STUDIES

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) is conducting a series of detailed studies and analyses that reflect what Utahns told us they want at The Point. The Point Framework Plan provides solid direction for future development at the site, with built-in flexibility to respond to changing conditions. Although many basic attributes of the site have been identified in the framework plan, such as land-use distribution, sustainability goals, and transportation infrastructure, a more detailed plan of action is required for effective implementation.

To ensure that the framework plan is implemented in a practical and realistic manner that will benefit all Utahns, factors such as component definition, location, phasing, scale and cost, benefit, risk and mitigation will be analyzed through various studies and analysis. Updates to these studies, including comprehensive reports and metrics, will be accessible in the coming months as they are completed. More information about each study and analysis is outlined below:

SUSTAINABILITY STUDY

This study will detail various cost-effective sustainability strategies that improve air and water quality, and reduce energy and water use.

SMART CITY STUDY

This study will detail various smart city concepts and cutting-edge technologies that improve the quality of life for residents and workers.

SMART MOBILITY STUDY

This study will detail innovative transportation solutions that reduce vehicle miles traveled and provide affordable choices for how people can get around at The Point without a car.

CIRCULATION MICRO-STUDY

This study will conduct comprehensive data modeling that includes detailed trip generation, future-forecasting scenarios and assessment of potential traffic conditions.

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

The Point is among the most significant economic opportunities in Utah history. This analysis will further quantify The Point’s economic impact to the State, including growth in high-paying jobs, personal income, GDP and state and local revenues. 

ASSOCIATION COST ANALYSIS

This analysis will develop a cost-sharing model to fund, operate and maintain the site’s common areas, residential communities, parks, some specialty infrastructure, and other features.

DESIGN GUIDELINES

The design guidelines will help to ensure the public vision for The Point is realized by establishing design standards for buildings and public spaces and outlining the design review process.

PLANNING SUPPORT

Expert planners will continue to update the plan for The Point based on the results of the supplemental studies and continuing coordination with stakeholders.

COST ENGINEERING

Good stewardship of public resources requires that we have accurate estimates of development costs.  Using Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) standards, this work will provide detailed cost estimates for the large-scale infrastructure identified in the Framework Plan. 

MASTER SCHEDULING

This work will create and maintain a detailed schedule of each critical aspect of future development at The Point using Critical Path Methodology.