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bob rulz Aug 14, 2020 12:35 AM

Both of those library designs look fantastic. More buildings like those please!

RC14 Aug 14, 2020 4:25 AM

I also posted this in the St George thread. The groundbreaking was announced for the Taylorsville temple and they also released a rendering.
https://www.thechurchnews.com/temple...nounced-190816

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The Taylorsville temple groundbreaking will be held in October 2020, and the Red Cliffs temple groundbreaking will take place in November 2020.


A rendering of the Taylorsville Utah Temple was also released in the Aug. 13 announcement. A rendering of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple was released last month when the First Presidency approved the temple’s official name.

delts145 Aug 14, 2020 11:55 AM

I like the Art Deco designs of some of the new L.D.S. Temples, but I think this is an excellent choice for Taylorsville. It's so authentic in its style that unaware visitors passing by the area will comment how great it is that they preserved that marvelous old structure.

I would like to see the L.D.S. Church recreate some of it's incredibly beautiful old Stake Houses that once dotted the Wasatch Front. I'm sure they could recapture the lost beauty and at the same time make them utilitarian. If they can do it with the Temples they could do it with the Stake Centers.

Would Jedi or anyone who understands the Taylorsville area know if this structure is a recreation of a long ago demolished building? This definitely reminds me of the Provo City Center Temple.


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jedikermit Aug 14, 2020 2:36 PM

This will be the closest temple to my home -- I lived in Kearns forever, taught in Taylorsville at Bennion Junior High, and recently moved to Taylorsville (and teach in Magna).

As a history teacher and architecture nerd, I dig the tribute to the pioneer era...Taylorsville was one of the first "trans-Jordan" communities founded by the Mormon pioneers, in 1848. There is an interesting and rich history in the area, although there's really not much in the built environment to represent that. I like the shout-out, if nothing else.

I agree that there's a lot of the Provo City Center Temple/old tabernacle in this building, and I like that. I can't find anything anywhere about an old Taylorsville "stake tabernacle" like we used to have in other communities. AND I think that it's a shame that we've lost that part of the pioneer architectural legacy. There are a handful of them remaining in the Intermountain West, but more of them should have been preserved.

One of the weirdest/newest/most curious things is the hit-and-miss nature of the Moroni statues on this newest wave of temples. Russell M. Nelson seems determined to (depending on your POV) erase the "Mormonness" of the church, and that includes the uniqueness of the architecture. So the Saratoga Springs Temple and Red Cliffs Temple both have Moroni statues, the Tooele Valley and Taylorsville do not.

Looking at https://churchofjesuschristtemples.org/construction/ there are 35 temples in various stages of construction that have renderings. 15 of them have statues, 20 do not. Overall they seem to be being phased out...I've had (got to say, more faithful) friends say "it will depend on the architectural design and community standards," but you can't tell me that Layton, Saratoga Springs, and St George would say yes to a Moroni, and T-ville and Tooele would say no. So...I dunno.

Atlas Aug 14, 2020 3:24 PM

The Taylorsville one looks like they combined the tower from the Provo temple and the base from the Assembly Hall in SLC (minus the spires), which gives it a more traditional (simplified) neo-Gothic look. I like it and I think it will look great from the freeway.

I drove by the former Cottonwood Mall site in Holladay yesterday and it does look like development is (finally) imminent. It's fenced off and a sign says that "Holladay Hills" is coming soon. I did a little digging and learned about all of the NIMBY drama of the area in recent history, which I'm sure you are all aware of, but I don't know if this article (from April) was ever shared here:

https://www.holladayjournal.com/2020...be-redeveloped
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The planning commission in December gave a green light for the initial phases of Holladay Hills, a mixed-use development coming to the former Cottonwood Mall site with construction to begin this spring.

The plan will include a mixture of commercial and residential areas, with up to 614 dwelling units and up to 714,000 square feet of commercial space, including office space, dining and entertainment, along with an open park area.
https://cdn1.locable.com/uploads/res...amp=1585000777

And this is from the project website:
https://img1.wsimg.com/isteam/ip/d6f...,h:620,cg:true

Orlando Aug 14, 2020 3:54 PM

Finally, they were able to get something approved! It's nice that they pulled the density towards Highland Drive. It looks like those green areas will be subdivided for townhomes, I hope. That will be a nice transition to the residential to the east.

bob rulz Aug 15, 2020 4:55 PM

I'm glad something is going there, but I'm still left with a bitter taste in my mouth after the previous fight. No surprise, the previous development was much better, and I'm annoyed that the Utah Supreme Court ruled that the referendum was allowed to kill that previous development. It set a horrible precedent.

But, that's all in the past now I guess. Holladay can continue to live in their own little bubble where they think they're immune to development all they want, but one way or another density will reach them.

i-215 Aug 19, 2020 3:24 AM

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Originally Posted by jedikermit (Post 9010530)
This will be the closest temple to my home -- I lived in Kearns forever, taught in Taylorsville at Bennion Junior High, and recently moved to Taylorsville (and teach in Magna).

If it's Cyprus, say hello to the school from me! :tup:

jedikermit Aug 19, 2020 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by i-215 (Post 9015042)
If it's Cyprus, say hello to the school from me! :tup:

DONE :cheers:

Stenar Aug 19, 2020 6:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by i-215 (Post 9015042)
If it's Cyprus, say hello to the school from me! :tup:

Speaking of Cyprus, what do you think about Granite moving the new Cyprus to the edge of Magna, instead of rebuilding on the current site, which is fairly centrally located?

Personally, I think it’s a bad idea and it seems like most of the kids in Magna will have to be bussed to the new location.

Orlando Aug 19, 2020 7:38 PM

I guess the Tooele area is considered part of the Salt Lake MSA, right?
Apparently, there was a large residential plan as part of the Tooele Temple. Check it out:
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fJn5...ite_plan_2.jpg

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/8...ans-mormon-lds

Orlando Aug 20, 2020 5:52 AM

Zions Bank breaks ground on its new tech center in Midvale. They are calling it Silicon Slopes North. What?? What about downtown SLC??

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/8/...center-midvale

https://www.sltrib.com/resizer/ypoAJ...N65CHHCLO4.jpg

Orlando Aug 20, 2020 5:59 AM

View 78 project
 
Have any of you heard about this project? Pretty big.

https://www.gardnercompany.net/view-78

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/c...g?format=2500w

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/c...g?format=2500w

bob rulz Aug 20, 2020 7:50 AM

Ugh another horrible suburban auto-oriented business park. Right in an area that should be moving away from that kind of awful development.

Atlas Aug 20, 2020 2:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orlando (Post 9016262)
Zions Bank breaks ground on its new tech center in Midvale. They are calling it Silicon Slopes North. What?? What about downtown SLC??

Yeah, it seems like this Silicon Slopes thing has always been a promotional idea for the Lehi area. The fact that they mention that Midvale will be the "hub of Silicon Slopes North" and even mention Ogden in the article but skip Salt Lake City makes it fairly transparent that they have no interest in boosting downtown. That's probably why SLC has come up with its own rival branding as "Tech Lake City."

Luckily, there is definitely interest from tech companies in downtown SLC. From personal experience, I know Fitbit (recently acquired by Google) is one company that's opening an SLC office (at the Gateway). The city planning department is also trying to improve and streamline their process and the city council is considering height increases for developments in west downtown after the Galileo situation, so things are looking up. Downtown is and will increasingly be a far superior place for professionals and transplants to live, work, and network than the suburban, transit-starved office parks down south.

delts145 Aug 20, 2020 5:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orlando (Post 9016262)
Zions Bank breaks ground on its new tech center in Midvale. They are calling it Silicon Slopes North. What?? What about downtown SLC??

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/8/...center-midvale

https://www.sltrib.com/resizer/ypoAJ...N65CHHCLO4.jpg


Something I hadn't realized is how big the Zions Bankcorp umbrella has become. I didn't realize they controlled so many different Banking entities all over the West under different brand names.

New_Future_Mayor Aug 20, 2020 8:18 PM

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Originally Posted by bob rulz (Post 9016295)
Ugh another horrible suburban auto-oriented business park. Right in an area that should be moving away from that kind of awful development.

Agreed. Midvale had a real opportunity, with two Trax stations to embrace urban design and walkability, but took the easy, non NIMBY way out.

billbillbillbill Aug 20, 2020 8:58 PM

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Originally Posted by goldcntry (Post 9006070)
So does anyone know what's up with Phase II of Mountain View Village? They completed the steel for the 4-storey office building and suddenly they've pulled all the equipment and trailers off site and it looks abandoned...

I haven't driven by yet but Riverton City just posted this today:

Quote:

We are so excited for Phase II of Mountain View Village! CenterCal released this video today which will give you a really good feel for what Phase II will will look like when completed. 😍

It was also confirmed today that plans for a 14 screen luxury Cinemark are moving forward.
Here is the tweet and video:

https://twitter.com/RivertonUtahGov/...45777779523585

Orlando Aug 21, 2020 12:38 AM

Fireclay Villages
 
https://www.trdp.com/project/fireclay-villages/

I can't seem to copy these image links, but great to see even more residential/mixed-use infill in the industrial center of the valley.

StevenF Aug 23, 2020 4:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orlando (Post 9017379)
https://www.trdp.com/project/fireclay-villages/

I can't seem to copy these image links, but great to see even more residential/mixed-use infill in the industrial center of the valley.

That rendering must be old as that area has already been developed. Lookiing at where it sits with the TRAX station and how the rail lines around it curve its on the west side of the station and is where the Brickgate/Fireclay apartments are. Personaly, I prefer this look compaired to what is there now.


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