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Future Mayor
Sep 20, 2013, 4:37 PM
Errr....has anyone actually seen their plans yet? I think you are being a bit (a lot) judgmental before even seeing what they are planning to do.

It's an enclosed suburban mall, surrounded by suburban style housing. Yes BRT will help a few people get there by means other than car, but does anyone honestly believe it will have any attributes even similar to City Creek, besides simply having some office and residential on the same property? I'll be happy to eat my words IF I'm wrong.

StevenF
Sep 20, 2013, 10:17 PM
I watched a documentary on 20th Century arcitecture that changed architecture a few months back and it talked about the guy that invented the shopping mall. He was hoping to bring a little bit of urban living to suburbia and was disappointed by the fact that many of his ideas never happened. He was hoping high density housing and offices would develop around the malls and reduce the need of the car. We all know that for 99% of the malls out there that never happened. I like to think that even though University Mall isn't a downtown, that it will bring some Urban thinking to a Suburban/Sprawl minded people. I think we are finally bringing some of the architects ideas on what the "mall" should be. It only took 40 or 50 years for society to come around.

Wasatch_One
Sep 20, 2013, 10:25 PM
Im reserving comment at the moment until I learn more. That being said, Im keeping my expectations low. Housing and office will make better use of the vacant land, but to make comparisons to City Creek... I doubt it will be anything near CC. Its suburban in nature, it doesnt have the grid infrastructure in place that City Creek has...

SupaDupaFreak
Sep 22, 2013, 7:58 PM
(KUTV) A Provo based energy developer is looking to build the state’s first major solar farm in Millard County

Provo-based “Energy Capital” will lease around 1,700 acres north of Delta from the school and institutional trust lands for the project.





http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_6906.shtml

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SupaDupaFreak
Sep 22, 2013, 8:07 PM
The University Mall Project will be great it is the start of an urban core that will spread and become more developed over time.

jedikermit
Sep 23, 2013, 1:55 PM
(KUTV) A Provo based energy developer is looking to build the state’s first major solar farm in Millard County

Provo-based “Energy Capital” will lease around 1,700 acres north of Delta from the school and institutional trust lands for the project.





http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_6906.shtml

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There have been rumors about this for a while now--hope they're finally able to move forward. There's a huge solar farm south of Las Vegas off of I-15; hopefully Energy Capital will be able to get something similar going.

SupaDupaFreak
Sep 23, 2013, 2:18 PM
There have been rumors about this for a while now--hope they're finally able to move forward. There's a huge solar farm south of Las Vegas off of I-15; hopefully Energy Capital will be able to get something similar going.

I really hope it will go through we need to start producing clean cheap energy instead of using dirty coal

John Martin
Sep 23, 2013, 4:57 PM
I really hope it will go through we need to start producing clean cheap energy instead of using dirty coal

Clean it may be, but solar aint cheap.

Deek1978
Sep 23, 2013, 5:24 PM
The Solar Farm that is located by State Line on the California/Nevada border is MASSIVE!
My wife is from So-Cal (She hates it when I call it that), and we drive by there frequently, I've also flown over it twice. For the amount of space that it takes up, compared to the amount of power which it produces... unfortunately, isn't a viable solution. A Nuclear Power Plant in Green River would take up approximately 1/4th the space, and produce more power.

Future Mayor
Sep 23, 2013, 11:04 PM
Clean it may be, but solar aint cheap.

The power generated from this solar field will be used by consumers in California, so I don't care how much the power from it costs, as long as it's clean and renewable, and doesn't pollute the air anywhere in our State.

The Solar Farm that is located by State Line on the California/Nevada border is MASSIVE!
My wife is from So-Cal (She hates it when I call it that), and we drive by there frequently, I've also flown over it twice. For the amount of space that it takes up, compared to the amount of power which it produces... unfortunately, isn't a viable solution. A Nuclear Power Plant in Green River would take up approximately 1/4th the space, and produce more power.

While I'm not arguing for or against solar or nuclear, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. As solar technologies improve, the output of these solar farms will increase. A nuclear plant may use only 1/4 of the space, but it will require large amounts of water, water that is scarce, particularly in drought years.



I figure if a company can make a profit off solar by taking up hundreds of unused, uninteresting acres of land in the dessert, by all means go for it. And feel free to build even more solar farms.

Deek1978
Sep 24, 2013, 6:59 PM
Actually, Future Mayor makes a very good point:

Graphene, which is a layer of carbon one atom thick is a new super product. It also can transfer energy with no heat loss. Coating solar cells with graphene can up their power output exponentially. We'll go from 15% efficiency to 40% efficiency in the next 10 years. With efficiency increasing rapidly after that.

Graphene is one of those products that will change the world. Practical use is still 5-10 years off, but there are thousands of different applications. There are too many articles for me to pick just one... but even ksl.com had an article about it recently.

delts145
Sep 27, 2013, 2:16 PM
Payson LDS Temple Update

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/gallery/images/payson-mormon-temple1.jpg
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com


Photographs taken October 20, 2013, courtesy of Kathleen Bingham
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple104.jpg?1382333185

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple102.jpg?1382333180

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple109.jpg?1382333198

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple108.jpg?1382333196

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple107.jpg?1382333194

Orlando
Sep 27, 2013, 5:03 PM
Even though this design looks like it copied the White House, I am very impressed with the thoroughness of articulation and detailing.

delts145
Sep 27, 2013, 8:02 PM
Agree Orlando...In the pic below, it looks like a major highway construction at the foothills? Can anyone confirm, and is it a divided four/five lane?

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple376.jpg?1380223347
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson

Future Mayor
Sep 27, 2013, 8:18 PM
If I'm not mistaken the picture is looking south and that is just a gravel pit in Santiquin.

If you google earth 1400 S and 930 W in Payson, the marker will be to far south, but you will see the actual 1400 S on the map. The Temple is being built on the SW corner of 1400 S and 930 W, Google earth just shows some tire tracks on the property.

If go directly south you'll see the gravel pit near 198 and I-15 in Santiquin.

Deek1978
Oct 4, 2013, 7:09 PM
article in the Daily Herald today about the Orem City Rec Center upgrade. It'll be paid for by taxes that have already been collected over the last 8 years.

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/orem-reveals-plans-for-rec-center-upgrade/article_ba7dcd2f-9dfb-582d-a2c1-1b4a407fb6e1.html

delts145
Oct 18, 2013, 5:16 PM
For many of us this is kind of a blast from the past. Remember Orem's debacle of MIDTOWN VILLAGE?? Well, it looks like they're finally finishing it up for occupancy. I came across these pics purely by accident when looking for an update on Holladay Village.

Before
http://www.wrmeadows.com/pics/orem-lmp1.jpg

After
http://synd.yardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/news_6526_MidtownVillageOrem460px.jpg

http://www.orem-utah.us/uploads/7/8/6/6/7866822/6718385.jpg?462

Wasatch_One
Oct 23, 2013, 4:52 PM
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/plans-for--acre-university-mall-project-released/article_c585da95-f8aa-57bb-aa67-b664cf3cba2e.html

Plans for 112-acre University Mall project released

On Tuesday, the Woodbury Corporation announced that the 112-acre University Mall property will become a "university district" with retail and office spaces, residential options, park land and numerous other amenities that together will form an urban gathering place for the community.

Plans for an expansion of University Mall have been closely guarded and under legal non-disclosure contracts since last spring.

The plans have now been made public, and residents are starting to get their first look at what the major project will bring to Orem.

"We've looked at this from a bigger picture. We're mixing things that go into an urban core," project consultant Kris Longson said.

The Woodbury family has reached out to designers and founders of the "new urbanism," Duany, Plater-Zyberk and Company.

"They aren't looking at this as a development, but as a legacy to their family,"

Future Mayor
Oct 23, 2013, 5:21 PM
While it won't become a downtown like Provo, Ogden or Salt Lake City, it is a vast improvement over the existing mall surrounded by parking. I hope the surrounding residents see all these things as a good thing rather than "I don't want more people/traffic in my neighborhood"

I like that Orem officials are starting to realize the vertical is the only direction they have to build at this point. Only a four story office building on University Parkway is a bit underwhelming to me though, but I guess it's better than the existing sea of endless parking.

Overall it's a huge improvement and will definitely improve what Orem has to offer, and the suburbanites of Orem will absolutely love it.

If they could somehow incorporate the future BRT/light rail into the heart of the project that would make it that much better. However the BRT is slated to go right down the Parkway. Maybe they can figure out someway to incorporate the stop into the project in a viable manner, with excellent access or a major walkway from the stop into the project.

SLC Projects
Oct 23, 2013, 5:37 PM
So far all I've seen are a few pics of a layout of some green space around the mall.
These few images are annoying. Can't really make out what anything is so I try to zoom in but then it's too pixelated. Hope somebody comes out with some real renderings.

delts145
Oct 28, 2013, 10:13 PM
DoTerra World-Wide Campus - PLEASANT GROVE

VCBO ARCHITECTURE...http://www.vcbo.com/doterra-corporate-campus.html

http://www.vcbo.com/images/current%20image%20401.jpg

http://www.vcbo.com/images/current%20image%20402.jpg

http://www.vcbo.com/images/current-image-402.jpg

http://www.vcbo.com/images/current-image-405.jpg

http://www.vcbo.com/images/current-image-406.jpg

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delts145
Oct 31, 2013, 1:22 PM
It's always been my understanding that there's only enough demand in Utah County for one convention center. And since downtown Provo ended up landing the convention center, is there even a need for one in PG? The developer should just buy some land in downtown Provo and develop his hotel there since downtown Provo is now in need for more hotel rooms.


I have to think that for the foreseeable future Thanksgiving Point/Traverse Ridge would make a lot more sense than the location at Pleasant Grove. I mean, the huge ongoing Commercial and Tech buildup there is already a pretty exciting place, with a multitude of things for the visitors to do. The paint isn't even dry at Adobe and Traverse Outlets, and they're already getting ready for major expansions. Of course, Thanksgiving Point is a major regional attraction now. The buildup just seems to keep picking up momentum. Also, you have the straight shot on the new Timpanogos Parkway to spectacular Amercian Fork Canyon. Snowbird and Alta is also close enough to be very convenient.

UV4EVER
Nov 3, 2013, 12:21 AM
I found out about this new residential/commercial development going in west of I-15 in Springville just this week. Looks kinda cool. I think phase one will have 352 residential units. I guess it was from a year ago but they are going to the planning commission this month for re-approval.

http://www.ryanlong.net/images/aldara.jpg
http://www.ryanlong.net/images/aldara-2.jpg
http://www.springville.org/administration/files/2012/10/SR-OutlookSiteFinalPlat6.pdf

tygr
Nov 4, 2013, 4:24 PM
I like seeing development news, especially when it involves locations near where I live.

But, since it is higher density housing, I don't see this one as a very well thought out as it is nowhere near any transit options. The closest public transit is 2.5 miles east of this project at the corner of 400 S and Main.

Springville seems to allow quite a bit of higher density housing out on their west side, but without considering the lack of available public transit. They really need to work with UTA to study the need for a western route through that area.

In August 2012, I emailed UTA a suggested route along Spanish Fork's North Main St. and Springville's 400 South with the argument that it would serve several housing complexes, Maceys, Costco, the municipal airport, the South Utah County Armory, the Utah County Jail, Young Living, Neways, Walmart, the IHC InstaCare, and much more.

I felt that if they didn't add an additional route, it would be a better route than the current one along the very rural UT 51 between Spanish Fork and Springville.

jtrent77
Nov 4, 2013, 6:56 PM
I like seeing development news, especially when it involves locations near where I live.

But, since it is higher density housing, I don't see this one as a very well thought out as it is nowhere near any transit options. The closest public transit is 2.5 miles east of this project at the corner of 400 S and Main.

Springville seems to allow quite a bit of higher density housing out on their west side, but without considering the lack of available public transit. They really need to work with UTA to study the need for a western route through that area.

In August 2012, I emailed UTA a suggested route along Spanish Fork's North Main St. and Springville's 400 South with the argument that it would serve several housing complexes, Maceys, Costco, the municipal airport, the South Utah County Armory, the Utah County Jail, Young Living, Neways, Walmart, the IHC InstaCare, and much more.

I felt that if they didn't add an additional route, it would be a better route than the current one along the very rural UT 51 between Spanish Fork and Springville.

How far will it be from the future FrontRunner station though?

tygr
Nov 4, 2013, 7:24 PM
How far will it be from the future FrontRunner station though?

If Springville gets a station, two miles minimum just to the rail line. If Spanish Fork's station is the closest one, then five miles.

UV4EVER
Nov 4, 2013, 11:31 PM
If Springville gets a station, two miles minimum just to the rail line. If Spanish Fork's station is the closest one, then five miles.

According to this map, about 1.3 miles.

http://www.mountainland.org/site/downloads/planning/Transportation_Plans/2011_Metropolitan_Transportation_Plan/Maps/2040_MTP_Transit_11x17.pdf

Future Mayor
Nov 5, 2013, 12:34 AM
Even at 1.3 miles, still not walkable and will require residents to drive to the station. But maybe there will be a bus line connecting the Front Runner Station with downtown Springville.

tygr
Nov 5, 2013, 4:37 PM
According to this map, about 1.3 miles.

http://www.mountainland.org/site/downloads/planning/Transportation_Plans/2011_Metropolitan_Transportation_Plan/Maps/2040_MTP_Transit_11x17.pdf

Um... that map, that MAG used is showing the UTA line using the UPRR line (1500 W) directly through the Intermountain Power Project Rail Car Service Center. The right of way that UTA owns is the one further east (400 W), closer to downtown Springville. This map shows it using the UPRR line until 1600 South when it all of a sudden uses (currently) nonexisting rail to move from one right of way to the other—ignoring the bulk of Springville altogether.

I don't think that map of projections is very accurate.

My understanding is that the biggest obstacle that UTA faces in building the extension south of Provo Station is the need for an immediate crossover bridge so they can get to the right of way they own on the [north and] east side of all the rail yards in Provo and Springville.

tygr
Nov 5, 2013, 4:40 PM
Even at 1.3 miles, still not walkable and will require residents to drive to the station. But maybe there will be a bus line connecting the Front Runner Station with downtown Springville.

Your observations are correct.

This still doesn't address the public transit availability of the multi-unit development posted above. That development is four blocks west of I-15—further west of FrontRunner, and even further west of downtown Springville.

delts145
Nov 5, 2013, 5:05 PM
delete, wrong thread

UV4EVER
Nov 5, 2013, 7:12 PM
Um... that map, that MAG used is showing the UTA line using the UPRR line (1500 W) directly through the Intermountain Power Project Rail Car Service Center. The right of way that UTA owns is the one further east (400 W), closer to downtown Springville. This map shows it using the UPRR line until 1600 South when it all of a sudden uses (currently) nonexisting rail to move from one right of way to the other—ignoring the bulk of Springville altogether.

I don't think that map of projections is very accurate.

My understanding is that the biggest obstacle that UTA faces in building the extension south of Provo Station is the need for an immediate crossover bridge so they can get to the right of way they own on the [north and] east side of all the rail yards in Provo and Springville.

How did you find out where the line is going to be? Can you give me a credible source? (Obviously mine wasn't reliable) Just curious cuz I would really like to know. :) Also, does UTA own the land for a station in Springville or Spanish Fork? If so, where is the land? Thanks!

tygr
Nov 5, 2013, 8:33 PM
How did you find out where the line is going to be? Can you give me a credible source? (Obviously mine wasn't reliable) Just curious cuz I would really like to know. :) Also, does UTA own the land for a station in Springville or Spanish Fork? If so, where is the land? Thanks!

I've got a little egg on my face. :shrug: Sorry. I honestly thought I had seen that they had the rail line closer to the center of Springville too.

It looks like the map is correct. I found on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FrontRunner#Future_extensions) (FWIW), the future extension plans detail a Springville Station at 1500 W and 400 S. Further down the line it will connect near 1600 S/2700 N (adding a currently nonexistent connection) between the UPRR line to the UTA owned line. My guess is the connection would be built between 1600 S/2700 N and Williams Lane at about 1700 W/Chappel Dr.

I live in Spanish Fork and if you have noticed the rail line that immediately parallels I-15 from about Main St. all the way to Payson, there are signs at some crossings showing that UTA owns that right of way (the former SPRR/Tintic line).

The active UPRR line heading south to Delta is about a half mile further west in Benjamin.

The chatter in city planning, commission, and council meetings has identified a FrontRunner station at the location of 100 South as well as a nearby I-15 Center Street exit. They will vacate the 100 S crossing under I-15 when the Center Street exit opens. If you look at the Google Street View of the railroad crossing at 100 South just west of I-15 in Spanish Fork, you can read the "No Dumping" signs saying "Property of UTA."

My understanding was that they considered having one station for both Springville and Spanish Fork near 1600 S/2700 N. but ultimately decided that they wanted two stations, one at 100 South in Spanish Fork and the other near 400 South in Springville.

NOTE: Where street references refer to both Springville and Spanish Fork, Springville is listed first, then Spanish Fork (e.g. 1600 S/2700 N)

Future Mayor
Nov 5, 2013, 8:45 PM
You are correct on the reason they are waiting until a future date to build Front Runner to Payson, the cost of the flyover ramp, south of Provo Central cannot be justified based on projected ridership at this time.

Having worked with Mountainland while working for Payson I am confident that the map linked above is correct.

UV4EVER
Nov 6, 2013, 3:57 PM
I've got a little egg on my face. :shrug: Sorry. I honestly thought I had seen that they had the rail line closer to the center of Springville too.

It looks like the map is correct. I found on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FrontRunner#Future_extensions) (FWIW), the future extension plans detail a Springville Station at 1500 W and 400 S. Further down the line it will connect near 1600 S/2700 N (adding a currently nonexistent connection) between the UPRR line to the UTA owned line. My guess is the connection would be built between 1600 S/2700 N and Williams Lane at about 1700 W/Chappel Dr.

I live in Spanish Fork and if you have noticed the rail line that immediately parallels I-15 from about Main St. all the way to Payson, there are signs at some crossings showing that UTA owns that right of way (the former SPRR/Tintic line).

The active UPRR line heading south to Delta is about a half mile further west in Benjamin.

The chatter in city planning, commission, and council meetings has identified a FrontRunner station at the location of 100 South as well as a nearby I-15 Center Street exit. They will vacate the 100 S crossing under I-15 when the Center Street exit opens. If you look at the Google Street View of the railroad crossing at 100 South just west of I-15 in Spanish Fork, you can read the "No Dumping" signs saying "Property of UTA."

My understanding was that they considered having one station for both Springville and Spanish Fork near 1600 S/2700 N. but ultimately decided that they wanted two stations, one at 100 South in Spanish Fork and the other near 400 South in Springville.

NOTE: Where street references refer to both Springville and Spanish Fork, Springville is listed first, then Spanish Fork (e.g. 1600 S/2700 N)

No problem! :cheers: I'm just glad there are other people passionate about South Valley developments like me!

Deek1978
Nov 12, 2013, 7:49 PM
Noticed that dirt has been moving in the vacant lot on Highway 6 in Spanish Fork, adjacent to the Gold's Gym. I'm not entirely sure what it is that will be built there... new restaurant (Lonestar Steakhouse?) *fingers crossed*

Also, there is a hotel being built off of the 1400 North Exit in Springville. It is 4 stories tall. I don't know which chain is building it, if anyone has any info.

UV4EVER
Nov 15, 2013, 3:10 AM
Noticed that dirt has been moving in the vacant lot on Highway 6 in Spanish Fork, adjacent to the Gold's Gym. I'm not entirely sure what it is that will be built there... new restaurant (Lonestar Steakhouse?) *fingers crossed*

Also, there is a hotel being built off of the 1400 North Exit in Springville. It is 4 stories tall. I don't know which chain is building it, if anyone has any info.

I'm not sure what is going in next to Gold's, although I believe that is all part of the same developed that put in Costco so any number of things could go in there. When they get done with all that its going to be huge and have a ton of stuff! I stumbled upon an awesome PDF that has great info on all that but I can't find it anymore! Anyone else see it? It has info on IHC, Costco, a connection road north into Springville and lots of other things. I wish I could find it right now!

Also, the new hotel in Springville is gonna be a Holiday Inn Express! http://www.springville.org/community-development/files/2012/04/May-2013.pdf

jtrent77
Dec 12, 2013, 6:49 PM
Orem approves rezoning for University Mall project (http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/orem-approves-rezoning-for-university-mall-project/article_753fec4d-8ab9-5c9c-9992-78ba4b29af3a.html)
OREM -- Tuesday's action to allow University Mall to begin the first phase of a major redesign did not happen without apprehension by some Orem residents.

A city council vote to change the zone to allow the project was not unanimous. The one dissenting vote came from councilman Hans Andersen, who said he was concerned about future litigation that would bind the city coffers over signage and billboard issues.

Orlando
Dec 12, 2013, 9:06 PM
Fyi, the firm I am with is involved in a 4-story senior care building in downtown Orem. I didn't know there was a downtown, but the building is right off of State and Center, and next to a park.

Wasatch_One
Dec 12, 2013, 10:27 PM
Fyi, the firm I am with is involved in a 4-story senior care building in downtown Orem. I didn't know there was a downtown, but the building is right off of State and Center, and next to a park.

It's called Treeo:

http://www.betreeo.com/

SLC Projects
Dec 13, 2013, 1:36 AM
Orem has a downtown?

Future Mayor
Dec 13, 2013, 5:32 AM
Maybe they define downtown Orem as the N/S center point of the worlds longest strip mall. :shrug:

Deek1978
Dec 13, 2013, 6:36 PM
I drove by there the other day, and the Senior Center is pretty good sized. I was impressed. However, as far as Orem is concerned, the senior center isn't in downtown. Unless it is the downtown.... I'd say University Parkway and State is Downtown Orem, just because it's the busiest intersection.

SLC Projects
Dec 13, 2013, 11:01 PM
Layout of the university mall redevelopment.

http://utahvalley360.com/2013/12/11/orem-city-council-approves-massive-development-at-university-mall/

delts145
Dec 14, 2013, 12:25 AM
I drove by there the other day, and the Senior Center is pretty good sized. I was impressed. However, as far as Orem is concerned, the senior center isn't in downtown. Unless it is the downtown.... I'd say University Parkway and State is Downtown Orem, just because it's the busiest intersection.



I would have to agree with you Deek, especially after this redevelopment of the University Mall Area is completed.

I like that they're filling in a lot of the surface lots with good commercial/residential density. I wonder how much of the parking if any will go underground? This is quite a major redo. I would like to see a lot more of this kind of density along 1300, heading west all the way to UVU.

http://utahvalley360.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/university-mall-zoning.jpg
http://utahvalley360.com

wrendog
Dec 14, 2013, 1:52 AM
Don't know all the details, but a development similar to The District is set to be built by Pioneer Crossing in Saratoga Springs.

tygr
Jan 14, 2014, 6:28 PM
It looks like movement is finally happening for the Canyon Creek development in Spanish Fork.

The Utah County plat map was updated in the last few days with several new property alignments.

The DRC reviewed Walmart's site plan last week. It will be slightly north of and behind Kmart.

Walgreen's and Culver's site plans are on the agenda for tomorrow. It looks like both will have frontage on the west side of US 6 between the 700 E and 1000 N intersections.

Deek1978
Jan 14, 2014, 7:50 PM
Will they be tearing down the Food 4 Less before they build the Wal-Mart? Currently it is being used for Roller Derby, but not much else. If Wal-mart is going in, then I expect the ball to start rolling a lot quicker on other stores, such as Home Depot, and possibly some restaurants... (still holding on to hope for LoneStar Steakhouse)

tygr
Jan 14, 2014, 8:06 PM
Will they be tearing down the Food 4 Less before they build the Wal-Mart? Currently it is being used for Roller Derby, but not much else. If Wal-mart is going in, then I expect the ball to start rolling a lot quicker on other stores, such as Home Depot, and possibly some restaurants... (still holding on to hope for LoneStar Steakhouse)

I don't think they'll tear it down before Walmart begins construction, however I wouldn't be surprised if it is torn down before Walmart opens. I know that Woodbury plans on tearing down the Spanish Fork 8 theaters too. That is the only other building along US 6 between Chappel and Expressway Lane that they own. What that means for the company running the theater, I have not heard.

I have confirmation that Home Depot is no longer part of the project. That property has now been subdivided extensively.

Deek1978
Jan 14, 2014, 9:14 PM
I like those theaters... We take our 4 year old there whenever the next animated movie comes to it. He loves it. It'll be sad to see them go. I didn't know about Home Depot... That sucks. I hate having to run up to Provo for everything... I was really hoping they'd come... maybe we'll get a Lowe's instead. I kind of view those stores as the same, anyway. Only, if the lot has been subdivided, where would Lowe's go?

delts145
Jan 15, 2014, 2:04 PM
Good to see this type of mixed project going up on State Street in Orem. It's definitely about time and much needed. While we haven't seen the so called controversial corrugated metal design of this specific project, we've seen enough of it elsewhere to understand that it's probably a dramatic improvement over the typical "too much stucco crap".

Orem delays State Street housing project

Genelle Pugmire, Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/orem-delays-state-street-housing-project/article_8baadf0e-d0d5-5b1e-9887-cd01b0d4d4d1.html

OREM - The City Council Tuesday postponed for two weeks a major zone change that would allow apartments and mixed-use business/retail at 464 S. State.

The buildings would allow for the construction of 84 residential units and four commercial/retail units. Under the applicant's proposal, a mixed-use building (upper floor residential and main floor commercial) would be located along State Street and three residential buildings would be located along Orem Boulevard.

Council members said before they would allow a proposed business/housing complex, they wanted to see for themselves the types of materials that would be used. At the center of concern is the amount of corrugated metal the building will use.

Up to 45 percent of the proposed buildings would have painted corrugated architectural metal, something councilwoman Margaret Black took issue with.

"I'm really concerned it looks industrial and doesn't seem to fit with State Street," Black said.

As part of the architectural presentation, it was noted that the style of building is popular throughout the country and Utah is seeing more and more projects with an industrial look and loft feeling inside, according to Craig Peay, the applicant.

"The architectural style is different than what we've seen in Utah County," Peay said. "Young renters love this style. The insides will be different too. There will be big patio windows, kind of a loft look. We are trying to make something appealing to students and young couples."

In the suggested PD-40 zone, at least 55 percent of the exterior finish materials must consist of brick, stone, stucco, glass, fiber cement board or any combination thereof. Up to 45 percent of the exterior finish materials may consist of metal, both vertical and horizontal rib.

The residential units would be a mix of four studio units, 28 one-bedroom units and 52 two-bedroom units. The one-bedroom units have an overall size of 664 square feet, and the two bedroom units contain between 807 and 835 square feet. The mixed use building adjacent to State Street will contain a total of 12 residential units (four studio, four one-bedroom, and four two-bedroom) and four commercial units. Each unit would have two parking stalls, one of which would be covered.

Landscaping also is part of the beautification and addition to the industrial look. "We are very particular about our landscaping," Peay said.

The plan includes planting 56 trees and 280 evergreen shrubs throughout the development, along both State Street and Orem Boulevard.

A Nov. 4 neighborhood meeting about the project had no opposition to the proposed zone change or development.

Peay will return in two weeks. In the meantime, members of the council anticipate visiting similar buildings in the area.

Tuesday was the first meeting for the new mayor and council. Council members Mark Seastrand and Hans Andersen were out of town and councilman Brent Sumner had to recuse himself because he owns property adjacent to the development.


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delts145
Jan 15, 2014, 2:37 PM
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Future Mayor
Jan 16, 2014, 3:21 AM
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"I'm really concerned it looks industrial and doesn't seem to fit with State Street," Black said.

Ummmm, what? Because State St has such a cohesive appealing look right now?

It's interesting that the council postponed it because they wanted to see how it looks, yet the zone specifically states that up to 45% can be metal, and it states that 45% of the project will be metal.

It actually sounds like the delay might have been because they didn't have a quorum present and couldn't have voted on it anyway. They have six Council Members, and with two absent and one recusing it doesn't sound like a quorum was present.

I too hope this proposal is approved, and honestly I don't see why it won't. While Midtown isn't exactly the model of successful development, and it doesn't say the proposed height of this new development(I'm guessing 3-5 floors along State St), Midtown combined with this is at least trying to put some Urbanity along State St in Orem. Midtown at 320 S State and this proposal at 464 S State, it appears that State and 400 S in Orem will start to become the "heart" or "downtown of Orem.

Orem is pretty much built out, and unless they simply want more basements turned into rental units, they have no choice but to become more dense in areas, particularly along State St, if they want to stay level or even grow in population.

I'd like to see the renderings.

Deek1978
Jan 22, 2014, 5:58 PM
Interesting cool article on KSL.com about the Carp Removal from Utah Lake: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=28443315&nid=960&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-2

You know, it's funny... I would think with the number of Carp in Utah Lake there'd be more Chinese Restaurants in the Valley... (did I just say that out loud?)

DCRes
Jan 23, 2014, 4:22 PM
Interesting cool article on KSL.com about the Carp Removal from Utah Lake: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=28443315&nid=960&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-2

You know, it's funny... I would think with the number of Carp in Utah Lake there'd be more Chinese Restaurants in the Valley... (did I just say that out loud?)

Technically, no, you didn't say it out loud. However, you did type it for all to see :D

delts145
Jan 23, 2014, 8:30 PM
The article states that a lot of the carp coming from the lake are going to the Mink Ranches in the area. Interestingly, Utah is the #2 producer of mink in all of the America's, North, Central and South. I would imagine that the McClauglin Ranch over on the western fringes of Lehi is taking quite a bit of the carp, as it is one of if not the largest producer of mink in the North America.

JMK
Jan 23, 2014, 8:54 PM
The article states that a lot of the carp coming from the lake are going to the Mink Ranches in the area. Interestingly, Utah is the #2 producer of mink in all of the America's, North, Central and South. I would imagine that the McClauglin Ranch over on the western fringes of Lehi is taking quite a bit of the carp, as it is one of if not the largest producer of mink in the North America.

I don't know if I would even feed those carp to Minks considering how polluted is as well as the levels of PCBs

High levels of PCBs have prompted Utah officials to advise strict limitations on consuming carp and channel catfish caught in Utah Lake. Polychlorinated biphenyls are toxic and also are believed capable of causing cancer,

PCBs were in common use once as insulation in equipment like electrical transformers. They were banned in the late 1970s but persist in the environment.

The Utah departments of Natural Resources, Health and Environmental Quality, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sampled fish in Utah Lake to check for contamination. Their findings prompted them to issue a fish consumption advisory for channel catfish and to toughen a previous advisory issued about carp last year.

In May 2006, officials recommended that consumption of carp fillets from Utah Lake be limited to a single eight-ounce serving per month for adults, with children, pregnant women and women who could become pregnant not consuming any. With the new advisory, the amount adults may consume is halved to a four-ounce fillet per month, while the same "do not consume" advice is in effect for pregnant women, women who may become pregnant and children.

For channel catfish, not previously restricted, the Utah Department of Health says adults should not eat more than a single four-ounce meal per month, and children, pregnant women and women who could become pregnant should not eat any.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/695215153/High-levels-of-PCBs-found-in-2-Utah-Lake-fish.html?pg=all

delts145
Jan 24, 2014, 2:59 PM
^^^
Good point since the mink carcass is used as animal by product for pet food. Mink farmers are a big part of the Kuhni business.

Hmm, so I wonder if RC Willey will be the new occupant of a remodeled Nordstrom space. At 150,000 Sq. feet that's pretty substantial, like a big Dept. Store. Or did they announce that the Nordstrom space would be broken up? Well, it says they plan to open in the fourth quarter. That would be pretty quick to build a space from the ground up. Sounds to me like they're going to do a remodel of the existing Nordstrom space. That space would seem like a perfect fit to me. I guess the old Mervyns space is being demolished, right.

RC Willey to build store in Orem

Retail » Home furnishings chain will open store at University Mall sometime in fourth quarter.


By Vince Horiuchi | The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57439472-79/store-chain-open-build.html.csp

Home furnishings chain, RC Willey, announced Thursday it will build a new store in the University Mall in Orem. The store, slated to open in the fourth quarter of this year, will be the second largest store in the chain at 150,000 square feet.

The chain currently is constructing a 160,000-square-foot store in Draper that will open sometime in the spring. The company, which is based in Salt Lake City, also has stores in California, Idaho and Nevada. The chain is family operated but owned by Warren Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.

delts145
Jan 25, 2014, 9:29 PM
Okay, so this article from the Deseret News explains the new RC Willey location in more detail. I think that's a great move for the future remake of the Mall. RC Willey can often be a very popular and busy space. Glad to see it is the former Nordstrom location being repurposed. I think it won't be too many years before Nordstrom returns to Utah Valley.

RC Willey to open store at University Mall in Orem

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865594800/RC-Willey-to-open-store-at-University-Mall-in-Orem.html

Deseret News

OREM — RC Willey announced Thursday that it will open a new store at the University Mall in Orem.

Targeted to open in the fourth quarter of this year, RC Willey will become an anchor tenant of the mall by remodeling and expanding the space that formerly housed Nordstrom.

“We are thrilled to be moving into a larger and newly designed store to better serve our customers in Utah County,” said Scott Hymas, CEO of RC Willey. “The Woodbury Corporation has exciting plans in place for the University Mall, turning it into a mixed-use development, including retail, office space, a park and outdoor event space, and housing. Another prominent Utah company, Ivory Homes, will be developing the housing portion. University Place, as it will be known, will truly be the center of retail business in Utah County.”

The RC Willey store in the new University Place development will be about 150,000 square feet, making it the second largest in the company. RC Willey also is currently building a new 160,000-square-foot store in Draper. The Draper location will be the largest RC Willey store in the company and is slated to open this spring. As part of the deal, the Woodbury Corporation will take over the existing RC Willey location in Orem.

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delts145
Feb 3, 2014, 3:31 PM
Yum, this new Indian restaurant in American Fork sounds tasty.

Thai, Chinese, Mexican, American, Italian: Despite its more than 100 restaurants, American Fork never had Indian cuisine. Until now.

By Danny Crivello, Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/afcitizen/historic-moment-in-american-fork-as-first-indian-restaurant-ever/article_64b96cf0-7d5e-11e3-b042-001a4bcf887a.html

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Deek1978
Feb 13, 2014, 5:03 PM
Dirt is moving in Spanish Fork where the Walmart is going in... This is the start of the Canyon Creek Terrace project that will greatly enhance Southern Utah County... I'm excited.

tygr
Feb 13, 2014, 9:57 PM
Dirt is moving in Spanish Fork where the Walmart is going in... This is the start of the Canyon Creek Terrace project that will greatly enhance Southern Utah County... I'm excited.

I've heard, from a manager of the Springville Walmart, that they will need to solidify the ground underneath similar to what they had to do with Costco. He said it is likely that actual construction may not start until July.

Hopefully he was misinformed.

On a different, but related note:

"Rita's Restaurant" (http://www.ritasfranchises.com/stores/store.cfm/Spanish%20Fork-84660/store/3457) has been issued a building permit at 563 E 1000 N.

SLC Projects
Feb 13, 2014, 10:52 PM
Not to be rude, but why is getting a Walmart a big deal? Is there more to this development?

tygr
Feb 13, 2014, 11:13 PM
Not to be rude, but why is getting a Walmart a big deal? Is there more to this development?

It will be on the scale of The Meadows in American Fork AND eventually include a hospital. It is a joint project by Intermountain Healthcare, WPI Commercial Real Estate, and Woodbury Corporation called Canyon Creek Shopping Center.

This is something that was going to start in 2007/8, but is now finally moving along.

More details here. (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=6195044#post6195044)

Deek1978
Feb 14, 2014, 3:50 PM
Glad to hear about Rita's, my wife flipped out over that news. She loves that place more than anything. I saved the info until this morning... Happy Valentine's Day, honey!

tygr
Feb 14, 2014, 4:25 PM
Glad to hear about Rita's, my wife flipped out over that news. She loves that place more than anything. I saved the info until this morning... Happy Valentine's Day, honey!

From the looks of it, it appears Rita's is taking the final available space of the existing buildings on 1000 N and US 6. They will be next to GNC in the same building with Starbucks and Sport Clips.

It also appears that the electrical/sewer/water/etc. work between 1000 N, US 6 and around 700 E is moving forward. We should see pads soon for at least Walgreens and Culver's.

From what I've also seen from plat maps, the Cinemark will be in the 900 North area between 600 E and 700 E. Hopefully they are starting soon. I fear parking may be an issue if it is built in that area though.

With all that, we should see more announcements/city approvals/etc. for much more.

Deek1978
Feb 14, 2014, 4:36 PM
Yeah, I don't see how the Cinemark could fit there, unless they only have 8 screens or so... It's not a very big piece of land. Unless they destroy the homes that are along 800 North for more space, and maybe get rid of Gold's Gym. It used to be rumored that Gold's was going to buy the Food 4 Less building and move there, but that never happened.

tygr
Feb 14, 2014, 5:17 PM
Yeah, I don't see how the Cinemark could fit there, unless they only have 8 screens or so... It's not a very big piece of land. Unless they destroy the homes that are along 800 North for more space, and maybe get rid of Gold's Gym. It used to be rumored that Gold's was going to buy the Food 4 Less building and move there, but that never happened.

Cinemark's website (http://www.cinemark.com/grand-openings.aspx) is showing 12 screens... but they're also calling it "North Park 12"—old terminology for the development.

delts145
Feb 23, 2014, 12:44 PM
New hospital breaks ground in Lehi

February 21, 2014 12:27 am • Cathy Allred - Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/lehi/new-hospital-breaks-ground-in-lehi/article_5a2da664-4e2d-5bd8-a315-0ee91c857aa0.html

LEHI -- IASIS Healthcare Corporation is building a regional hospital, Mountain Point Medical, to serve northern Utah County residents and to be a part of the community.

"This is a really exciting day for us," said IASIS president and CEO Carl Whitmer about the announcement. With everything they will be providing at the full service facility, including cardio care...

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/af/aafff24d-02b5-5072-bc68-d2356b3afd9a/5131a699b7fe6.preview-620.jpg
A photograph of an artist's rendering of the future IASIS Healthcare Hospital. The project would rage 16 months to complete once ground is broken on site in early April. Courtesy image.

...The emergency care center location is estimated to shave off up to seven minutes in ambulance transport time for a patient.

The 23-acre medical campus is located to provide easy access from the I-15 Timpanogos Highway interchange south of Traverse Mountain. The 40-bed full service facility will have an emergency care department, intensive care unit, imaging, cardiac cath lab, surgical suites, labor and delivery.

Completion date for the first phase is spring 2015.

Lehi Fire Chief Dale Ekins said the location and easy accessibility could for some patients, those with strokes, mean the difference between paralysis or a full recovery.

"This will also have a cath lab for heart attacks. You would have to go to Orem to their cath lab so this will have a great, great benefit for some of the patients," Ekins said.

Eagle Mountain Battalion Chief Rand Andrus agreed.

It substantially improves the chances of the heart attack victims, he said.

"For a stroke victim because of their facilities there, they actually may be able to reverse the stroke," Andrus said.

At total build-out, there will be 80 beds and officials say they have plans for a second medical center on site.

"It's a wonderful thing to have your own hospital when your area needs one desperately. Not is it just a Lehi hospital, but it's a regional hospital. It's something that will take in all the surrounding areas and we are excited to have it," Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson said.

IASIS owns and operates hospitals in high growth urban and suburban markets and has nine acute care hospitals and one behavioral health hospital in the U.S...

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delts145
Feb 23, 2014, 3:56 PM
double post

delts145
Feb 23, 2014, 4:13 PM
The business of launching a big business expo

Jennifer Durrant - The Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/utahvalleybusiness/the-business-of-launching-a-big-business-expo/article_97cfdec6-9b18-11e3-8113-0019bb2963f4.html

Utah Valley’s business landscape is rapidly transforming, noticeable around every corner. There are construction cranes looming over the Provo City Center LDS Temple and Nu Skin campus, published blueprints outlining an expanded University Mall shopping district, campus expansion plans for Utah Valley University, high-rise buildings continue to reach capacity at the Thanksgiving Point Business Park, and groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings are scheduled almost daily throughout the county. It’s obvious that Utah Valley business is booming...

Future Mayor
Feb 23, 2014, 5:45 PM
The business of launching a big business expo

Jennifer Durrant - The Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/utahvalleybusiness/the-business-of-launching-a-big-business-expo/article_97cfdec6-9b18-11e3-8113-0019bb2963f4.html

Utah Valley’s business landscape is rapidly transforming, noticeable around every corner. There are construction cranes looming over the Provo City Center LDS Temple and Nu Skin campus, published blueprints outlining an expanded University Mall shopping district, campus expansion plans for Utah Valley University, high-rise buildings continue to reach capacity at the Thanksgiving Point Business Park, and groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings are scheduled almost daily throughout the county. It’s obvious that Utah Valley business is booming...

The Bold is my favorite quote. :haha: High-rise buildings, really? :koko:

SLC Projects
Feb 23, 2014, 5:53 PM
I guess for them, a five story building is a highrise?

jedikermit
Feb 24, 2014, 2:23 PM
The Bold is my favorite quote. :haha: High-rise buildings, really? :koko:

I really hate that office park at Thanksgiving Point. More than most. Maybe it's because I really loved the vision that was initially Thanksgiving Pt; the gardens, the restaurant, the museums, the little farm/petting zoo thing even. I know the real goal was probably to develop it all into a cash cow, and the office park was a part of that...but it seriously undermines the beauty of what was there first.

I'm probably the only one who feels that way. But I had good times at T. Point before all these "high rises" went in.

i-215
Feb 24, 2014, 11:32 PM
I guess for them, a five story building is a highrise?

Outside this message board, I'd say most Utahns consider "more than four stories" to be a skyscraper.

I'm probably the only one who feels that way. But I had good times at T. Point before all these "high rises" went in.

I go for the Cornbelly's maze once a year. In some ways, I enjoy having the offices nearby now. It gives me bearings as I walk through the maze, so I don't feel as lost.

jedikermit
Feb 25, 2014, 1:34 AM
Outside this message board, I'd say most Utahns consider "more than four stories" to be a skyscraper.



I go for the Cornbelly's maze once a year. In some ways, I enjoy having the offices nearby now. It gives me bearings as I walk through the maze, so I don't feel as lost.

Hahaha...okay, I'll give you that. Since we got truly lost in Cornbelly's one year, nearly leading to disaster with my better half. We don't want details.

Highrise_Mike
Mar 1, 2014, 9:10 PM
I figured I would do a quick Lehi update with some of the projects coming through, some of these you may already know about. There are plenty of low-rise office buildings going around here but I keep hoping to something a little taller, but nothing to take away from downtown SLC! I got all of these pictures from the Lehi City website, these were all scanned in from project files.

UCCU - this is a 7 story office building with underground parking. The FAR is near 1 on this which is a little more impressive for Lehi and it will be right next to I-15 along the frontage road just south of SR-92. It will look cool having it right near the freeway!
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/UCCUOfficeBuilding.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/UCCUOfficeBuilding.jpg.html)
http://sirepub.lehi-ut.gov/sirepub/cache/2/i0dmorxz45xjhpojknfk2g1o/56580703012014011128899.PDF

Lofts at Ivory Ridge - There are 3 buildings with 15 units each. It's another step toward making a little town center along Center Street. There was originally retail proposed for the first floor a it makes me sad they took it out!
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/LoftsatIvory1.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/LoftsatIvory1.jpg.html)
http://sirepub.lehi-ut.gov/sirepub/cache/2/i0dmorxz45xjhpojknfk2g1o/50247503012014011332784.PDF

Here are a couple construction photos of the Lofts at Ivory that I snapped this morning with my phone:
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/Lofts13114.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/Lofts13114.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/Lofts23114.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/Lofts23114.jpg.html)

Ivory West Office - This is an office building that will be just north of the Lofts with a future retail pad to the north of this.
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IRWOffice.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IRWOffice.jpg.html)
http://sirepub.lehi-ut.gov/sirepub/cache/2/i0dmorxz45xjhpojknfk2g1o/54671203012014012356867.PDF

Lehi Station - This is another low-rise office building right next to the Thanksgiving Point Front Runner station. A similar office building is already under construction next to the new Starbucks on Ashton. I was honestly hoping to see some type of mixed use go in here near the station, but there have been talks of a mixed use type project on the SL Real practice field parcel.
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/LehiStation.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/LehiStation.jpg.html)
http://sirepub.lehi-ut.gov/sirepub/cache/2/i0dmorxz45xjhpojknfk2g1o/56580203012014011057881.PDF

Traverse Hyatt - This is another new hotel already approved near the outlets on the northwest corner of SR-92 and Triumph.
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TraverseHyatt.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TraverseHyatt.jpg.html)
http://sirepub.lehi-ut.gov/sirepub/cache/2/i0dmorxz45xjhpojknfk2g1o/52217903012014010547359.PDF

Mountain View Office Plaza - This is a smaller office building on Maple Loop somewhat trying to mimic Adobe.
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/CrowshawBuilding.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/CrowshawBuilding.jpg.html)
http://sirepub.lehi-ut.gov/sirepub/cache/2/i0dmorxz45xjhpojknfk2g1o/54072903012014011012636.PDF

There is definitely much more going on in Lehi but this shows a few of the projects recently approved! Also I've heard that Adobe Phase 2 may start this spring which is another wing extending off of the amenities building. Hopefully this was a good update!

delts145
Mar 2, 2014, 8:01 PM
Great updates Mike. I can understand why Ivory Ridge wasn't quite at the point of critical mass needed for retail yet, but it's getting there. I really like the style of Ivory offices and clubhouse at that development. Looks like they're following through with that same eighteenth century Italian influence.

Highrise_Mike
Mar 2, 2014, 8:11 PM
I agree, I think Ivory has done a great job there. Honestly I think the City got lucky with this one! Also with the new high school starting construction just across the street, that could create some additional demand for retail or other small scale commercial uses.

OremNative
Mar 3, 2014, 12:59 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and interested in all types of development in Utah, especially Spanish Fork. Does anyone know the status of the planned IHC hospital? Other than buying the land, has IHC processed any approvals? Thanks,

tygr
Mar 3, 2014, 5:22 PM
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and interested in all types of development in Utah, especially Spanish Fork. Does anyone know the status of the planned IHC hospital? Other than buying the land, has IHC processed any approvals? Thanks,

Welcome OremNative!

As far as Spanish Fork goes... The Utah County Recorder's map was updated last week to show the easements of the new roads that will be built as part of the Canyon Creek Shopping Center. The road that is currently Chappel Drive will no longer turn north and will be renamed Marketplace Drive. The road that intersects it and will be an extension of 1100 East that will also be renamed—to Canyon Creek Drive (I could be swapped on those street names). Large portiions of the existing (north/south) sections of both Chappel and 1100 East will be realigned and abandoned as part of the Canyon Creek development. If you're looking at the plat map, you'll see that there becomes a "ring road" north of the intersection of Canyon Creek and Marketplace. Inside that loop is where the hospital will end up.

Unfortunately, the retail component is the priority and the hospital will likely happen after the retail component is complete—five or six phases—that includes the former North Park, west side of Highway 6 to 600 N, the Food4Less and Water Gardens Cinemas, etc. Walmart is one of the first components that has already begun groundwork directly behind the Water Gardens.

With little to no room for expansion at UVRMC in Provo, Intermountain Healthcare needs additional capacity in south Utah County and they've owned the retail part of the land for well over five years. From what I understand, they teamed up with Woodbury to work out an opportunity to develop that land as commercial and move their proposed hospital to the north a few hundred yards. I believe Spanish Fork made rezoning that area conditional that there is a near term commitment to have the hospital (within ten years).

Right now, the only businesses I have seen confirmed locations within the development are; Walmart (http://spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/view.php?id=503), Culvers (http://spanishfork.org/meetings/docs/drc/2014/drc_agenda_2014_01_15.pdf), Walgreens (http://spanishfork.org/meetings/docs/drc/2014/drc_agenda_2014_01_15.pdf), Rita's Ice (http://www.ritasfranchises.com/stores/store.cfm/Spanish%20Fork-84660/store/3457) (taking the final spot in the existing three buildings that include Costa Vida, Starbucks, Kneaders), Cinemark (http://www.cinemark.com/grand-openings.aspx). I am sure several more will be confirmed within the year.

Bob The Builder
Mar 3, 2014, 7:12 PM
Welcome OremNative!

With little to no room for expansion at UVRMC in Provo, Intermountain Healthcare needs additional capacity in south Utah County and they've owned the retail part of the land for well over five years. From what I understand, they teamed up with Woodbury to work out an opportunity to develop that land as commercial and move their proposed hospital to the north a few hundred yards. I believe Spanish Fork made rezoning that area conditional that there is a near term commitment to have the hospital (within ten years).



Note that UVRMC is going to add a 8 Story addition in 2016 :)

OremNative
Mar 3, 2014, 7:37 PM
Welcome OremNative!

As far as Spanish Fork goes... The Utah County Recorder's map was updated last week to show the easements of the new roads that will be built as part of the Canyon Creek Shopping Center. The road that is currently Chappel Drive will no longer turn north and will be renamed Marketplace Drive. The road that intersects it and will be an extension of 1100 East that will also be renamed—to Canyon Creek Drive (I could be swapped on those street names). Large portiions of the existing (north/south) sections of both Chappel and 1100 East will be realigned and abandoned as part of the Canyon Creek development. If you're looking at the plat map, you'll see that there becomes a "ring road" north of the intersection of Canyon Creek and Marketplace. Inside that loop is where the hospital will end up.

Unfortunately, the retail component is the priority and the hospital will likely happen after the retail component is complete—five or six phases—that includes the former North Park, west side of Highway 6 to 600 N, the Food4Less and Water Gardens Cinemas, etc. Walmart is one of the first components that has already begun groundwork directly behind the Water Gardens.

With little to no room for expansion at UVRMC in Provo, Intermountain Healthcare needs additional capacity in south Utah County and they've owned the retail part of the land for well over five years. From what I understand, they teamed up with Woodbury to work out an opportunity to develop that land as commercial and move their proposed hospital to the north a few hundred yards. I believe Spanish Fork made rezoning that area conditional that there is a near term commitment to have the hospital (within ten years).

Right now, the only businesses I have seen confirmed locations within the development are; Walmart (http://spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/view.php?id=503), Culvers (http://spanishfork.org/meetings/docs/drc/2014/drc_agenda_2014_01_15.pdf), Walgreens (http://spanishfork.org/meetings/docs/drc/2014/drc_agenda_2014_01_15.pdf), Rita's Ice (http://www.ritasfranchises.com/stores/store.cfm/Spanish%20Fork-84660/store/3457) (taking the final spot in the existing three buildings that include Costa Vida, Starbucks, Kneaders), Cinemark (http://www.cinemark.com/grand-openings.aspx). I am sure several more will be confirmed within the year.

Thanks for the great information Tygr!

tygr
Mar 3, 2014, 8:20 PM
Note that UVRMC is going to add a 8 Story addition in 2016 :)

Understood. It seems their only option is to go up. There are little to no more options to expand their footprint.

I never see the day that Spanish Fork Hospital (SFH) becomes on par with UVRMC. It is more likely to be the sibling of American Fork Hospital (AFH) within IHC; and Mountain Star's Payson Hospital.

I see SFH as a way to alleviate the general pressure off UVRMC so it can focus on more trauma/high risk cases (Of course IMC and PCH will handle the highest risk cases.). Especially basic medical cases of patients from south of Provo that have an Intermountain Healthcare insurance plan.

jtrent77
Mar 3, 2014, 11:35 PM
Understood. It seems their only option is to go up. There are little to no more options to expand their footprint.

I never see the day that Spanish Fork Hospital (SFH) becomes on par with UVRMC. It is more likely to be the sibling of American Fork Hospital (AFH) within IHC; and Mountain Star's Payson Hospital.

I see SFH as a way to alleviate the general pressure off UVRMC so it can focus on more trauma/high risk cases (Of course IMC and PCH will handle the highest risk cases.). Especially basic medical cases of patients from south of Provo that have an Intermountain Healthcare insurance plan.

I am pretty sure UVRMC actually owns quite a few of the neighboring properties and when the time comes they will indeed expand their footprint, they will just have to demolish some homes first.

tygr
Mar 3, 2014, 11:45 PM
I am pretty sure UVRMC actually owns quite a few of the neighboring properties and when the time comes they will indeed expand their footprint, they will just have to demolish some homes first.

I stand... er, sit corrected.:runaway:

It appears that IHC does own most of the residential blocks south of their campus between 250 West and 440 West down to 800 North—all but three homes on three of those blocks.

My bad.

OremNative
Mar 5, 2014, 3:48 AM
Just curious, what websites are you both using to check ownership data? I've been trying to find a way to find sales data for homes but Utah doesn't seem to publish it. Is the only way to get a realtors license or are there other sources?

Wasatch_One
Mar 5, 2014, 7:27 AM
Just curious, what websites are you both using to check ownership data? I've been trying to find a way to find sales data for homes but Utah doesn't seem to publish it. Is the only way to get a realtors license or are there other sources?

County land records: http://maps2.utahcountyonline.org/ParcelMap/ParcelMap.html

i-215
Mar 7, 2014, 12:36 AM
Just curious, what websites are you both using to check ownership data? I've been trying to find a way to find sales data for homes but Utah doesn't seem to publish it. Is the only way to get a realtors license or are there other sources?

The MLS was started by the National Association of Realtors (which some believe is among the most corrupt organizations in America). Since it's a private database, they only share it with Realtors who pay them licencing dues.

In some states, like California, state laws force open access to the MLS, as a public good. And, as you can imagine, Utah isn't a friendly-to-the-public state, so it's locked down tight.

SLC Projects
Mar 7, 2014, 1:55 AM
LOL. When you said MLS I first thought of Major League Soccer.

Deek1978
Mar 7, 2014, 5:02 PM
Tygr,

I drive by the Wal-mart site everyday, because I use Expressway Lane... Do you know if the new road changes to Chapel Drive will become the Mapleton Parkway? Or will it be an offshoot from Chapel Drive? It would make it a lot more convenient for me, and Mapleton residents, if Chapel Drive just became the Mapleton Parkway.

i-215
Mar 7, 2014, 5:51 PM
LOL. When you said MLS I first thought of Major League Soccer.

Sure, that's exactly what I meant. LOL

http://i.imgur.com/ytAqQJc.png

tygr
Mar 7, 2014, 9:03 PM
Tygr,

I drive by the Wal-mart site everyday, because I use Expressway Lane... Do you know if the new road changes to Chapel Drive will become the Mapleton Parkway? Or will it be an offshoot from Chapel Drive? It would make it a lot more convenient for me, and Mapleton residents, if Chapel Drive just became the Mapleton Parkway.

The short answer. No.

Looking at the Utah County Recorder's map, the road that is currently Chappel Drive is being realigned to run all the way up to Springville's 1600 South and will be named Canyon Creek Parkway. 1100 East will be realigned to intersect Canyon Creek Parkway and meander west of the future hospital site and back east to Canyon Creek Parkway. That road will be called Market Place Drive. The majority of the alignments of both Chappel and 1100 East will cease to exist as they currently are. Canyon Creek Parkway will be at least five lanes (two each way, plus median lane), and it appears that Market Place Drive will be narrower.

To answer your question, when Canyon Creek Parkway is at about the same position of the very north end of the existing 1100 East (at about the compost facility), Mapleton Parkway will head east at a T-intersection. It is possible to see where the alignment will be as the easements are mostly in place all the way up to 400 North at about 2550 East (near MMHS). From what I've seen, it appears Mapleton Parkway will be similar to the design of Snow Canyon Parkway (two lanes each way with a landscaped median and limited access).

The segment of Chappel Drive that will no longer exist is from the Workforce Services office all the way up to the southernmost buildings at the extreme north end. The segment of 1100 East that will no longer exist is everything just past the Expressway business park.

In the last day or two, there was a major update to the ownership of that area. Most of the land is now showing "Canyon Creek" as the owner. The land the hospital will sit on is now showing "IHC Health Services." Most of the land that is now showing as "Fern Hanson" is also part of the later phases of Canyon Creek.

Spanish Fork City Oct-2013 newsletter (http://www.spanishfork.org/newsevents/newsletters/2013/10October13.pdf) I think this is an older development layout.

OremNative
Mar 9, 2014, 4:07 PM
Interesting cool article on KSL.com about the Carp Removal from Utah Lake: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=28443315&nid=960&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-2

You know, it's funny... I would think with the number of Carp in Utah Lake there'd be more Chinese Restaurants in the Valley... (did I just say that out loud?)

Seems to me the carp removal is only step one if the state is serious about cleaning up Utah Lake and making it a positive rather than a negative for the region. A good case study is Lake Elsinore in California, where the local management took a number of steps to improve the lake for recreational uses, including the installation of aerators to improve the water quality for the flora and fauna in their lake.

http://www.evmwd.com/about/lake_elsinore_aeration_system/default.asp

Here is their cleanup plan, which includes dredging.
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/rwqcb8/water_issues/programs/tmdl/docs/elsinore/implemetation/Lake_Elsinore_Sediment_Nutrient_Reduction_Plan_10-22-07.pdf

This is the stated goal of the cleanup: "to achieve the level of water quality needed to support warm water aquatic habitat and recreational activities; at a minimum, this includes preventing excessive algae growth, dissolved oxygen depletion and fish kills in the lake."

Utah needs a full scale cleanup plan to not only remove carp, but make Utah Lake a place people want to visit and recreate. It's a colossal waste of resources to leave this lake in its current, toilet-like condition when it could be a boon to the local economies.

delts145
Mar 9, 2014, 4:40 PM
With the removal and remediation of Geneva, the Carp population remains the overwhelming majority of the Lake's affliction. To a great extent the Lake is in the process of a full scale cleanup and restoration, which is also including the realignment of a portion of the Provo River. The carp population has led to a cascading effect of problems. The more carp that are eliminated, the more the Lake will recover it's natural vegetation, natural and desirable species populations and attractive recreational qualities.

To be fair, Utah Lake is by no means in a toilet like condition at this point, but yes it still is in recovery. Like the article stated, if all continues on schedule the Lake will be a very different place by 2017.

OremNative
Mar 9, 2014, 5:14 PM
I definitely applaud the efforts made to date, I just don't think it will be enough to offset decades of neglect and abuse. Plus the 14' average depth of the lake is a problem that needs to be addressed with ongoing aeration and dredging. I grew up by this lake only swam in it a handful of times because it was so gross, but I can see a day when it will be a lake that you would be comfortable letting your child enjoy for recreation. There is practically no motorboat recreation on Utah Lake because of the poor water quality. This needs to be addressed and hopefully in our lifetimes.

Future Mayor
Mar 9, 2014, 7:03 PM
I definitely applaud the efforts made to date, I just don't think it will be enough to offset decades of neglect and abuse. Plus the 14' average depth of the lake is a problem that needs to be addressed with ongoing aeration and dredging. I grew up by this lake only swam in it a handful of times because it was so gross, but I can see a day when it will be a lake that you would be comfortable letting your child enjoy for recreation. There is practically no motorboat recreation on Utah Lake because of the poor water quality. This needs to be addressed and hopefully in our lifetimes.

I'm not sure exactly how you define "no motorboat recreation" but from my experience every Marina during a summer weekend days, and weekday evenings is packed with boat trailers and it is actually difficult to find a place to park a boat trailer. Once out on the middle of the the lake, because of it's immense size, it doesn't seem like there are a lot of people boating, but near the shore that is definitely a different story.

I think the lake can easily accommodate more boaters. Each city that has frontage on the lake could easily have their own marina and the lake still won't feel crowded. I applaud the clean up efforts and I think the state is doing so because it realizes that with continued growth of the Wasatch Front, Utah Lake could be an unparalleled asset in our quality of life. I think Vineyard has the best opportunity to develop with the Lake as a focal point, the other east shore cities have all developed in a shun the lake type of manner and it will take some serious redevelopment to change that. I hope that as cities want to develop with the Lake as a focal point that there will be ways to accommodate that development through wet land mitigation in other areas of the lake. I would like to see places like Vineyard develop right up to the lake and even have some board walk areas above the lake.

As has been stated, as the carp issue is resolved that will lead to the lake improving itself a tremendous amount, simply through it's natural systems. If the state and the cities surrounding the lake make a concerted effort to assist in the clean up it will truly be an amazing lake.

OremNative
Mar 10, 2014, 12:09 AM
How many of those currently using the lake do anything that requires actually getting in the water such as waterskiing?

AllOutOfBubbleGum
Mar 10, 2014, 1:16 AM
How many of those currently using the lake do anything that requires actually getting in the water such as waterskiing?

The Utah Water Ski Club, Utah Wake board Club and the Utah Kite Surfing Club all use the lake, it's their official lake to use. And about twice a year me and my friends pull out old jet skies and have a day on the lake. :tup: Utah Lake used to have Lake Trout in it before the carp got in there. So it was probably like Bear lake just not as deep and cold.

OremNative
Mar 10, 2014, 4:23 AM
Good for you guys. I prefer to water ski on water with some semblance of visibility and not live in constant fear that any might get into my mouth and poison me. Just shows your durability if you have been doing this for a while.