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  • The Corner Canyon Estates Subdivision on 1008 East Lone Peak Lane is looking to expand the subdivision. The details of the expansion location are unknown. To learn  more, visit the Draper City Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m.

  • LEHI (Deseret News) — City leaders in Lehi, Draper and Highland are fighting a land war, each city wanting computer giant Micron Technology Inc. to annex property into its respective city.

    The 158 acres in question are split into two island-like pieces of unincorporated Utah County and are surrounded by Draper to the north, Highland to the east and Lehi to the west and south.

  • DRAPER (Deseret News) — The purple sign off the interstate entices any red-blooded female driving down I-15: outlet malls.

    Pull off the freeway for a closer look, though, and you'll find Draper's Factory Stores of America in an aging building with a quarter of the stores out of business and the rest close to it.

  •  (Draper Journal) Salt Lake County officials are planning to develop 64 acres in Draper for use as a public park.

    Draper City Engineer Brad Jensen said plans should include community gardens, space for wildlife viewing, public biking, hiking and walking trails, picnic areas, areas for organized sports and the conservation of wetlands, ponds, wet meadows and streams on the property.

    Public pavilions, restrooms and a parking lot would also be constructed for residents visiting the park.

  • DRAPER (Deseret News) — It's come down to a battle between a city law and private property rights.

    A Draper couple is taking the city to court, appealing the City Council's denial of the residents' plans to landscape their backyard.

    John and Angela Dayton, who moved to the south valley suburb from New York in June 2009, want to build retaining walls, plant grass in a flat play area for their kids and fence their total property in the Corner Canyon Vista subdivision.

  • (Draper Journal) The Draper Historic Preservation Commission is hoping for help from residents to raise the funds necessary to move a historic building.

    Three group members purchased the old Day Dairy Barn at auction for around $900 a few years ago. The barn was built in the late 1920s and has historic value because it was part of the last operating dairy in Salt Lake County.

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  • DRAPER (Deseret News) — The Utah Transit Authority and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands are hiring a surveyor to determine who owns a portion of land on which a UTA contractor has dumped topsoil.

    The property in dispute is near 12800 South and the Jordan River. As UTA builds the FrontRunner South Commuter Rail line from Salt Lake City to Provo, a contractor has put footing and preparations for a future station platform that will be built as population demands.

    UTA maintains the property in question belongs to the transit agency.

  • (Draper Journal) Russell Fox, former manager of Land Planning and Development for Kennecott Corp., has joined the Draper City staff as the city’s new community development director, replacing Assistant City Manager Andy Hall.

    Fox was born and raised in Salt Lake City and now lives with his family in South Jordan. In his work at Kennecott Corp. he was largely responsible for land use planning for the Daybreak development. He has also worked for West Jordan City and for Envision Utah, a nonprofit group dedicated to quality growth strategies.

  • (Draper Journal) Edwards Lifesciences Corp., a leading manufacturer of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, will develop a new manufacturing facility in Draper at the site of the former Ballard Medical. The new facility will enable the company to significantly expand its manufacturing and research and development capabilities and will replace another facility currently located in Midvale.

  • (Deseret News) Utah has won its bid to add more jobs to the state's employment rolls. Internet auction giant eBay Inc. has officially accepted an incentive offered by the state of Utah to further expand its global customer support operations.

    The announcement Wednesday came following a vote in October by the Governor's Office of Economic Development Board to offer eBay nearly $2 million in incentives to expand the company's customer support operations in Draper.

  • (The Enterprise) A four-field, 80,000-square-foot soccer complex will be built in Draper at 11400 S. 750 West. Soccer City will be built by Olsen Properties and Construction of Draper on 5.5 acres. The facility will have two indoor soccer fields and two fields for futsal. Financing for the facility was arranged by Optimum Commercial Mortgage and Joshua and Jason Hutsenpiller at University of Utah Credit Union. The architect on the project is ASWN. The site will also include a small lounge, concession area and retail space.

  • (Draper Journal) Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring an open house to share alternative park development concept plans for Wheadon Farm, a 64-acre parcel of land located east of Bangerter Parkway and south of and adjacent to 13800 South in Draper. The meeting is intended to provide County residents the opportunity to comment on proposed options for use of the land.

    The meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Draper City Council Chambers, 1020 East Pioneer Rd.

  • (Draper Journal) The Draper City Council recently approved a resolution offering two Draper Heights homeowners the opportunity to purchase “surplus property” from the city as a way to resolve the city’s largest encroachment cases. The residents, believing they had permission from city staff, added landscaping, play areas and even a pool to open space adjacent to their property, essentially annexing as much as 10,000 square feet of city property to their backyards.

  • (Draper Journal) One of Draper’s oldest buildings, the Amelia’s Floral building at 700 East and 12300 South, has been torn down to make way for improvements to the intersection. The building was built in the 1920s and was originally an icehouse. Amelia’s Floral, which had been in the building since 1986, has now moved to a different location on at 925 East Pioneer Road.

  • (Draper Journal) Draper residents can look forward to having three new football and soccer fields at Galena Park following the announcement of a $300,000 contract given to WKB Construction for field seeding, a sprinkler system, tree planting and curb and sidewalk construction. The fields will be seeded in the spring of 2010 and will be ready for use by the spring of 2011, according to city Public Works Director David Decker.

  • (The Enterprise) Sampson Equipment Co. is expanding by opening new locations in Ogden and Draper. The Murray-based firm sells and rents construction equipment to industrial, construction, and mining companies. The new location in Ogden is a 20,000 square foot facility on two acres near 860 Wall Avenue. This location should be open within two to three weeks. The 8,000-square-foot Draper location will serve as a liquidation center for banks, customers and factories, but will also sell new equipment.

  • (Deseret News) Draper wants to resurrect the struggling VF Factory Outlet Mall and is turning to the Canyons School District for help.

    The city Tuesday will present its plan for a community-development project. If the district agrees to the proposal, it would give up its portion of property tax revenue on a parcel of land for five to seven years. The city would use the money to redevelop the outlet malls.

    Tentative plans call for restaurants and the city's first movie theater.

  • Midvale's loss will be Draper's gain. The decision last week by artificial heart-valve manufacturer Edwards Lifesciences to relocate to a Draper plant, which employs 228 Utahns, is being viewed in Midvale as a blow to the city's economy.

  • (Draper Journal) Major changes proposed for the neighborhood around 11400 South and 700 West are one step closer to becoming reality with land use and zoning changes recently approved by the Draper City Council.

  • (Draper Journal) Draper continues to attract new businesses despite the overall economic slowdown, according to Assistant City Manager David Dobbins. The new In-n-Out Burger is well under way and is scheduled to open this fall. A new McDonald’s is planned for Bangerter and 200 West, and a Smashburger restaurant will open in the spring of 2010. Kneaders soon will be locating near the new Harmons grocery store, and the Walgreens across the street from Harmons is now open.

  • (Deseret News) After years of delays, construction of the Draper amphitheater is under way and should be finished in November or December.

    But the first use of the new city-owned structure will have to wait for the return of warm weather next year. Much of the stage and all of the seating for up to 1,300 people is outdoors.

    "We just have a built-in natural location for it," said Draper City Manager Layne Long. "It will be a nice place where we can do theatrical productions, movies, concerts, just various outdoor events that we can't do now."

  • (Draper Journal) The Draper City Council made a few changes to the city’s 2009-2010 budget Aug. 11, most notably changing to in-house IT services, authorizing a new parking lot at Honeybee Park, and using money from the general fund to start city-run garbage collection.

    The council allocated about $112,000 for wages and benefits to hire a city IT manager. The IT manager’s salary and benefits will cost approximately the same amount as the city currently pays to an IT consulting service.

  • (The Enterprise) The Factory Stores of America in Draper will be adding a 12-screen movie complex, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant to its site and an entertainment center. America’s Incredible Pizza Co. will also locate on the site with a 60,000-square-foot restaurant and game center. The restaurant will be built in the northern end of the Factory Stores of America building. Demolition will begin immediately, with the goal to open the pizza restaurant by Christmas.

  • (Deseret News) Gov. Gary Herbert signed a conservation easement with an environmental group Tuesday evening to protect ecologically and archaeologically significant land in Draper near 13500 South and the Jordan River in perpetuity.

    That means a proposed FrontRunner south commuter-rail station will not be built on the 252 aces on which there are artifacts from a 3,000-year-old Native American village and a nesting place for migratory birds around the Great Salt Lake.

  • Draper (Salt Lake Tribune) » It's either a taxpayer rip-off and a "sweetheart deal" for a developer --- or the best thing "since sliced bread" for the public and Salt Lake County open space.

    Despite a unanimous recommendation by the county's open space advisory committee that it not do so, the Salt Lake County Council on July 21 voted 7-2 to give Draper City $2.75 million to buy 141 acres from the South Mountain development firm as open space.

    The land sits on historic landslides, raising the question of whether it could ever be developed.

  • (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.

  • (Draper Journal) Draper City will receive 109 acres of open space and South Mountain LLC will receive $2.75 million in Salt Lake County open space funds plus 7.5 acres of city-owned property, according to a recent settlement agreement.

    The action settles a lawsuit filed against the city in 2005 in which South Mountain LLC complained that city officials weren’t allowing them to exercise development rights given to the company in a 1999 agreement.

  • (Draper Journal) After years of debate, delay and changes of plans, final construction has begun on the Draper amphitheater on South Mountain. The Draper City Council recently approved an $888,000 construction contract for the amphitheater building with Interwest Construction.

    Of the $1.2 million allocated for the project, $125,000 already has been spent on design, leaving almost $200,000 for landscaping and a park adjacent to the amphitheater. Councilmembers plan to use money received from selling surplus city property in encroachment cases to add to the park’s budget.

  • DRAPER (Deseret News) — When Ryan Christensen was in the U.S. Navy, he saw thousands of Indonesians living in homes made of cardboard and tin. When he got home he decided to do something about it.

  • A Draper developer whose plans to build an assisted-living facility for seniors was denied earlier this year is suing the city for violating the Federal Fair Housing Act.

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