What’s The Point?
In 2018, the Utah State Legislature passed and Governor Gary Herbert signed into law House Bill 372, The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA). The law created a board to guide future development at the 600 acres of state-owned land near the Point of the Mountain. Per state law, the board seeks to plan, manage, and implement development that does the following:
- Maximizes the creation of high-quality jobs and encourages and facilitates a highly trained workforce.
- Ensures strategic residential and commercial growth.
- Promotes a high quality of life for residents on and surrounding the site.
- Strategically plans for jobs close to where people live.
- Facilitates vibrant urban centers and housing types that match workforce needs.
- Creates parks, connected trails, open space, and recreational opportunities.
- Complements the development on the land that is in the vicinity of the site.
- Improves air quality and minimizes resource use.
- Enhances mobility and protects the environment.
- Researches and explores the feasibility of attracting a nationally recognized research center.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the Utah State Prison be relocated?
The new Utah Correctional Facility is currently being constructed. Imitates were relocated to the new correctional facility in July of 2022,
When will development start to occur at The Point?
The first phase of development will serve as a catalyst for the site. Phase I Development will start as soon as 2025. Located at the heart of the site, it is reflective of Utahns’ vision. It includes a pedestrian-priority area, a Central Park, regional trail connections, transit-oriented development, a balanced mix of jobs, housing, retail, shopping, entertainment, and so much more.
Who gets to decide what is built on The Point?
The Point is state owned, so it is owned by all Utahns. All Utahns will have an opportunity to provide input on how the site is planned and developed. The Land Authority officially oversees decision making and considers advice from the subject-matter experts serving on The Point’s five working groups.