The Point Framework Plan has taken 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. View the executive summary as well as the comprehensive final report of the framework plan below.
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.
The Point will be known globally and loved locally. It will be a model live, work, and play community that showcases uniquely Utah elements. It will offer a vibrant mix of retail, entertainment, office, civic and commercial uses. It will prioritize pedestrians, connect regional trail, transit and road systems, leverage cutting-edge Smart Cities technology and catalyze the creation of tens of thousands of jobs.
The Point will have an integrated, multimodal transportation system with a connected street grid and a high-capacity roadway. It will reduce the need for cars with extensive regionally connected biking, walking, and transit systems. The site will have two Bus Rapid Transit stops located in strategic areas to maximize ridership. It will prioritize pedestrians and will leverage future-focused transportation technologies such as a connected automated vehicle circulator system.
BIKE & PEDESTRIAN
The Point will be a place where the car is not king and pedestrians are the priority. There will be a dedicated core pedestrian priority area and Utahns will be able to walk anywhere on the site in 15 minutes. There are thirty-one connection points for on-street bikeways and trails. The River to Range signature feature links the Jordan River Parkway trail and the Porter Rockwell Trail to provide a critical regional connection.
PARKS & OPEN SPACE
Approximately one-quarter of The Point has been preserved for trails, parks and open space. Future residents and employees can live and work within 500 feet of easy-to-access green space. To promote healthy living and provide safe recreational opportunities, nine acres of open space will be dedicated to ballfields, playgrounds, a dog park and community gardens. A potential sports complex is also being considered.
The Point will be designated into seven distinct districts, each with their own unique character. Utahns will be able to walk anywhere in each district within 5 minutes. Each district has a core focus ranging from innovation office to residential and mixed-use. All districts are designed to help maximize connections to transportation assets, emphasize walkability, and create a clear project center and identity.
The framework plan promotes a mix of uses within districts, with residential primarily focused on the west and office to the east. Retail is concentrated in The Hub district. Civic uses are allocated in parcels with existing infrastructure or in a parcel with appropriate size and location for its anticipated use as a school.
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.