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  • (West Valley Journal) The 2010 Utah State Legislative session brought $14 million in road funding to West Valley City. This funding secured the additional $7 million needed to pave the way for a frontage road which will ...

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  •  (West Valley Journal) Hunter Village residents are smiling ear to ear with work being performed to prepare the land for the upcoming residential park.

    Cracar Construction was the lowest bidder, and the city council gave its approval in February to start construction. Parks Planner Gregg Cudworth said the bids came in lower than anticipated, allowing him to add more components.

  •  (West Valley Journal) Phase II of the Valley Fair Mall renovation is now under way. This phase will give the existing mall the overall updated look to compliment the new bordering retail stores and restaurants.

    This phase will be the largest of the six phases of the renovation. Phase II spans 100,000 square feet, adding both new structures as well as new components to the current structure. Grant Mackay Construction recently demolished the west side to facilitate improvements and construction of a two-story glass atrium.

  •  (West Valley Journal) After years of planning and studies, the west-side Mountain View Corridor is set to begin this spring.

    Project Manager Teri Newell from Utah Department of Transportation visited with the West Valley City Council late December to personally announce there's enough money to stretch the first phase of the Salt Lake County portion into West Valley City.

    "Design modifications will allow us to extend the corridor by five miles and into city limits," she said. "Work in West Valley City will be later in the project than earlier."

  •  (West Valley Journal) In the early 1990s the city's redevelopment agency selected Hercules Hill-B, an 81-acre parcel west of 5600 West, as a redevelopment area.

    This tool is given to municipalities to allow tax increment revenue to be used to improve public infrastructure, prepare sites for development, assemble property, encourage private development and produce affordable housing for low-and-moderate income families.

  • (West Valley Journal) As one of the last items of business in 2009, the West Valley City Council approved the funding to develop two parcels into parks at Arlington Park.

    This residential development is made of 34 fourplex units at approximately 4700 South 4800 West. The council allocated $200,000 from the Community Development Block Grant for the parks to be built in this once-problematic area in the city.

    Councilmember Carolynn Burt felt this was a fitting project to use this funding.

  •  (West Valley Journal) The City Center's transit components are almost in place with the completion of the bus hub and construction of TRAX.

  • (Deseret News) Valley Fair Mall carried out a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for the largest phase of the redevelopment at the West Valley shopping center. The 100,000 square feet in this phase will feature new and remodeled stores that include Ross Dress For Less, Famous Footwear, Petco, NYPD Pizzeria, Farr's Fresh Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Cafe and In-N-Out Burger. When the entire mall project is completed consumers will enjoy a 1 million square-foot super-regional shopping and entertainment power center.

  • (Deseret News) Alliant Techsystems has sold 47 acres in West Valley City to Salt Lake County for eventual use as a regional park, according to the Salt Lake City office of CB Richard Ellis.

    The $4.5 million sale was for property at 6200 South and 6200 West. The land will be combined with an adjacent 17 acres called Lodestone Park.

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  • (The Enterprise) Nearly 95,000 square feet will be added to Valley Fair Mall in the second phase of the building's redevelopment project. Ross Dress for Less and Famous Footwear have signed on as tenants in the new space. Satterfield-Helm and Coventry Advisors plan to break ground early next year, finishing phase two a year from now. R&O Construction of Ogden will be the contractor.

  • (Utah Pulse) Demand for industrial space has tapered off over the past six months, but when the market heats up again, 201 Commerce Center, a premier Class A light industrial business park in West Valley City, will be ready to show off its charm.

  • Smashburger, originally located in Denver, will open the first of 10 planned Utah eateries in West Valley. A second will open in Sugar House, with more to open in Ogden, Provo and Logan. The diners will range in size from 1,600 to 2,200 square feet. Consumer Capital partners originally invested $15 million in Smashburger when it was launched a year ago in April. The company has 12 other locations in Colorado, Oklahoma and Minnesota. Franchise agreements have been sold for more than 200 locations.

  • Despite the slowdown in the economy, cities west of I-15 are experiencing the advantage of locale and the expansion of commerce through economic development.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) West Valley City » Walk in the front door and right away there's a scent of something new at Holiday Inn.

    An aroma, not overwhelming but certainly noticeable, wafts through the air upon entering the lobby, dispersed by a scent fan tucked obscurely against a wall.

    "We're paying attention to the whole arrival process," said John Merkin, senior vice president of brand management for Holiday Inn in the Americas. "You notice a whiff when you come in, subtle enough after that initial whiff you don't really notice it."

  • West Valley City approved preliminary and final plat for the Utah Cultural Celebration Center subdivision. Two lots were created for the city to sell to Jordan River Marketplace, a new international development that will have retail and commercial development. The plat consists of three lots on 24.2 acres and is located at approximately 1300 W. 3300 South.

  • A new extended-stay hotel will open Wednesday in West Valley City, the second property opened in Utah this year by Liberty Lodging LLC.

    The company is opening a 121-room Value Place hotel at 1650 W. 3500 South. It will charge a weekly rate of $199, or an average of $28 per day, said Liberty Lodging President Mike Mikkelson.

    Based in Orlando, Fla., Liberty Lodging has opened 22 Value Place hotels in eight states in the past 25 months. The new properties include a 45,000-square-foot, 124-room hotel in the Ogden suburb of West Haven.

  • The West Valley City Council gave final approval May 5 for the construction of In-N-Out Burger, known for its simple menu and good food. The burger joint will replace the Big-O tire store located on the corner of 2700 West and 3500 South. Ground breaking will begin in June, with an expected opening in late September or early October. West Valley Journal

  • It is staggering to imagine that two-thirds of the buildings and homes to be constructed in the valley by 2040 are still yet to be built, according to Envision Utah. Quality projects are what Envision Utah strives for and is reflected its Wasatch Choices 2040 principles which cities throughout the state formally adopted, including West Valley City.

  • In-N-Out Burger purchased land at 3715 S. 2700 West in West Valley with plans to build the popular restaurant on the site. Construction is scheduled to begin in June.

  • West Valley City Council approved the final plat for another Ivory Homes development in the area. The Highbury Towns East, Phase 1, at 3100 S. Daybury Drive, will consist of 31 units in the first phase and 90 when complete. Construction on the homes, which will be between 1,200 and 1,800 square feet, will begin in June.

  • The owners of Valley Fair Mall will be moving forward this spring with Phase 2 of the redevelopment project of the West Valley shopping center. Owner Scott Satterfield said construction, contracted by R&O Contractors, will begin on the plaza and additional retail sites in about a month if all goes as planned.
    In Phase 2, the entrance to the mall will be reconfigured and a park will be added as part of the plaza, Satterfield said. Ross, Petco, Famous Footwear and Panda Express will front the new retail buildings.
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