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Highrise_Mike
Jul 12, 2014, 1:48 AM
I do work for Lehi as a planner, and as far as I know there isn't anything taller than UCCU coming down the pipe soon but I've heard conversations about possibly going up to 10 floors. TP and TM have height restrictions but the city doesn't so things could go up! I am always encouraging taller buildings but to go beyond the 5 or 6 story height the cost of fire protection keeps most developers from doing it. Once property values increase enough then it could outweigh that cost.

I would hate to think all this office development in Lehi takes away from downtown SLC but I'm surprised to see some of the projects we're getting up there too! The map that shows future areas in Lehi covers most of what is around Thanksgiving Point and TM but there is property along 2100 N west of the Jordan River with commercial zoning that I have seen some concepts with more office and retail space. It may take some time before we see anything out there but the City and Camp Williams are working on a sewer line out there that could get some things moving. Honestly I'd rather see things build out in TP and TM before things develop out west. I could talk all day on this stuff but I will post on here as we get some good submittals!

bob rulz
Jul 12, 2014, 4:47 AM
I wouldn't want all development to be concentrated downtown anyway. I'm a big proponent for developing "community centers" that focus higher density development in suburban city centers (as opposed to giant office parks on the edge of cities). Enough developments of that sort and commute times and traffic will inevitably improve across the board, and people will be more encouraged to move "in" instead of "out". Of course, that's a long-term outlook, but the trend is certainly looking in that direction.

Deek1978
Aug 7, 2014, 4:31 PM
Wow, there's a lot of building happening in Spanish Fork now. The walls of the wal-mart are up, and the roof's on. It'll be opening the end of October, I believe. Also, there's quite a bit of development happening next to the Gold's Gym, though I'm not sure what they're building there. Also, north of the Starbucks two additional buildings are being put in.

There's also quite a bit of dirt being moved behind the Winger's on the east side of highway 6. I don't know what's going to be built over there, either.

tygr
Aug 7, 2014, 6:31 PM
Wow, there's a lot of building happening in Spanish Fork now. The walls of the wal-mart are up, and the roof's on. It'll be opening the end of October, I believe. Also, there's quite a bit of development happening next to the Gold's Gym, though I'm not sure what they're building there. Also, north of the Starbucks two additional buildings are being put in.

There's also quite a bit of dirt being moved behind the Winger's on the east side of highway 6. I don't know what's going to be built over there, either.

Mattress Firm is the building that will back US6 north of Gold's.
Walgreens is moving dirt at the corner of 1000 N and US6.
Good Earth Natural Foods will be facing north between 600 E and 700 E.
Nebo Credit Union just received their building permit for 463 E 1000 N.

I haven't found definitive evidence of what will be in the two buildings north of Starbucks but I have heard strong rumors of Zupas, Five Guys, and Cubby's; likely candidates for those two buildings. Unfortunately, none of what I've found is a sit down restaurant (like Chili's, etc.).

CONFIRMED UPDATE 2014-08-08:

Zupas indicates on their Coming Soon page (www.cafezupas.com (http://www.cafezupas.com)) they are coming to 507 E 1000 N; the building that is framed and backing US6 (north of Starbucks).
Culver's is saying (https://www.facebook.com/culvers/posts/10151026482045880) they will break ground this month. They will also back US6, but between the intersections of 1000 N and 700 E.


UPDATE 2014-08-11:
From Spanish Fork City's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SpanishForkCity)
"There are a few new businesses coming to town and you are probably noticing all the construction. The buildings that are in construction just west of Starbucks on Highway 6 are going to be the new locations for Cubby’s, Five Guys, Zupas and Malawis Pizza. You will also notice some construction off Highway 6, west of Gold’s Gym. Walgreens, Culvers, Good Earth, and Mattress Firm will all be in that area. Culvers and Walgreens have not started construction yet."

(emphasis added)

AllOutOfBubbleGum
Aug 17, 2014, 4:01 AM
Somebody built this at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn0M9qQJEuw&feature=youtu.be&t=23s

jubguy3
Aug 17, 2014, 4:10 AM
Somebody built this at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn0M9qQJEuw&feature=youtu.be&t=23s

Do you reddit?

AllOutOfBubbleGum
Aug 17, 2014, 4:29 AM
Do you reddit?

Yes. Where else would I find cool stuff to kill time at work and get paid.

JMK
Sep 10, 2014, 5:02 PM
Didn't know this was projected to open next year...

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58306650-223/park-evermore-bretschneider-lake.html.csp

The ambitious dream of Evermore Park on its way to reality in Utah

By Michael McFall
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Sep 05 2014

Lindon • Ken Bretschneider stands in front of a miniature version of his dream, a sprawling park with an imposing castle, a derelict pirate ship, soaring overgrown ruins, woods filled with magic and a bustling town square.

Painted blue rivers in the model snake around the hamlet and ruins, streaming into the luminous caverns, where boats will ferry visitors to where pirates hide their gold. There are the two- and three-story Victorian buildings where, depending on the time of year, costumed men and women glide across a ballroom, Sherlock Holmes hunts for clues and Christmas sights and smells pull people into yuletide fantasies. There are the trees dotting the model’s landscape that mark the forest, where brave explorers will take lanterns in hand and delve into the depths of a catacomb, at the direction of a witch they meet.

And that’s just a taste of what Evermore Park plans to offer. It’s all quite ambitious. The 45-acre park (slightly less than half the size of Lagoon) is tentatively slated to open in Pleasant Grove next year and will cost more than $150 million.

goldcntry
Sep 10, 2014, 6:40 PM
Didn't know this was projected to open next year...

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58306650-223/park-evermore-bretschneider-lake.html.csp

The ambitious dream of Evermore Park on its way to reality in Utah

By Michael McFall
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Sep 05 2014

When I talked to Ken at Comic Con, he stressed that they hope Phase I to be complete next year - i.e. the Main Square and Old Town. The other areas or Chapters of the park would be opened periodically at later times.

Regardless, I hope this works - this looks to be a great, unique family adventure destination for Utah.

SLC Projects
Sep 10, 2014, 6:48 PM
When I talked to Ken at Comic Con, he stressed that they hope Phase I to be complete next year - i.e. the Main Square and Old Town. The other areas or Chapters of the park would be opened periodically at later times.

Regardless, I hope this works - this looks to be a great, unique family adventure destination for Utah.

Did you by chance talked to him about the "Urban Air Center" development?

JMK
Sep 10, 2014, 7:02 PM
The article I posted also mentioned something about the AIR Center,

Bretschneider acknowledges that the project has its skeptics. But he is backed by a successful career. He founded the Lindon-based online security provider DigiCert in 2003 and was named as a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Utah Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. Retaining leadership at DigiCert, while also founding the charitable organization People Water, he’s also now building the Urban Air Center, slated to become the tallest building in downtown Salt Lake City’s skyline upon its completion.

delts145
Sep 10, 2014, 10:14 PM
Photo Bump

___________________http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/payson/construction/images/payson-mormon-temple-1409974547.jpg
___________________Photo by Alan Lohrke
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delts145
Oct 4, 2014, 9:10 PM
Unraveling the proposed University Mall CDA

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/unraveling-the-proposed-university-mall-cda/article_65d6786f-da46-5410-a901-1c82f53f726e.html

OREM -- In the next few weeks residents of Orem will be pushed, poked and prodded about what they know and how they feel about the Community Development Area (CDA) that includes 133 acres around the University Mall -- soon to be renamed University Place.

The mall, opened in 1973, is the flagship project of the Woodbury Corporation. Woodbury has partnered with Ivory Homes to help build out University Place, a mall development that some people are calling City Creek South, in reference to the redeveloped mall in downtown Salt Lake City...

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/ea/7ea6cac3-9ed4-512a-8267-338f9cf5e126/54224d85b71c6.preview-620.jpg
Constructions continues on new buildings at University Place in Orem, home of the University Mall, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The Orem City Council met Tuesday night to discuss the planned Community Development Project Area that will see major development changes at University Place. SPENSER HEAPS, Daily Herald

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/91/2914fae8-70bc-579f-bef5-d14a3b398fa5/54224d86818e6.preview-620.jpg
SPENSER HEAPS, Daily Herald
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/8e/38ee7c84-b1d8-52df-91ec-9c7b1cbe7206/54224d862953a.preview-620.jpg
SPENSER HEAPS, Daily Herald

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SLC Projects
Oct 19, 2014, 5:42 AM
1600 North Tower
1385 West 1600 North, Orem, UT 84057
http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18215782/1385-West-1600-North-Orem-UT/

Eight floors with 15,400 SF floor plates divisible to 5,000 SF. 10' ceiling heights, unobstructed views - no columns, open floor plates. Full redundant backup generation (generator & UPS systems) available upon request & multiple telecom providers. Covered parking & reserved / covered parking available. Security controlled access.

Freeway visibility with freeway signage. Located in the area that has attracted multiple "Fortune 500" companies. Immediately off I-15's 1600 North interchange.

delts145
Oct 19, 2014, 10:24 AM
^^^
I remember something like this being proposed for this lot a few years back. Is this the same proposal finally coming to fruition, or another tower in the same vicinity? I don't remember if they ever built that original tower. It does look like there's another tower up the hill to the East in that West view.

View Facing The West/Freeway
http://s.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/68de51c185de46f1b95860b5c1b1fb4f.jpg

View Facing The East
http://s.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/ab737a0ea4a7464c903c7ef7313655e3.jpg

Deek1978
Oct 21, 2014, 8:02 PM
three things about this building that I wish they would do...

1. Make it a bit thinner
2. Make it 4 stories taller
3. Move it to down town Provo

delts145
Oct 22, 2014, 10:06 AM
Mike, It would seem like there are a lot of projects around Lehi that are pretty far along in the construction process. If you get a chance snap a few pics for us while your out and about.


I do work for Lehi as a planner, and as far as I know there isn't anything taller than UCCU coming down the pipe soon but I've heard conversations about possibly going up to 10 floors. TP and TM have height restrictions but the city doesn't so things could go up! I am always encouraging taller buildings but to go beyond the 5 or 6 story height the cost of fire protection keeps most developers from doing it. Once property values increase enough then it could outweigh that cost.

I would hate to think all this office development in Lehi takes away from downtown SLC but I'm surprised to see some of the projects we're getting up there too! The map that shows future areas in Lehi covers most of what is around Thanksgiving Point and TM but there is property along 2100 N west of the Jordan River with commercial zoning that I have seen some concepts with more office and retail space. It may take some time before we see anything out there but the City and Camp Williams are working on a sewer line out there that could get some things moving. Honestly I'd rather see things build out in TP and TM before things develop out west. I could talk all day on this stuff but I will post on here as we get some good submittals!

delts145
Oct 22, 2014, 5:55 PM
Lehi-based Vivint debuts innovation facility

Jason Lee - Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613626/Lehi-based-Vivint-debuts-innovation-facility.html

http://img.deseretnews.com/images/article/midres/1427932/1427932.jpg
Vivint’s Innovation Center marked its grand opening in Lehi Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The building is 125,000 square feet and has 320 employees. (Vivint)

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Wasatch_One
Oct 24, 2014, 9:06 PM
Part of the University Place overhaul, I saw this in the paper the otherday...

http://www.heraldextra.com/business/local/cinemark-university-mall-to-build-new-xd-theater/article_01fd4797-60f5-530d-acbc-013611f6dca8.html

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/dc/1dc11718-09fc-5f60-acba-bb9c2854c0f5/5446b96b1a96a.preview-620.png

"OREM -- It will be almost like having one of those old, huge drive-in movie screens inside when Cinemark completes its new XD theater at University Mall early next summer.

Cinemark and Orem City announced Tuesday the theater chain has submitted plans to add a 300-seat XD theater to the current theaters at University Mall. The Premium Large Format (PLF) makes the fourth wall of the theater the whole screen from top to bottom and side to side, according to Bryan Jeffries, Cinemark national marketing director.

An XD screen is comparable to an IMax screen, but the XD is solely a Cinemark product and trademark.

"There are only 107 XD screens nationally," Jeffries said. "Not every theater can have it.

"This will be the fifth XD theater in the Wasatch Front. There are screens in Farmington, Draper, West Jordan and West Valley."

Jeffries said the Salt Lake and Utah county markets have always been good for Cinemark and the University Mall theaters are some of its busiest..."

javiniscool
Oct 26, 2014, 9:19 PM
Sale closes on Midtown Village; Orem gets $2.9 million -
October 24, 2014 5:08 pm • Genelle Pugmire DAILY HERALD4
OREM -- Paid in full.

That is what the city of Orem and other subcontractors heard Thursday afternoon when the partnership of the Ritchie Group and Allen Kreutzkamp closed on the sale of Midtown Village, a defunct mix-used development in the heart of Orem.

At the closing, Orem city received a $2.9 million check that takes care of payments left from a Special Improvement District Bond. The SID was issued to help build a public parking structure at Midtown, and has been the bane of some residents who disagreed with the city's involvement since the beginning.

The Midtown Village Project, started in 2004 and was advertised as the "it" place to live and shop. Hale Center Theater Orem was going to build a new theater on site. By 2007 the real estate market plummeted and the development went into bankruptcy, then foreclosure. Litigation followed....

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/sale-closes-on-midtown-village-orem-gets-million/article_ed30d86d-be79-591c-90ce-aa3b3e45c43c.html#utm_source=heraldextra.com&utm_campaign=hot-topics-2&utm_medium=direct

Highrise_Mike
Oct 27, 2014, 4:57 AM
Here is a quick Lehi update! I ran out real quick today and snapped some shots. I can't claim to be a pro photographer, but hopefully this is a good look at some recently completed and under construction projects.

Lofts at Ivory Ridge - Recently completed with 45 condo units in 3 separate buildings. This is more of a big deal in Lehi because it isn't your typical suburban apartment complex - some locals aren't sure what to think about it but these are a good step in the right direction. Originally some commercial space was planned on the first floors but Ivory backed out and stuck with residential.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102629.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102629.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102634.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102634.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102627.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102627.jpg.html)

Ivory West Office Building - This is a new about 28,000 sq. ft. office building under construction just adjacent to the north of the completed Lofts at Ivory project. There is also a small retail pad proposed on the northeast corner of this parcel.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102635.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102635.jpg.html)

Here are a couple pictures of the Xactware building that was finished earlier in the year.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102636.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102636.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102626.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102626.jpg.html)

The Seasons at Traverse Mountain apartments are behind in this shot.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102610.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102610.jpg.html)

Traverse Ridge Center - This is the first phase of 4 buildings. They are trying to get started on the 2nd building which is a 7 story building just across the street to the west from this one. It will actually be 6 stories from the street side and 7 on the west side facing the trail and I-15. This building is about 38,000 sq. ft. if I remember correctly.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102624.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102624.jpg.html)

UCCU Office Building - They have been doing foundation and lower level parking structure work on this for a couple months but steel will probably start to rise in a couple months. I also posted a copy of the rendering that was received as part of their site plan submittal.

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

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102621.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102621.jpg.html)

Ken Garff Porsche Audi - New dealership located just off of I-15 and SR-92 (just north of the UCCU office building). This building sits on a retaining wall because of the grade which makes it seem separated and floating above the frontage road.

From the west

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102623.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102623.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102622.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102622.jpg.html)

From the east

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102619.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102619.jpg.html)

Mountain View Office Plaza - A new office building under construction on Maple Loop near the newly opened Zaxby's fast food joint.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102638.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102638.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102637.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102637.jpg.html)

Thanksgiving Center (includes 3 retail buildings, the Vivnt building, and the Hilton Home2 Suites). All of these buildings were completed this year and a couple last year. The Hilton is not my favorite, kind of bland looking and too much stucco.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10262.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10262.jpg.html)

The Murdock Canal Trail connector in front of the retail buildings.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10261.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10261.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10263.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10263.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102639.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102639.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10264.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10264.jpg.html)

Mountain Point Medical Center - The new IASIS hospital and medical offices are planned to open next spring. Also they have proposed another large pylon sign with an LED screen - seems to be the trend these days. The proposed sign is 65' so not quite like the Outlets sign! The Council still has to decide on the sign because it is an exception to get one larger than 25'.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102625.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102625.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102618.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102618.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102616.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102616.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102615.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102615.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/102614.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/102614.jpg.html)

Thanksgiving Park - Building 5 has just been completed with a little bit of an updated facade compared to the first 4 phases. Building 6 is currently under construction and will mirror building 5. I like these two phases better because they used some structured parking. The other buildings are surrounded by a sea of asphalt. Also I should mention that Thanksgiving Point currently has a 5 story limit on buildings but I would love to see that increased and it is possible that the area plan could get amended soon since a developer has proposed some "TOD" (if that's what you call placing residential near a transit station :) ) where the Real practice field is now. Traverse Mountain limits buildings to 12 floors but the general commercial zone in Lehi has no height restriction.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10265.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10265.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10266.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10266.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10267.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10267.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10268.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10268.jpg.html)

Here is a bonus - we are working on getting bike lanes in Lehi and this is the first buffered bike lane as seen on Ashton Blvd in Thanksgiving Point, it is one mile and goes right next to the Front Runner station and MATC. We also have funding for a 1.5 mile cycle track on 700 S separated by parking and a curbwall (similar to 300 S Salt Lake).

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/10269.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/10269.jpg.html)

jedikermit
Oct 27, 2014, 1:20 PM
Thanks for all of the photos and updates Mike--I'm glad on one level that the economy is growing to the point that all of that growth is necessary. On the other level, there are maybe two of those buildings that I find appealing at all, and the rest is just industrial park campus that could be anywhere in the country. Bland, anonymous, poorly laid-out 5 story office buildings as far as the eye can see. I'm glad there's some more density in some of the housing--apartments/condos/townhomes--but most of this is just the worst kind of sprawl, filling every remaining inch of open space in northern Utah County.

It will be interesting to see if/when the height limits increase to allow 10 stories and up; and then if developers will choose to build taller, or just scrounge together a few more open acres.

...and all of this whining hasn't even gotten to the "if they stacked all that together at X location, it would have made a true skyscraper," which I know is in the back and front of my head.

BUT thanks for all the pics. That was a lot of work, and it's great to see what's going on.

Highrise_Mike
Oct 27, 2014, 4:34 PM
I agree, I can't help but think that the 6 Thanksgiving Park buildings could have made a 30 story tower. I also don't like the cookie cutter look especially for office buildings. I'm always suggesting new ideas, we will see if we can get some better development patterns! I think the new UCCU building sets a new precedence in Lehi because it has an FAR of 1 and all the other office buildings are more around the 0.4 area. Obviously an FAR of 1 in downtown SLC is really nothing but at least in Lehi it means smaller seas of parking.

SLC Projects
Oct 30, 2014, 6:26 AM
One word and then a number.....

Midtown 360

Story link below....

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=32153282&nid=148&title=oremrsquos-most-notorious-eyesore-to-be-completed-after-years-of-delays&s_cid=queue-4

delts145
Oct 30, 2014, 11:34 PM
Great update Mike!!

Hatman
Oct 31, 2014, 1:31 AM
Midtown 360. A very fitting name. That's great that the project is staring up again. The article talked about the south tower, north tower, and then mentioned west towers. How many towers will there be?

Deek1978
Oct 31, 2014, 6:23 PM
The west side will just be one "tower" it'll be 4-5 stories, and will run the length of the project. Parking underneath, I believe.

Spanish Fork Update:
Wal-mart is coming along quite nicely, should be done before Christmas (don't know if it'll be done by Black Friday)
Chick-Fil-A is coming! I can't tell you how excited my wife is about this. They will be building south of Burger King.
Zupas has their sign up... I imagine 5 Guys will put theirs up soon. Cubby's is also coming! I love BBQ, so I'm excited about this one.

wrendog
Oct 31, 2014, 6:58 PM
Cubby's is also coming! I love BBQ, so I'm excited about this one.

well, you will be disappointed, as Cubby's is not BBQ. :)

Deek1978
Nov 3, 2014, 7:01 PM
Oh man, you got me.... Cubby's Chicago Beef.... I saw the pic at this website: http://spanishfork.org/dept/econdev/planning/retailDevelopment.php and totally thought it was a pig... hence why I thought it was bbq. Don't blame me, I'm not the graphics designer that made Cubby's Logo.

I-15
Nov 12, 2014, 5:08 AM
this is pretty cool for those familiar with the area.

Orem State Street in 1947.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXcn0uUqdf0

Highrise_Mike
Nov 27, 2014, 6:22 AM
Here is a quick Lehi update - there is another 5 story 150k square foot office building with lower level parking going through the approval process south of the Megaplex theater in TP. There are other buildings proposed in that area but only the first phase has started the approval process. This building is the first of two buildings for a company that is planning a small campus there. I'll post a rendering when I get an electronic copy. The buildings are going for a modern look but essentially it's a large rectangular building cantilevered over the first floor.

Construction will begin soon on another 7 story office building (6 floors on the east and 7 facing I-15) just to the west of the building Oracle is moving into. This building has some good amenities for bikes which is refreshing and has direct access from the building to the Rail Trail which intersects the Murdock Canal Trail. This building also will have a small parking structure.

I can't say much but I have had discussions with a developer who is throwing around the idea of a 12 story office building on the east side of I-15. I can't say this is something that will happen but the idea of going vertical is becoming a more common theme as time goes on and land becomes less available.

I also know there are other projects coming down the pipe but are not yet ready to submit plans. I will post when that info can it can be shared.

StevenF
Nov 27, 2014, 6:35 AM
Here is a quick Lehi update - there is another 5 story 150k square foot office building with lower level parking going through the approval process south of the Megaplex theater in TP. There are other buildings proposed in that area but only the first phase has started the approval process. This building is the first of two buildings for a company that is planning a small campus there. I'll post a rendering when I get an electronic copy. The buildings are going for a modern look but essentially it's a large rectangular building cantilevered over the first floor.

Construction will begin soon on another 7 story office building (6 floors on the east and 7 facing I-15) just to the west of the building Oracle is moving into. This building has some good amenities for bikes which is refreshing and has direct access from the building to the Rail Trail which intersects the Murdock Canal Trail. This building also will have a small parking structure.

I can't say much but I have had discussions with a developer who is throwing around the idea of a 12 story office building on the east side of I-15. I can't say this is something that will happen but the idea of going vertical is becoming a more common theme as time goes on and land becomes less available.

I also know there are other projects coming down the pipe but are not yet ready to submit plans. I will post when that info can it can be shared.

I <3 people like you that come on here that are in the know and are willing to feed the piranhas.

Wasatch_One
Nov 27, 2014, 6:36 AM
Here is a quick Lehi update - there is another 5 story 150k square foot office building with lower level parking going through the approval process south of the Megaplex theater in TP. There are other buildings proposed in that area but only the first phase has started the approval process. This building is the first of two buildings for a company that is planning a small campus there. I'll post a rendering when I get an electronic copy. The buildings are going for a modern look but essentially it's a large rectangular building cantilevered over the first floor.

Construction will begin soon on another 7 story office building (6 floors on the east and 7 facing I-15) just to the west of the building Oracle is moving into. This building has some good amenities for bikes which is refreshing and has direct access from the building to the Rail Trail which intersects the Murdock Canal Trail. This building also will have a small parking structure.

I can't say much but I have had discussions with a developer who is throwing around the idea of a 12 story office building on the east side of I-15. I can't say this is something that will happen but the idea of going vertical is becoming a more common theme as time goes on and land becomes less available.

I also know there are other projects coming down the pipe but are not yet ready to submit plans. I will post when that info can it can be shared.

I heard that Ancestry.com is moving to Thanksgiving Point soon. I dont know if they're building their own building or just leasing one of the many already being developed.

I've also seen a rendering of another office building going up SE of the FrontRunner station that looks like a clone of the new Vivint bldg.

Highrise_Mike
Nov 27, 2014, 7:45 AM
You're right Wasatch, the building just next to the Front Runner station is basically a clone of the Vivnt building, both are projects by Gardner Company. They named this project Lehi Station and it has actually been approved for a few months now but they are holding off on construction until they get enough space leased out. I'm not a fan of cookie cutter development, but at least this design is different than most buildings in TP. In fact Gardner Company built a building in Bingham Junction in Midvale and they have one under construction in Draper that have similar designs to the Vivnt building.

Ancestry hasn't submitted anything yet but I can say from what I have heard, they are going to lease a building outside of Thanksgiving Point that has yet to be built.

I'm always happy to post what I can on here! Usually I post the bigger stuff, but there are a lot of retail and other projects in Lehi going on but they're just not as significant. I'm also a piranha on here too, waiting to see what is happening in other cities!

millhouse
Dec 1, 2014, 10:06 PM
Not sure how much I can say... but Ancestry.com is directly west of Xactware and the buildings are identical. Same developer.

Bob The Builder
Dec 1, 2014, 10:32 PM
Not sure how much I can say... but Ancestry.com is directly west of Xactware and the buildings are identical. Same developer.

Yes. I can also confirm this......

brankrom
Dec 3, 2014, 6:26 PM
So ancestry is moving from the old arbach (not that it looks anything like it once did) building downtown SLC to suburban hell or will this be a secondary location?

jtrent77
Dec 3, 2014, 6:41 PM
So ancestry is moving from the old arbach (not that it looks anything like it once did) building downtown SLC to suburban hell or will this be a secondary location?

Two points:

1) Ancestry is HQ'ed in the Riverwoods area of Provo and has been pretty much since the start.

2) People keep complaining about developments in Lehi, but honestly this is the better fit for them. All the other big IT tech companies are there, IM Flash, Adobe, Xactware, etc. etc. It is close to a Front Runner station as well as biking trails.

Not every business should be built in a high rise like this forum seems to believe.

Bob The Builder
Dec 3, 2014, 6:50 PM
Two points:

1) Ancestry is HQ'ed in the Riverwoods area of Provo and has been pretty much since the start.

2) People keep complaining about developments in Lehi, but honestly this is the better fit for them. All the other big IT tech companies are there, IM Flash, Adobe, Xactware, etc. etc. It is close to a Front Runner station as well as biking trails.

Not every business should be built in a high rise like this forum seems to believe.

I agree. However as big as a name Ancestry is you would think they would do a mid-rise 10-12 story building in Provo. That being said this new location and building is still cool.

Future Mayor
Dec 6, 2014, 9:49 PM
Yes these are sort of close to a FrontRunner Station, but unless UTA has a bus that goes right to the front doors of all these buildings or each company has a shuttle, the FrontRunner stop doesn't make any difference what so ever. The comfort level for Transit Oriented, unless on bikes, is 1/4-1/2 mile at the very most.

Stenar
Dec 6, 2014, 9:55 PM
Yes these are sort of close to a FrontRunner Station, but unless UTA has a bus that goes right to the front doors of all these buildings or each company has a shuttle, the FrontRunner stop doesn't make any difference what so ever. The comfort level for Transit Oriented, unless on bikes, is 1/4-1/2 mile at the very most.

The people who work at Thanksgiving Point, the actual attraction, not the business park, won't even take FrontRunner. But that's mostly because there's no sidewalk from TP to FrontRunner, just a muddy field.

Future Mayor
Dec 6, 2014, 10:23 PM
The people who work at Thanksgiving Point, the actual attraction, not the business park, won't even take FrontRunner. But that's mostly because there's no sidewalk from TP to FrontRunner, just a muddy field.

UTA needs to work with these major destinations such as Thanksgiving Point. First off, possibly a joint effort, make a logical foot/bike connection from the stop to the attraction. Secondly arrange some sort of discount at the attraction for people that ride FrontRunner there, a few dollars off etc. Third Thanksgiving point could run a constant natural gas shuttle to the station and back.

There are many ways to increase ridership with some creative thinking and partnerships. Would UTA would be ahead in revenue if they payed half of a $5 discount back to TP, and TP would be ahead too, because more people may attend, and as they increase in popularity they don't have to increase the size of their parking lot.

Here's an example. I get on FrontRunner in Murray with my golf clubs, and ride it to Lehi, Full Fare from Murray is $7.40 round trip. They hop on the TP Shuttle at the Lehi Station, and they get a $7.40 discount on their round of golf with their FrontRunner ticket stub, UTA reimburses TP 3.70. The golfer spent a few more minutes getting there, but saved money in gas, worked on the trip down and payed the same amount for his round of golf.

Highrise_Mike
Dec 13, 2014, 5:25 AM
UTA did work with the City and got a mile of buffered bike lanes put in on Ashton Blvd from Clubhouse down to 2300 W. The bike lanes at least can get those who ride a bike to the back entrance of TP. I agree though some sidewalks would really help for pedestrians south of the Frontrunner station which would also help the MATC students. An approved office building is located just adjacent to the south of the Frontrunner station would provide almost enough sidewalk to get pedestrians to the back TP entrance. Unfortunately TP may not put in the sidewalks and they will likely come with development.

I think it would be a great idea to help both TP and UTA to give some incentives for ticket fares and getting into the attractions.

Highrise_Mike
Dec 13, 2014, 5:55 AM
Here is a new project that just got approved at Planning Commission last night located south of the Megaplex where Ashton and Thanksgiving Way intersect. The approval last night was just the first of the two buildings. Each building is 5 floors and about 150,000 sq ft of floor area. The first building approved includes an underground parking area, some secure bike parking within the parking garage, a basketball court, and a plaza area. The second phase is proposed to have a parking structure. I don't think I can say who the tenant is going to be at this time but the company has a different sector that already has an office open in Lehi. The design is sort of a modern box cantilevered over the first floor with some framing around floors 2-5. It is nice to have a design different than the Thanksgiving Park buildings. Here are a couple of the renderings: (sorry about the poor quality!)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TSTATElev2.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TSTATElev2.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TSTATElev1.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TSTATElev1.jpg.html)

Both renderings come from the Lehi City website.

Also Perry and Associates' 7 story building west of the new Oracle offices has their building permit and have begun construction.

SLC Projects
Dec 13, 2014, 4:38 PM
So with both Perry and Associates and UCCU both going to be 7-stories, which one will be taller? ( feet wise ) I'm guessing these two buildings will be the city's tallest for a long time, unless something taller is in the works I don't know about.

Also, I like these renderings above. Glad I see this developer really to spend more with underground parking. ( wish more developers would do this ) for me, it makes these office buildings look less like an office park and more like a campus. Also like the look of these buildings. They remind me a little of the Adobe buildings down the street.
Speaking of Adobe, when do they begin phase 2?
So much going on in Lehi right now. Just think what driving on that part of i15 will look like in five years with all these midrise buildings popping up all around it.

Highrise_Mike
Dec 13, 2014, 10:25 PM
Even with having the UCCU building right next to the freeway, it is definitely going to look different traveling through town. I believe of the two 7 story buildings, the UCCU building will be taller, but not by much. I want to say the roof of the UCCU building rises to about 118 feet.

As far as parking goes, Lehi just updated the parking ordinance and if an office building exceeds the City's parking by a certain amount, then they are required to build a parking structure. Many of the new projects have been including them anyway which has been nice. All commercial buildings will require bike parking and office buildings over 75,000 sq ft will require indoor bike parking or an outdoor secure bike parking area.

I talked to the guys with Adobe about phase 2 and it may be a few years until they can start construction. They have site plan plan approval as of 2013 but they have to get the funding request through their corporate process. All of the Adobe campuses worldwide have to draw straws to get funding for their next phases and I believe Boise and corporate in San Jose got the next round of funding. Adobe's current building is at capacity so I know they are getting anxious about getting phase 2 done!

Just as a side note I have heard ideas of a developer wanting to go possibly 12 stories, so it may not be forever until something taller than 7 stories goes in. Also if TP didn't have a 5 floor maximum height then we may have already seen a 10 floor building there! Sometimes with everything going on in Lehi it is hard to believe there is that much office demand but usually if something is going to construction then the developers usually have the majority of their buildings leased out. I know that a couple more office projects are coming but they haven't been submitted yet, when they do I will try and post :)

delts145
Dec 20, 2014, 2:28 PM
From this past Summer: I don't remember us having covered this important bit of expansion at Thanksgiving Point.

Ballet West Opens New, State of the Art Dance Training Facility in Utah County

https://www.balletwest.org/wp-content/uploads/brickA-250x250.jpg
https://www.balletwest.org

https://www.balletwest.org/ballet-west-opens-new-state-of-the-art-dance-training-facility-in-utah-county/

SALT LAKE CITY –Ballet West has opened the new Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation Ballet West Academy at Thanksgiving Point, a premiere ballet academy in Utah County. It will provide comprehensive ballet training and the highest level of instruction and performance opportunities in a new, state of the art facility...

...“It’s such an exciting time for growth and expansion for Ballet West, and we’re thrilled for this opportunity to serve an even larger community with this new Academy location,” said Ballet West Executive Director Scott Altman. “There is such a passion for the arts in Utah County, and we’re honored to bring renowned Ballet West training to children and adults alike.”

“The Ballet West Academy is quickly growing into one of America’s leading institutions for dance training, and we are grateful to Barbara Barrington Jones for helping us to create an even closer relationship with Utah County.” said Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute. “Under the excellent direction of former Ballet West dancer Jennie Creer-King, we will be able to develop the talents of even more students here in Utah, and throughout the country.”

The Ballet West Academy at Thanksgiving Point is possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation. The Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation was established in 1996 to enhance the quality of lives of individuals of all ages throughout the world.

“As a former ballet dancer, I feel like I’m living a dream by sponsoring this new Ballet West Academy,” said Barbara Barrington Jones.

Ballet West Academy attracts more than 550 students every year. Last year’s students came from 37 states and 2 foreign countries. Approximately 25% of the students receive some form of scholarship or financial assistance.

Future Mayor
Dec 21, 2014, 6:59 PM
With their new home adjacent to Capital Theater and this new academy in Utah County Ballet West is become a major player in the nation for Ballet. They already had that show on tv and now they have these to new facilities. Well done Ballet West.

Highrise_Mike
Jan 1, 2015, 8:31 AM
Here is a new submittal that just came in for a new 200,000 square foot office building located just west of Xactware. I still don't think I can technically say who the tenant will be, but I know most of you already have a good idea who it is! The thing I like about this project is that about 85% of the parking is within the parking structure behind the building. The building is 4 floors and there will be 3 levels in the parking structure. This building will have more glass than the Xactware building but you can see with the elevations that they are very similar.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TravOffice2SP.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TravOffice2SP.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TravOffice2Ele.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TravOffice2Ele.jpg.html)

delts145
Jan 1, 2015, 1:44 PM
^^^
Great info and update Highrise Mike. I continue to really look forward to your Lehi updates. Okay, so Can Wasatch One or someone without a conflict venture an educated guess as to who the occupant will be on this one.

Also Mike, can you get access to a rendering of the new Perry and Associates 7 story structure?

Highrise_Mike
Jan 1, 2015, 10:43 PM
I think if someone would like to take a guess they could go for it :) Technically it says on their plans who the building is for and they are public info but until they come out with it I probably better not!

I will get some elevations of Perry's 7 story on building on here. It looks similar to their building across the street that Oracle is leasing with some changes to the crown of the building. Also the building will be built into the grade with 6 floors above ground on the east and 7 floors on the west facing toward I-15.

Also an update on the 7 story UCCU building, concrete work has continued for the sub level parking area but nothing has risen above the 1st floor yet. This project will move much faster once the concrete in the parking area is complete. When there is more progress I will snap some shots of that one.

delts145
Jan 2, 2015, 12:16 PM
Very cool Mike, thanks so much. Do you ever go up around the Smiths shopping plaza, Highland/Kountry Corner area, or the commercial area across from Lone Peak High? I'm curious as to how those parks are developing.

Highrise_Mike
Jan 2, 2015, 11:24 PM
Yeah I have been up by Smith's, there are a couple of banks under construction but nothing big going on right now. I know they have continued the townhomes around Highland City Hall too but I haven't been over by Lone Peak High recently. Here are a couple cell pics I took real quick of Perry's 7 story building and the Hyatt Hotel on the corner of Triumph and SR-92.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TRC1215.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TRC1215.jpg.html)

They have been moving quickly on this one, they already have the foundation going strong and the rebar is going vertical. Also the elevator core is starting to pop-up too. Once this rises to the 3rd or 4th floor, I'm sure it will start to be visible from I-15.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/Hyatt1215.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/Hyatt1215.jpg.html)

I took this pic of the Hyatt Place too since I was right there :) They have the elevator cores in and the 1st level of framing has been under way. This hotel will have about 100 rooms and 4 floors with a small amount of convention space. The views of the valley and mountains will be nice out of this one since the building is sitting up about 25 feet.

I'll keep trying to keep up to date with construction progress and new projects! I usually just post the larger projects on here too because you might get sick of hearing from me with every little retail building or restaurant going up in Lehi!

delts145
Jan 3, 2015, 11:41 AM
Thanks Mike! I hope that Hyatt has a little bit of the design or at least the materials theme of some of the other Traverse neighbors.

Highrise_Mike
Jan 4, 2015, 9:35 PM
Here are the elevations of the Hyatt under construction. Unfortunately it doesnt tie into the style of the other buildings in the area, it is a pretty typical design for a Hyatt Place hotel. It is always difficult to persuade big chain companies to deviate from their standard design!

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

SLC Projects
Jan 4, 2015, 9:47 PM
Here are the elevations of the Hyatt under construction. Unfortunately it doesnt tie into the style of the other buildings in the area, it is a pretty typical design for a Hyatt Place hotel. It is always difficult to persuade big chain companies to deviate from their standard design!

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

Nice addition to the area. Wish it had another level or two, but good overall. My only real complaint is the car dealership going in right next to the UCCU building. I hope that's the only dealership plan for the area. I just picture that area of Lehi as a hub for office, hotels, retail and housing buildings. Adding more parking lots with single story buildings isn't going to fit in well with this area. Doesn't Lehi have another area-somewhere set off to the side to develop dealerships? Kind of like Murray has with it's auto-row.

delts145
Jan 4, 2015, 10:19 PM
Actually, it looks like that Hyatt could have some interesting materials for the exterior. I'll be interested to see what that block at the base turns out to be.

Projects, wasn't that dealership suppose to be a Porsche/Audi, or something similar. Ha, I don't mind so much if they park a bunch of Porsches out on the lot, and have a cool sleek showroom.

Highrise_Mike
Jan 5, 2015, 4:22 AM
Yeah haha it's a Porcshe/Audi, luckily it's the only dealer I know of going in the area. There is some retail directly east across the street we will see coming through the process soon. Also more office is planned in the area too so no need to worry! There are quite a few places in Lehi that other car dealerships could be built and although they provide a good tax base, I personally don't really care to see more.

SLC Projects
Jan 5, 2015, 6:33 AM
Yeah haha it's a Porcshe/Audi, luckily it's the only dealer I know of going in the area. There is some retail directly east across the street we will see coming through the process soon. Also more office is planned in the area too so no need to worry! There are quite a few places in Lehi that other car dealerships could be built and although they provide a good tax base, I personally don't really care to see more.

Are you talking about the Pointe development? I came across this development the other day on loopnet.com. The layout I saw had a mix use of big box retail with a office park of some kind. This development looks to be kind of south/east of UCCU right by the rail line.

Edit: here it is. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17197038/Interstate-15-and-Hwy-92-Lehi-UT/

Wasatch_One
Jan 5, 2015, 4:48 PM
^^^
Great info and update Highrise Mike. I continue to really look forward to your Lehi updates. Okay, so Can Wasatch One or someone without a conflict venture an educated guess as to who the occupant will be on this one.

Also Mike, can you get access to a rendering of the new Perry and Associates 7 story structure?

I am 99.9% sure this building is for Ancestry.com

I've also come across some information that Qualtrics is building a new HQ ...however, that will stay in North Provo near the mouth of Provo Canyon (slightly north and east of where they currently lease in the Riverwoods Office Park).

delts145
Jan 5, 2015, 10:26 PM
Thanks for that response Wasatch One. I have another question for you. A long time ago we were discussing those rundown duplexes across the street to the south of Riverwood(I think that's at the southwest corner of 4800 No. and University Ave.) I think I remember you mentioning the plan for them to be torn down and replaced. Did that ever happened, and what was the final outcome if so?

Wasatch_One
Jan 5, 2015, 10:57 PM
Thanks for that response Wasatch One. I have another question for you. A long time ago we were discussing those rundown duplexes across the street to the south of Riverwood(I think that's at the southwest corner of 4800 No. and University Ave.) I think I remember you mentioning the plan for them to be torn down and replaced. Did that ever happened, and what was the final outcome if so?

The Provo Arsonist of 2014 (don't know if he/she/they were every caught...) struck and burned down 2 of the abandoned units on different occasions - link: http://fox13now.com/2014/04/20/provo-residents-concerned-in-wake-of-series-of-fires-at-abandoned-buildings/. This prompted the city to require all of them to be demo'd. Currently, it is empty land ripe for development.

However, on the SE corner of the 4800 N & Univ. Ave. intersection, it looks like a new mortuary is being built.

Highrise_Mike
Jan 16, 2015, 8:38 AM
I can say that there are going to be some submittals on more projects in the Thanksgiving Point area soon. These buildings coming down the pipeline are 5 stories each so nothing crazy yet. The next one that will come in will be a contemporary design and be located just south across the street from the Megaplex. I can't say much more until a submittal is made but I will make a post once it is in. They are also going to be breaking ground next week for the footing and foundation on the TSTAT phase 1 building which is located at the intersection of Thanksgiving Way and Ashton Blvd.

dwareham
Jan 16, 2015, 8:21 PM
Does everyone know about this?

The Utah County Commissioners approved changing the formerly protected Watershed area around Dry Creek Trailhead (in Alpine, north end of where the fire was) to a Residential zone.

In response, the town of Alpine (backed by the mayor) mobilized its residents to gather signatures on a petition.

The petition asks the county to let Utah County voters decide whether to change the zoning or not, essentially tabling the County Commissioners' decision.

Alpine residents will be at the following locations this Saturday and Monday (Jan 21 and 23) asking Utah County voters to sign their names in support of this referendum, which would be the first of its kind in Utah County.

Alpine: 50 S Main Street
Cedar Hills: 4500 W Cedar Hills Drive (next to Cedar Ridge Elementary School)
Provo: 2380 N 650 E (next to Rock Canyon Elementary School)
Spanish Fork: 1000 E Center Street (next to Diamond Fork Junior High)

Please consider backing our cause and helping us protect our critical watershed.

This is the same watershed area that supplied fire helicopters with the water to put out the Quail fire. (And it is the same developer upon whose land the fire ignited...)

Please see the following for more info, or visit the "We Decide Utah" Facebook page.

Thank you!

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/alpine/grassroots-alpine-group-trying-to-overturn-commission-rezone/article_6a5e94de-0b91-54ec-991d-e957b2e1833f.html


http://www.kutv.com/news/features/local-news/stories/Alpine-residents-fighting-Utah-County-for-their-land-64998.shtml#.VJjmhcABjY

delts145
Jan 17, 2015, 1:42 PM
The Provo Arsonist of 2014 (don't know if he/she/they were every caught...) struck and burned down 2 of the abandoned units on different occasions - link: http://fox13now.com/2014/04/20/provo-residents-concerned-in-wake-of-series-of-fires-at-abandoned-buildings/. This prompted the city to require all of them to be demo'd. Currently, it is empty land ripe for development.

However, on the SE corner of the 4800 N & Univ. Ave. intersection, it looks like a new mortuary is being built.

Thanks for the info Wasatch. I can't imagine it will be too much longer before that southwest area is developed. The mortuary sounds like a good fit for the size of that southeast corner. I imagine the design will be something that goes along with the popular historic appeal of the Riverbottom colonials that are so prevalent along that corridor.

SLC Projects
Jan 29, 2015, 10:18 PM
Here is a new submittal that just came in for a new 200,000 square foot office building located just west of Xactware. I still don't think I can technically say who the tenant will be, but I know most of you already have a good idea who it is! The thing I like about this project is that about 85% of the parking is within the parking structure behind the building. The building is 4 floors and there will be 3 levels in the parking structure. This building will have more glass than the Xactware building but you can see with the elevations that they are very similar.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TravOffice2SP.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TravOffice2SP.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TravOffice2Ele.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TravOffice2Ele.jpg.html)

Global family history giant Ancestry.com to move to Lehi campus in 2016

"“The building will be very similar to the Xactware building,” said Doug Meldrum, economic development director for the city. “This will be the second of six buildings that will look the same.”

Lehi’s Development Review Committee is looking over the Ancestry.com site plans. The Corporate Center of Traverse Mountain is where the Xactware building is located, and Ancestry.com's building would be adjacent to Xactware.

“We anticipate Ancestry to bring over 1,000 jobs to Lehi in the move,” Meldrum said. “We also anticipate many of those employees to live and shop in Lehi."

More:
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/lehi/global-family-history-giant-ancestry-com-to-move-to-lehi/article_f6a85f1d-91d0-5207-a945-89148258e665.html

Stenar
Jan 29, 2015, 10:25 PM
Ugly. They ought to make the buildings different from Xactware, which were hideous to begin with. Especially since Ancestry.com was in a pretty nice looking building at Riverwoods.


Global family history giant Ancestry.com to move to Lehi campus in 2016

"“The building will be very similar to the Xactware building,” said Doug Meldrum, economic development director for the city. “This will be the second of six buildings that will look the same.”

Lehi’s Development Review Committee is looking over the Ancestry.com site plans. The Corporate Center of Traverse Mountain is where the Xactware building is located, and Ancestry.com's building would be adjacent to Xactware.

“We anticipate Ancestry to bring over 1,000 jobs to Lehi in the move,” Meldrum said. “We also anticipate many of those employees to live and shop in Lehi."

More:
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/lehi/global-family-history-giant-ancestry-com-to-move-to-lehi/article_f6a85f1d-91d0-5207-a945-89148258e665.html

Highrise_Mike
Jan 30, 2015, 12:01 AM
I would have to agree, I don't like a lot of buildings to be cookie cutter and look the same. I like to tell the developers to mix things up a bit but many of them prefer to have a theme or "campus" feel. I am pleased that for the Ancestry building that 90% of their parking is structured which is great so there is not a sea of asphalt around the building. I will have to get some pictures on here but we had a concept plan submitted today with two 30,000 square foot buildings proposed south of SR-92 on the southwest corner of Bull River and 1200 W where the old blue cube used to be. The elevations seem to look great although I'm not sure what some of the materials are. I will post when I get some info.

AllOutOfBubbleGum
Feb 5, 2015, 4:00 AM
I know most on here already know about University Mall going through a major renovation.

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=33356656&nid=148&title=university-mall-to-break-ground-on-500m-upgrade-in-orem&s_cid=queue-4

The article links to the projects website and the rendering from ground level make it look like a massive upgrade.

http://www.woodburycorp.com/offices-university-place

http://www.woodburycorp.com/images/blocks/presentation/backgrounds/header-image3.jpg

http://www.woodburycorp.com/images/blocks/presentation/backgrounds/header-image2.jpg

Orlando
Feb 6, 2015, 4:25 AM
This is looking cool!:cool:

Stenar
Feb 7, 2015, 1:30 AM
This is looking cool!:cool:

Very. I'm loving these plans.

Look at the old mall, though. It looks sad. I'd do something to the building, like put a glass atrium down the middle or something. Especially since the people in all of these mid-rise buildings are going to be looking down on it. It needs to be spruced up.

Wasatch_One
Feb 7, 2015, 5:38 AM
I noticed steel rising today at the new UCCU hq across I-15 from Thanksgiving Point... Looked like they're on the second of seven(?) floors

SLC Projects
Feb 7, 2015, 7:10 PM
I noticed steel rising today at the new UCCU hq across I-15 from Thanksgiving Point... Looked like they're on the second of seven(?) floors

Cool. Yep, seven stories. Will be Lehi's new tallest. Not really sure what their tallest is now. Maybe the five story buildings at the Thankgiving point office park?

AllOutOfBubbleGum
Feb 7, 2015, 10:16 PM
Cool. Yep, seven stories. Will be Lehi's new tallest. Not really sure what their tallest is now. Maybe the five story buildings at the Thankgiving point office park?

Isn't it a gigantic electric sign. :haha:

Highrise_Mike
Feb 8, 2015, 7:37 PM
Haha Lehi's tallest literally is a gigantic LED sign! Until UCCU is done of course, then it will be the new tallest. In fact the steel is already starting to go up on UCCU, it will rise much quicker now with much of the concrete work being finished. Also the 7 story Traverse Ridge Center has made some good progress too. I will see if I can make it out and take some pics.

Highrise_Mike
Feb 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Here is a Lehi update, these aren't all the projects but this will cover a few :)

Here is the site of the TSTAT building located at Ashton and Thanksgiving Way, grading work and irrigation piping have begun.
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IMG_8101.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IMG_8101.jpg.html)

Here is the UCCU building, steel is up to the 2nd floor with 5 more floors on top to go. There is still concrete work to be done for the lower level parking area.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IMG_8105.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IMG_8105.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IMG_8106.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IMG_8106.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IMG_8107.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IMG_8107.jpg.html)

Here is the Porsche Audi dealership. A sign says it will open this month but it looks like there is still some work to be done.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IMG_8108.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IMG_8108.jpg.html)

Here is the 7-story Traverse Ridge Center. They are up to the 2nd floor (which is actually the main level) and footings are in progress for the parking structure.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IMG_8109.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IMG_8109.jpg.html)

Last, I thought I would snap a pic of the Hyatt Place across the street:)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/IMG_8110.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/IMG_8110.jpg.html)

SLC Projects
Feb 9, 2015, 6:50 AM
I don't think there's any other city ( save maybe SLC ) right now in this state that has more development happening all at once then Lehi.

Wasatch_One
Feb 9, 2015, 6:20 PM
I don't think there's any other city ( save maybe SLC ) right now in this state that has more development happening all at once then Lehi.

There are also a number of projects he didn't hit like the new Hospital, what looks like it may be Vivint Solar HQ (soon to rebranded) additional phases at Thanksgiving Park and the new Ancestry.com HQ... and still more projects I don't know the names of.

Thanksgiving Point is a whole new place since Adobe opened up about 2.5 years ago... it really is pretty remarkable. However, the traffic is becoming horrendous.

Deek1978
Feb 9, 2015, 7:48 PM
Update on Canyon Creek Terrace in Spanish Fork:

Wal-mart will be opening any day now... I've heard a number of different dates, so I have no idea which one is correct.

Walgreens construction has stopped, I've heard that they've pulled out. Their building is half built... lot is graded, but not paved. Anyone want a half built building? CVS?

The Cinemark "North Park 12" is undergoing a cost analysis, construction will begin later this year. It will be built behind the new Taco Time.

Chick-Fil-A: There's been some cutting up of the parking area to run electical and sewage to the pad where Chick-Fil-A will be built. Don't know when construction will start, however.

tygr
Feb 9, 2015, 8:32 PM
Update on Canyon Creek Terrace in Spanish Fork:

Wal-mart will be opening any day now... I've heard a number of different dates, so I have no idea which one is correct. I've heard multiple sources say March 11.

Walgreens construction has stopped, I've heard that they've pulled out. Their building is half built... lot is graded, but not paved. Anyone want a half built building? CVS?

The Cinemark "North Park 12" is undergoing a cost analysis, construction will begin later this year. It will be built behind the new Taco Time. The bid specified an open date of November 1.

Chick-Fil-A: There's been some cutting up of the parking area to run electical and sewage to the pad where Chick-Fil-A will be built. Don't know when construction will start, however.

And... Zupas opens this Wednesday, JoAnn's March 6 (not Canyon Creek), and Malawi's towards the end of March/early April.

Highrise_Mike
Feb 10, 2015, 5:57 AM
First of all, thanks for the Canyon Creek Terrace update. It's good to see more commercial uses in the area so residents don't have to always drive to Provo/Orem to go out.

Here is another project going through the conceptual process in Lehi a little further east of the Oracle building at 1200 W. There are two 32,000 sq. ft. buildings proposed, the building materials are glass, concrete and rock.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/WK1.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/WK1.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/WK2.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/WK2.jpg.html)
*pictures from: http://sirepub.lehi-ut.gov/sirepub/cache/2/jqrmtuf2yf5kb5yvqcwbe1c0/66046502092015105020373.PDF

There was a submittal on another large 125k - 150k sq. ft. building that was submitted directly across the street to the south east of the Megaplex. This building has a more modern design with the use of a lot of glass. It is another 5 story building since Thanksgiving Point has a height limit. There are 3 other buildings of similar size proposed in the area with some possible retail buildings. There are some retail buildings that are part of the Lehi Point project phase 1 going through the approval process located just east across the street from the UCCU building under construction. Also all I can say is there are more buildings in the Thanksgiving Point area planned that haven't yet been submitted so I can't say anything yet. I will post more as it comes available. I could go on and on about more projects, so let me know if it is overkill or if you would like to see and hear more!

SLC Projects
Feb 10, 2015, 6:21 AM
Not an over kill. Like to hear everything that you can share on here.

Not a big fan of this new development that was just posted. Too much parking lot and the buildings needs another floor or two. Oh well, can't have a parking garage with 6+ story buildings with every development. But I sure hope we see less of those and more smarter development.

Highrise_Mike
Feb 11, 2015, 2:17 AM
I agree, I'm just glad these buildings are up to the corner so you can see them from SR-92 and not down the hill. The TSTAT buildings to the south of the Megaplex have a couple large parking structures planned but there is still a lot of surface parking. I always like to see some good commercial density and in Lehi, the UCCU building is so far the best example. In Lehi we updated the parking ordinance and it now requires structured parking if the parking to building floor area ratio is too high and we require indoor bike parking on medium to large office buildings and bike racks on smaller projects. Moving in the right direction to say the least.

Highrise_Mike
Feb 18, 2015, 3:04 AM
Here is the next phase of TSTAT currently going through the approval process. This one is 5 floors with about 145,000 square feet of space. This one has a little more updated design with a lot of glass and some metal. This one is across the street from the Megaplex and is near the new Vivnt Solar building going up.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TSTAT%204%20Site%20Plan.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TSTAT%204%20Site%20Plan.jpg.html)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/mikeedwardwest/TSTAT%204%20Elevations.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/mikeedwardwest/media/TSTAT%204%20Elevations.jpg.html)

SLC Projects
Feb 18, 2015, 5:04 AM
I was just thinking how cool it will be to drive I15 at night in a few years with a cluster of these new midrise office buildings up and down near the freeway all lite up.

SLC Projects
Feb 18, 2015, 9:53 AM
So I do have a question about Lehi. Who owns the land today that is also known as the bowl at the point of the mountain that once ( back around 2007-ish ) there were planes for a 45-story hotel? I'm guessing those plans are long dead, but are there any known long term plans in the works for that area? More office buildings?, or something else?

jedikermit
Feb 18, 2015, 2:55 PM
^^^

I'm betting either more bland 4 story office parks or more beige housing. Yay sprawl.

SLC Projects
Feb 18, 2015, 11:05 PM
^^^

I'm betting either more bland 4 story office parks or more beige housing. Yay sprawl.

How can Lehi sprawl when they are in the center of everything? Salt Lake City 40-ish miles north, Provo 40-ish miles south. I15, Frontrunner and future Trax all within a mile of each other. Besides the office park at Thankgiving point I have been impressed with most of the development taking place in that area. I love the Adobe campus. TSTAT Buildings look like it will be great. Love the height of the soon to be UCCU building.

LeVaJe
Feb 19, 2015, 1:04 AM
So I do have a question about Lehi. Who owns the land today that is also known as the bowl at the point of the mountain that once ( back around 2007-ish ) there were planes for a 45-story hotel? I'm guessing those plans are long dead, but are there any known long term plans in the works for that area? More office buildings?, or something else?

The land is owned by Code One Investment Property. I could not find if there was any connection to G-Code. It looks like they mostly do apartments and buildings for smaller businesses.

Highrise_Mike
Feb 19, 2015, 6:46 AM
So I do have a question about Lehi. Who owns the land today that is also known as the bowl at the point of the mountain that once ( back around 2007-ish ) there were planes for a 45-story hotel? I'm guessing those plans are long dead, but are there any known long term plans in the works for that area? More office buildings?, or something else?

I can't remember who Code One Investment is but I know the property is currently being leased as agricultural property. There are no prospective plans that I know of that are being pursued. The previous proposal with the Frank Ghery designed buildings is definitely dead but the City General Plan and Development Code will allow a mixed use project with up to 2500 residential units. My opinion is that it may never build out to the full density but the potential is there. Also development will be more likely to happen north of Adobe either as Trax comes south or more likely when an interchange off I-15 goes in further north of SR-92. A lot of the ground around the bowl property is planned as business park and there has been some interest closer to Adobe. There are definitely many more buildings coming down the pipe but I cant say anything until they are submitted! I think the designs of some of these newer projects are continually getting better. Also I took a picture today of UCCU and the steel is going up to the 4th floor now. When I get a chance, I will post.

jedikermit
Feb 19, 2015, 3:25 PM
^^^

I do like what Adobe has done. They've put the time, the money, the care into making a place that looks great, that has amenities for their employees, that symbolizes their company and its goals. My issue is more with Everything Else. You can't tell me the dozens of bland Thanksgiving Point office park buildings are anything but bland and sprawl and Lehi should have put more vision, more restriction, and more planning into what's there. Thanksgiving Point itself (the gardens, museums, etc) is a gem...but everything around it is an eyesore.

I've said it before--I'm happy for the economic development happening in that part of the Wasatch Front, but more thoughtful planning would have made for a better Utah.

CountyLemonade
Feb 19, 2015, 5:48 PM
How can Lehi sprawl when they are in the center of everything? Salt Lake City 40-ish miles north, Provo 40-ish miles south. I15, Frontrunner and future Trax all within a mile of each other. Besides the office park at Thankgiving point I have been impressed with most of the development taking place in that area. I love the Adobe campus. TSTAT Buildings look like it will be great. Love the height of the soon to be UCCU building.

Uh, they can sprawl because they're building their city in an abhorrently spread-out way. Parking lots as vast as oceans. Sidewalks that aimlessly meander and defy the logic of paralleling the road. Cul-de-sacs and poorly connected streets. Just because they're at the halfway point between Salt Lake and Provo doesn't mean they won't exercise their God-given right to sprawl.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-n9JumP9xf6k/VOYg0lPPyUI/AAAAAAAAAtI/zn7LL1sL-Fg/s1000/Capture.PNG

Mmmm... Euclidian zoning.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_6ZfQWfb15E/VOYiPinN8GI/AAAAAAAAAtU/rish0awjhq8/s1000/Capture.PNG

Old&New
Feb 19, 2015, 6:19 PM
:previous:

That'll do WONDERS for that stretch of I-15. :whistle:

Wasatch Wasteland
Feb 20, 2015, 12:51 AM
Just my opinion but the area known as the "bowl" where development is uncertain, could easily be a location for a future Major League sports team stadium (ahem ahem… NFL). I'm not saying that would happen ANYTIME soon but with the population center of the Wasatch Front shifting further south it would make sense… If only the NFL would realize that the intermountain west is the largest and most populous un-tapped major league football region in the nation only after Los Angeles!:hell:

Alas, they consider London before San Antonio...

Future Mayor
Feb 20, 2015, 2:27 AM
I have a question High Rise Mike. Does Lehi have any agricultural zoned on it's future land use map?

Highrise_Mike
Feb 20, 2015, 5:29 AM
I have a question High Rise Mike. Does Lehi have any agricultural zoned on it's future land use map?

There isn't much that is strictly agricultural but much of the southwest part of Lehi is designated as residential/agriculture. The City Council had a vision of having ranchettes with animal rights but the current general plan designation allows half acre zoning and thus far has developed as half acre lots or PRDs with a few ranchettes. We have thrown around the idea of an agricultural PRD but I just don't know if it would work. Also there is always the theory of transferring develoment rights but it seems it could be problematic in the long run. There are some areas within the flood plains along the Jordan River and along Utah Lake that can't develop and would likely stay agricultural or remain as native open space. Currently Lehi is two different worlds because there is still a lot of agricultural uses to the southwest and then the boom in commercial development to the north.

UV4EVER
Feb 21, 2015, 10:02 PM
With all of the new condo/apartment development in Orem, I thought I would take some quick pics and do a run-down. This may not be a complete list of all of the bigger residential projects in Orem under construction, but just the ones I'm aware of. Also, it doesn't include all of the project just across the border in Vineyard and Provo.

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/orem-city.jpg

Project #1 (Unknown name):

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5504.JPG

Project #2 (Canyon View Crossings Apartments):

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5507.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5508.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5509.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5510.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5511.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5512.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5513.JPG

Project #3 (University Place):

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5546.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5547.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5548.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5549.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5550.JPG

Project #4 (Sun Canyon Villas):

This project was the second one that was recently set on fire (http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=33380459).

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5515.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5516.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5517.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5518.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5519.JPG

Project #5 (Unknown name):

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5521.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5522.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5523.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5524.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5525.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5526.JPG

Project #6 (South Pointe Condos):

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5543.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5544.JPG

Project #7 (Unknown name):

This project was the first one that was recently set on fire (http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/investigators-say-two-alarm-fire-in-orem-was-arson/article_c9bae8cc-fb95-524c-8dfe-4bca5d4352fe.html).

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5527.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5528.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5530.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5531.JPG
http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5532.JPG

Project #8 (Italian Villages):

http://www.ryanlong.net/skyscraper-forum/IMG_5534.JPG

Future Mayor
Feb 21, 2015, 11:13 PM
double post

Future Mayor
Feb 21, 2015, 11:16 PM
There isn't much that is strictly agricultural but much of the southwest part of Lehi is designated as residential/agriculture. The City Council had a vision of having ranchettes with animal rights but the current general plan designation allows half acre zoning and thus far has developed as half acre lots or PRDs with a few ranchettes. We have thrown around the idea of an agricultural PRD but I just don't know if it would work. Also there is always the theory of transferring develoment rights but it seems it could be problematic in the long run. There are some areas within the flood plains along the Jordan River and along Utah Lake that can't develop and would likely stay agricultural or remain as native open space. Currently Lehi is two different worlds because there is still a lot of agricultural uses to the southwest and then the boom in commercial development to the north.

Why do you say that TDR's could be problematic in the future? I was close to presenting a full TDR program in Payson prior to getting laid off. I was going to include several areas that were agricultural uses currently outside the city boundaries but within the Annexation Policy Plan boundary, as an incentive to annex into Payson as opposed to staying in the county or annexing into neighboring cities.

I think TDR are a critical component to a more sustainable future here in Utah. When I was researching TDR's I was appalled that only two cities in all of Utah had a TDR ordinance at the time, WVC and Mapelton, and only Mapleton had actually designated any sending and receiving areas.

I-15
Feb 22, 2015, 5:06 AM
Thanks for the update UV4EVER! It's crazy how many projects are all going up at once. The amount of development is unprecedented. Hope they catch the arsonist.