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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE

Alan Matheson is executive director of The Point. 
Since the Land Authority's conditional selection of Innovation Point Partners in July, we have been moving forward quickly with next steps for The Hub. We have refined our plans, conducted an in-depth financial analysis, and worked with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management to start abatement of the old facilities.

In addition, we have surveyed Utahns to get their input on an iconic feature for the site. Nearly 1,800 Utahns took the survey, with the majority saying they want both a large-scale architectural feature and a few smaller, public art features accessible throughout the site that reflect Utah values and unique local themes. 

In the coming months, we will conduct a grassroots public engagement effort to gather input from Utahns on the criteria to be used during a public design contest for the iconic feature. We believe that just like The Point, the iconic feature will become known globally and loved locally, undoubtedly attracting visitors from right here at home and around the world.

COMING INTO FOCUS

Word cloud visualizing feedback from Utahns about key themes for The Focal Point.

On July 12, the Land Authority released a statewide public survey to gather input from Utahns regarding an iconic feature for the site. Dubbed “The Focal Point,” the iconic feature will be an important and highly visible part of Utah's Innovation Community.

Nearly 1,800 Utahns took the survey, with a majority expressing support for some type of large architectural feature and a series of public art pieces at The Point. Many Utahns would like the public art to be designed by local artists and reflect Utah themes. They would like the art to be located in parks and open space areas at The Point to make them easily accessible to everyone.

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GETTING TO THE POINT

Scott Cuthbertson, chief operating officer for The Point, speaking at a media conference about next steps for redevelopment. Pictured seated left to right: Jenny Rees, executive director, Utah Department of Government Operations; Brian Nielson, executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox recently held a media conference at The Point to host tours of the old facilities and discuss next steps with reporters. The Point Chief Operating Officer Scott Cuthbertson spoke at the conference about what comes next.

"We have received input from over 10,000 Utahns about what they want at The Point. They said they want a model for smart growth...Utahns want it to be a place where people from all walks of life can come and live, work and play, finding everything they need within a 15-minute walk or bike ride. They also want it to be a place where there is technical advancement. A place where innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship come together to help generate and commercialize new ideas.

These are ambitious goals but we're confident that this site is worthy of those goals and that we're well positioned to achieve them...The Point will provide massive dividends to Utahns for generations to come. We have the eyes of many around the country and the world watching us.  We're confident that as we rely on those tried-and-true Utah values of transparency, collaboration and ingenuity, we can begin to solve for those challenges. Others will be inspired to follow our lead."
 
- Scott Cuthbertson, The Point COO
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POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN TRANSIT

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will hold a virtual and an in-person public meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 to provide an update on the Point of the Mountain Transit project.

UDOT, in partnership with UTA, is kicking off an Environmental Assessment and will be reevaluating rail and Bus Rapid Transit options in the project area. The upcoming public meeting will share project history, recent changes and a schedule for upcoming project-related activities.

The purpose of the Point of the Mountain Transit project is to improve mobility between southern Salt Lake County and northern Utah County, provide regional transit connections, support economic opportunity and meet the transportation needs of population and employment growth. 
 
In-Person Meeting Details:
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13
Utah Valley University
Thanksgiving Point Campus
2912 Executive Pkwy
Lehi, UT 84043

Virtual Meeting Details:
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13
https://tinyurl.com/PointoftheMountain
VIRTUAL LINK

IN THE NEWS

Governor Spencer Cox speaking at a media conference held on August 15, 2022 at The Point.
KSLTV: Utah Officials Tour the Draper prison before its demolition
https://ksltv.com/502674/utah-officials-tour-the-draper-prison-before-its-demolition/

KUTV: Officials tour Utah state prison in Draper before demolition begins
https://kutv.com/news/utahs-growing-pains/utah-state-prison-draper-point-of-the-mountain-development-plans-demolition-abatement

KUER: With Draper prison now closed, officials eye Utah’s next big redevelopment project
https://www.kuer.org/news/2022-08-15/with-draper-prison-now-closed-officials-eye-utahs-next-big-redevelopment-project

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Governor tours a now-empty prison. See what he saw before the wrecking ball comes.  
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/08/16/utah-governor-tours-now-empty/

KJZZ: Utah Governor talks about possibility of MLB expansion team at Draper prison site
 
https://kjzz.com/news/utahs-growing-pains/mlb-expansion-rumors-major-league-baseball-point-of-the-mountain-development-utah-state-prison-draper-governor-spencer-cox-state-leaders
 
Gephart Daily: Governor Cox, former Governor Herbert tour Draper prison, set for demolition

https://gephardtdaily.com/local/gov-cox-former-gov-herbert-tour-draper-prison-set-for-demolition/
READ THE NEWS

CONTACT US

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WHAT'S THE POINT?

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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