TOD Gets Green Light in Utah

Draper, UT will soon be seeing new transit-oriented development, where there will be no building height restrictions or population caps.

"City officials have been pushed over the past month to make a decision so UTA could reformulate its design for the stop, which had been planned for a location farther south in Bluffdale. Construction of the rail line that will stretch into Utah County started earlier this summer.

"I think we have a great opportunity to have a very exciting, very beneficial project," said Councilman Jeff Stenquist, who has worked closely with the developers.

The proposed Draper stop could end up in either of two locations. One, managed by the Whitewater VII corporation, sits on the north near the Galena Hills neighborhood and could contain Native American archeological artifacts.

The other location is bordered by Bangerter Highway on the south and the Jordan River on the west. The 221 acres there were once part of the Utah State Prison property and has been used as a dumping ground. In 1999, the land was designated as perpetual open space by the Legislature."

Full Story: Draper's transit area OK'd

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