Draft Plan

The draft plan for The Point is starting to take shape, with key elements such as an innovation accelerator, business core, mixed-use residential, retail and entertainment opportunities, extensive parks and open space and multiple transportation options such as biking, walking, roads and transit. Click on the link below to learn more. 

Draft Plan

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.

Guiding Principles

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.

Preliminary Concepts

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is proactively planning for the future of the site by creating a draft plan. The plan will provide direction for future site use, while allowing for flexibility to respond to changing conditions. Planners for The Point have released three preliminary concepts for the site. These concepts illustrate different potential approaches to future development. 

Complete Community

A concept that utilizes shared open space as a connecting element that links together six neighborhoods within the plan and enhances connections to surrounding communities. Each sub district is organized around a central open space to form a community hub with more intense uses. The balance of land uses is mixed evenly between residential and office uses, all connected by a secondary grid of pedestrian movement that links the central open spaces together in a car-free network.

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Regional Hub

A concept that incorporates development along larger greenspaces to serve as a community amenity that provides public amenities not available in the surrounding area. These amenities include larger parks, restaurants, entertainment, cultural venues, and more to create a meaningful connection to the adjacent Jordan River corridor. The concept also includes a linear greenspace that connects the Jordan River to Wasatch foothills, east-west across the site. Land use is balanced between office and residential, but incorporates an institutional anchor and other more intense uses paired proportionally with each open space area.

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Economic Catalyst

A concept that is more heavily weighted towards office and innovative uses and centers the plan with a new park. This concept is more car free and brings together retail, office, residential and hotel uses for a vibrant central space. The institutional anchor in this concept is centered around parts of the former prison that have been preserved to link the site’s past with its future.

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