Construction project part of effort to revitalize Ogden

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-23 19:01:03-04

OGDEN, Utah -- Plans over two decades in the making are finally coming to light as Ogden City broke ground Wednesday on a new $4.7 million project.

The project is part of the city's plans to revitalize Ogden.

A new subdivision featuring 23 homes will fill a now vacant lot near downtown Ogden. The arts and crafts style homes are designed and ready for construction. The goal of the project is not only to bring new homes to the area but also encourage other residents to improve their own homes and in return make the city a better place.

"The Ogden that was in the '70s '80s and '90s is no more: it's a completely transformed community," Ogden City Mayor Mike Caldwell said. "This is why it's such a unique opportunity for us to showcase these projects that not many other communities can pull off."

Several lots have already been sold, and the first phase of homes is expected to be done in November.