Key Vision Elements
With the help of our five working groups, six Key Vision Elements were identified to act as guides during the master 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 master 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.
The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is proactively planning for the future of the site by creating a framework master 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.
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.