June 5, 2012

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah

Sections

Spotlight
Martin Plaehn

Spotlight
Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

TechKnowledge
In the Lab

EntrepreneurEdge
Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Executive Living
Artful Inspiration

Features
A Breath of Fresh Air

Features
Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Focus
Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism

Players
Players

Article

Major West Valley City Project Hits Halfway Point

Di Lewis

June 5, 2012

West Valley City officials are planning for the future with the construction of Fairbourne Station. The 40-acre development spans a variety of uses from park and recreation areas to new housing to additional transit.

Fairbourne Station “will be a key part of the city center,” said Jake Arslanian, manager of the city’s administrative and facilities support services.

The project will ultimately take about $500 million in private investment, said Nicole Cottle, community and economic development director for West Valley City. It will also boost the revitalization happening in West Valley, she said, by bringing in more businesses across a spectrum of industries. The Fairbourne Station project is expected to bring 3,000 permanent jobs at build out.

Cottle said the city organizers had the vision to create a solid community with a good mix of businesses and residential. The goal when creating Fairbourne Station was to “maintain the stable community we have, from an economic development perspective,” she said. “We realized this area needed [Fairbourne] for the future.”

Along with improvements to Valley Fair Mall, a new Embassy Suites hotel, residential development, new and upgraded infrastructure, the development will include a grand promenade. The promenade area will have water features for children to play in, grassy park areas, picnic tables and walls with rotating displays on the history of the area.

“It’s a living, working, playing component all in one,” Arslanian said.

Transit is being improved as well, he said, with the existing Bus Rapid Transit route being extended to Magna. That will complement the West Valley TRAX line, which opened last year and now serves about 4000 riders a day.

“It (the development) really takes things up a notch on the part of the city,” Cottle said.

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
SAMY Awards 2015Utah Business Event
Jan 23, 2015
Utah Business magazine along with Presenting Sponsor Griffin Hill are pleased to present the 201...
Forty Under 40 - 2015Utah Business Event
Feb 26, 2015
Utah Business Magazine along with Presenting Sponsors: Kirton McConkie, BIG-D Construction and Ma...
CEO of the Year 2015 ... NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!Utah Business Event
Mar 31, 2015
CEO of the Year Nominations end - January 7, 2015. Visit: www.utahbusiness.com/nomination_item...
Community Events View All
Anatomy Sketch Night | December 18th
Dec 18, 2014
During his life, Leonardo da Vinci sketched 100's of anatomical drawings of humans and animals. ...
Sandler Management Solutions
Dec 19, 2014
Looking for a way to manage your team systematically and effectively? Sandler Management Solutio...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel