On the heels of the groundbreaking of the East Village transit-oriented development in Sandy, attended by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, UTA is moving forward with its second transit oriented development (TOD) in West Jordan City. Today the Board of Trustees approved the conveyance of land surrounding the Jordan Valley TRAX Station to the joint venture entity established with the chosen developer.
The $40 million first phase of the Jordan Valley Station TOD, called Bangerter Station, will be a model multi-use TOD, with 267 housing units, retail shops, and structured parking within walking distance of the Jordan Valley TRAX station.
“This is a great moment for West Jordan City, UTA and the entire Salt Lake Valley. When it is completed, Bangerter Station will be a vibrant part of the city, providing a great place to live and work,” said Michael Allegra, UTA president and CEO. “Bangerter Station will be a great destination with excellent transit access, reducing traffic congestion while improving air quality.”
When all phases are complete, Bangerter Station will boast nearly 1,400 residential units, 83,000 square feet of office space, structured parking, and nearly 35,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.
Located next to the TRAX Red Line, the development will provide easy access to major destinations in the valley including the University of Utah, downtown Salt Lake City, the Jordan Landing shopping center and more.
UTA expects work to begin soon on phase 1, as the developer has demonstrated that it has lending in place to begin construction. All local, state and federal approvals have been secured for the development to move forward. Additionally, UTA will recoup its investment for the Jordan Valley parking structures, as well as investment from the Draper FrontRunner station.
The Bangerter Station project reflects the model identified by Secretary Foxx as a blueprint for a successful TOD, and it follows the Wasatch Front Regional Council growth plan.
The developer, Boulder Ventures Development said the following about the project:
Bangerter Station is located adjacent to a UTA TRAX light rail station in West Jordan, UT at approximately 9000 South and 3200 West. Situated in close proximity to both Jordan Valley Medical Center and Salt Lake City Community College’s (SLCC) Jordan Campus, this mixed use project has been fully entitled for residential, retail, restaurant, and commercial uses.
Bangerter Station is posed to be a vibrant transit oriented village with varying residential projects and products catering to people of all walks of life. Enjoy your morning coffee or paper at the nearby cafe before commuting to work or school on TRAX and return just in time for a relaxing glass of wine or social event at one of the plazas or public promenades.
Construction was completed in November 2011 on the initial parking structures, critical transit infrastructure and trunk infrastructure. The two constructed parking structures provide covered parking for the light rail passengers, as well as a portion of the project’s shared parking. TRAX opened in August 2012 and the first phase of a 252 residential apartment units will commence construction in spring / summer 2014
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