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  • (Daily Herald) When development eventually comes to American Fork's south side, the city wants to have an organized plan at the ready.

    Planners want to know in advance what types of land use will be allowed where, what lanes need to be set aside for transportation flow and how much land will be needed to meet the city's required 6.2 acres per 1,000 residents park ratio.

  • (Daily Herald) Across the street and a little north of the post office in American Fork, Elaine Tomlinson may be found sweeping the street in front of the Utah State Liquor Agency or carrying packages to a customer's car, chatting along the way.

    The agency may be closing in the next month or two, when a new state liquor store opens in Pleasant Grove.

  • (Daily Herald) The 133-year-old Community Presbyterian Church in American Fork has launched an ambitious renovation.

    "We realized we had a crisis," said Laura Mitchell, elder in charge of the congregation's capital campaign.

    The sanctuary here boasts 10 stained glass windows. In 2004, members realized that the lead veining used to piece the windows together had begun to collapse after decades of supporting the weight of the glass.

    The windows were "crumbling, folding in on themselves," Mitchell said.

  • ModifyUtah is a new company that specializes in Utah home loan modification. Based in American Fork and licensed with the Utah Department of Real Estate, the company provides a professional team of lawyers, negotiators, processors and brokers who perform mortgage loan modification for homeowners, with a money-back guarantee. 

  • (Daily Herald) Congress has bestowed a chunk of funding for a visitor's center at the mouth of American Fork Canyon.

    In June, Rep. Jim Matheson's office announced that at Matheson's request, $1.6 million toward the project had been added to a funding bill. Highland recently announced that that money has now been finalized.

    Though the money won't be enough to even begin construction, there is a silver lining. The mere fact that Congress has begun funding the building likely means that over time, they will finish funding it.

  • (The Enterprise) Construction is scheduled to begin on the first phase of Vintaro, a mixed-use community in American Fork and Pleasant Grove. The first phase will consist of 54 single family homes on five acres at 650 S. 600 East in American Fork. The homes will be 1,300 square feet with three bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. They will start in the $170s. Ken Wheadon of Sugar House designed the homes which will be built by Gold Medallion Homes.

  • Conditional approval was granted for the Vitaro planned unit development at 650 S. 600 East in American Fork. Fifty-four units will be built on 5.5 acres. The developer is David Robinson with The Fusion Group.

  • The American Fork Planning Commission approved a site plan for Chick-Fil-A . It will be located at 183 N. West State Road. The building will be 4,100 square feet in size and will seat 94 patrons. Ensign Engineering is the engineer on the project.

  • (Daily Herald) A Land Rover dealership in American Fork closed last Thursday as part of plans to consolidate to a larger dealership in South Jordan that will be home to three luxury sports car brands by next fall.

    About 15 sales managers and technicians at the seven-year-old Land Rover American Fork, a 13,000-square-foot dealership at 1073 S. 630 East, were transferred to Land Rover Centerville at 155 S. Frontage Road, a 14,000-square-foot dealership that's also home to Bentley Salt Lake City, which opened last October.

  • (Daily Herald) At more than 2,000 tons, a new bridge span for Interstate 15 in American Fork is moved along I-15 south on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. The spans are some of the longest, heaviest concrete bridges ever to be moved with accelerated bridge construction techniques. They will be put into place over the weekend near American Fork's West Main Street freeway interchange. Workers will slide them across I-15 and into place during the late night and early morning hours through Oct. 19.

  • (Deseret News) Installing the bridge in American Fork requires the rigmarole of closing part of the freeway overnight, detouring traffic and removing concrete center barriers.

    And that's before crews even begin moving the bridge into place — itself a process.

    But it's not just any bridge. The new American Fork Main Street bridge over I-15 will be the longest and heaviest concrete bridge in the state.

    The precast girders, or support beams, are 192 feet long. It will weigh 4,356 tons.

  • AMERICAN FORK (Daily Herald) -- They came, they saw, they created.

    American Fork City and Mountainland Association of Governments asked for the public's vision of American Fork's downtown, and residents responded, making suggestions for the future of the city's downtown district.

    "They came out and gave us some great ideas," said Mayor Heber Thompson. "They were thinking out of the box. I am delighted with that."

  • AMERICAN FORK (Daily Herald) -- The recession's grapple-hold is emboldening some struggling developers to be more aggressive in fighting city fees.
    American Fork charges between $16,000 and $22,000 for each residential building permit, depending on the lot and home size. In a recent meeting, a developer decried those fees, but found little sympathy.

  • (Deseret News) That Double-Double is just a few months away, close enough you can almost taste it.

    And as the months progress, it will take progressively shorter drives to reach what could the be most anticipated restaurant to come to northern Utah.

    Add Centerville to the list of cities where residents may order from one of the simplest menus in the restaurant business: hamburger, cheeseburger, Double-Double, fries, drink, shake.

  • The owner of Provo’s Froyo, a frozen yogurt parlor, plans to open three new stores by the end of the year. The Froyos will be in American Fork, Orem and West Jordan. Corey Blaser, owner, invested more than $33,000 to design and build the American Fork store. He plans to look into franchising after five years of business. The Enterprise, July 27 to Aug. 2, 2009

  • (Deseret News) The Smith's Food & Drug that has served residents of American Fork for 29 years is closing at 6 p.m. Saturday.

    Shopping in the Utah County bedroom community has changed, with a new Wal-Mart, Costco and other stores opening in retail complexes east of I-15. Typically, Smith's remodels its stores every 10 years, and the American Fork store was due for a remodel, but the company has decided to close the store's doors.

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  • Doug Smith Autoplex will add a 5,679-square-foot sales building and a display yard to its American Fork facility. The new structure will house its KIA Automobile Sales division which has been relocated from Provo. The KIA division will be located at 500 W. Main Street in American Fork. Doug Smith is owner of the autoplex. FFKR Architects will be designing the new facility.

  • Matrix Communications will break ground on a new 13,000-square-foot building in American Fork to house its growing company. The facility for the telecommunications and technology provider will be located at 948 S. Automall Drive in American Fork.  The building will be jointly owned by Matrix and Robinson Brothers Construction, according to The Enterprise. The Enterprise, May 18-24, 2009

  • Two new buildings will likely be built this year at the Owen Business Park in American Fork.
    Architect Richard Gardner will construct two office buildings on three lots at 837 E. 930 South and 851 E. 930 South in the Owen Business Park in American Fork. One building will be 17,000 square feet. The other will be 26,400 square feet. The buildings, which will contain office and warehouse space, will almost complete the Owen Business Park, said Adam Olsen, senior planner with American Fork City.

  • The American Fork City Council will review and vote on the site plan for an In-and-Out Burger at the Doug Smith Autoplex, 523 W. Main. Warren Tate is the developer for the popular fast food restaurant. He is also developing another commercial strip mall which will house a Costa Vida and a Red Mango.

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