anything about a proposed Home Depot going on the corner of SR92 and 6000 West in Highland? I've seen signs urging me to "vote no" on the proposition...

tygr
Aug 6, 2012, 8:33 PM
UPDATE: I got word from that family friend today that the Home Depot in Spanish Fork is still a couple years away. I replied to him with my surprise that Costco opening in October isn't influencing a sooner construction schedule; considering the higher traffic in the area.

It may be possible they didn't know about the Costco though; however, I doubt that.

Deek1978
Aug 7, 2012, 6:23 PM
It behooveth me to think that Home Depot must be satisfied with the performance of the South Provo store, so they don't see the need to supply a store for the 100,000+ residents of So Utah County. Looking at the rate of growth for these 4 cities (Springville, Spanish Fork, Salem, and Payson), one would think stores like Home Depot would be lining up. Maybe Lowes should try to sneak a store in there, that'd get Home Depot to build soon enough. Heck, St George has two Home Depots, and a Lowes. So Utah County has roughly the same population as the St George Metro.


And yes, I used the word "behooveth".

jedikermit
Aug 13, 2012, 11:11 AM
On my way to the burgeoning metropolis of Panguitch last weekend, noticed that the LDS Temple in Payson is above ground already--at least the elevator shaft and some concrete forms going up. You can see it from I-15 now. Found some pics here: http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/

jtrent77
Aug 23, 2012, 2:32 AM
Old Geneva Steel site will be brought to life once more (http://www.ksl.com/?sid=21825947&nid=148&title=old-geneva-steel-site-will-be-brought-to-life-once-more&s_cid=featured-1)

A transformation expected to take up to 20 years to complete is under way at the former Geneva Steel site.

For 60 years, a steel mill operated on the 1,680 acre property, supported by more than 100 miles of railroad track and 100-plus buildings. Today, the land is being cleaned up and prepared for redevelopment.

The developer, Anderson Geneva, envisions a massive mixed-use project with residential, commercial and industrial uses.

Deek1978
Aug 23, 2012, 1:57 PM
We've been hearing for years about the redevelopment this land, let's hope this one comes to fruition and that the site isn't still vacant 10 years from now.

Also, my neighbor works in construction and has heard that one of the new buildings in Spanish Fork at the corner of 1000 N and Highway 6 will be a Kneader's bakery. Never been to one, but he seemed excited about it. Same with my wife. What is it about bread that makes people so excited?

goldcntry
Aug 23, 2012, 2:33 PM
Bread = the purported "guilt-fee" comfort food...

Let's hope the Geneva project gains traction... with lots of improved access/interaction with the Lake!

tygr
Aug 23, 2012, 2:59 PM
We've been hearing for years about the redevelopment this land, let's hope this one comes to fruition and that the site isn't still vacant 10 years from now.

Also, my neighbor works in construction and has heard that one of the new buildings in Spanish Fork at the corner of 1000 N and Highway 6 will be a Kneader's bakery. Never been to one, but he seemed excited about it. Same with my wife. What is it about bread that makes people so excited?

Kneaders' website also indicates they are coming to Spanish Fork. Although they don't list the address, the location you indicated is very likely. http://s.tygr.ws/NKXoyJ

Future Mayor
Aug 23, 2012, 3:01 PM
In regards to the Geneva site.

Picture this:
The Miami Marlins continue to be a horribly run franchise, and are eventually bought by a combination of the Millers and one or two other investors. The team is moved to Salt Lake City and become the SL Bees, a new stadium is built in the Grainary District or on the site of the current Spring Mobile ballpark.

Not being able to support a MLB and a Triple A team the Bees move to another market. The ever growing Wasatch Front still needs something to fill the gap between MLB and Pioneer League Utah County gets rid of the owls and gets a Double A team, with a nice stadium built between Front Runner and the lake on the former Geneva site, or maybe the Triple A team could move to UT county.

wrendog
Aug 23, 2012, 4:09 PM
In regards to the Geneva site.

Picture this:
The Miami Marlins continue to be a horribly run franchise, and are eventually bought by a combination of the Millers and one or two other investors. The team is moved to Salt Lake City and become the SL Bees, a new stadium is built in the Grainary District or on the site of the current Spring Mobile ballpark.

Not being able to support a MLB and a Triple A team the Bees move to another market. The ever growing Wasatch Front still needs something to fill the gap between MLB and Pioneer League Utah County gets rid of the owls and gets a Double A team, with a nice stadium built between Front Runner and the lake on the former Geneva site, or maybe the Triple A team could move to UT county.

1: Miami just built a brand new state of the art baseball stadium. They ain't moving anytime soon.

2: Don't be surprised if there is a stadium built in the Geneva site, but it won't be baseball. It wouldn't shock me to see a 20k football stadium built there for UVU within the next decade...

UTPlanner
Aug 23, 2012, 4:24 PM
Well Future Mayor, realistic or not, I like your train of thought. I'm a huge baseball fan so admittedly my opinion is very biased but I would love to see an MLB team in SLC. I also don't think there is anything wrong with dreaming about development potential whether it is feasible or not. When I ride the train I look at every vacant lot and/or rundown building and think about what it could become.

Deek1978
Aug 23, 2012, 8:27 PM
In regards to Vineyard: I hope that a developer wises up and sees the cash cow that is a lakeside housing development. I know that Utah Lake still is kind of taboo as far as public perception is involved, but with a lake the size that it is, without any lakeside housing developments. . . It's almost a travesty.

Also, I'm not a huge MLB fan, I find baseball interesting in September and October. To me, that's the only time of the year that the players seem to care about W's and L's, so I only care that time of year as well. (personal opinion)
As a student at UVU, I would hope that a 20,000 seat football stadium is announced, and maybe inclusion in the Big Sky with Weber St. . . there'd be some good rivalries there. We'll have to wait and see I guess.

Old&New
Aug 24, 2012, 3:15 AM
Does the state own the shore-line around Utah Lake? I would hope this land has been put aside for public use and future lake-side trails...

delts145
Aug 24, 2012, 5:19 AM
Does the state own the shore-line around Utah Lake? I would hope this land has been put aside for public use and future lake-side trails...


In regards to Vineyard: I hope that a developer wises up and sees the cash cow that is a lakeside housing development. I know that Utah Lake still is kind of taboo as far as public perception is involved, but with a lake the size that it is, without any lakeside housing developments. . . It's almost a travesty.

Also, I'm not a huge MLB fan, I find baseball interesting in September and October. To me, that's the only time of the year that the players seem to care about W's and L's, so I only care that time of year as well. (personal opinion)
As a student at UVU, I would hope that a 20,000 seat football stadium is announced, and maybe inclusion in the Big Sky with Weber St. . . there'd be some good rivalries there. We'll have to wait and see I guess.

http://utahmortgageblog.com/files/2010/07/saratoga.jpg
utahmortageblog.com

http://pics2.city-data.com/city/maps3/cms6053.png
city-data.com

Utah Lake is not the taboo that it once was. There is definitely Lakeside luxury housing slated for the Geneva site, unless they change their minds. You guys need to take a little road trip over at the Saratoga Springs end of the Lake. It's pretty obvious what will be happening in the next twenty years in that area, given the new highways, Thanksgiving Point, Eagle Mountain and Lehi expansion. While the State owns and reserves a great deal of the Lakeshore for public recreation, it's not all reserved for such. There are already many areas around the Saratoga Springs portion that are going to see a huge boom as the future recovery strenthens. Again, there's already a great deal of very attractive lakeside housing over at and beyond the Saratoga Springs area. The views from those homes on the lakeside of highway 68 and their neighborhoods is second to none. Also, that bench area on the other immediate side of the 68 highway is large and at a perfect incline for future lots with spectacular views. Much of it has already established improvements, just waiting for the next boom. Upscale homes will continue to be built on the other side of the lake. I would imagine they will want to put some kind of upscale condo mid-rises over on that other side also eventually. The views of the lake at your feet, along with Timp and the Wasatch looming in the background is the most amazing urban/metro views in No. America IMHO.

Perhaps, Wren can give us an exact breakdown on that area, since that's one of his corners of expertise in the greater metro.

Ugh...this pic is making me homesick. Central L.A. is great, but the Wasatch Metro definitely has it's advantages. One of the entertainment industries most prominent coaches asked me yesterday, why on earth I'm living here and not in the Park City area??? Hopefully, time will make those options open up for a Metro Wasatch/Los Angeles duo. The sooner the better
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delts145
Aug 24, 2012, 2:12 PM
Software company breaks ground for new HQ in Lehi

http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=T4yNvr9T3GdgO3Uez1AcmM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvdrtpqXvZs8w0WFxYdYDVVWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Xactware Corporation employees l-r Brandon Harding, Brian Carroll, Scott Parkin and Michael Gratzinger from the accounting division take their turn shoveling dirt and mugging for a fellow employee's camera. Groundbreaking for the new offices of Xactware Corporation August 23, 2012 on West Morning Glory Road in Lehi, whose software is used by contractors, insurance companies and others to estimate building repair costs. The company plans to invest $130 million in a new 250,000-square-foot campus $32 million the company received in tax incentives from the state. The company plans to hire more than 800 people over the next two decades.

By Vince Horiuchi, The Salt Lake Tribune

Xactware Solutions Inc., the Utah County-based technology company that produces management software for building and remodeling professionals, broke ground Thursday on its new headquarters in Lehi.

The 210,000-square-foot facility near Timpanogos Highway in the Traverse Mountain Business Park is expected to be completed in early 2014. The building will include a data center, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts and a fitness center.

President and CEO Jim Loveland said the company hopes to hire as many as 40 more employees by the end of the year — adding to its base of 460 — and eventually grow to a thousand workers...


http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/54753400-79/xactware-company-software-lehi.html.csp


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Deek1978
Aug 24, 2012, 2:17 PM
A guy in my ward works for Xactware. I actually applied for a job with them a while back. In the interview they said that their #1 problem is that the local population has no idea what they do, and some people think they make serving platters ala corning-ware. The software that they write is mostly used by insurance companies to assess the cost of repairs for homes, buildings, autos, etc. They also write software for contractors to help them with bidding. They wrote the program that Provo River used to win the bid for the CORE project. Great company and the future is bright for them.

Do we know what the new building will look like? I know they want to move in in January of '14

tygr
Sep 18, 2012, 5:05 PM
I noticed that there is some kind of construction happening in The Meadows shopping center in American Fork. It's just west and a little north of the Kohls store; behind Best Buy, but across the bridge.

Does anyone have any info on what is being built there?

delts145
Sep 18, 2012, 11:32 PM
Lehi - New Xactware Headquarters - Under Construction

http://www.xactware.com/us/images/groundbreaking/xactware-headquarters.jpg

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2012/08/13/9796178/Xactware%20building.jpg

The building, which will be located near Timpanogos Highway in
the Traverse Mountain Business Park, is projected to be completed
by February 2014. The environmentally friendly and highly energy-
efficient building will be constructed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s
LEED Silver certification standard.

The new Xactware campus will be located just two miles from the
new Thanksgiving Point FrontRunner station and within walking distance
of a future TRAX station and the new Murdock Canal Trail system.
The facility will feature a state-of-the-art data center, beach
volleyball courts, basketball courts, and a fitness center.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Xactware/claims_estimating/prweb9796178.htm

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DCRes
Sep 19, 2012, 5:18 PM
I drove past the new Adobe building on sunday and it's really coming together. I was on the freeway and wasn't able to get a picture but if anybody is able to get and post one of that, the outlet mall, and Xactware progress I'm sure those of us who don't get into Utah County very often would be grateful

delts145
Sep 21, 2012, 6:20 PM
Since I was on the site with the Ogden LDS Temple construction updates, I thought I would post a few Payson construction updates also. Here's a few from as recently as a few days ago.

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/images/payson-mormon-temple.jpg

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/

Photograph taken September 17, 2012, courtesy of Karl Bingham
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple133.jpg?1348023088

Photograph taken September 17, 2012, courtesy of Alan Jensen
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple131.jpg?1347913179

Photograph taken September 14, 2012, courtesy of Alan Jensen
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple129.jpg?1347660809

Photograph taken September 11, 2012, courtesy of Alan Jensen
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple128.jpg?1347420033

Photograph taken September 11, 2012, courtesy of Alan Jensen
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple127.jpg?1347420032

jtrent77
Oct 2, 2012, 1:56 PM
Website showing some of the progress at the Outlets at Traverse Ridge (http://www.outletsattraversemountain.com/), looks like it is coming along.

SLC Projects
Oct 6, 2012, 4:15 PM
http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2012/08/13/9796178/Xactware%20building.jpg


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:previous:
I'm wondering if this is the view we will see from I-15. Just think what that area will look like in a few years with this building, plus the all three adobe buildings stretch out about a half a mile.

delts145
Oct 6, 2012, 5:20 PM
Website showing some of the progress at the Outlets at Traverse Ridge (http://www.outletsattraversemountain.com/), looks like it is coming along.

Thanks for that link jtrent. Man, I hadn't realized how big this outlet mall was going to be until I looked at some of these pics!!


September 24th, 2012 @ http://www.outletsattraversemountain.com/homePage.cfm?load&photoset_id=72157631453238384&title=September 2012
http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8309/7999984733_a23acdc960.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8036/7950505096_e3378bafc1.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8453/7950505722_67e7fabbfd.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8450/8024890798_db5878a5ec.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8320/8024889988_741504668a.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8313/8024888596_b98a404617.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8042/8024844540_3613530d24.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8029/8024844826_4e2394056a.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8037/8024843872_8538e1b4e7.jpg

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jtrent77
Oct 6, 2012, 8:05 PM
Thanks for that link jtrent. Man, I hadn't realized how big this outlet mall was going to be until I looked at some of these pics!!


Also I think this is just Phase I of the project. I believe there is going to be at least a second phase as well. I think I read somewhere that things have gone well enough and spaces have filled up fast enough that they plan on starting on Phase II shortly after Phase I opens, I can't remember where I read it though....

jtrent77
Oct 6, 2012, 8:08 PM
Also I think this is just Phase I of the project. I believe there is going to be at least a second phase as well. I think I read somewhere that things have gone well enough and spaces have filled up fast enough that they plan on starting on Phase II shortly after Phase I opens, I can't remember where I read it though....

Oh this article (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558528/New-outlet-shopping-center-opens-in-November-in-Lehi.html?pg=all) talks a little bit about it. In the article it mentions that phase 1 is 85 stores and phase 2 will be about 30 stores.

Future Mayor
Oct 8, 2012, 4:42 PM
:previous:

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8309/7999984733_a23acdc960.jpg



Yeah, you can pretty much see exactly where Phase II will be going just based on this picture, on the right. 85 stores in Phase I vs 30 in Phase II, that space seems just about right.

delts145
Oct 8, 2012, 5:05 PM
I noticed that there is some kind of construction happening in The Meadows shopping center in American Fork. It's just west and a little north of the Kohls store; behind Best Buy, but across the bridge.

Does anyone have any info on what is being built there?


Wren?...Anyone know what this is yet?

wrendog
Oct 8, 2012, 10:08 PM
Wren?...Anyone know what this is yet?

Nope.. No idea what it is yet. My wife hopes it's bookstore, but I sure doubt that as bookstores are going the way of the dodo...

Wasatch_One
Oct 9, 2012, 2:19 AM
It may have something to do with this article from a couple of months back. In the first paragraph it eludes briefly to a sewer line installation for an expansion of the Meadows. Unfortunately, this guy in the article was injured...

http://www.heraldextra.com/blogs/american-fork-citizen/in-rare-odds-man-survives-trench-collapse-in-am-fork/article_ca017dea-e328-11e1-812a-0019bb2963f4.html

wrendog
Oct 9, 2012, 2:31 AM
It may have something to do with this article from a couple of months back. In the first paragraph it eludes briefly to a sewer line installation for an expansion of the Meadows. Unfortunately, this guy in the article was injured...

http://www.heraldextra.com/blogs/american-fork-citizen/in-rare-odds-man-survives-trench-collapse-in-am-fork/article_ca017dea-e328-11e1-812a-0019bb2963f4.html

Oh, it's definitely an expansion of the Meadows, but what stores (or whatever) they are building isn't known to me.

delts145
Oct 12, 2012, 12:45 PM
Construction underway on children's museum

Groundbreaking, October, 2012
http://www.abc4.com/media/lib/5/d/4/5/d45d6e32-6b7d-4631-ba7a-890389a916d6/Original.jpg
abc4.com


http://0.tqn.com/d/saltlakecity/1/0/a/L/-/-/Museum-of-Natural-Curiosity.jpg
Museum of Natural Curiosity

LEHI, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Construction on Utah's newest children's
museum started today.

The Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point is expected to be
a place for families to learn about science, art, and culture with more
than 150 exhibits.

The museum is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.


Thanksgiving Point Breaks Ground on New Museum

Marsha Maxwell, About.com

http://saltlakecity.about.com/b/2012/10/04/thanksgiving-point-breaks-ground-on-new-museum.htm

Construction has begun on Utah's newest children's museum--the
Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The new
museum will include five interactive exhibit areas: Rainforest,
Kidopolis, Waterworks, Children's Discovery Garden and Traveling
Exhibits.

http://www.roto.com/Portals/0/graphics/image-museum-of-natural-curiosity-services.jpg
roto.com

"This Museum will complement both Thanksgiving Point's current offerings
and the museums throughout the state with its unique indoor-
outdoor concept and specific focus on science. It will offer those of all
ages a chance to reconnect with the world through active play," said
Mike Washburn, Thanksgiving Point CEO.

As of Oct. 1, 2012, $23.4 million has been raised through donors for
the 45,000-square-foot museum. Another $3.6 million is needed for
the indoor components of the project. The Museum of Natural Curiosity
is scheduled to open to the public in spring 2014.

http://www.deseretnews.com/images/article/midres/690251568/690251568.jpg
Deseret News

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ry.anders
Oct 12, 2012, 2:48 PM
Exciting museum coming to Thanksgiving Point

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bLS34cEPmPk/UHgrY3aCtVI/AAAAAAAAAAY/sAiEjL1nMAo/s600/690251568.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Aduh7wSH6HM/UHgrZmCCW8I/AAAAAAAAAAk/PTz_SS0YVOk/s800/kidopolis%2520illustration.jpg


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9MxZirUu_34/UHgrZVG6ZsI/AAAAAAAAAAg/C84aSa9qTpk/s800/post%2520office_%2520ms2_sm.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Nf-AlkRR6kw/UHgrf8_m7rI/AAAAAAAAAAw/yduThd1Maw0/s800/rainforest%2520illustration.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XfV-oQcSYsI/UHgrgJNnOkI/AAAAAAAAAA4/v_gzOKkEDzo/s800/waterworks%2520illustration.jpg

Images from Thanksgiving Point

delts145
Oct 20, 2012, 4:15 PM
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delts145
Oct 20, 2012, 5:56 PM
Lehi Downtown Revitalization Project
http://www.ldi-ut.com/uploads/4/9/1/9/4919947/3264756_orig.jpg

This link will make for an interesting browse & read for many of you:
http://www.lehi-ut.gov/files/Section1_DowntownRevitalization.pdf

Lehi City, Utah | October 15, 2012—The Lehi Downtown
Revitalization project is near completion and Main Street will be open
as a thoroughfare by October 29th—just in time for the City’s annual
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street Parade on October 31st, from 4 -
6 p.m.“I’m very pleased with the new look of our downtown. It creates
an exciting gateway to the community that will draw in residents and
new businesses,” said Mayor Bert Wilson. “Now is a great time to come
check it out during the Trick-or-Treat on Main Street.”
Construction on Main Street began during May of 2011 and has
been completed in phases since, with the final phase scheduled to
be complete by October 29th. In addition to the new road surface,
the City has added new sidewalks, pedestrian safety zones, turn
lanes, lighting and new parking stalls off Main Street.
Landscaping construction will continue after the opening date along
with other minor improvements.

http://www.ldi-ut.com/uploads/4/9/1/9/4919947/6949492_orig.jpg

delts145
Oct 20, 2012, 6:43 PM
New 16-mile trail is full year ahead of schedule
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/bc/9bcf37a3-8ec7-57d4-ace2-9656df924991/5082429ac7dce.preview-620.jpg
This graphic shows what the Provo Reservoir Canal Trail will look like once it is enclosed and upgraded. The 16-mile trail will provide non-motorized recreational opportunities and include three paved lanes, a bike lane in each direction and a pedestrian lane, and an unpaved equestrian trail. The trail will connect with other major trails, such as the Provo River Parkway Trail and the Jordan River Parkway Trail. Courtesy graphic


Caleb Warnock, Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/new--mile-trail-is-full-year-ahead-of-schedule/article_24548fa2-24ff-551e-ac45-d17be2f7f010.html

Utah Valley's much-anticipated new 16-mile trail is a full year ahead of schedule.

Paving of the multi-use Murdock Canal Trail is 90 percent complete, all underground crossings are finished except two, and the six trailheads are 75 percent done, project spokeswoman Amy Steinbrech said. She noted that everyone involved is pleased that the trail work is ahead of schedule.

Thousands of people are already illegally using the trail, said Steve Cain, facilities and lands manager for the Provo River Water Users Association.

"Thousands of people are using it every day," he said, noting that traffic is especially high at morning and night. "It is actually a big problem for us. They are walking around construction equipment and paving machines. We are working our way through it."...

...The entire trail is expected to open in early summer, with individual sections of the trail opening as they are completed, as early as this winter, Cain said. Because the project is so far ahead of schedule, signs and safety gates have not arrived from the manufacturers. If those items arrive early, a couple sections of trail could be opened to the public this year.

The 15-foot-wide non-motorized trail will have three lanes when complete, including a bike lane in each direction and a pedestrian lane.

The trail is being built overtop the former Murdock Canal, which now has been piped. In April, a full year ahead of schedule, the last piece of enormous pipe was welded into place. Because piping was ahead of schedule, trail construction is too. When it is in full use, the pipe will feed 400 million gallons of water a day.

.The canal, which was built in 1911 and enlarged in 1944, starts at the mouth of Provo Canyon and runs to Point of the Mountain. The new trail goes through Orem, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Cedar Hills, American Fork, Highland, Lehi and Bluffdale.

The trail is a monument to local cooperation, Cain said.

"You think about getting through seven cities and the county, a lot of people have worked hard to make this possible," he said. "We appreciate everyone's cooperation."

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delts145
Oct 25, 2012, 2:53 PM
Lakeridge Jr. High to get makeover from investment bankers
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/b3/1b378cc7-c0ba-5876-ade1-3dc5ecf4dc9b/508838a610bb9.preview-620.jpg
Lakeridge Junior High in Orem has a newly remodeled main entrance scheduled to be completely ready for the 2009-2010 school year. Tuesday August 4, 2009. MARIO RUIZ/Daily Herald


Caleb Warnock, Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/education/precollegiate/lakeridge-jr-high-to-get-makeover-from-investment-bankers/article_a9875e5d-55f9-51f9-8dfd-7648be177a34.html

OREM
...Volunteers will spruce up the school's drama classroom and work with students to paint murals in the gym and add motivational quotes to walls throughout the school. More than 75 volunteers are expected to participate. Work also will include an outdoor makeover, adding perennial bulbs to the landscape...

...Principal Garrick Peterson praised the investment firm for adopting the school.

"They have just reached out and really taken ownership of the school," he said. "Each year we pick some projects that we can work on together through volunteers and a little bit of their finances to make the school physically look and feel better."...

...Fidelity feels strongly about helping Lakeridge because studies have shown that facility condition is a stronger predictor of academic achievement than many family background factors and socioeconomic conditions, officials said.

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goldcntry
Oct 25, 2012, 8:17 PM
Ummmm.... three years old story?

Stenar
Oct 25, 2012, 9:02 PM
Ummmm.... three years old story?

I don't think the story is 3 years old. It was posted to the Herald website 14 hours ago and is in the new section of stories.

Perhaps you think the story is 3 years old because of the stock photo from 2009 used with the article. Newspapers use old photos all the time just to show the subject of the story. Other photos posted with the story are from 2011.

delts145
Oct 26, 2012, 12:35 PM
Safety or surveillance: What is the NSA's Utah Data Center?

http://img.ksl.com/slc/2502/250268/25026841.jpg?filter=ksl/top_story_635

KSL.com By John Hollenhorst

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=22705217&nid=148&title=safety-or-surveillance-what-is-the-nsas-utah-data-center&s_cid=featured-1

BLUFFDALE — One of the biggest and most mysterious construction projects in Utah history is roughly halfway completed near the Point of the Mountain. It's a vast computer center for one of the nation's most secretive agencies, the National Security Agency...

...The facility is 1 million square feet of space, with a price tag well above $1 billion; and it will have an appetite for electricity that would embarrass Godzilla. Computers and cooling systems at the NSA's Utah Data Center will reportedly consume $40 million worth of power each year...

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Future Mayor
Oct 26, 2012, 5:39 PM
:previous:

Look at that vast roof that the main structure is going to have, looks ideal for solar panels, I'm guessing there is room for some additional windmills in the area too. Looks like a great opportunity for the government to reduce it's footprint, a little bit.

goldcntry
Oct 26, 2012, 6:35 PM
Really Stenar? Thanks so much for pointing that out. My confusion has vanished.



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:rolleyes:

wrendog
Nov 2, 2012, 12:18 PM
All lanes on I15 will be open in time for the monday commute. Glory be! The wait is over!

Old&New
Nov 2, 2012, 7:21 PM
All lanes on I15 will be open in time for the monday commute. Glory be! The wait is over!

I wish they'd hold out until after Front Runner South opens.

Makid
Nov 2, 2012, 7:39 PM
I wish they'd hold out until after Front Runner South opens.

That would be nice but at least there is still the bottle neck at the Point of the Mountain where they still need to widen the road and fix the roadway a bit (really rough through that section).

Even without waiting for Front Runner to open, I do think that there will still be a shift from driving to the train. It will be a bit faster than driving, less stress and the cost is reasonably close to that of driving. It would allow many of the 2 car families to consider dropping a car. That alone will be nice.

The best advantage for rail in the corridor is that rail is easier and cheaper to maintain as well as a whole lot cheaper to add capacity.

Future Mayor
Nov 2, 2012, 8:30 PM
e.

The best advantage for rail in the corridor is that rail is easier and cheaper to maintain as well as a whole lot cheaper to add capacity.

I agree, that is the beauty of all rail transit.

wrendog
Nov 3, 2012, 1:04 AM
I wish they'd hold out until after Front Runner South opens.

No thanks. I've waited long enough.

delts145
Nov 3, 2012, 12:45 PM
:fireworks:banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::banaride::fireworks


Open road ahead: All I-15 lanes in Utah County to open Monday

"Originally budgeted for $1.73 billion, the I-15 CORE project is the state's largest highway construction project ever and the fastest completed billion-dollar, public highway project in the U.S., she said.

When construction began in spring 2010, the freeway was slated for a 2014 completion. Today, the project is expected to be approximately $230 million under budget and nearly two years ahead of schedule when finished next month.

In addition to the new lanes, the project included 10 rebuilt or reconfigured freeway interchanges, 63 new, rebuilt or modified bridges, two new continuous flow intersections, traffic monitoring sensors, cameras, metering signals and electronic overhead signs".


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Motorists drive on I-15 in Utah County on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The Utah Department of Transportation announced the opening of all freeway lanes on I-15 CORE for the upcoming Monday morning commute. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

By Jason Lee, Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565924/Open-road-ahead-All-I-15-lanes-in-Utah-County-to-open-Monday.html

LINDON, Utah County — It may be a little early for Utah County drivers to start singing the full "Hallelujah" chorus, but there could be some jubilation Monday morning in the commuter congregation.

The Utah Department of Transportation announced Friday that all lanes of the Utah County I-15 Corridor Expansion project are scheduled to open at 5 a.m. Monday.

"It will be a nice relief for the commuters that drive everyday," said I-15 CORE spokeswoman Leigh Dethman. "When people drive to and from work on Monday, it's going to be a whole new experience."

From Main Street in Lehi to the Spanish Fork River, I-15 CORE construction has added two lanes in each direction and replaced original asphalt with new concrete pavement. The 24-mile I-15 CORE project is scheduled for completion by next month.

Dethman said work would continue at night through December as crews complete landscaping, drainage, barrier construction, fencing, concrete work, painting and other activities. UDOT also will conduct final inspections after dark to accommodate the project's completion timeline, she said.

American Fork resident Keith Robbins, who makes the drive into downtown Salt Lake City for work, said the announcement is welcome news — not just for his daily commute, but also for the added convenience of accessing neighboring communities.

Robbins said he looks forward to having the southern part of Utah County available to his family again. For the past two years, they have avoided the Provo-Orem area due to the hassles created by the construction, he said...

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Orlando
Nov 3, 2012, 6:45 PM
Are my eyes deceiving me? It looks there are 7 lanes on the southbound side. You know what this means? More sprawl!:(

wrendog
Nov 3, 2012, 6:51 PM
Are my eyes deceiving me? It looks there are 7 lanes on the southbound side. You know what this means? More sprawl!:(

There are usually 4-5 lanes at the most. At some points, you will see more, due to merging traffic, etc at on/off ramps.

delts145
Nov 3, 2012, 6:53 PM
I'm curious, can someone tell me if the Valley surrounding Nephi has excellent orchard land, if of course the irrigation is available. I imagine the day is not too far off when Lakeshore, Benjamin, Santaquin, etc. will become like Jordan, Herriman, Draper Highland, Orem, and Nephi's Valley will be the next Agricultural hub.

Wasatch_One
Nov 3, 2012, 8:05 PM
Are my eyes deceiving me? It looks there are 7 lanes on the southbound side. You know what this means? More sprawl!:(

I disagree. Utah County is stuck between a lake and 11,000'+ mountains on the other. There is really no where else to go but up in Provo and Orem. The north and south end of the valley will fill up, but sprawl (for the most part) will be kept in check due to physical geographic limitations.

StevenF
Nov 3, 2012, 9:29 PM
As long as people continue being okay with driving in from Eagle Mountain sprawl will be an issue. Yes, Utah Valley has some limitations with Utah Lake in the middle of the valley but there is still plenty of land South of Provo for development. Even with the lake and mountains, Utah Valley can push 1 million people easy without going up to much.

delts145
Nov 4, 2012, 11:50 AM
:previous:

Along that train of thought Steven I remembered a post from 2009 regarding the Goshen Valley area of Utah County.

You guys have probably noticed how whenever you google something, so much of what information comes up is directed back to our own forum.

Anyway, here is that interesting little read.

A BIG 'vision' for west of Utah Lake
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3482446292_69a6d80ac6_b.jpg
by mstrwhew

Utah County » 'Vision' shows freeways, bridges for 500,000 people.

By Brandon Loomis
The Salt Lake Tribune

Goshen » It's all greasewood and jackrabbits out here on Utah County's
"back 40," a lonely and lovely retreat for the old-fangled cowboy.

That's today. Folks around here know it can't last, and now there's
color-coded evidence: a map that heralds the coming wave of
suburban buckaroos in split-level ranches.

Utah Lake's great beyond is about to land on a transportation plan
that rolls out freeways and bridges for an expected desert land
rush by 500,000 or more people over the next half-century.

"I guess I'll have to head to Wyoming or Montana next," ranch manager
Rich Fowler said last week while mending a barbed-wire fence next
to a stock pond. He saw urban sprawl munch farms and ranches in
California and Nevada before the cowboy want ads brought him here.
He knows his cows stand in a freeway's path.

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2009/0822/20090822__westlake_0823~2_300.jpg

Where most people see a placid reflection of Happy Valley on the
state's shallow freshwater sea, municipal planners see a chance to
cut and paste the civilized east shore onto the brushy west. If they're
right, the next generation in Utah's second-largest county will see
as many neighbors in the dry hills out west as currently gather
around Provo-Orem at the base of the Wasatch Mountains.

"This is really the only area in urban Utah that is undeveloped to
[this] degree," said Darrell Cook, chairman of metropolitan Utah
County's road-planning organization, Mountainland Association of Governments [MAG]. "We have, on a large scale, an opportunity
to do it right.

"That's a planner's dream."

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2009/0822/20090822__westlake_0823~6_GALLERY.jpg]
Open space along Highway 89 west of Utah Lake
could become a fond memory. Municipal planners have big designs for
the area in the coming decades, including north-south freeways and
bridges across the lake to handle a population of 500,000. (Francisco Kjolseth / The Salt Lake Tribune)


Vision of growth » Doing it right, in MAG's nearly completed
"West Lake Vision" plan, means building two bridges across the
25-mile-long lake and wrapping a freeway from Saratoga Springs to
Eagle Mountain and south to Goshen, then east to Interstate 15.
A beltway farther west would traverse the Cedar Valley, and a grid of collector highways would carve the Goshen and Cedar valleys.

The plan that MAG adopts this fall will inform its next official long-term
roads funding list, set for review in 2011.

It's a vision that makes sprawl fighters sigh. Planting essentially a
second Happy Valley west of the lake and serving it with freeways
just ensures a future of more smog and particulate pollution from
people who have to drive long distances for everything, Sierra Club
regional representative Marc Heileson said.

While Salt Lake County and now even eastern Utah County have
embraced light rail, commuter rail and clustered denser developments
around mass transit, he said, spreading asphalt beyond the lake would
"undo everything good that's happening."

"It is a new definition for bad planning," Heileson said. "It's like all
the mistakes that Los Angeles and Phoenix made" rolled into this plan.

The Sierra Club also balks at the bridges, which Heileson said would
stir up pollutants from the muck and then add a steady stream of
motor oil from the cars passing over.

Heileson said he doesn't believe things will work out as MAG envisions.
Any increase in air pollution would cut off federal transportation funding
that the county desperately needs, he said.

Cook disagrees. Air pollution would be worse if more people stacked
up against the Wasatch's granite wall, he said. And besides the freeways,
he expects the Utah Transit Authority will extend its railways into the
virgin territory. He hopes for job centers and colleges to keep the new residents near home.

The plan doesn't specify where newcomers will get their water. MAG
doesn't predict exactly when all of this will happen, though Cook said
30 to 40 years is a fair estimate.

Cedar Valley, Beyond Eagle Mtn. and Saratoga Springs lies the next metro land rush
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3307772211_d00af620be_b.jpg
MMGoode

It's not going to be cheap.

"Billions, plural," Cook offers. It could cost the state $6 billion for
freeway construction alone, he said, not to mention engineering
miles-long bridges over the deep muck under the lake.

Compare that to the $1.7 billion that the Utah Department of
Transportation currently is spending to rebuild and widen I-15
past Provo.

"I really think [a West Lake highway system] will be the most
expensive expenditure the state will make over the next little
while," said Kent Millington, the Utah Transportation Commission
member who represents Utah County.

MAG's plan is important because it shows where the county, city
and state need to preserve highway rights of way against the
coming development, Millington said. And he believes it is coming
no matter what.

"If you look at what's happened just this decade in Eagle Mountain
and Saratoga Springs," he said, "that area has grown from a little
more than a few houses to 40,000 or 50,000 people out there."

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/44442327_707b8e11aa.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/44442328_5694d94e97.jpg
qb_56

The growth of those bedroom communities off the lake's northwest
shore has paced Utah's nation-leading population surge lately.
Planners expect a similar swell to round the lake's south end through
pastoral Goshen when Payson and Santaquin build out.

The strands of big beige stucco homes now flowing into Eagle
Mountain hay fields in the north eventually could fill in the back
side of the Lake Mountains.

There will be affordable lots for countless happy families, said
Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson, one of the city's earliest
pioneers when she and her husband bought a home 11 years ago.

Eagle Mountain is planning for MAG's vision. Even before the
"West Lake" plan, the city was zoning corridors for freeways. MAG's
map now lines up two future freeways with those protected rights
of way. There's also an east-west swath for what MAG calls a
"Pony Express Parkway" from Saratoga Springs to Eagle Mountain,
harking to the cities' place on the short-lived Old West mail route.

She's eager to make room for neighbors, especially if it means
building the critical mass for freeways and bridges to shorten the
drive to Orem. What took 30 minutes a decade ago now takes an
hour, she said.

"It greatly affects the quality of life right now," Jackson said.

All these lines on the map have a different meaning to cowboy Fowler.
They signal the death of another cow town. Goshen remains a weedy checkerboard of gravel roads and horse trailers, where the locals
safely erect a home-painted "Kids at Play" sign on the shoulder
without attracting highway code enforcers.

"I think it sucks," he said, grinning to show tobacco-stained teeth
and shrugging at the inevitable.

"Strip malls. Highways. They'll do it all here. Everybody who buys
these condos thinks their food comes from a grocery store."

Transportation commissioner Millington sympathizes. He watched
Orem's growth squeeze out prized orchards. But farmers line up to
sell when the price is right, he said, and they always find a new
valley.

"I still buy plenty of apples," he said. "I used to buy them from Orem.
Now I get them from somewhere else."

West Lake Vision
» 500,000 people west of Utah Lake

» Two freeway loops

» Two lake spans

» Urban masses in the Cedar and Goshen valleys
West Lake Vision
500,000 people west of Utah Lake

Two freeway loops

Two lake spans

Urban masses in the Cedar and Goshen valleys

Mount Nebo as seen from the Goshen Valley
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/3089104053_08cd871f6a_b.jpg
mstrwhew

Looking northeast from Goshen Valley
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mstrwhew

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delts145
Nov 4, 2012, 12:51 PM
Highland Glen Pond transformed by renovations
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KcshMKo9zY8/S7GcjkXab4I/AAAAAAAAAt0/vAqZ0V0sLII/s400/IMG_0895.JPG
borrowedlight.blogspot.com

By Caleb Warnock, Daily Herald - November 2, 2012

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/highland/highland-glen-pond-transformed-by-renovations/article_4dcc22d5-cb96-5526-84e5-2a0a8154826c.html

HIGHLAND -- Highland has a completed a year and a half of improvements to Highland Glen Pond.

"We love this pond," Mayor Lynn Ritchie said. "It was in a state of disrepair a year ago. We decided we could refurbish it
and do a lot with a little."

That goal has now been accomplished, thanks to some big anonymous donations. A new metal roof was donated for
the pavilion, and the restrooms got the same treatment. The once-murky pond -- a favorite with locals for trout fishing
and feeding the ducks -- now has crystal clear water, thanks to bubblers installed underwater.

"The water is so clear and clean, it is a great addition," the mayor said.

The pavilion had been so overgrown with weeds and bushes that it couldn't be seen from the pond, he said. And parking
was limited if someone did want to use the pavilion for a large gathering.

"We've expanded parking," he said. "There are now about 30 new parking spots."

An acre of new grass has been added, creating more park space adjacent to the water. And perhaps best of all, for the
first time there is a grass beach and roped off swimming area.

A boat ramp also has been defined and lined with boulders. Trees have been transplanted. The playground area has
been fenced and lined with soft fill for when the kids jump off the swings.

The city hasn't worked alone on the improvements.

"We've had numerous volunteer groups," Hadfield said. "Young adult church groups, Scouts, wards. They have
transformed the park, literally. We want everyone to come and enjoy it. The fishing makes it a wonderful draw."

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZQ5RyZ5857I/TFn_9rhPjUI/AAAAAAAAEpY/aVl_UjtXm8o/s1600/005.JPG
utahcountyparks.blogspot.com

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ry.anders
Nov 5, 2012, 3:18 PM
Drove by the Meadows shopping area and saw that Gordmans was moving into the new space.

delts145
Nov 5, 2012, 4:45 PM
^^^

I noticed that there is some kind of construction happening in The Meadows shopping center in American Fork. It's just west and a little north of the Kohls store; behind Best Buy, but across the bridge.

Does anyone have any info on what is being built there?


So Ry, is this the construction site at The Meadows behind Best Buy, that Tygr was talking about?

It seems to me that Gordmans would be a good replacement over at the old Mervyns, Univ. Mall. I remember the discussion regarding the Mall's disappointment in missing out on snagging Kohls, because of the bad timing of Mervyn's demise. Gordmans would be an excellent retailer for the family/budget conscious patrons in the Orem area.

Orlando
Nov 5, 2012, 5:55 PM
oops

Orlando
Nov 5, 2012, 5:57 PM
:previous:

Along that train of thought Steven I remembered a post from 2009 regarding the Goshen Valley area of Utah County.

You guys have probably noticed how whenever you google something, so much of what information comes up is directed back to our own forum.

Anyway, here is that interesting little read.

A BIG 'vision' for west of Utah Lake
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3482446292_69a6d80ac6_b.jpg
by mstrwhew

Utah County » 'Vision' shows freeways, bridges for 500,000 people.

By Brandon Loomis
The Salt Lake Tribune

Goshen » It's all greasewood and jackrabbits out here on Utah County's
"back 40," a lonely and lovely retreat for the old-fangled cowboy.

That's today. Folks around here know it can't last, and now there's
color-coded evidence: a map that heralds the coming wave of
suburban buckaroos in split-level ranches.

Utah Lake's great beyond is about to land on a transportation plan
that rolls out freeways and bridges for an expected desert land
rush by 500,000 or more people over the next half-century.

"I guess I'll have to head to Wyoming or Montana next," ranch manager
Rich Fowler said last week while mending a barbed-wire fence next
to a stock pond. He saw urban sprawl munch farms and ranches in
California and Nevada before the cowboy want ads brought him here.
He knows his cows stand in a freeway's path.

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2009/0822/20090822__westlake_0823~2_300.jpg

Where most people see a placid reflection of Happy Valley on the
state's shallow freshwater sea, municipal planners see a chance to
cut and paste the civilized east shore onto the brushy west. If they're
right, the next generation in Utah's second-largest county will see
as many neighbors in the dry hills out west as currently gather
around Provo-Orem at the base of the Wasatch Mountains.

"This is really the only area in urban Utah that is undeveloped to
[this] degree," said Darrell Cook, chairman of metropolitan Utah
County's road-planning organization, Mountainland Association of Governments [MAG]. "We have, on a large scale, an opportunity
to do it right.

"That's a planner's dream."

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2009/0822/20090822__westlake_0823~6_GALLERY.jpg]
Open space along Highway 89 west of Utah Lake
could become a fond memory. Municipal planners have big designs for
the area in the coming decades, including north-south freeways and
bridges across the lake to handle a population of 500,000. (Francisco Kjolseth / The Salt Lake Tribune)


Vision of growth » Doing it right, in MAG's nearly completed
"West Lake Vision" plan, means building two bridges across the
25-mile-long lake and wrapping a freeway from Saratoga Springs to
Eagle Mountain and south to Goshen, then east to Interstate 15.
A beltway farther west would traverse the Cedar Valley, and a grid of collector highways would carve the Goshen and Cedar valleys.

The plan that MAG adopts this fall will inform its next official long-term
roads funding list, set for review in 2011.

It's a vision that makes sprawl fighters sigh. Planting essentially a
second Happy Valley west of the lake and serving it with freeways
just ensures a future of more smog and particulate pollution from
people who have to drive long distances for everything, Sierra Club
regional representative Marc Heileson said.

While Salt Lake County and now even eastern Utah County have
embraced light rail, commuter rail and clustered denser developments
around mass transit, he said, spreading asphalt beyond the lake would
"undo everything good that's happening."

"It is a new definition for bad planning," Heileson said. "It's like all
the mistakes that Los Angeles and Phoenix made" rolled into this plan.

The Sierra Club also balks at the bridges, which Heileson said would
stir up pollutants from the muck and then add a steady stream of
motor oil from the cars passing over.

Heileson said he doesn't believe things will work out as MAG envisions.
Any increase in air pollution would cut off federal transportation funding
that the county desperately needs, he said.

Cook disagrees. Air pollution would be worse if more people stacked
up against the Wasatch's granite wall, he said. And besides the freeways,
he expects the Utah Transit Authority will extend its railways into the
virgin territory. He hopes for job centers and colleges to keep the new residents near home.

The plan doesn't specify where newcomers will get their water. MAG
doesn't predict exactly when all of this will happen, though Cook said
30 to 40 years is a fair estimate.

Cedar Valley, Beyond Eagle Mtn. and Saratoga Springs lies the next metro land rush
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3307772211_d00af620be_b.jpg
MMGoode

It's not going to be cheap.

"Billions, plural," Cook offers. It could cost the state $6 billion for
freeway construction alone, he said, not to mention engineering
miles-long bridges over the deep muck under the lake.

Compare that to the $1.7 billion that the Utah Department of
Transportation currently is spending to rebuild and widen I-15
past Provo.

"I really think [a West Lake highway system] will be the most
expensive expenditure the state will make over the next little
while," said Kent Millington, the Utah Transportation Commission
member who represents Utah County.

MAG's plan is important because it shows where the county, city
and state need to preserve highway rights of way against the
coming development, Millington said. And he believes it is coming
no matter what.

"If you look at what's happened just this decade in Eagle Mountain
and Saratoga Springs," he said, "that area has grown from a little
more than a few houses to 40,000 or 50,000 people out there."

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/44442327_707b8e11aa.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/44442328_5694d94e97.jpg
qb_56

The growth of those bedroom communities off the lake's northwest
shore has paced Utah's nation-leading population surge lately.
Planners expect a similar swell to round the lake's south end through
pastoral Goshen when Payson and Santaquin build out.

The strands of big beige stucco homes now flowing into Eagle
Mountain hay fields in the north eventually could fill in the back
side of the Lake Mountains.

There will be affordable lots for countless happy families, said
Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson, one of the city's earliest
pioneers when she and her husband bought a home 11 years ago.

Eagle Mountain is planning for MAG's vision. Even before the
"West Lake" plan, the city was zoning corridors for freeways. MAG's
map now lines up two future freeways with those protected rights
of way. There's also an east-west swath for what MAG calls a
"Pony Express Parkway" from Saratoga Springs to Eagle Mountain,
harking to the cities' place on the short-lived Old West mail route.

She's eager to make room for neighbors, especially if it means
building the critical mass for freeways and bridges to shorten the
drive to Orem. What took 30 minutes a decade ago now takes an
hour, she said.

"It greatly affects the quality of life right now," Jackson said.

All these lines on the map have a different meaning to cowboy Fowler.
They signal the death of another cow town. Goshen remains a weedy checkerboard of gravel roads and horse trailers, where the locals
safely erect a home-painted "Kids at Play" sign on the shoulder
without attracting highway code enforcers.

"I think it sucks," he said, grinning to show tobacco-stained teeth
and shrugging at the inevitable.

"Strip malls. Highways. They'll do it all here. Everybody who buys
these condos thinks their food comes from a grocery store."

Transportation commissioner Millington sympathizes. He watched
Orem's growth squeeze out prized orchards. But farmers line up to
sell when the price is right, he said, and they always find a new
valley.

"I still buy plenty of apples," he said. "I used to buy them from Orem.
Now I get them from somewhere else."

West Lake Vision
» 500,000 people west of Utah Lake

» Two freeway loops

» Two lake spans

» Urban masses in the Cedar and Goshen valleys
West Lake Vision
500,000 people west of Utah Lake

Two freeway loops

Two lake spans

Urban masses in the Cedar and Goshen valleys

Mount Nebo as seen from the Goshen Valley
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/3089104053_08cd871f6a_b.jpg
mstrwhew

Looking northeast from Goshen Valley
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/3185383344_53de064c02_b.jpg
mstrwhew

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:previous:SPRAWL STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!:hell::hell: Say goodbye to a denser downtown skyline, and better and vibrant metro center!!! Thanks to the ignorant planners, developers, and people of Utah! Someone please fire Darrell Cook!! I doubt he knows anything about urban planning! What an ignorant man. "Cook disagrees. Air pollution would be worse if more people stacked up against the Wasatch's granite wall, he said. And besides the freeways, he expects the Utah Transit Authority will extend its railways into the virgin territory. He hopes for job centers and colleges to keep the new residents near home. " If you want to find a way to stop this ignorance, here is the contact info to Marc Heileson of the Sierra Club: marc.heileson@sierraclub.org UTA officials and Envision Utah should also be petitioned, and also Darrell Cook. The problem is that people are moving out there in droves because of cheap land, and not because there's not enough room on the east side of the lake. This causes more energy and capital expenditure per person because of the increased distance between people and existing infrastructure. It also creates a lot more air pollution, because people have to drive farther and are car dependent! This Darrell guy is an idiot. He's probably some Utah Valley conservative mormon developer in his 50's or 60's who has no education regarding urban planning and the affects of sprawl. Why should we tolerate ignorant developers having power over public roads and utilities, ie. water, sewage, gas, and electric. The big one is water and roads. I think a lot of people in Utah are influenced by Sprawl Angeles, Sprawl Vegas, and Phoenix. These are the worst examples for urban planning!

I-15
Nov 8, 2012, 7:52 AM
Driving the new I-15 rebuild, I noticed there are two sections that don't have the large center mast light poles. The two sections fall roughly in the boundaries of Lindon and Springville.

Does anyone know why this is? Did each city get to decide whether to have the lighting? Is each city responsible to maintain and pay for the lighting? Were there concerns over light pollution?

I would have liked to see the light poles span the entire rebuild, and am curious why they didn't install them along the entire I-15 Core project.

jtrent77
Nov 10, 2012, 1:39 PM
New Lehi mall adds 41 stores (http://www.ksl.com/?sid=22903014&nid=148&title=new-lehi-mall-adds-41-stores-to-utah&s_cid=featured-4)

Outlets at Traverse Mountain open next week, also their website (http://www.outletsattraversemountain.com/) is updated.

delts145
Nov 10, 2012, 2:21 PM
:tup: Some really great stores in this mix, some of my favorites like Under Armour. Even though I've been predicting this explosion around Thanksgiving Point for years, I'm still amazed at this ongoing boom/transformation.

I'm diggin the look of the new Adobe Campus...Very Cool...:cool:

javiniscool
Nov 10, 2012, 5:49 PM
Driving the new I-15 rebuild, I noticed there are two sections that don't have the large center mast light poles. The two sections fall roughly in the boundaries of Lindon and Springville.

Does anyone know why this is? Did each city get to decide whether to have the lighting? Is each city responsible to maintain and pay for the lighting? Were there concerns over light pollution?

I would have liked to see the light poles span the entire rebuild, and am curious why they didn't install them along the entire I-15 Core project.

I actually had the same question. I figured the whole project would have the high mass lighting. So I emailed UDOT and asked why. In her reply she said that only areas that were considered urban they would be put in. So those areas between PG blvd. to 1600 North and University Ave to Hwy 6 aren't I guess. However she said that they did install the electrical work in the median so that in the future it could be installed fairly easy.

I would have just installed in in the entire project but that's just me!

tygr
Nov 13, 2012, 4:10 PM
I actually had the same question. I figured the whole project would have the high mass lighting. So I emailed UDOT and asked why. In her reply she said that only areas that were considered urban they would be put in. So those areas between PG blvd. to 1600 North and University Ave to Hwy 6 aren't I guess. However she said that they did install the electrical work in the median so that in the future it could be installed fairly easy.

I would have just installed in in the entire project but that's just me!

[Emphasis added.]

What's interesting is that the entire section through Spanish Fork from just north of US-6 to the southern terminus of the project at Center St. all has high mast lighting. How is Spanish Fork any more urban than Springville or Pleasant Grove/Lindon?

The concrete barriers don't have the recessed element that the high mast lighting is mounted to. I guess they'd have to do concrete cutting to create the pad the lights would be mounted too. If there was future intent to put it in, you'd think they'd had formed in the option for a later install.

I think those two cities had some influence on the decision.

delts145
Nov 16, 2012, 8:46 PM
:fireworksGrand Opening - New outlet stores in Lehi attract a crowd

http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=$Jxw4mRIZloumy3BDhoQYM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuSLxyWNjD0PZlDvhuFcoo9WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg
(Paul Fraughton | The Salt Lake Tribune) After the ribbon is cut, shoppers stream into the new Outlets at Traverse Mountain that had its official grand opening Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published 6 minutes ago • Updated 4 minutes ago

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/55294713-79/outlet-stores-factory-lehi.html.csp

The official opening of the Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi Friday drew thousands of shoppers to the retail center, which is home to more than 40 stores.

Such retailers as Banana Republic Factory Store, Chico’s and J Crew Factory opened their doors for several hours Thursday evening as part of a weekend grand opening celebration featuring special events.

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain is at 3700 N. Cabela’s Blvd.

Other retailers include Carter’s Babies & Kids, Children’s Place, Clarks Bostonian Outlet, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Famous Footwear Outlet, G.H. Bass, Gap Outlet, Gold Toe, Gymboree Outlet, IZOD, Johnny Rockets, Journeys, Kitchen Collection, Lane Bryant, Levi’s Outlet Store, Loft Outlet, Maurices, Men’s Wearhouse Outlet, Michael Kors and Nike Factory Store.

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delts145
Nov 17, 2012, 1:18 PM
Hordes of happy shoppers welcome Outlets at Traverse Mountain
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/63/c6369d8e-4359-5765-9efb-04595f275bd6/50a73abe8fead.preview-620.jpg
From left, Teri Sunderland, general manager of the Outlets at Traverse Mountain, gives Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson a little help in cutting a ribbon during the grand opening ceremony Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. MARK JOHNSTON/Daily Herald


"There was no recession in sight on Friday as dignitaries gathered from as far as Hawaii to cut the ribbon on the new Outlets at Traverse Mountain".

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/a6/ea62e3a6-836b-5fb5-a888-4f324376e7fe/50a73ad28ff7b.preview-620.jpg
Shoppers browse the Outlets at Traverse Mountain after the grand opening ceremony Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. MARK
JOHNSTON/Daily Herald

5 hours ago • Caleb Warnock - Daily Herald(0) CommentsLEHI -- There was no recession in sight on Friday as dignitaries gathered from as far as Hawaii to cut the ribbon on the new Outlets at Traverse Mountain.

It's all here -- Michael Kors with grommeted bags, Le Creuset with its signature enameled cast iron pots, Nike's spirited athletic wear, and Johnny Rockets was packed with customers looking for a 1950s diner experience. Which is not to mention Under Armour, Calvin Klein, diamonds, leather, a handful of stores ripe with children's clothing, shoe from high end to budget conscious, perfume, men's wear, luggage, chocolate, chocolate and chocolate.

What's not to love?

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Employees of the Nike Factory Store greet shoppers lined up before the grand opening of the store along with the rest of the Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. MARK JOHNSTON/Daily Herald

The mere existence of this outlet mall is testimony that there is life in Utah Valley's economy. Ted Heaps, who as CEO of Legacy Retail is the man who made this happen, put it this way: "Despite the rather bleak economic climate of the last few years, we have a virtual hotbed of American free enterprise here, and we are proud to be part of it."

If the throngs and hordes that descended on the new mall Friday morning are any sign, shoppers are not only happy but chomping at the bit to do their part. Johnny Rockets restaurant was packed with customers, as was Kitchen Collection as people snapped up cooking wares and gadgets. There was a line for the cashier at Le Creuset, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory was filled with eager eaters. So much cheering was coming from the Nike Factory Store -- employees lined up to give lines of shoppers a boisterous welcome -- that it sounded like a championship basketball game. The front doors at Michael Kors seemed to never stand still.

"Our stores are extremely excited to be opening," said Teri Sunderland, general manager of the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. "This will become a destination."

Erin Callaway of Pleasant Grove, her mother and her grandmother all descended on Le Creuset because the family is devoted to the pans and has been traveling to California to buy them. They are thrilled to have a store much, much closer to home.

"I own three pots and they are amazing," Callaway said. "They are kind of like the better way of Crock Pot cooking."

"You cannot make a pot roast without a Le Creuset," said her mother, Carole Probst. "It's not the same."

Grandmother Lucy Diepenbrock has her mother's original Le Creuset pots, now at least 80 years old and still as good as new, the family said.

"We are fighting over who gets them for the next generation," Callaway said with a laugh. That kind of enthusiasm is exactly what officials are grateful for.

"There has been a lot of Thanksgiving today. Thanks for having the faith to come to Lehi City," Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson said to developers. "I've never been to heaven and I probably won't get there, but if it's like this, it's probably worth changing our ways to get there."

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MARKJOHNSTON/Daily Herald


For information about the Outlets at Traverse Mountain, visit outletsattraversemountain.com.

If you go: Stores at Outlets at Traverse Mountain

Banana Republic

Calvin Klein

Maurices

Men's Wearhouse

Michael Kors

Nike

OshKosh B'gosh

Perfumania

Polo Ralph Lauren

Pro Image Sports

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Samsonite

Skechers

The Children's Place

Tommy Hilfiger

Ultra Diamond & Gold

Under Armour

Van Heusen

Vans Outlet

Wilsons Leather

Loft

Zumiez

Carter's

Chico's

Clarks/Bostonian

Coach

Columbia Sportswear

Famous Footwear

G.H. Bass Shoes

Gap

Gold Toe

Go Lite

Gymboree

Izod

J.Crew

Johnny Rockets

Journeys

Kitchen Collection

Lane Bryant

Le Creuset

Levi's

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delts145
Nov 17, 2012, 1:57 PM
:fireworks Adobe, Opening Day At New Campus:fireworks

....................................................http://www.okland-const.com/images/Adobe%20Rendering.jpgokland construction


Silicon Valley, Utah Style

The "Happy Valley" nickname may soon be replaced by a more up-to-date monicker: "Silicon Valley II."...

The Daily Herald @

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/opinion/article_9e032975-1fa1-509f-a1eb-98144663d3f2.html



..."This is Super Bowl stuff for Lehi," gushed Lehi Economic Development Director Doug Meldrum. We share his enthusiasm. The Adobe campus will be adjacent to Micron, IM Flash, Exactware and Microsoft along the north edge of Lehi...

...And the U.S. National Security Agency is building a multi-billion dollar, 65-megawatt data center at Camp Williams, just a stone's throw away..."


Adobe @
http://www.facebook.com/AdobeInUtah#!/photo.php?fbid=384108708332503&set=a.384099368333437.90108.118673014876075&type=1&theater
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Okay, So looking at the traffic on I-15 in the far background, makes me wonder how long the new freeway mega-expansion will suffice. Thank goodness FrontRunner is about to open.
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Hmm...Adobe Ninjas...:haha:
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Checking out the Touchscreens
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Very cool touch screen where you can use your hands to draw digitally on the white board.
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Digital customer logo wall
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Checking out the fireplace and seating area
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World's largest lava tubes
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Break room area
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Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts!
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More unique seating in break area.
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More unique seating in break area.
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New Conference Room
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Break Room
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Associate Consul General, Wade Sherman addressing the employees in the courtyard.
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Beautiful sunset from main stairs
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delts145
Nov 17, 2012, 3:28 PM
Traverse Ridge Center

This new business park is being built just southeast and up the road from Adobe on Triumph Blvd., on the south side of the Timp. Hwy.

http://www.loopnet.com/xnet/mainsite/HttpHandlers/attachment/ServeAttachment.ashx?FileGuid=60FBAAB2-AF68-4DDE-88A9-5392AD3CB3FF&Extension=JPG&Width=631&Height=421&PadImage=False&DisableVisualWatermark=&ClipImage=False&ExactDim=-1&UseThumbnailAsOriginal=False

Total Space Available:138,000 - Date Available, July 2014
SF Rental Rate:$24.50 /SF/Year Property
Type:Office Property Sub-type:Office
Building Construction Status:Under Construction/
Proposed Building Size:138,000 SF
Building Class:A

Description
Mixed-use retail and office campus to be built on 22 acres. Planned retail and hotel amenities on site. 5 parking stalls per 1,000 USF leased with reserved covered stalls available under the building. Build-to-suit and ground lease options available. Fiber on site.

Ideally located for easy access to both Salt Lake and Utah Counties via I-15. The new building will sit directly east of the SR 92 exit in Lehi, Utah. Adjacent to or within minutes of of the property are a number of very prominant destination points, including: Cabela's, Thanksgiving Point, Factory Outlets, and the new Adobe Campus. Additionally, future developments in close proximity to Traverse Ridge Center include a planned UTA light rail station, which will connect Salt Lake and Utah County; and an outlet mall that will add numerous new restaurants and convenient shopping.

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Orlando
Nov 28, 2012, 12:50 AM
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New athletic facility to open in Lehi. catering to Volleyball.

http://slenterprise.com/view/full_story/19846831/article-New-athletic-facility-focusing-on-volleyball-to-open-in-Lehi?instance=latest_news_page

SLC Projects
Nov 28, 2012, 1:49 AM
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New athletic facility to open in Lehi. catering to Volleyball.

http://slenterprise.com/view/full_story/19846831/article-New-athletic-facility-focusing-on-volleyball-to-open-in-Lehi?instance=latest_news_page

I don't have a membership to the enterprise so I can't read this story. Also I heard that Sandy City has a few housing projects in the works, but can only read those headlines in the enterprise. Since you have a membership are those sandy housing projects anything worth reading?

Bob The Builder
Nov 28, 2012, 3:19 AM
Traverse Ridge Center

This new business park is being built just southeast and up the road from Adobe on Triumph Blvd., on the south side of the Timp. Hwy.

http://www.loopnet.com/xnet/mainsite/HttpHandlers/attachment/ServeAttachment.ashx?FileGuid=60FBAAB2-AF68-4DDE-88A9-5392AD3CB3FF&Extension=JPG&Width=631&Height=421&PadImage=False&DisableVisualWatermark=&ClipImage=False&ExactDim=-1&UseThumbnailAsOriginal=False

Total Space Available:138,000 - Date Available, July 2014
SF Rental Rate:$24.50 /SF/Year Property
Type:Office Property Sub-type:Office
Building Construction Status:Under Construction/
Proposed Building Size:138,000 SF
Building Class:A

Description
Mixed-use retail and office campus to be built on 22 acres. Planned retail and hotel amenities on site. 5 parking stalls per 1,000 USF leased with reserved covered stalls available under the building. Build-to-suit and ground lease options available. Fiber on site.

Ideally located for easy access to both Salt Lake and Utah Counties via I-15. The new building will sit directly east of the SR 92 exit in Lehi, Utah. Adjacent to or within minutes of of the property are a number of very prominant destination points, including: Cabela's, Thanksgiving Point, Factory Outlets, and the new Adobe Campus. Additionally, future developments in close proximity to Traverse Ridge Center include a planned UTA light rail station, which will connect Salt Lake and Utah County; and an outlet mall that will add numerous new restaurants and convenient shopping.

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Nice looking building. Too bad developers don't do buildings like this in down town Provo with 8-10 floors rather than 6. But with all of open land around this is cheaper. Oh well :P

H4vok
Dec 7, 2012, 5:19 AM
More on Adobe:

http://img.ksl.com//usersubmittedpics/8/819/81978.jpg?filter=ksl/pgallery

New Adobe building encourages interactivity, ingenuity
LEHI — Adobe's new glass and concrete geometric building stands out against the Point of the Mountain. The company moved in a month ago and welcomed the press in Thursday.

Adobe constructed the building with their values in mind, their Global Workspaces Director, Jonathan Francom said.

"We want this building to more or less scream our values: being innovative, being genuine, being involved, being exceptional," Francom said.

As you walk into Adobe's new campus in Lehi you'll find a lot of open space with natural light. You'll also find a basketball court with both the college and NBA three point lines, a workout room, a rock climbing wall and a full-service cafeteria with a wide variety of choices.

Article [includes Video] (http://www.ksl.com/?sid=23278463&nid=148)

delts145
Dec 11, 2012, 4:12 PM
Groundbreaking for Popeyes outlet in Lehi

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE - First Published 1 minute ago

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is breaking ground for a new restaurant, located at 3699 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi.

The restaurant, to open in March, is just across from the new Adobe campus, which dominates the east side of Interstate 15 at the Thanksgiving Point exit.

The New Orleans-based Popeyes has 2,035 restaurants in the U.S. and 25 foreign countries, including a location at Hill Air Force Base south of Ogden that is open only to base personnel and a store at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Last year, the Cajun fried chicken restaurant chain opened 140 restaurants.

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Orlando
Dec 12, 2012, 6:40 PM
Micron to seek master plan approval for 780 acres

via The Enterprise Newspaper