SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power is planning to develop 100 acres of land just west of downtown Salt Lake City.
The area has been used for mostly industrial purposes since the city was founded.
“The first pioneers, their first landfill was on this site,” said Spencer Hall with Rocky Mountain Power. “Developers have been interested in this property for a long time.”
The land to be developed begins on the south side of North Temple and extends to Interstate 80. It stretches from Redwood Road east to the Jordan River. It lies directly on the route from the Salt Lake City International Airport to downtown.
“Redeveloping this area will be transformational for the west side of Salt Lake City,” Hall said. “It’s going to be a real opportunity to develop one of the most important corridors into Salt Lake City.”
The site will include new headquarters for Rocky Mountain Power, along with housing, businesses and restaurants. The power company believes in addition to beautifying this section of Salt Lake City, the project will add to the quality of life and benefit the environment.
“Several aspects of the neighborhood are going to be greatly improved for cycling, for walking, access to the river,” Hall said. “We want it to be a model of sustainability — we want it to show what the future is going to look like.”
A project team is expected to be in place by May 2021. It could be several years before the public notices any changes to the property.