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  • MURRAY (Deseret News) — After walking a pair of reporters through the World War II-era brick cottage, Bill Heiner is questioned about whether the home's $209,900 price point might still be too high given the renovations and upgrades the property requires.

  •  (Murray Journal) Professor Abbie Griffin from the University of Utah David Eccles' School of Business gave a group of her students an interesting assignment. For the past year, several of her MBA students have been working on an operational plan for the proposed Murray Performing Arts Center. The project is part of a requirement for the course.

    On Feb. 18, five students from the class presented their research and operational business model to the Murray City Council and the mayor's office. They were graded on the presentation as well as the operation plan itself.

  • MURRAY — As warmer temperatures embrace the Salt Lake Valley, Hamlet Homes is breaking ground on the construction of 10 new live/work townhomes in Birkhill at Fireclay, with prices starting in the low $180’s. Located at Fireclay Avenue (4250 South) and Main Street, this exciting, mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD)—the essence of the Birkhill at Fireclay community—is nestled in the heart of Murray City’s 97-acre Fireclay District.

  • (Murray Journal) With a new master plan in the works, and fresh grant money in the city's pocket, big changes could be coming to downtown Murray. Thanks to the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Murray has received three grants to help revitalize the downtown area.

    One is a marketing grant for $2,000 to help court potential investors, the second a professional development grant for $2,000 that assisted the city in co-sponsoring an economic development symposium, and the third is a sponsorship grant for $800 to train employees in economic development.

  •  (Murray Journal) With a new master plan in the works, and fresh grant money in the city's pocket, big changes could be coming to downtown Murray. Thanks to the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Murray has received three grants to help revitalize the downtown area.

    One is a marketing grant for $2,000 to help court potential investors, the second a professional development grant for $2,000 that assisted the city in co-sponsoring an economic development symposium, and the third is a sponsorship grant for $800 to train employees in economic development.

  • MURRAY (Desert News) — A new substance abuse rehabilitation center was blessed and opened to the public Monday just a hop, skip and a jump from the towering Intermountain Medical Center.

    The Recovery Plus home for up to 20 patients "taps the potential" of the neighborhood near 4800 South and 50 West, according to Murray Mayor Dan Snarr. He envisions all manner of businesses and health-support centers in the area, which is part of the city's historic overlay district.

  • MURRAY (Deseret News) — A new substance abuse rehabilitation center was blessed and opened to the public Monday just a hop, skip and a jump from the towering Intermountain Medical Center.

    The Recovery Plus home for up to 20 patients "taps the potential" of the neighborhood near 4800 South and 50 West, according to Murray Mayor Dan Snarr. He envisions all manner of businesses and health-support centers in the area, which is part of the city's historic overlay district.

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  • (EDCUtah) This coming April, SelectHealth will move from its current location in West Valley City to a new facility in Murray, just west of Interstate 15 at 53rd South. Jacobsen Construction is the lead contractor on the new facility, which is expected to be LEED Silver Certified when complete. Of the move Pat Richards, SelectHealth's president and CEO, says: "We wanted to be more accessible to our customers and insurance brokers and the new location is a perfect fit for us. We will also be able to host some community events there, as well."

  • (The Enterprise) Colorado-based Sunflower Farmers Market plans to open several new Utah stores. They will fund the projects with the proceeds from closing on $35 million in new financing.  The Market currently has operating locations in Murray and Orem, and feels the greater Salt Lake area could hold six of its roughly 28,000 square foot stores. According to CEO Mike Gilliland, two new facilities could close in the next few weeks.

  •  (Salt Lake Tribune) The Main Street Bridge over Big Cottonwood Creek in Murray was built 60 years ago.

    Murray city officials said while it's not in "extremely poor condition," they have wanted it replaced for a few years.

    So, if paperwork with the Utah Department of Transportation continues rolling, the bridge is slated to be replaced and the $1.5 million construction project completed next summer, said Murray's Public Service Director Doug Hill.

    The two-lane bridge is roughly 50-feet long and is located at about 4200 South and Main Street.

  • (The Enterprise) The three ABC Supply Co. Inc. Solution Centers in Utah, major suppliers of roofing, siding, windows, and more, have recently been redesigned. They are now premier destinations for product information and selection for contractors and clients. The branches are located in Murray, Ogden, and Orem. The reconfigured Solution Centers feature a storage system that organizes product sample boards so contractors can quickly find and take with them the sample they need for customers. ABC Supply store nationwide are being updated with these new designs.

  • (The Enterprise) Salt Lake City-based Envision Electrical Engineering has begun design of the Sego Lily School, to be located in Murray. The new school has been designed to be green from the ground up. From native landscaping to low-water use fixtures, every aspect has been considered. Sego Lily intends to seek LEED Platinum certification.

  • (The Enterprise) Kendrick Brothers Construction of Murray has teamed up with Central Group Companies, a developer and manager of hotel, resort and water park properties, Nisonger Associates, a food service company, and Domokur Architects, a design, architectural and planning firm, to expand its construction business in the United States.

  • (Murray Journal) The Big Cottonwood bridge at 4220 South Main Street has been in desperate need of repair for several years, but the city has never found the funds for the costly project. Five years ago the city applied for a grant through the State Transportation Improvement Program, but the project got cut. Fortunately, the city is now receiving $1,248,000 in federal funds to help pay to replace that bridge

    Every 10 years the Utah Department of Transportation ranks all the bridges in the state from one to 100, and anything below 50 is in bad shape.

  • (Murray Journal) The Murray School District has a problem. Hillcrest Junior High School is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the building has heating, plumbing and electrical problems. District officials have been looking for a 20-acre lot to rebuild the school, but Murray City is landlocked as far as available property goes.

    The district was in negotiations with Intermountain Health Care to buy property on the old Cottonwood Hospital campus, but the plans fell through.

  • (Murray Journal) Representatives from Fireclay Investment Partners met with the Murray City Council and the Redevelopment Agency of Murray to finalize modifications to the Fireclay master plan, a mixed use development which includes a 668 unit apartment complex combined with commercial and retail space.

  • (Murray Journal) Steps are being taken toward constructing a new junior high school in Murray.

    Thirteen houses on Hillside Street have been purchased by Murray School District in hopes of building a new junior high building in about five years, said Pat O’Hara, Murray School District director of support services.

  •  (Salt Lake Tribune) The owner of Fashion Place mall and the general contractor directing the overhaul of the Murray shopping center have reached an agreement to settle up on the $4.5 million owed for the construction.

    The accord will allow the two sides to begin talks about finishing work on the mall that was halted when owner General Growth Properties filed for bankruptcy in April, said Robert Campbell Jr., president of Camco Construction.

  • (Deseret News) General Growth Properties has signed a settlement agreement with the subcontractor who built the new Nordstrom store at Fashion Place Mall in Murray.

    Camco Construction filed court documents in July alleging $4.5 million in unpaid debt for work already completed at the department store. Other businesses making claims against the company include a roofer, a cabinetmaker, an asphalt company and a tile company. Together, the claims add up to about $6.6 million

  • (Murray Journal) Despite the unpredictable economic times, businesses are still flourishing and opening shop in Murray. This summer, over 30 new stores opened their doors to the Murray community.

    “A lot of them are small businesses, which should not be overlooked from an economic development perspective,” said Tim Tingey, Murray’s economic development director. “They are a big strength for our community.”

  • (Murray Journal) The Community Development Corporation of Utah has collaborated with the city’s Community Economic Development department to offer a down payment assistance program to homebuyers in Murray.

    “There’s been a lot of interest in seeing Murray City offer some assistance,” said Tim Tingey, community and economic development director. “It’s established as a loan program.”

  • (Murray Journal) They’ve only been in Murray for two years, but the state of the art Intermountain Medical Center has not only changed the landscape of city but also making national headlines. The 12-floor building is now a landmark on State Street, attracting related businesses to the area.

    “It’s changing the face of our community,” said Tim Tingey, the city’s community economic development director. “Physically, the size and scale of the building will impact future development. It’s setting the standard for quality.”

  • (Murray Journal) Imagine a rejuvenated State Street running through Murray, with new buildings and modern street posts, outside dining and a bus rapid transit system. In addition to the sprawling medical plaza, Intermountain Medical Center, the look and feel of Murray could be changing. City officials would like to see this vision a reality.

  • Real estate developer Bob Jones is enamored with the idea of a school for special needs teens and won't be discouraged. Not by critics who say he walked away from a similar school last year without paying teachers. Original Article

  • There have been further developments in the possible purchase of the former Utah Fun Dome property in Murray.

    The Murray Journal has learned that an investment group that hopes to open two private schools at the site of the former Fun Dome is under contract for purchase of the property. The group, called Trojan Family Pride, is in the midst of a contingency period for purchase of the property from Utah Buildings, LLC.

  • There have been further developments in the possible purchase of the former Utah Fun Dome property in Murray. As previously reported in the Murray Journal, Prison Watch International had expressed interest in purchasing the Fun Dome, but it was just one of about “two to three dozen parties looking at the property,” according to Gary R. Nelson of Highland Commercial, Inc., the exclusive listing broker for the property.

  • Scott Machinery of Murray changed its name to Intermountain Bobcat after selling its John Deere and Hitachi assets to Honnen Equipment Co. of Colorado. The company will now only offer a single line of construction equipment, positioning the company to become the leader in compact equipment leasing, according to The Enterprise. Dealerships for the Intermountain Bobcat will be located in Murray, Orem, Cedar City and Idaho Falls. The Enterprise, May 18-24, 2009

  • Camco Construction Inc. was awarded the contract for the Cottonwood Sleep Center of the Cottonwood Medical Office Tower in Murray, according to an Enterprise article. The sleep center will be located on the third floor of the office tower. Camco Construction will be required to demolish the existing conditions and to add new interior finishes and mechanical and electrical systems. The 4,315-square-foot project is scheduled to be completed this summer. The Enterprise, May 11-17, 2009

  • Fireclay Investment Partners and Blackridge Development are making plans to build a large-scale residential and commercial development, the Fireclay Villages, in Murray. Collin Wright is the project manage. Developers are in the preliminary planning stages and are still working to secure financing, said Tim Tingey, director of Community and Economic Development.

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