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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE
 

Since the release of our Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in September, we have undertaken a robust competitive selection process to procure a world-renown planning team. The team that we ultimately select will help to create a framework master plan for the site. 

A selection committee has been assembled to thoroughly vet the proposals and has narrowed the firms to three finalists. The finalists are SOM, Perkins + Will and AECOM. These firms have been asked to submit another round of proposals that consider the results of The Point's statewide public survey and the Key Vision Elements developed by The Point's five working groups.

The selection committee will continue their extensive vetting of the finalists and provide a recommendation to the Board. It is anticipated that the Board will select a team by the end of the year, with the master planning process kicking into high gear in early 2021. 

In close collaboration with Utah's transportation agencies and area communities, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has been leading The Point of the Mountain Transit Study to identify high-capacity transit solutions through The Point from southern Salt Lake County into northern Utah County. The transit alignment currently being considered is called the “Common Ground Segment” and builds off of extensive analysis and robust public feedback. To help inform the study, UTA commissioned a representative survey of area residents.

SURVEY HIGH-LEVEL RESULTS

  • Respondents indicated that development in the area must include a comprehensive transportation plan that includes public transportation.
     
  • The majority of respondents are transit users who have ridden UTA within the past year.
     
  • There are perceived barriers to accessing public transit, specifically travel time and proximity to bus stops or train stations.
     
  • Respondents are receptive to riding transit more and are possibly willing to pay more for the system they want.
     
  • Respondents are supportive of using public funds to build a world-class public transportation system that supports growth and development, preserves quality of life, and protects the environment.
     
  • Respondents said that they needed more information about Bus Rapid Transit and light rail before they can accurately compare the study alternatives.
     
  • The public expects open communication and ongoing engagement regarding the project.
For questions about the study, please contact Patti Garver at pgarver@rideuta.com.

THE POINT KEY VISION ELEMENTS

ICYMI- The Point's five working groups recently released a report outlining Key Vision Elements (KVE) that will help to inform the creation of The Point Master Plan:

  • Create an iconic, vibrant, mixed-use community
     
  • Serve the site with a high-quality, future-focused, multi-modal transportation system
     
  • Promote enduring statewide economic development 
     
  • Advance innovation 
     
  • Create a model of sustainable development 
     
  • Coordinate closely with others

All working group meetings are publicly available. Past meetings have been live-streamed on The Point YouTube Channel. Recordings of every meeting are available here

READ THE REPORT

IN THE NEWS

Salt Lake Tribune- At Utah's old prison site, the public wants parks, transit and housing

Utah Policy - Webb's Wrap

KUTV - What could be included in development on former state prison land

The Enterprise - Point Authority is looking for ideas 'equal to the opportunity'
 
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CONTACT US

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WHAT'S THE POINT?

Widely recognized as one of the most important economic development opportunities in Utah history, the 600 acres of state-owned property known as “The Point” is well-served by vital infrastructure and centrally located at the heart of Utah’s fast-growing technology industry.

The Point offers unprecedented potential to create an innovation hub that catalyzes technological advancement, fosters mixed-use urban areas and preserves parks and open space. The site’s natural assets provide an opportunity to develop in an environmentally friendly way that facilitates mobility, improves air quality and enhances Utahns’ quality of life. 

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