The Point Framework Plan provides solid direction to guide future development that includes built-in flexibility to respond to changing conditions. Underpinned by robust market analysis, extensive data gathering, and input from over 10,000 Utahns during the visioning and planning phases, the plan outlines a clearly articulated and carefully considered approach for what is arguably the most important economic opportunity in Utah history. Learn more about the plan below.
KEY VISION ELEMENTS
With the help of our five working groups, six Key Vision Elements were identified to act as guides during the planning process. These elements are integral to the foundation of The Point, prioritizing community, collaboration, sustainability and more as the process of concretely planning the site moves forward.
With the Key Vision Elements as inspiration, the planning team at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill created guiding principles to inform the planning process even further. The guiding principles include:
- Connect the Jordan River Parkway to mountain trail systems.
- Respect, restore and enhance water & green infrastructure systems.
- Maximize connections to transportation assets. Emphasize walkability.
- Create a clear project center and identity.
- Create sub-districts and sub-centers based on a 5-minute walking radius.
In December 2020, The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority selected an internationally recognized planning firm to create a framework draft plan for The Point. The framework plan provides certainty regarding specific land uses on the site while allowing for flexibility due to future changing conditions.
Because The Point is owned by all Utahns, Utahns will continue to have meaningful opportunities to participate in planning the site. We are committed to working closely with local communities, businesses, organizations and other stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes.
The Point Framework Plan provides solid direction to guide future development that includes built-in flexibility to respond to changing conditions.
Our planning experts have researched development projects around the world. They’ve taken the best and brightest ideas from these projects and translated them into specific actions for The Point.
These detailed studies reflect what Utahns want at The Point and will l help to inform future decisions made by the board.