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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.