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The Salt Lake Tribune | Utah Olympic organization secures 21,000 hotel rooms for Winter Games. Some are in Wyoming.

It may not have a second Olympics, yet, but at least the group organizing the push to bring the Winter Games back to Utah has a roof over its head. Maybe even a Red Roof.

The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games has secured more than 85% of the 24,000 hotel rooms it is required to have on hand if it hosts the 2030 or 2034 Olympics. The hotels range from The Grand America to a four-room bed-and-breakfast. And the footprint spans as far south as Nephi and as far north as Logan.

Some rooms are even in Wyoming.

Deseret News | A lot of Utah hotel rooms are already booked for a 2034 Olympics — here’s why

More than 21,000 Utah hotel rooms are already booked for a 2034 Winter Games, including some that have yet to be built.

Even though the International Olympic Committee won’t make the final decision on a site for 2034 until July, the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games has been signing contracts with hotel properties along the Wasatch Front and beyond.

EDC Utah | Perspectives on The Point

Recognized as one of the most important economic opportunities in Utah’s history, The Point consists of 600 acres of state-owned land that is being built into Utah’s Innovation Community.

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) and their private-sector master developer The Point Partners (comprised of partners Lincoln Property Company, Colmena Group, and Wadsworth Development Group) recently signed an agreement for Phase 1 development. The first 100 acres will include a walkable promenade; Central Green; regional trail connections; transit-oriented development; a balanced mix of jobs, housing, retail, shopping, entertainment; and more.

ABC4 | The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is releasing their plans of new development

VIDEO: The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is releasing details on their plans to develop an innovation community.

Deseret News | ‘The most significant quality-of-life opportunity for Utahns’: Why we are building The Point

The new year is an opportunity to reflect on past endeavors and establish goals for the future. As co-chairs of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, we have had the distinct honor and privilege to serve on the board overseeing redevelopment of the 600 acres of state-owned land in Draper known as The Point. As longtime Utahns who are raising our own families here, we are committed to ensuring this development benefits Utahns today and for many generations to come.

APA Utah News & Events | Utah Officials Unveil Key Design Details for New Suburban Neighborhood at The Point

An empty field and a historic chapel are now all that remain on the Draper site that was home to the Utah State Penitentiary for more than 70 years.

The now scrubbed-bare site is a blank screen where Utah’s federal, state and local government officials are projecting a vision of a thriving new urbanist, technology and research community.

Draper City Journal | Development agreement signed for The Point’s Phase One infrastructure will start this spring

The Point will start taking shape this spring after a development agreement was signed for Phase One. Leaders attribute that progress to fewer regulations in Utah allowing for innovation and people working collaboratively.

The Salt Lake Tribune | Keep an eye on The Point, the Editorial Board writes, so that it lives up to its promise

“What is heartening about the vision of The Point released over the last few weeks is that it has as its base a sense of responsibility to be a long-term boon for the area and for the state of Utah, environmentally and economically,” the editorial board writes.

The Salt Lake Tribune | Housing, trails and retail: Backers of The Point aim to pack a lot into 600 acres

The people behind The Point — the 600-acre development coming together on the former Utah State Prison site in Draper — are presenting their vision for the project, and it’s a little bit of everything.

The project — which is slated to start its first phase, laying in key infrastructure and amenities, in the spring — promises to feature an “innovation hub” in the heart of Silicon Slopes, a new “downtown” with local businesses and entertainment venues, housing at affordable prices, and robust public transit and trails for walking and cycling that could make cars extraneous.

Salt Lake Business Journal | Agreement paves way for Phase 1 of The Point

Concepts have turned into plans for The Point, a 600-acre, state-owned property in Draper near Point of the Mountain.

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority and its development partners last week officially signed an agreement and unveiled plans for the property, formerly home to the Utah State Prison.

Building Salt Lake | Utah officials unveil key design details for new suburban neighborhood at The Point

An empty field and a historic chapel are now all that remain on the Draper site that was home to the Utah State Penitentiary for more than 70 years. 

The now scrubbed-bare site is a blank screen where Utah’s federal, state and local government officials are projecting a vision of a thriving new urbanist, technology and research community. 

Deseret News | Opinion: A Statue of Responsibility fits Utah

For years, members of the Point of the Mountain Development Commission have been telling us they want a stunning and attractive architectural landmark near the site of the former state prison — prime, undeveloped state-owned land near the southern entrance to the Salt Lake Valley.

They have hinted at something akin to the Space Needle or the Eiffel Tower.

A 300-foot Statue of Responsibility, meant as a complement or a symbol of an essential companion virtue to the Statue of Liberty in the New York Harbor, would certainly fit the bill.

KSL News Radio | What does affordable housing look like at The Point?

The new development of The Point will be located at the old Utah Prison Site and it is expected to offer 3,300 multi-family residential units, including approximately 400 affordable housing units. Dave and Debbie discuss  what this could look like for housing and speak with Ari Bruening, CEO of Envision Utah about if this is the right path forward to fix the housing crisis in Utah.

Axios | Entertainment, parks and trails: Here's what's coming to The Point in Draper

More than 3,000 residential units and multiple parks and trails are coming to The Point, a planned mixed-use development in Draper.

What’s happening: The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority on Monday released plans and renderings for the first phase of the project.

KSL News Radio | Redevelopment plans announced for The Point

We are getting our first big view of the hottest new development, The Point. If you drive next to the old prison site on the south end of Salt Lake County the big area of dirt is set to transform into houses, office space, hotel rooms, shopping and more.  Dave and Debbie discuss what stands out to them and speak with Alan Matheson, The Point Executive Director about what is to come. Dave and Debbie also take calls from listeners.

Utah Public Radio | Housing, retail development planned at old prison site

Plans for the first phase of construction of The Point, the site of the old state prison in Draper, have been released.

Leaders with the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority ceremonially signed an agreement with developer Innovation Point Partners at a news conference Monday.

Tech Buzz | The Point Announces Landmark Redevelopment Plans

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA) has released detailed plans for the first phase of redevelopment for the area of the former state prison site known as The Point. Today, POMSLA also signed a landmark agreement with its private-sector development partner, Innovation Point Partners, pictured above, kicking off redevelopment efforts at The Point.

The Salt Lake Tribune | Here’s who got the first deal at The Point in Draper. For $2.3 billion.

With the old Utah State Prison razed and gone, The Point is finally getting off the ground.

Utah’s multibillion-dollar redevelopment of its former prison site in Draper took a dramatic leap forward Monday, with the release of formal plans for the core of the new community, now poised to rise at the Point of the Mountain in rapidly growing southern Salt Lake County.

Daily Herald | Development agreement puts The Point on path to have first occupancy by 2027

Phase 1 of The Point was made official as the the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority signed an agreement with Innovation Point Partners on Monday, marking the beginning of the 600-acre development.

Lehi Free Press | The Point prison redevelopment project announces phase one plans

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA) held a ceremonial signing with developers on Monday November 27 at the Clearlink Headquarters in Draper. The ceremonial signing signifies the start of a $2.3 billion investment into the 600-acre former Utah State Prison site.

Utah Policy | Landmark redevelopment plans announced for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA) has released detailed plans for the first phase of redevelopment for The Point that reflect Utahns’ vision. For redevelopment efforts to start in earnest, POMSLA will sign a landmark agreement with its private-sector development partner, Innovation Point Partners.

2KUTV | Thousands of new housing units part of initial development of old prison site

Plans have been released for the first phase of construction of The Point, the site of the old state prison in Draper.

At a news conference Monday, leaders with the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority ceremonially signed an agreement with developer Innovation Point Partners.

FOX 13 | Detailed plans show what's in store for first phase of The Point

The redevelopment of the area that was formally the site of the old Utah State Prison took a big step forward Monday with the signing of an agreement to bring a multi-billion dollar housing, office, shopping and entertainment venue to Draper.

ABC4 | The Point bringing over 3,000 homes and multi-use entertainment center in Phase 1

Redevelopment for the former site of the Utah State Prison is about to begin with the building of over 3,000 residential units, a multi-use entertainment center and more.

According to details released by the Point of Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA), Phase 1 of the redevelopment will establish “the heart” of the new community at the point of the mountain.

Utah Business | Landmark redevelopment plans announced for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA) has released detailed plans for the first phase of redevelopment for The Point that reflect Utahns’ vision. For redevelopment efforts to start in earnest, POMSLA will sign a landmark agreement with its private-sector development partner, Innovation Point Partners.

Deseret News | Development on former prison grounds will ‘change lives,’ leaders say

On a site that for more than 70 years housed thousands of men and women in the custody and care of the Utah Department of Corrections, the innovative mixed-use development The Point has reached “a major milestone.”

KSL | Redevelopment plans announced for first phase of The Point at former state prison site

The Point aims to be a living-working community that will feature high walkability, with everything within a 15-minute walk from its heart, a river-to-mountain range trail accessible from the community, which will include retail, entertainment, innovation, educational, office and residential spaces all within approximately 600 acres, according to the plan’s framework.

Deseret News | Could a giant companion sculpture to the Statue of Liberty be coming to Utah?

Right now, it’s just an idea freshly arrived on the radar of state officials, but a plan to build a 300-foot statue at the former Draper state prison site, described as a companion piece to New York’s Statue of Liberty, has taken its first steps toward a potential home in Utah.

KUTV 2 | Strong reaction to proposal for 300-foot statue at old prison site in Draper

KUTV 2News broke the story this week that officials leading the development of the old prison site are considering building what’s called a “Statue of Responsibility.”

The statue is envisioned as a supplement to the east coast’s Statue of Liberty. Efforts to build it in California have failed, so now the group pushing it wants to try constructing it in Utah, somewhere on a 600-acre area known as The Point.

Deseret News | Social media, crisis centers and ... zoning? Gov. Cox is looking for solutions to mental health crisis

Gov. Spencer Cox is convinced Utah, and other Western states, can set an example for the country on how to tackle the mental health crisis.

In a gathering of Western governors Tuesday, Cox displayed his knowledge of mental health research and shared examples of what he saw as Utah putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to expanding options and improving mental health outcomes.

Draper City Journal | Materials, a historic chapel, and people are given second chances at The Point

Sustainable practices and second chances are happening at the site where the prison once stood.

The majority of the materials from the old prison have been recycled, the historic prison chapel has been saved, and some of the demolition workers are former inmates who’ve turned their lives around.

Salt Lake Business Journal | Final demolition at The Point makes way for 'pure opportunity'

With a powerful nudge, a couple of pieces of heavy equipment recently toppled what once was a guard tower at the former Utah State Prison site. Now the focus is on what will rise there.

Tech Buzz | The Point Reaches New Milestone: The Demolition of the Last Remaining Guard Tower

Today, August 30, 2023, construction crews toppled a final guard tower in front of a cheering crowd, a dramatic conclusion to the initial demolition phase of what will soon become perhaps Utah’s most iconic and modern multi-use community, as previously covered by TechBuzz.

KUTV 2 | Attention turns to 'The Point' development as last prison guard tower comes down

As the last guard tower came down Wednesday at the site of the old Utah State Prison in Draper, attention turned to one of the most anticipated developments in state history that will occupy that site.

Deseret News | Final demolition of old Utah State Prison underway

With more than 90% of the demolition complete — and the rest scheduled to be finished in October — crews toppled one of the last remaining guard towers Wednesday

Salt Lake Tribune | Last Guard Tower at old Utah prison falls, clears way for a new future: The Point

As it toppled over Wednesday, the last guard tower at the old Utah State Prison gave way to an ambitious future.

Demolition crews and public officials supporting The Point, the state-backed redevelopment of the former prison site into a green, vibrant and futuristic mini-city, watched nearby as the spindle-legged tower tumbled.

KSL News Radio | Former Utah men's prison now gone, The Point set to begin construction in 2024

The former Utah State Prison is almost completely reduced to rubble. Crews knocked down the final guard tower Wednesday morning, marking the end of what housed male inmates for decades.

KUTV 2 | Livestream: Prison Demolition Wrapping Up

STREAMING: Final guard tower coming down at old Utah Prison site to make way for new development, The Point. 

KSL | Utah Prison Guard Tower Demolished

The last guard tower at Utah’s old prison was demolished Wednesday morning.

The prison site will be turned into a development called The Point. Plans call for a bustling place to work and play. Also, retail, dining, park trails, and more are also planned.

Utah Policy | Final Demolition Efforts Signal New Beginning for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) has announced that demolition of the decades-old prison facilities is nearly complete. State and local leaders will mark the momentous occasion this morning with the toppling of one of the last guard towers.

KSL | 'Pure opportunity': Final demolition of old Utah State Prison underway

Crews began tearing down the old Utah State Prison last November by knocking down a decades-old guard tower to clear land for what will become a mixed-use development near the Point of the Mountain.

ABC4 | Draper Prison demolition ‘nearly complete’ with toppling of guard tower

The demolition of the old Utah State Prison in Draper near the point of the mountain is nearly complete. One of the last standing guard towers is planned to be demolished early Wednesday morning, a milestone in the redevelopment of the area.

A Utah Space Needle? Developers looking for The Point’s main attraction

The Point development project in Draper is looking for a new “focal point.” Currently developing on 600 acres of state-owned land, the project will include cutting-edge technological innovation, a range of trails, housing, retail, entertainment, and more.

Developers call on Utahns to help design 'Focal Point' to be a beacon of state pride

Many major development projects and cities around the world have a defining feature in which communities take pride in and rally around. The Point is looking to the surrounding communities to find the Focal Point.

What exactly is going to take the place of the old Utah State Prison site

If you’ve driven near the point of the mountain lately, you’ve probably noticed the giant space of land where the Utah State Prison used to sit and the changes that are underway. But what exactly is going into that space and when will it be finished?

Don Willie named director of operations for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) announced today that it has hired a director of operations, Don Willie, to help manage development at The Point. Willie is a business expert with extensive experience managing complex, multimillion dollar projects across the state.

There has never been a real estate development opportunity quite like this in the entire U.S., let alone Utah

Hailed as the one of the most exciting—and literally unprecedented—development projects in the entire U.S., The Point—a 600-acre parcel of state-owned land that was home to the Utah State Prison in Draper for more than 70 years (1951-2022)—is steadily progressing, with initial Phase I design efforts in full swing as the demolition phase continues through the year. 

The Point Names Don Willie as Operations Director

Today the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority announced it has hired a director of operations, Don Willie, to help manage development at The Point. Willie is a business expert with extensive experience managing complex, multimillion dollar projects across the state.

Don Willie named Director of Operations for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) announced today that it has hired a director of operations, Don Willie, to help manage development at The Point. Willie is a business expert with extensive experience managing complex, multimillion dollar projects across the state.

The Point continues working toward its ‘grand vision’

The entity overseeing redevelopment of the site is the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority). After a months-long competitive selection process to identify a partner with demonstrable experience building large-scale, sustainable communities, the Land Authority selected Innovation Point Partners (IPP) to develop the first phase of The Point.

Utah Innovation Fund Presentation from the 2023 Wilson Sonsini Entrepreneur & Investor Summit

Check out the highlights from the Wilson Sonsini Entrepreneur and Investor Life Sciences Summit panel titled “Driving Innovation in Utah: The Utah Innovation Fund” featuring Keith Marmer, Jefferson Moss with @USHE, and Gabi Tellez with Intermountain Ventures. The panel discussed the $15M Innovation Fund created during the 2023 legislative session to commercialize academic discoveries and provide a roadmap for life sciences innovation at the Point of the Mountain.

Governor Spencer Cox Signs Seven Technology Bills into Law

While the Utah Legislature’s prolific 45-day general session ended over a month ago, Governor Spencer J Cox and Lieutenant Governor, Deidre Henderson met with several state legislators, the floor and bill sponsors of these bills, and other stakeholders to ceremonially sign seven non-controversial but highly impactful technology and infrastructure-related bills.

Speaking on Business: Point of the Mountain

The Point of the Mountain can lead the way in establishing an 21st Century “innovation economy,” providing a convenient and enjoyable lifestyle, and demonstrating sustainable approaches to using national resources and improving air quality.

Utah Innovation Lab’ would be a state-sponsored angel investor for university startups

This story is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing commitment to identify solutions to Utah’s biggest challenges through the work of the Innovation Lab.

Utah lawmakers made $3.2B in funding requests this year

SALT LAKE CITY, – Here’s what Utah lawmakers want to spend taxpayer money on in next year’s budget

And it all (eventually) came tumbling down

DRAPER CITY, – The public was invited to usher in a new era at The Point by watching the demolition of one of the old prison towers on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Abatement of the site is underway with demolition of the buildings to follow.

The Point unveils plans for phase one

SALT LAKE CITY, – The Point development project is taking a big step forward as the plan for phase one is unveiled.

Executive Director Alan Matheson joins us this week on Inside Utah Politics to discuss what the plan entails and the next steps.

Developers unveil first stage of The Point to state leaders

SALT LAKE CITY — Leaders at the Utah State Capitol got their first look Tuesday at how, The Point, a new development at the site of the old state prison, will look like.

Deep Dive: Phase I of The Point

Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point, and Abby Ehman, principal at Innovation Point Partners join Utah Policy to discuss the just-unveiled plans for Phase I of The Point development.

Building Utah: How Utah’s growth is affecting residential and commercial development

During this panel, local real estate, building, and city development experts talked about the extreme growth Utah is experiencing and what it means for our state.

‘People-focused’ development planned in first phase of The Point redevelopment

DRAPER, Utah – The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) announced potential “people-focused” plans for the first phase of development at The Point, featuring retail, entertainment, trails, housing, and parks.

Salt Lake Valley to get a ‘central park’ and much more at The Point

Initial phase for development at the old Utah prison site also will feature more than 3,000 new homes for rent alongside new offices, shops and entertainment venues.

What will the Point look like? Plans released for old prison site development

DRAPER — The future of the old Utah State Prison site in Draper came into clearer focus Tuesday with the release of phase one development plans for a “15-minute” “walkable city.”

Connectivity, including connection to nature, is paramount in plans for The Point

Progress is happening at The Point, the former prison site in its infancy of becoming an ultra-modern development. Officials announced that the Utah Division of Facilities and Construction is running ahead of schedule on site abatement, the first step toward demolition. In December, the Phase 1 development partner will present refined plans to The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority.

As the old state prison goes down, development of The Point begins

DRAPER, Utah — A day after the demolition of Utah’s old state prison began, plans are moving forward to build a brand-new community. Leaders said it’ll take decades to build The Point, but promised it’ll be worth the wait.

‘What’s the Point?’ Community conversation will discuss plans for old Draper prison site

“What’s the Point? Utah’s Laboratory for Innovation” is a community conversation that will explore development of the old Utah State Prison site in Draper into an incubator for modern solutions.

First domino falls in massive Point development in Draper

Demolition will continue into next year as crews clear the way for The Point, a massive new development that, “like the sun rising,” will shine in Draper.

Inició demolición de antigua prisión estatal de Utah

La torre de guardia de la prisión fue la primera en caer para dar el primer paso a la nueva comunidad que se llamará “The Point”.

Demolition of old Utah State Prison in Draper begins

The demolition of the prison is expected to take several months and the first phase of redevelopment is said to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Current plans for the area, however, include affordable housing, parks, regional trail connections, and, according to The Point officials, “will ultimately enhance Utahns’ quality of life.”

'Tear down this prison': Demolition begins on old Utah State Prison in Draper

The demolition is a culmination of years of work, said former Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in a speech before the demolition, with that work resulting in a new state-of-the-art corrections facility in Salt Lake City and what will become a 600-acre development, called The Point, located at the old prison site.

Feisty Utah State Prison tower finally demolished after several attempts

DRAPER, Utah — After multiple attempts and a lengthy delay, the iconic tower at the old Utah State Prison was finally torn down Tuesday in a somewhat anticlimactic event in front of several dignitaries and media members.

The Future Looks Bright for "The Point" as Prison Demolition Begins - Inside Sources

Today, demolition has begun on the old Utah State Prison in Draper. Utah officials are hopeful this prison demolition will precipitate a new stage of development for that area, known as “The Point.” Executive Director of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Alan Matheson gives an update on the project and shares how it will benefit all Utahns. 

Can the old prison site be a gathering place for Utah’s top minds?

The ambitions behind development of the old Utah State Prison site in Draper could hardly be higher. Plans call for a “15-minute city” where people can live, work, shop and play within walkable distances.

Utahns Invited to Attend Prison Demolition; Signifying A New Chapter for Utah

On Tuesday, November 29th at 10am, Utahns are invited to watch the demolition of the old state prison facilities where The Point, an innovation community, will be built. The demolition crew is scheduled to take down the decades-old prison guard tower, signaling a new chapter in redeveloping the site in an innovation community. 

Utah is building a ‘15-minute city’ on the site of a former prison

In Utah, plans are underway to take this eco-friendliness to the next level with a “15-minute city”.

Last look of the old Utah State Prison before it’s gone | The City Journals

The media and public officials were invited for a final tour of the now-closed prison site in Draper before abatement and demolition begin. The tour focused on A block built in the 1950s.

Survey results announced for The Focal Point at former prison site | Lehi Free Press

Nearly 1,800 Utahns took the survey, most expressing clear support for a large architectural structure and a series of public art pieces dispersed in easily accessible parks at The Point. Many Utahns would like the public art pieces to be designed by local artists and reflect uniquely Utah themes. 

The Point: Adding Walkable, Mixed-Use Development in Utah | Urbanland

Through robust feedback sessions from over 10,000 Utahans, the community’s need is centered around a vibrant mixed-use space that is sustainable, walkable, accessible by transit while also being an innovation and financial hub.

Salvation for a place of faith | The City Journals

The chapel was dedicated in 1961 “To the Glory of God and the salvation of man” and its genesis and history is colorful. It was built by inmates themselves, with their own money and with donations from community and religious organizations.

Utah governor talks about possibility of MLB expansion team at Draper prison site | KUTV

The Utah governor expresses his desire that he would like to see a Major League Baseball team come to Utah. 

Gov. Cox, former Gov. Herbert tour Draper prison, set for demolition | Gephardt Daily

On Monday, Gov. Spencer Cox, former Gov. Gary Herbert and others toured the now vacant Utah State Prison at Draper.

Utah governor talks about possibility of MLB expansion team at Draper prison site | KJZZ

Abatement on the now-closed prison buildings will begin right away, followed by demolition in a few months.

Utah governor tours a now-empty prison. See what he saw before the wrecking ball comes | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Point, will be built as a regional model for smart development and saturated, according to plans, with new housing, commercial development, an innovation district, green spaces and a state-of-the-art transit system.

With Draper prison now closed, officials eye Utah’s next big redevelopment project | KUER 90.1

The Utah State Prison in Draper shut down this summer after 71 years of service. All 2,464 inmates have been transferred to the new state correctional facility in Salt Lake City, and the buildings are now scheduled for demolition as early as next year.

Officials tour Utah state prison in Draper before demolition begins | KUTV

Gov. Spencer Cox, former Gov. Gary Herbert, and other state leaders toured the inside of the old prison Monday morning before holding a news conference outlining the next steps for the land at the Point of the Mountain.

Utah officials tour the Draper prison before its demolition | KSL TV

The Point will include residences, entertainment, higher education, shopping, and much more. The governor said he hopes The Point will serve as a model for the state and the U.S.

The Point project now has a developer for its community-centered project | KSL News Radio

Leaders say when it’s done the point will bring significant economic returns, and also focus on serving the educational, and housing needs of the area. Planners told KSL NewsRadio in 2020, that it would be one of the greenest developments around.

Opinion: The Point is off to a good start — let’s keep it that way | Deseret News

State and local officials this week announced plans for the first phase of development, and they also asked the public to share ideas for a focal point to the project, something not only eye-catching but that could serve as a regional, or perhaps even national, draw.

Salvation for a place of faith | The City Journals

Just as people say their faith “saves” and allows them to be “born again,” so it will be for the Chapel by the Wayside at the former state prison in Draper. The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, of which Draper Mayor Troy Walker is a member, voted unanimously to save the chapel at their May board meeting.

Development Partner Selected to Build America's Newest 15-Minute City | PR New's Wire

Members of The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority have been working since December to identify a development partner with experience building large-scale, sustainable communities. The organization finally selected a collection of developers, Lincoln-Colmena-Wadsworth, as its chief partner for The Point.

'The Point' project advances, replacing the Draper prison site | Fox13

The project is almost like building a new city within Draper. Plans call immediately for a mixed-use development of housing and office space. State officials envision a tech center (almost an extension of Silicon Slopes), a lot of open space and more mass transit options than exist now.

The Point announces chief development partners | The Herald Extra

The Point State Land Authority announces an important partnership with the development of the state-owned land in Draper Utah.

Utah picks a key partner on its massive ‘The Point’ development at former prison site in Draper | The Salt Lake Tribune

An economic opportunity for a lifetime has emerged in Utah that will benefit not only Utahns, but all who will visit this site.

Developer named for ‘most significant development project in Utah history’ | KSLTV

The most significant development project to be done in the history of the state of Utah. The next big steps, and who will build The Point.

Here’s how ‘The Point’ is giving Utah the opportunity to ‘focus on the future’ | Deseret News

The Point will be a work-community that will invite innovation, education, entertainment, retail, office and residential spaces; this will be done according to the current plan.

Utah leaders name The Point's developer partner | Axios Salt Lake City

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority announces a developer partner for the 600 acres of state-owned land in Draper where the Utah State Prison has sat since the 1950s.

Development partner unveiled for major project in Draper | ABC4

Executive Director Alan Matheson joins ABC4 to discuss The Point as the project moves forward with the development partner.

Opinion: Think leaders can’t cooperate on big things? | Deseret News

The relocation of the state prison from the Point of the Mountain is one such “golden opportunity” with the potential to benefit Utahns for generations to come.

A Day in the Life: Alan Matheson | Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

Alan Matheson is the executive director of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority. He oversees the planning and development of approximately 600 acres of state-owned land currently occupied by the state prison, known as The Point, Utah’s Innovation Community.

Affordable housing to be developed at current site of prison in Draper | KSL

Affordable housing will be part of the massive project, which is set to begin when the prison moves locations sometime in July.

Answer to preservationist prayers: Utah to save prison chapel | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Point of the Mountain Land Authority voted to preserve the prison’s 61-year-old Chapel by the Wayside.

This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down | KSL

The Point of the Mountain Land Authority believes the chapel can continue to serve a useful purpose even as the other components of the Utah State Prison disappear, which is why they took steps last week to preserve the building.

Innovative and green: The Point is the first 15-minute city in the US | Domus

The 242-hectare community near Salt Lake City will be equipped with residential and work spaces, green and public areas that aim to reduce polluting emissions. The idea is to become a model for the development of new cities.

What Is The Point?| Draper City Talk

Executive Director of The Point, Alan Matheson, discusses development plans, construction timeline, and economic benefits.

Does a '15-minute city' represent the future of towns? In a Utah neighborhood, that's the idea | The Denver Channel

In the virtual world, our circles can be global. They can even reach outer space. In the tangible world, the world of grass and roads and bookstores and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, might our circles be shrinking? That’s the idea behind The Point, a city that right now doesn’t exist. It will rise up soon halfway between Salt Lake City and Provo.

2022 House Majority Policy Pillars | The Utah Way Forward

The Point has been featured in The Utah Way Forward as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a large-scale, strategic investment that will provide benefits for generations to come.

Interview with The Point Executive Director Alan Matheson | Silicon Slopes

The Point of the Mountain Utah State Land Use Authority is 608 acres that will soon be a blank canvas for future property development. Hear from The Point’s Executive Director on what they plan to do with that blank canvas.

A '15-minute' planned community is set to rise in Utah | Archinect

Called The Point, the envisoned community will be located in Draper, Utah, and take up about one square mile of state-owned land. The development, master-planned by SOM, will specifically aim to reduce the need for cars by featuring extensive biking, walking, and transit systems.

 

A city of the future: anywhere will be 15 minutes away by bike | The Gal Times

Imagine waking up, getting up, getting organized for work or school, and leaving with a smile every day without having to think about traffic or how long it will take to get to your destination. 

Utah’s The Point under the spotlight | Deseret News

A lot of eyes have turned to Utah because of The Point because it is a city-centered around improving quality of life and creating economic opportunities.

They’re building a 15-minute city from scratch in the Utah desert | Fast Company

In Paris, one of the first cities to champion the idea of the 15-minute city—urban planning that makes it possible to take care of most everyday errands with a short walk or bike ride—it was already fairly easy to get around without a car even before the current mayor started making changes. In a typical sprawling American suburb, it’s harder to transform streets designed for driving. But in Draper, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, a new neighborhood is being designed from the ground up to help residents avoid the need for cars.

Utah Is Building a ’15-Minute City’ From Scratch | StreetsBlog USA

A new planned community in Utah will strive to make it possible for residents to meet all their daily needs within 15 minutes without getting in a car — and to serve as a model for other U.S. developers who want to build basic mobility into the foundations of their designs.

Redevelopment at The Point | Business Elevated Podcast

Listen to Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point, and Pete Codella, Go Utah’s associate managing director communications, as they discuss incorporating 21st-century city concepts into the plan, maintaining Utahns high quality of life in this new development, some challenges it presents, and much more.

Utah Seeks Development Partners to Build America's Newest 15-Minute City | MarketWatch

The Land Authority established a framework plan to guide future development at The Point, which was the culmination of a multiyear visioning and planning process involving over 10,000 Utahns. One of the plan’s signature elements is a “15-minute city” concept where all daily needs such as jobs, housing, retail, food, recreation and entertainment can be accessed within a 15-minute walk from a transit stop.

Utah Seeks Development Partners to Build America’s Newest 15-Minute City | AP News

“We are looking for the industry’s best and brightest to partner with us in building one of the country’s most significant development opportunities,” said Alan Matheson, The Point’s executive director. “This career-defining development provides the pinnacle opportunity to work in the nation’s top-ranked economy on a project with a plan that is broadly supported by the public.”

The Point of the Mountain, a key part of Utah’s future, holds tons of info on its past | ABC 4

The area where Salt Lake and Utah Counties meet, known as the Point of the Mountain, is expected to play a huge role in Utah’s future.

The Point, the prison and historic preservation | Riverton City Journals

Guard tower in front of the Wasatch entrance at the Utah State Prison in Draper. The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority has committed to preserving one or two of the six prison towers for historic purposes. The Department of Corrections will preserve a locking system found only at this prison and at Alcatraz. (Photo courtesy Utah Department of Corrections)

 

 

Utah Seeks Development Partners to Build America's Newest 15-Minute City | Yahoo! Finance

The Point will be built in the city of Draper, Utah, which was recently recognized as the sixth best place to live in the nation by Money Magazine. The site is located in the heart of Utah’s dynamic high-technology industry known as Silicon Slopes, well served by vital infrastructure and centrally located between the largest labor sheds in the nation’s fastest-growing state.

 

Utah seeks development partners to build America’s newest 15-minute city | Utah Business

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) issued a request for qualifications to start the process for selecting master development partner(s) for The Point—one of the premier development opportunities in the country. The Point consists of 600 acres of state-owned land that will foster innovation and technological advancement, provide parks and open space, support economic growth, and enhance quality of life.

 

The Point Solicits Proposals From Master Planners | TechBuzz

TechBuzz recently wrote about efforts to develop land at the point of the mountain now occupied by the state prison. The effort has been underway for years, and now The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority has issued an open and transparent selection process to identify master development partner(s).

 

Solicitation begins for development proposals on The Point | Daily Herald

Phase one for The Point of the Mountain’s development officially began with the approval from the sprawling future live-work-play site’s governing body to begin issuing solicitation documents.

 

Point of the Mountain State Land Authority seeks development partner to build Utah’s innovation community | Utah Policy

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) approved the issuance of a request for qualifications today to initiate the solicitation process for selecting master development partner(s) for The Point. Widely recognized as one of the most important economic opportunities in state history, The Point consists of 600 acres of state-owned land that will foster innovation and technological advancement, provide parks and open space, support economic growth and enhance Utahns’ quality of life. Plans for the site include input from over 10,000 Utahns.

 

PM News Brief: Millions of fish stocked, Colorado River conference & bidding process for The Point | KUER

Phase one for The Point of the Mountain’s development officially began with the approval from the sprawling future live-work-play site’s governing body to begin issuing solicitation documents.

 

The eyes of the nation will soon focus on Utah’s prison-turned-economic engine | Deseret News

As we look into 2022, we are confident our state will continue to lead the nation as we develop new economic and quality-of-life opportunities for Utahns. One of the state’s priorities to propel these opportunities forward is The Point, which is the new redevelopment project at the site of the soon-to-be-relocated Utah State Prison in Draper.

The Point: An innovative community focused on the future | Utah Business

As tech companies compete for talent in both areas, the point has become the de facto hub for tech and job growth. That’s driving efforts to make the area even more welcoming.

 

Cox Proposes Climate Lab to Help with Utah's Air Quality | Fox 13

Governor Spencer Cox is proposing a “state-of-the-art” climate laboratory at The Point to help with Utah’s air quality problems.

 

Why Utah is Moving Its Prison (Again): The Prime Real Estate That’s About to Be Set Free | Deseret News

The grand vision for the former prison site is, so far, a master-planned “complete community,” or Utah’s first “15-minute city” that would contain everything a person needs to live and thrive within a 15-minute walk from its heart.

 

Get to The Point | NAIOP Utah Live

Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point shared details of the newly released Framework Plan, showcasing key elements such as an innovation accelerator, business core, mixed-use residential, retail and entertainment opportunities among others.

Mayor Walker Gets to The Point | Utah Policy

Draper Mayor Troy Walker talks about the benefits of The Point, not just for Draper, but for the entire state.

Getting to The Point with Rep. Lowry Snow | Utah Policy

Representative Lowry Snow is the co-chair of The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority board. He recently shared some of the history of the past five years of discussion, gathering input and data, planning and the creation of a framework for the 600+ acres as well as a look at what’s next

 

Utah Policy talks with Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point | Utah Policy

Matheson says the development will be able to house around 15,000 people and can accommodate 35 to 40,000 high paying jobs in technology, biotech and other areas

 

The latest on the Point of the Mountain development and what’s next | Inside Utah Politics

The framework plan for developing the state prison site in Draper has been unveiled, and the process is moving forward. Alan Matheson with the Point of the Mountain Land Authority and Draper Mayor Troy Walker appear on Inside Utah Politics to dig into the framework and what’s next.

 

Utah's Proposed 15-Minute City | Snow Brains

Utah is growing. One of the most popular outdoor recreation and ski destinations in the United States is looking to continue on its path of development. The Point, being a proposed 600-acre city, would be located near Salt Lake City in Draper, UT, and would house residents 30-45 minutes away from the Snowbird, Alta, Sundance, Solitude, and Brighton ski areas.

 

"The Point": New Utah Project Will Create Massive City Within Minutes Of 10 Ski Resorts | Our Community Now

Utah is one of the fastest developing states in the country. With these latest plans for Draper, Utah, this development could create an incredible “15-minute city” in between Salt Lake City and Provo.

 

The Point - Sustainability | KSL Radio

With the extreme drought the state has been going through, Will The Point make it worse? New developments means more water usage. Kim Shelly, Division of Environmental Quality, Executive Director.

 

Transportation at "The Point" | KSL Radio

Dave and Debbie have been going in depth all week on this massive project — apartments, condos, office complexes — what about traffic? Andrew Gruber, Executive Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council on the show.

 

The Community at “The Point” | KSL Radio

“The Point” development making way as Utah spearheads its growth. All week we are covering the new development with a focus today on the community that surrounds it. Draper Mayor, Troy Walker calls in.

 

Utah's Rapid growth at "The Point" | KSL Radio

Utah’s growth is phenomenal. Now add The Point — the project that will replace the prison at the point of the mountain — apartments, condos.

 

 

 

The development of "The Point" and the economy | KSL Radio

Natalie Gochnour/Kem C. Gardner Institute at the U of U joins live to discuss the economic opportunity this development may bring.

 

 

Draper residents excited about recreational and commercial opportunities ‘The Point’ will bring to Utah prison site | The Salt Lake Tribune

Developers aim for the 600-acre project to have everything a resident might need within 15 minutes.

 

Cárcel de Draper podría convertirse en una pequeña ciudad | Telemundo

La cárcel será trasladada al oeste de Salt Lake City para darle paso a la construcción de viviendas, negocios y parques.

 

Planners at The Point want the public to see their framework | KSL

Planners at The Point want the public to see their framework. New plans are taking shape for a massive development at Point of the Mountain.

 

Plans for a development to include affordable housing on prison land | KSL

Plans for a development at the state prison have just been released. The director of the new site said it will be a walkable, sustainable community.

 

What is The Point? Plans for a ‘15-minute city’ at former Utah prison site are taking shape | Deseret News

Vision for massive, ‘multigenerational’ development in Draper comes into sharper focus — but plans aren’t final yet.

 

Plans for The Point would create a new ‘15-minute city’ in Draper to replace Utah’s prison | The Salt Lake Tribune

Officials unveil the latest vision for developing 600 choice acres of state-owned land, deemed the biggest economic development opportunity in Utah history.

 

Officials release landmark plan for prison site redevelopment | Utah Policy

This morning, the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) released the framework plan for The Point, the 600 acres of state-owned land at the current site of the Utah State Prison in Draper

 

A First Look at The Point | Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

 The Point is a redevelopment project that would replace the Utah State Prison once it moves out of Draper and to near the Salt Lake City International Airport. After hearing input from more than 10,000 Utahns, the plan for the 600+ acres of state-owned land is to create a mixed-use community of housing, business, and entertainment where people can live, work, and play.

 

IN FOCUS Discussion: The Point redevelopment project | ABC 4

 The Point is a redevelopment project that would replace the Utah State Prison once it moves out of Draper and to near the Salt Lake City International Airport. After hearing input from more than 10,000 Utahns, the plan for the 600+ acres of state-owned land is to create a mixed-use community of housing, business, and entertainment where people can live, work, and play.

 

Point of the Mountain board approves framework plan for ‘Utah’s innovation community’ | Daily Herald

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority voted on Tuesday to approve a framework plan for the Point of the Mountain region, a plan that emphasizes public transportation, mobility and mixed-use development.

 

Massive Point of the Mountain project set to replace Utah State Prison | Fox 13

The entity in charge of developing the land at Point of the Mountain is moving forward with plans for a massive mixed-use concept of housing, business, entertainment and open space.

August Open House will present framework master plan for The Point | Draper Journal

The Point will hold an Open House Aug. 12 to announce a framework master plan for the 600 acres of state-owned property that has been touted as a once in a generation project.

Real Estate Edge | Episode #13 – New Plans for Silicon Slopes

Learn what’s next for the 600-acre site redevelopment in the heart of silicon slopes. Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA) Executive Director Alan Matheson gives an inside look at the plans for the old prison site in Draper.

Input Sought On Prison Land Redevelopment Plan

The first of two virtual open house was held to help decide what to do with 600 acres of prime property near Point of the Mountain after the Utah State Prison is relocated.

Alan Matheson on the Point of the Mountain Development Going Forward

Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Executive Director Alan Matheson gives an update on the planned redevelopment of the old prison site in Draper. 

PM News Brief: Rich Bullough Retires, Pandemic Endgame Criteria & Salt Lake City Budget

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is looking for public input on how to develop the current location of the Utah State Prison in Draper. 

 

'The Point' officials holding virtual open house today to gather public feedback

Over the past year, the Land Authority has engaged with subject-matter experts across the state, met regularly with a stakeholder advisory committee composed of community leaders who represent a broad array of interests and conducted a statewide survey to kick off the planning efforts.

 

What's next for the Draper prison site? 'The Point' releases first concepts for future development

While the Utah State Prison still functions in Draper, an organization tasked with planning what’s next for the 600 acres of land it sits on sees its future as a community area rich with innovation, sustainability and economic growth.

 

Development planned on state prison land to include affordable housing

Utahns are being asked for their input on how to develop the 600 acres at the current site of the Utah State Prison.

 

What may move in when Draper prison moves out? How about a central park and housing — lots of it?

Newly unveiled plans also show world-class offices, stores, schools, entertainment venues, trails and a Jordan River Community Park.

 

What's next for the Draper prison site? 'The Point' releases first concepts for future development

While the Utah State Prison still functions in Draper, an organization tasked with planning what’s next for the 600 acres of land it sits on sees its future as a community area rich with innovation, sustainability and economic growth.

 

Your input requested for development of ‘The Point’, site of current Utah State Prison

Utahns are being invited to get involved in planning efforts for development at the site of the current Utah State Prison.

 

BYU gets to ‘The Point’

Development planners have begun drawing up a framework for a new urban center on the Utah State Prison site, and the potential impact to BYU students could be enormous.

 

Urban planning firm begins designing framework plan for ‘The Point’

The planning process for converting the Utah State Prison site into a walkable urban center has officially begun.

 

The Point’s planners seek public input

Three different concepts have been developed for The Point, the 600 acres at the Point of the Mountain where the prison currently resides, and The Point’s planners are seeking public input to help determine the best scenario for the site.

 

What's The Point? | Business in Utah

What do you do when 600 acres of land become available in the heart of a world-class technology hub? In Utah, you develop it into a sustainable and innovative community that will attract new businesses and residents for years to come.

 

Alan Matheson | Utah Real Estate Podcast

Executive Director Alan Matheson speaks on the prison relocation and the potential for the site.

 

Alan Matheson, executive director of Point of the Mountain Land Authority shares goals

In December, the Lehi Free Press interviewed Alan Matheson, executive director of the Point of the Mountain Land Authority. This entity has been charged with the planning and redevelopment of the former Utah State Prison site.

 

 

World-renowned firm hired to create master plan for The Point

A landscape currently dominated by a 70-year-old prison and barbed wire will transform into an economic and education hub with open space, housing, restaurants and retail accessed by multimodal transportation. As the next step in bringing that vision for The Point to fruition, world-renowned consulting firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was hired to create a master plan for the 600 acres of state-owned land.

 

 

What could be included in development on former state prison land

After years of development, there’s now a man in charge of development that will happen in Draper when the Utah State Prison is relocated.

 

Point Authority is looking for ideas 'equal to the opportunity'

What should the 700-acre Utah State Prison site look like after the prison shifts to a new location a few miles north? Officials working on its planning want to hear ideas.

 

Planning officials outline transportation efforts to accommodate Utah County growth

Adequately investing in and planning for future transportation infrastructure is a critical aspect of ensuring that growth in Utah County and along the Wasatch Front is sustainable, planning officials told state lawmakers Wednesday.

 

Funding for public transit will be big challenge over 30-year horizon

The year 2050 seems like a long way off. But it’s really not. It’s definitely within sight.

 

A Space Needle, Eiffel Tower or the Jetsons in Draper? Why not think big?

Would you pay for something like an Eiffel Tower or a Space Needle in Draper? What if it were planned in such a way that it became an international tourist attraction and still didn’t clog the freeway near the Point of the Mountain?

 

New Survey Seeks Ideas For Prison Site Redevelopment

State and local leaders said creating a redevelopment plan for the prison site at the Point of the Mountain is one of the most important economic opportunities in Utah’s history.

 

Public input sought for development of 700-acre prison site

A new Utah State Prison is set to open in 2022, and the current site of the prison—in the area known locally as “The Point of the Mountain”—is poised to become one of the most significant economic development opportunities in the state’s history.

 

Redevelopment plans underway for Draper land once state prison moves

Located near the Point of the Mountain and Silicon Slopes, experts say “The Point” land is prime real estate for something spectacular.

 

The Point looks to bring sustainability and expansion to Utah State Prison site

Nestled next to the Utah and Salt Lake County border, near the bustling Silicon Slopes, is the Utah State Prison in Draper. With a new correctional facility being built in Salt Lake City, the 700 acre state-owned property is a prime spot for redevelopment, and it is planned to become available in mid-2022.

 

The Point: Turning a prison into a green development

The 700-acre prison site in Draper officials named ‘The Point’ is set to become the greenest, most innovative development in Utah if planners get their way.

 

Redevelopment plans underway for Draper land once state prison moves

Major efforts kicked off Monday to redevelop the 700-acres of state-owned property at the Utah State Prison in Draper.

 

When it comes to repurposing prison site, Cox says it’s time to ‘think big’

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, co-chairman of the state panel tasked with repurposing the 700-acre parcel, said being able to envision and execute a clean-slate plan for a public property of this size in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas is an unparalleled opportunity.

 

George Pyle: The Magic Kingdom in Happy Valley?

EPCOT, meet the Point of the Mountain. 

 

Planning process for State Prison site kicks off on Monday

The large project to redevelop the State Prison site in Draper will take a significant step forward on Monday, Sept. 14, with officials announcing the formal beginning of the planning process for the 700-acre site.

 

Media Kit

KSL News Radio | Former Utah men's prison now gone, The Point set to begin construction in 2024

The former Utah State Prison is almost completely reduced to rubble. Crews knocked down the final guard tower Wednesday morning, marking the end of what housed male inmates for decades.

KUTV 2 | Livestream: Prison Demolition Wrapping Up

STREAMING: Final guard tower coming down at old Utah Prison site to make way for new development, The Point. 

KSL | Utah Prison Guard Tower Demolished

The last guard tower at Utah’s old prison was demolished Wednesday morning.

The prison site will be turned into a development called The Point. Plans call for a bustling place to work and play. Also, retail, dining, park trails, and more are also planned.

Utah Policy | Final Demolition Efforts Signal New Beginning for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) has announced that demolition of the decades-old prison facilities is nearly complete. State and local leaders will mark the momentous occasion this morning with the toppling of one of the last guard towers.

KSL | 'Pure opportunity': Final demolition of old Utah State Prison underway

Crews began tearing down the old Utah State Prison last November by knocking down a decades-old guard tower to clear land for what will become a mixed-use development near the Point of the Mountain.

ABC4 | Draper Prison demolition ‘nearly complete’ with toppling of guard tower

The demolition of the old Utah State Prison in Draper near the point of the mountain is nearly complete. One of the last standing guard towers is planned to be demolished early Wednesday morning, a milestone in the redevelopment of the area.

A Utah Space Needle? Developers looking for The Point’s main attraction

The Point development project in Draper is looking for a new “focal point.” Currently developing on 600 acres of state-owned land, the project will include cutting-edge technological innovation, a range of trails, housing, retail, entertainment, and more.

Developers call on Utahns to help design 'Focal Point' to be a beacon of state pride

Many major development projects and cities around the world have a defining feature in which communities take pride in and rally around. The Point is looking to the surrounding communities to find the Focal Point.

What exactly is going to take the place of the old Utah State Prison site

If you’ve driven near the point of the mountain lately, you’ve probably noticed the giant space of land where the Utah State Prison used to sit and the changes that are underway. But what exactly is going into that space and when will it be finished?

Don Willie named director of operations for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) announced today that it has hired a director of operations, Don Willie, to help manage development at The Point. Willie is a business expert with extensive experience managing complex, multimillion dollar projects across the state.

There has never been a real estate development opportunity quite like this in the entire U.S., let alone Utah

Hailed as the one of the most exciting—and literally unprecedented—development projects in the entire U.S., The Point—a 600-acre parcel of state-owned land that was home to the Utah State Prison in Draper for more than 70 years (1951-2022)—is steadily progressing, with initial Phase I design efforts in full swing as the demolition phase continues through the year. 

The Point Names Don Willie as Operations Director

Today the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority announced it has hired a director of operations, Don Willie, to help manage development at The Point. Willie is a business expert with extensive experience managing complex, multimillion dollar projects across the state.

Don Willie named Director of Operations for The Point

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) announced today that it has hired a director of operations, Don Willie, to help manage development at The Point. Willie is a business expert with extensive experience managing complex, multimillion dollar projects across the state.

The Point continues working toward its ‘grand vision’

The entity overseeing redevelopment of the site is the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority). After a months-long competitive selection process to identify a partner with demonstrable experience building large-scale, sustainable communities, the Land Authority selected Innovation Point Partners (IPP) to develop the first phase of The Point.

Utah Innovation Fund Presentation from the 2023 Wilson Sonsini Entrepreneur & Investor Summit

Check out the highlights from the Wilson Sonsini Entrepreneur and Investor Life Sciences Summit panel titled “Driving Innovation in Utah: The Utah Innovation Fund” featuring Keith Marmer, Jefferson Moss with @USHE, and Gabi Tellez with Intermountain Ventures. The panel discussed the $15M Innovation Fund created during the 2023 legislative session to commercialize academic discoveries and provide a roadmap for life sciences innovation at the Point of the Mountain.

Governor Spencer Cox Signs Seven Technology Bills into Law

While the Utah Legislature’s prolific 45-day general session ended over a month ago, Governor Spencer J Cox and Lieutenant Governor, Deidre Henderson met with several state legislators, the floor and bill sponsors of these bills, and other stakeholders to ceremonially sign seven non-controversial but highly impactful technology and infrastructure-related bills.

Speaking on Business: Point of the Mountain

The Point of the Mountain can lead the way in establishing an 21st Century “innovation economy,” providing a convenient and enjoyable lifestyle, and demonstrating sustainable approaches to using national resources and improving air quality.

Utah Innovation Lab’ would be a state-sponsored angel investor for university startups

This story is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing commitment to identify solutions to Utah’s biggest challenges through the work of the Innovation Lab.

Utah lawmakers made $3.2B in funding requests this year

SALT LAKE CITY, – Here’s what Utah lawmakers want to spend taxpayer money on in next year’s budget

And it all (eventually) came tumbling down

DRAPER CITY, – The public was invited to usher in a new era at The Point by watching the demolition of one of the old prison towers on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Abatement of the site is underway with demolition of the buildings to follow.

The Point unveils plans for phase one

SALT LAKE CITY, – The Point development project is taking a big step forward as the plan for phase one is unveiled.

Executive Director Alan Matheson joins us this week on Inside Utah Politics to discuss what the plan entails and the next steps.

Developers unveil first stage of The Point to state leaders

SALT LAKE CITY — Leaders at the Utah State Capitol got their first look Tuesday at how, The Point, a new development at the site of the old state prison, will look like.

Deep Dive: Phase I of The Point

Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point, and Abby Ehman, principal at Innovation Point Partners join Utah Policy to discuss the just-unveiled plans for Phase I of The Point development.

Building Utah: How Utah’s growth is affecting residential and commercial development

During this panel, local real estate, building, and city development experts talked about the extreme growth Utah is experiencing and what it means for our state.

‘People-focused’ development planned in first phase of The Point redevelopment

DRAPER, Utah – The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) announced potential “people-focused” plans for the first phase of development at The Point, featuring retail, entertainment, trails, housing, and parks.

Salt Lake Valley to get a ‘central park’ and much more at The Point

Initial phase for development at the old Utah prison site also will feature more than 3,000 new homes for rent alongside new offices, shops and entertainment venues.

What will the Point look like? Plans released for old prison site development

DRAPER — The future of the old Utah State Prison site in Draper came into clearer focus Tuesday with the release of phase one development plans for a “15-minute” “walkable city.”

Connectivity, including connection to nature, is paramount in plans for The Point

Progress is happening at The Point, the former prison site in its infancy of becoming an ultra-modern development. Officials announced that the Utah Division of Facilities and Construction is running ahead of schedule on site abatement, the first step toward demolition. In December, the Phase 1 development partner will present refined plans to The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority.

As the old state prison goes down, development of The Point begins

DRAPER, Utah — A day after the demolition of Utah’s old state prison began, plans are moving forward to build a brand-new community. Leaders said it’ll take decades to build The Point, but promised it’ll be worth the wait.

‘What’s the Point?’ Community conversation will discuss plans for old Draper prison site

“What’s the Point? Utah’s Laboratory for Innovation” is a community conversation that will explore development of the old Utah State Prison site in Draper into an incubator for modern solutions.

First domino falls in massive Point development in Draper

Demolition will continue into next year as crews clear the way for The Point, a massive new development that, “like the sun rising,” will shine in Draper.

Inició demolición de antigua prisión estatal de Utah

La torre de guardia de la prisión fue la primera en caer para dar el primer paso a la nueva comunidad que se llamará “The Point”.

Demolition of old Utah State Prison in Draper begins

The demolition of the prison is expected to take several months and the first phase of redevelopment is said to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Current plans for the area, however, include affordable housing, parks, regional trail connections, and, according to The Point officials, “will ultimately enhance Utahns’ quality of life.”

'Tear down this prison': Demolition begins on old Utah State Prison in Draper

The demolition is a culmination of years of work, said former Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in a speech before the demolition, with that work resulting in a new state-of-the-art corrections facility in Salt Lake City and what will become a 600-acre development, called The Point, located at the old prison site.

Feisty Utah State Prison tower finally demolished after several attempts

DRAPER, Utah — After multiple attempts and a lengthy delay, the iconic tower at the old Utah State Prison was finally torn down Tuesday in a somewhat anticlimactic event in front of several dignitaries and media members.

The Future Looks Bright for "The Point" as Prison Demolition Begins - Inside Sources

Today, demolition has begun on the old Utah State Prison in Draper. Utah officials are hopeful this prison demolition will precipitate a new stage of development for that area, known as “The Point.” Executive Director of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Alan Matheson gives an update on the project and shares how it will benefit all Utahns. 

Can the old prison site be a gathering place for Utah’s top minds?

The ambitions behind development of the old Utah State Prison site in Draper could hardly be higher. Plans call for a “15-minute city” where people can live, work, shop and play within walkable distances.

Utahns Invited to Attend Prison Demolition; Signifying A New Chapter for Utah

On Tuesday, November 29th at 10am, Utahns are invited to watch the demolition of the old state prison facilities where The Point, an innovation community, will be built. The demolition crew is scheduled to take down the decades-old prison guard tower, signaling a new chapter in redeveloping the site in an innovation community. 

Utah is building a ‘15-minute city’ on the site of a former prison

In Utah, plans are underway to take this eco-friendliness to the next level with a “15-minute city”.

Last look of the old Utah State Prison before it’s gone | The City Journals

The media and public officials were invited for a final tour of the now-closed prison site in Draper before abatement and demolition begin. The tour focused on A block built in the 1950s.

Survey results announced for The Focal Point at former prison site | Lehi Free Press

Nearly 1,800 Utahns took the survey, most expressing clear support for a large architectural structure and a series of public art pieces dispersed in easily accessible parks at The Point. Many Utahns would like the public art pieces to be designed by local artists and reflect uniquely Utah themes. 

The Point: Adding Walkable, Mixed-Use Development in Utah | Urbanland

Through robust feedback sessions from over 10,000 Utahans, the community’s need is centered around a vibrant mixed-use space that is sustainable, walkable, accessible by transit while also being an innovation and financial hub.

Salvation for a place of faith | The City Journals

The chapel was dedicated in 1961 “To the Glory of God and the salvation of man” and its genesis and history is colorful. It was built by inmates themselves, with their own money and with donations from community and religious organizations.

Utah governor talks about possibility of MLB expansion team at Draper prison site | KUTV

The Utah governor expresses his desire that he would like to see a Major League Baseball team come to Utah. 

Gov. Cox, former Gov. Herbert tour Draper prison, set for demolition | Gephardt Daily

On Monday, Gov. Spencer Cox, former Gov. Gary Herbert and others toured the now vacant Utah State Prison at Draper.

Utah governor talks about possibility of MLB expansion team at Draper prison site | KJZZ

Abatement on the now-closed prison buildings will begin right away, followed by demolition in a few months.

Utah governor tours a now-empty prison. See what he saw before the wrecking ball comes | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Point, will be built as a regional model for smart development and saturated, according to plans, with new housing, commercial development, an innovation district, green spaces and a state-of-the-art transit system.

With Draper prison now closed, officials eye Utah’s next big redevelopment project | KUER 90.1

The Utah State Prison in Draper shut down this summer after 71 years of service. All 2,464 inmates have been transferred to the new state correctional facility in Salt Lake City, and the buildings are now scheduled for demolition as early as next year.

Officials tour Utah state prison in Draper before demolition begins | KUTV

Gov. Spencer Cox, former Gov. Gary Herbert, and other state leaders toured the inside of the old prison Monday morning before holding a news conference outlining the next steps for the land at the Point of the Mountain.

Utah officials tour the Draper prison before its demolition | KSL TV

The Point will include residences, entertainment, higher education, shopping, and much more. The governor said he hopes The Point will serve as a model for the state and the U.S.

The Point project now has a developer for its community-centered project | KSL News Radio

Leaders say when it’s done the point will bring significant economic returns, and also focus on serving the educational, and housing needs of the area. Planners told KSL NewsRadio in 2020, that it would be one of the greenest developments around.

Opinion: The Point is off to a good start — let’s keep it that way | Deseret News

State and local officials this week announced plans for the first phase of development, and they also asked the public to share ideas for a focal point to the project, something not only eye-catching but that could serve as a regional, or perhaps even national, draw.

Salvation for a place of faith | The City Journals

Just as people say their faith “saves” and allows them to be “born again,” so it will be for the Chapel by the Wayside at the former state prison in Draper. The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, of which Draper Mayor Troy Walker is a member, voted unanimously to save the chapel at their May board meeting.

Development Partner Selected to Build America's Newest 15-Minute City | PR New's Wire

Members of The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority have been working since December to identify a development partner with experience building large-scale, sustainable communities. The organization finally selected a collection of developers, Lincoln-Colmena-Wadsworth, as its chief partner for The Point.

'The Point' project advances, replacing the Draper prison site | Fox13

The project is almost like building a new city within Draper. Plans call immediately for a mixed-use development of housing and office space. State officials envision a tech center (almost an extension of Silicon Slopes), a lot of open space and more mass transit options than exist now.

The Point announces chief development partners | The Herald Extra

The Point State Land Authority announces an important partnership with the development of the state-owned land in Draper Utah.

Utah picks a key partner on its massive ‘The Point’ development at former prison site in Draper | The Salt Lake Tribune

An economic opportunity for a lifetime has emerged in Utah that will benefit not only Utahns, but all who will visit this site.

Developer named for ‘most significant development project in Utah history’ | KSLTV

The most significant development project to be done in the history of the state of Utah. The next big steps, and who will build The Point.

Here’s how ‘The Point’ is giving Utah the opportunity to ‘focus on the future’ | Deseret News

The Point will be a work-community that will invite innovation, education, entertainment, retail, office and residential spaces; this will be done according to the current plan.

Utah leaders name The Point's developer partner | Axios Salt Lake City

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority announces a developer partner for the 600 acres of state-owned land in Draper where the Utah State Prison has sat since the 1950s.

Development partner unveiled for major project in Draper | ABC4

Executive Director Alan Matheson joins ABC4 to discuss The Point as the project moves forward with the development partner.

Opinion: Think leaders can’t cooperate on big things? | Deseret News

The relocation of the state prison from the Point of the Mountain is one such “golden opportunity” with the potential to benefit Utahns for generations to come.

A Day in the Life: Alan Matheson | Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

Alan Matheson is the executive director of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority. He oversees the planning and development of approximately 600 acres of state-owned land currently occupied by the state prison, known as The Point, Utah’s Innovation Community.

Affordable housing to be developed at current site of prison in Draper | KSL

Affordable housing will be part of the massive project, which is set to begin when the prison moves locations sometime in July.

Answer to preservationist prayers: Utah to save prison chapel | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Point of the Mountain Land Authority voted to preserve the prison’s 61-year-old Chapel by the Wayside.

This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down | KSL

The Point of the Mountain Land Authority believes the chapel can continue to serve a useful purpose even as the other components of the Utah State Prison disappear, which is why they took steps last week to preserve the building.

Innovative and green: The Point is the first 15-minute city in the US | Domus

The 242-hectare community near Salt Lake City will be equipped with residential and work spaces, green and public areas that aim to reduce polluting emissions. The idea is to become a model for the development of new cities.

What Is The Point?| Draper City Talk

Executive Director of The Point, Alan Matheson, discusses development plans, construction timeline, and economic benefits.

Does a '15-minute city' represent the future of towns? In a Utah neighborhood, that's the idea | The Denver Channel

In the virtual world, our circles can be global. They can even reach outer space. In the tangible world, the world of grass and roads and bookstores and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, might our circles be shrinking? That’s the idea behind The Point, a city that right now doesn’t exist. It will rise up soon halfway between Salt Lake City and Provo.

2022 House Majority Policy Pillars | The Utah Way Forward

The Point has been featured in The Utah Way Forward as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a large-scale, strategic investment that will provide benefits for generations to come.

Interview with The Point Executive Director Alan Matheson | Silicon Slopes

The Point of the Mountain Utah State Land Use Authority is 608 acres that will soon be a blank canvas for future property development. Hear from The Point’s Executive Director on what they plan to do with that blank canvas.

A '15-minute' planned community is set to rise in Utah | Archinect

Called The Point, the envisoned community will be located in Draper, Utah, and take up about one square mile of state-owned land. The development, master-planned by SOM, will specifically aim to reduce the need for cars by featuring extensive biking, walking, and transit systems.

 

A city of the future: anywhere will be 15 minutes away by bike | The Gal Times

Imagine waking up, getting up, getting organized for work or school, and leaving with a smile every day without having to think about traffic or how long it will take to get to your destination. 

Utah’s The Point under the spotlight | Deseret News

A lot of eyes have turned to Utah because of The Point because it is a city-centered around improving quality of life and creating economic opportunities.

They’re building a 15-minute city from scratch in the Utah desert | Fast Company

In Paris, one of the first cities to champion the idea of the 15-minute city—urban planning that makes it possible to take care of most everyday errands with a short walk or bike ride—it was already fairly easy to get around without a car even before the current mayor started making changes. In a typical sprawling American suburb, it’s harder to transform streets designed for driving. But in Draper, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, a new neighborhood is being designed from the ground up to help residents avoid the need for cars.

Utah Is Building a ’15-Minute City’ From Scratch | StreetsBlog USA

A new planned community in Utah will strive to make it possible for residents to meet all their daily needs within 15 minutes without getting in a car — and to serve as a model for other U.S. developers who want to build basic mobility into the foundations of their designs.

Redevelopment at The Point | Business Elevated Podcast

Listen to Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point, and Pete Codella, Go Utah’s associate managing director communications, as they discuss incorporating 21st-century city concepts into the plan, maintaining Utahns high quality of life in this new development, some challenges it presents, and much more.

Utah Seeks Development Partners to Build America's Newest 15-Minute City | MarketWatch

The Land Authority established a framework plan to guide future development at The Point, which was the culmination of a multiyear visioning and planning process involving over 10,000 Utahns. One of the plan’s signature elements is a “15-minute city” concept where all daily needs such as jobs, housing, retail, food, recreation and entertainment can be accessed within a 15-minute walk from a transit stop.

Utah Seeks Development Partners to Build America’s Newest 15-Minute City | AP News

“We are looking for the industry’s best and brightest to partner with us in building one of the country’s most significant development opportunities,” said Alan Matheson, The Point’s executive director. “This career-defining development provides the pinnacle opportunity to work in the nation’s top-ranked economy on a project with a plan that is broadly supported by the public.”

The Point of the Mountain, a key part of Utah’s future, holds tons of info on its past | ABC 4

The area where Salt Lake and Utah Counties meet, known as the Point of the Mountain, is expected to play a huge role in Utah’s future.

The Point, the prison and historic preservation | Riverton City Journals

Guard tower in front of the Wasatch entrance at the Utah State Prison in Draper. The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority has committed to preserving one or two of the six prison towers for historic purposes. The Department of Corrections will preserve a locking system found only at this prison and at Alcatraz. (Photo courtesy Utah Department of Corrections)

 

 

Utah Seeks Development Partners to Build America's Newest 15-Minute City | Yahoo! Finance

The Point will be built in the city of Draper, Utah, which was recently recognized as the sixth best place to live in the nation by Money Magazine. The site is located in the heart of Utah’s dynamic high-technology industry known as Silicon Slopes, well served by vital infrastructure and centrally located between the largest labor sheds in the nation’s fastest-growing state.

 

Utah seeks development partners to build America’s newest 15-minute city | Utah Business

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) issued a request for qualifications to start the process for selecting master development partner(s) for The Point—one of the premier development opportunities in the country. The Point consists of 600 acres of state-owned land that will foster innovation and technological advancement, provide parks and open space, support economic growth, and enhance quality of life.

 

The Point Solicits Proposals From Master Planners | TechBuzz

TechBuzz recently wrote about efforts to develop land at the point of the mountain now occupied by the state prison. The effort has been underway for years, and now The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority has issued an open and transparent selection process to identify master development partner(s).

 

Solicitation begins for development proposals on The Point | Daily Herald

Phase one for The Point of the Mountain’s development officially began with the approval from the sprawling future live-work-play site’s governing body to begin issuing solicitation documents.

 

Point of the Mountain State Land Authority seeks development partner to build Utah’s innovation community | Utah Policy

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) approved the issuance of a request for qualifications today to initiate the solicitation process for selecting master development partner(s) for The Point. Widely recognized as one of the most important economic opportunities in state history, The Point consists of 600 acres of state-owned land that will foster innovation and technological advancement, provide parks and open space, support economic growth and enhance Utahns’ quality of life. Plans for the site include input from over 10,000 Utahns.

 

PM News Brief: Millions of fish stocked, Colorado River conference & bidding process for The Point | KUER

Phase one for The Point of the Mountain’s development officially began with the approval from the sprawling future live-work-play site’s governing body to begin issuing solicitation documents.

 

The eyes of the nation will soon focus on Utah’s prison-turned-economic engine | Deseret News

As we look into 2022, we are confident our state will continue to lead the nation as we develop new economic and quality-of-life opportunities for Utahns. One of the state’s priorities to propel these opportunities forward is The Point, which is the new redevelopment project at the site of the soon-to-be-relocated Utah State Prison in Draper.

The Point: An innovative community focused on the future | Utah Business

As tech companies compete for talent in both areas, the point has become the de facto hub for tech and job growth. That’s driving efforts to make the area even more welcoming.

 

Cox Proposes Climate Lab to Help with Utah's Air Quality | Fox 13

Governor Spencer Cox is proposing a “state-of-the-art” climate laboratory at The Point to help with Utah’s air quality problems.

 

Why Utah is Moving Its Prison (Again): The Prime Real Estate That’s About to Be Set Free | Deseret News

The grand vision for the former prison site is, so far, a master-planned “complete community,” or Utah’s first “15-minute city” that would contain everything a person needs to live and thrive within a 15-minute walk from its heart.

 

Get to The Point | NAIOP Utah Live

Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point shared details of the newly released Framework Plan, showcasing key elements such as an innovation accelerator, business core, mixed-use residential, retail and entertainment opportunities among others.

Mayor Walker Gets to The Point | Utah Policy

Draper Mayor Troy Walker talks about the benefits of The Point, not just for Draper, but for the entire state.

Getting to The Point with Rep. Lowry Snow | Utah Policy

Representative Lowry Snow is the co-chair of The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority board. He recently shared some of the history of the past five years of discussion, gathering input and data, planning and the creation of a framework for the 600+ acres as well as a look at what’s next

 

Utah Policy talks with Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point | Utah Policy

Matheson says the development will be able to house around 15,000 people and can accommodate 35 to 40,000 high paying jobs in technology, biotech and other areas

 

The latest on the Point of the Mountain development and what’s next | Inside Utah Politics

The framework plan for developing the state prison site in Draper has been unveiled, and the process is moving forward. Alan Matheson with the Point of the Mountain Land Authority and Draper Mayor Troy Walker appear on Inside Utah Politics to dig into the framework and what’s next.

 

Utah's Proposed 15-Minute City | Snow Brains

Utah is growing. One of the most popular outdoor recreation and ski destinations in the United States is looking to continue on its path of development. The Point, being a proposed 600-acre city, would be located near Salt Lake City in Draper, UT, and would house residents 30-45 minutes away from the Snowbird, Alta, Sundance, Solitude, and Brighton ski areas.

 

"The Point": New Utah Project Will Create Massive City Within Minutes Of 10 Ski Resorts | Our Community Now

Utah is one of the fastest developing states in the country. With these latest plans for Draper, Utah, this development could create an incredible “15-minute city” in between Salt Lake City and Provo.

 

The Point - Sustainability | KSL Radio

With the extreme drought the state has been going through, Will The Point make it worse? New developments means more water usage. Kim Shelly, Division of Environmental Quality, Executive Director.

 

Transportation at "The Point" | KSL Radio

Dave and Debbie have been going in depth all week on this massive project — apartments, condos, office complexes — what about traffic? Andrew Gruber, Executive Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council on the show.

 

The Community at “The Point” | KSL Radio

“The Point” development making way as Utah spearheads its growth. All week we are covering the new development with a focus today on the community that surrounds it. Draper Mayor, Troy Walker calls in.

 

Utah's Rapid growth at "The Point" | KSL Radio

Utah’s growth is phenomenal. Now add The Point — the project that will replace the prison at the point of the mountain — apartments, condos.

 

 

 

The development of "The Point" and the economy | KSL Radio

Natalie Gochnour/Kem C. Gardner Institute at the U of U joins live to discuss the economic opportunity this development may bring.

 

 

Draper residents excited about recreational and commercial opportunities ‘The Point’ will bring to Utah prison site | The Salt Lake Tribune

Developers aim for the 600-acre project to have everything a resident might need within 15 minutes.

 

Cárcel de Draper podría convertirse en una pequeña ciudad | Telemundo

La cárcel será trasladada al oeste de Salt Lake City para darle paso a la construcción de viviendas, negocios y parques.

 

Planners at The Point want the public to see their framework | KSL

Planners at The Point want the public to see their framework. New plans are taking shape for a massive development at Point of the Mountain.

 

Plans for a development to include affordable housing on prison land | KSL

Plans for a development at the state prison have just been released. The director of the new site said it will be a walkable, sustainable community.

 

What is The Point? Plans for a ‘15-minute city’ at former Utah prison site are taking shape | Deseret News

Vision for massive, ‘multigenerational’ development in Draper comes into sharper focus — but plans aren’t final yet.

 

Plans for The Point would create a new ‘15-minute city’ in Draper to replace Utah’s prison | The Salt Lake Tribune

Officials unveil the latest vision for developing 600 choice acres of state-owned land, deemed the biggest economic development opportunity in Utah history.

 

Officials release landmark plan for prison site redevelopment | Utah Policy

This morning, the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (Land Authority) released the framework plan for The Point, the 600 acres of state-owned land at the current site of the Utah State Prison in Draper

 

A First Look at The Point | Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

 The Point is a redevelopment project that would replace the Utah State Prison once it moves out of Draper and to near the Salt Lake City International Airport. After hearing input from more than 10,000 Utahns, the plan for the 600+ acres of state-owned land is to create a mixed-use community of housing, business, and entertainment where people can live, work, and play.

 

IN FOCUS Discussion: The Point redevelopment project | ABC 4

 The Point is a redevelopment project that would replace the Utah State Prison once it moves out of Draper and to near the Salt Lake City International Airport. After hearing input from more than 10,000 Utahns, the plan for the 600+ acres of state-owned land is to create a mixed-use community of housing, business, and entertainment where people can live, work, and play.

 

Point of the Mountain board approves framework plan for ‘Utah’s innovation community’ | Daily Herald

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority voted on Tuesday to approve a framework plan for the Point of the Mountain region, a plan that emphasizes public transportation, mobility and mixed-use development.

 

Massive Point of the Mountain project set to replace Utah State Prison | Fox 13

The entity in charge of developing the land at Point of the Mountain is moving forward with plans for a massive mixed-use concept of housing, business, entertainment and open space.

August Open House will present framework master plan for The Point | Draper Journal

The Point will hold an Open House Aug. 12 to announce a framework master plan for the 600 acres of state-owned property that has been touted as a once in a generation project.

Real Estate Edge | Episode #13 – New Plans for Silicon Slopes

Learn what’s next for the 600-acre site redevelopment in the heart of silicon slopes. Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA) Executive Director Alan Matheson gives an inside look at the plans for the old prison site in Draper.

Input Sought On Prison Land Redevelopment Plan

The first of two virtual open house was held to help decide what to do with 600 acres of prime property near Point of the Mountain after the Utah State Prison is relocated.

Alan Matheson on the Point of the Mountain Development Going Forward

Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Executive Director Alan Matheson gives an update on the planned redevelopment of the old prison site in Draper. 

PM News Brief: Rich Bullough Retires, Pandemic Endgame Criteria & Salt Lake City Budget

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is looking for public input on how to develop the current location of the Utah State Prison in Draper. 

 

'The Point' officials holding virtual open house today to gather public feedback

Over the past year, the Land Authority has engaged with subject-matter experts across the state, met regularly with a stakeholder advisory committee composed of community leaders who represent a broad array of interests and conducted a statewide survey to kick off the planning efforts.

 

What's next for the Draper prison site? 'The Point' releases first concepts for future development

While the Utah State Prison still functions in Draper, an organization tasked with planning what’s next for the 600 acres of land it sits on sees its future as a community area rich with innovation, sustainability and economic growth.

 

Development planned on state prison land to include affordable housing

Utahns are being asked for their input on how to develop the 600 acres at the current site of the Utah State Prison.

 

What may move in when Draper prison moves out? How about a central park and housing — lots of it?

Newly unveiled plans also show world-class offices, stores, schools, entertainment venues, trails and a Jordan River Community Park.

 

What's next for the Draper prison site? 'The Point' releases first concepts for future development

While the Utah State Prison still functions in Draper, an organization tasked with planning what’s next for the 600 acres of land it sits on sees its future as a community area rich with innovation, sustainability and economic growth.

 

Your input requested for development of ‘The Point’, site of current Utah State Prison

Utahns are being invited to get involved in planning efforts for development at the site of the current Utah State Prison.

 

BYU gets to ‘The Point’

Development planners have begun drawing up a framework for a new urban center on the Utah State Prison site, and the potential impact to BYU students could be enormous.

 

Urban planning firm begins designing framework plan for ‘The Point’

The planning process for converting the Utah State Prison site into a walkable urban center has officially begun.

 

The Point’s planners seek public input

Three different concepts have been developed for The Point, the 600 acres at the Point of the Mountain where the prison currently resides, and The Point’s planners are seeking public input to help determine the best scenario for the site.

 

What's The Point? | Business in Utah

What do you do when 600 acres of land become available in the heart of a world-class technology hub? In Utah, you develop it into a sustainable and innovative community that will attract new businesses and residents for years to come.

 

Alan Matheson | Utah Real Estate Podcast

Executive Director Alan Matheson speaks on the prison relocation and the potential for the site.

 

Alan Matheson, executive director of Point of the Mountain Land Authority shares goals

In December, the Lehi Free Press interviewed Alan Matheson, executive director of the Point of the Mountain Land Authority. This entity has been charged with the planning and redevelopment of the former Utah State Prison site.

 

 

World-renowned firm hired to create master plan for The Point

A landscape currently dominated by a 70-year-old prison and barbed wire will transform into an economic and education hub with open space, housing, restaurants and retail accessed by multimodal transportation. As the next step in bringing that vision for The Point to fruition, world-renowned consulting firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was hired to create a master plan for the 600 acres of state-owned land.

 

 

What could be included in development on former state prison land

After years of development, there’s now a man in charge of development that will happen in Draper when the Utah State Prison is relocated.

 

Point Authority is looking for ideas 'equal to the opportunity'

What should the 700-acre Utah State Prison site look like after the prison shifts to a new location a few miles north? Officials working on its planning want to hear ideas.

 

Planning officials outline transportation efforts to accommodate Utah County growth

Adequately investing in and planning for future transportation infrastructure is a critical aspect of ensuring that growth in Utah County and along the Wasatch Front is sustainable, planning officials told state lawmakers Wednesday.

 

Funding for public transit will be big challenge over 30-year horizon

The year 2050 seems like a long way off. But it’s really not. It’s definitely within sight.

 

A Space Needle, Eiffel Tower or the Jetsons in Draper? Why not think big?

Would you pay for something like an Eiffel Tower or a Space Needle in Draper? What if it were planned in such a way that it became an international tourist attraction and still didn’t clog the freeway near the Point of the Mountain?

 

New Survey Seeks Ideas For Prison Site Redevelopment

State and local leaders said creating a redevelopment plan for the prison site at the Point of the Mountain is one of the most important economic opportunities in Utah’s history.

 

Public input sought for development of 700-acre prison site

A new Utah State Prison is set to open in 2022, and the current site of the prison—in the area known locally as “The Point of the Mountain”—is poised to become one of the most significant economic development opportunities in the state’s history.

 

Redevelopment plans underway for Draper land once state prison moves

Located near the Point of the Mountain and Silicon Slopes, experts say “The Point” land is prime real estate for something spectacular.

 

The Point looks to bring sustainability and expansion to Utah State Prison site

Nestled next to the Utah and Salt Lake County border, near the bustling Silicon Slopes, is the Utah State Prison in Draper. With a new correctional facility being built in Salt Lake City, the 700 acre state-owned property is a prime spot for redevelopment, and it is planned to become available in mid-2022.

 

The Point: Turning a prison into a green development

The 700-acre prison site in Draper officials named ‘The Point’ is set to become the greenest, most innovative development in Utah if planners get their way.

 

Redevelopment plans underway for Draper land once state prison moves

Major efforts kicked off Monday to redevelop the 700-acres of state-owned property at the Utah State Prison in Draper.

 

When it comes to repurposing prison site, Cox says it’s time to ‘think big’

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, co-chairman of the state panel tasked with repurposing the 700-acre parcel, said being able to envision and execute a clean-slate plan for a public property of this size in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas is an unparalleled opportunity.

 

George Pyle: The Magic Kingdom in Happy Valley?

EPCOT, meet the Point of the Mountain. 

 

Planning process for State Prison site kicks off on Monday

The large project to redevelop the State Prison site in Draper will take a significant step forward on Monday, Sept. 14, with officials announcing the formal beginning of the planning process for the 700-acre site.

 

What could be included in development on former state prison land

After years of development, there’s now a man in charge of development that will happen in Draper when the Utah State Prison is relocated.

 

Point Authority is looking for ideas 'equal to the opportunity'

What should the 700-acre Utah State Prison site look like after the prison shifts to a new location a few miles north? Officials working on its planning want to hear ideas.

 

Planning officials outline transportation efforts to accommodate Utah County growth

Adequately investing in and planning for future transportation infrastructure is a critical aspect of ensuring that growth in Utah County and along the Wasatch Front is sustainable, planning officials told state lawmakers Wednesday.

 

Funding for public transit will be big challenge over 30-year horizon

The year 2050 seems like a long way off. But it’s really not. It’s definitely within sight.

 

A Space Needle, Eiffel Tower or the Jetsons in Draper? Why not think big?

Would you pay for something like an Eiffel Tower or a Space Needle in Draper? What if it were planned in such a way that it became an international tourist attraction and still didn’t clog the freeway near the Point of the Mountain?

 

New Survey Seeks Ideas For Prison Site Redevelopment

State and local leaders said creating a redevelopment plan for the prison site at the Point of the Mountain is one of the most important economic opportunities in Utah’s history.

 

Public input sought for development of 700-acre prison site

A new Utah State Prison is set to open in 2022, and the current site of the prison—in the area known locally as “The Point of the Mountain”—is poised to become one of the most significant economic development opportunities in the state’s history.

 

Redevelopment plans underway for Draper land once state prison moves

Located near the Point of the Mountain and Silicon Slopes, experts say “The Point” land is prime real estate for something spectacular.

 

The Point looks to bring sustainability and expansion to Utah State Prison site

Nestled next to the Utah and Salt Lake County border, near the bustling Silicon Slopes, is the Utah State Prison in Draper. With a new correctional facility being built in Salt Lake City, the 700 acre state-owned property is a prime spot for redevelopment, and it is planned to become available in mid-2022.

 

The Point: Turning a prison into a green development

The 700-acre prison site in Draper officials named ‘The Point’ is set to become the greenest, most innovative development in Utah if planners get their way.

 

Redevelopment plans underway for Draper land once state prison moves

Major efforts kicked off Monday to redevelop the 700-acres of state-owned property at the Utah State Prison in Draper.

 

When it comes to repurposing prison site, Cox says it’s time to ‘think big’

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, co-chairman of the state panel tasked with repurposing the 700-acre parcel, said being able to envision and execute a clean-slate plan for a public property of this size in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas is an unparalleled opportunity.

 

George Pyle: The Magic Kingdom in Happy Valley?

EPCOT, meet the Point of the Mountain. 

 

Planning process for State Prison site kicks off on Monday

The large project to redevelop the State Prison site in Draper will take a significant step forward on Monday, Sept. 14, with officials announcing the formal beginning of the planning process for the 700-acre site.

 

Being more densely populated doesn’t boost COVID-19 spread, a University of Utah study finds

Contrary to popular perception, densely populated U.S. city centers are not more prone to the spread of COVID-19, a newly released study by University of Utah researchers has concluded.

 

Over 20 years ago, Utah aimed for ‘quality growth’ as its population boomed. How has that turned out?

How should Utah handle a growing population? Especially as people fill up roads and neighborhoods, adding to worries about congestion, air pollution and what Utah might look like decades from now?

Why Utah has a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity unique to any other place in the world

It’s an opportunity that’s been described as “once in a generation,” “unprecedented” and “unlike anything, anywhere else.”

A. Scott Anderson: Point of the Mountain development is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Utah

 I might be showing my age, but I easily remember when the Point of the Mountain area overlapping Salt Lake and Utah counties was mostly farmland, interspersed with a few small “rural” towns like Riverton, Bluffdale, Herriman and Lehi.

Alan Matheson will leave Utah’s DEQ to oversee development of the Draper prison site

Utah’s Point of the Mountain Authority Board has hired a member of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Cabinet for a major role in what one official called “one of the largest economic development opportunities in our state’s history.”

The Preferred Vision Has Been Released!

We’ve worked with members of the public and a diverse range of stakeholders for over a year to develop the Preferred Vision for the Point of the Mountain, which was presented to the Point of the Mountain Development Commission on January 22nd, 2018, and will be shared with the legislature during the 2018 Legislative Session.

 

Phase Two Scenario Survey Release

The Phase Two Scenario Survey has been released and can be taken at PointOfTheMountainSurvey.org. The survey allows residents to weigh in on the best elements of five possible scenarios for how the region will develop, spanning topics from air quality and recreation to job growth and the economy.

 

Phase Two Baseline Scenario Brochure Release

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission is exploring different options to accommodate the growth and the implications of those choices. It is impossible to predict the future with complete accuracy, but this baseline scenario anticipates how the area could turn out in 2050 if we continue on our current path.