Magna residents invited to discuss future of Main Street

Posted at 4:34 PM, Aug 08, 2012

Residents of Magna were invited by city planners to discuss the future of Main Street and the changes they would like to see.

City officials plan to give the street a new look while maintaining the historic structures and facades.

“The buildings downtown have a lot of history, and some house fantastic businesses that are unique to the valley,” said Magna Chamber of Commerce President Bennion Gardner.

Gardner says the city has made recent investments ranging from improvements to the city street, building new business structures, and bringing a rapid transit bus line into the heart of Magna. But he poses questions about the city center street being much more.

“Now the question is this: What do you imagine for the future of Main Street? What role should Main Street play in that future of our community? Is it a place where people from around the region come to enjoy a show or a unique restaurant? Is it a place where locals can catch up with one another while picking up fresh food for dinner at home? Or do you imagine your kids being able to both live and work in town?” asked Gardner.

[Below are images of Magna’s Main Street now, versus a rough version of its future.]

The meeting will take place 7 p.m Thursday at the Magna Recreation Center (3270 South 8400 West). Magna residents who cannot attend are asked to give their opinion from an online survey at the following address: