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Alan Matheson is executive director of The Point. 
We are excited to announce that the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management is ahead of schedule! Abatement of the old prison facilities is complete and demolition will start soon. This major milestone marks a significant step forward in preparing the site for the first phase of development.

We will host a public viewing for demolition of the first structure so Utahns will have an opportunity to see it firsthand. The board has appropriately taken action to preserve the prison chapel as a symbol of redemption and renewal. The chapel is an important aspect of the site's history and will be integral to future development at The Point.

We continue to meet with various stakeholders, including our development partner, state and local officials, transportation agencies, utility providers, area property and business owners, and many more. We have made measurable progress over the past several months and anticipate announcing the details for the first phase of development next month.


The Innovation District team has traveled the world to identify best practices for The Point. Places visited pictured from left to right, top to bottom: Boston, Massachusetts, San Antonio, Texas, St. Louis, Missouri, Bay Area, California, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Durhamn, North Carolina, Leuven, Belgium, Tel Aviv, Israel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Point Innovation District will serve as an ecosystem that advances technological innovation, fosters a startup environment, and facilitates meaningful relationships among universities, businesses, and entrepreneurs. It will nurture new ideas from the research stage through to commercialization, with the goal of helping to solve Utah’s unique challenges.

Work to advance the Innovation District has been progressing rapidly. The visioning committee composed of subject-matter experts across Utah has evaluated opportunities and challenges, assessed industry and workforce alignment needs, and created a go-to market strategy. In addition, Innovation District Executive Director Jefferson Moss and his team have traveled the world to identify national and international best practices for innovation districts, evaluate lessons learned, and apply those lessons to The Point.

One key takeaway is that the Innovation District will be meaningfully integrated into the site design in a way that creates “bumpability,” or the intentional design of spaces and places to promote interactions that would not have occurred otherwise. While the Innovation District will be physically located at The Point, a concerted effort is underway to ensure efforts are coordinated symbiotically with work already occurring at universities and colleges across Utah.


Architectural rendering of Seaport Circle, a 1.9-acre, 650,000-square-foot office and lab complex in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Point development partner, Innovation Point Partners (IPP), has extensive experience redeveloping suburban areas into thriving communities and innovation-friendly locations. IPP’s Innovation Districts include the North Oval Innovation District at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Centennial Campus and portions of Seaport Circle in Boston, Massachusetts.
Centennial Campus is a 32-acre, mixed-use district at the heart of NCSU, with more than three million square feet of life science lab and office space, incubator space, housing, amenity retail, community space, and a community-centered Town Square. 

IPP's development at Seaport Circle in Boston is a 1.9-acre, 650,000-square-foot office and lab complex, with a new transit station, extensive community and amenity space, retail space, conference and event space, incubator space, and a 15,000-square-foot life science and technology Career Training Center, with technical training programs provided by the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Just-A-Start, and MassBioEd.

By providing leading-edge facilities for advanced research and innovation with community-serving amenities, business incubators, and training centers, IPP is helping to catalyze the next wave of invention in science and technology, while revitalizing urban and suburban centers, and delivering transformational projects that prioritize walkability, sustainability, and vibrant community life. 


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Widely recognized as one of the most significant quality-of-life opportunities in Utah history, The Point consists of 600 acres of state-owned land that will foster cutting-edge technological innovation, support robust economic opportunity, offer a diversity of housing options and provide extensive parks and trails.

The site is centrally located in the heart of Utah’s fast-growing technology sector and between Utah’s two most populous counties. It is well served by vital infrastructure and surrounded by more than 20,000 acres of undeveloped land in area communities. It is easily accessible via high-capacity roadways and planned future transit service.
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