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New Provo East Bay Golf Course design gets a tweak, 'ticks all the boxes'

It appears the commotion over hole alterations to the East Bay Golf Course have been smoothed out with a newly released design that Provo hopes satisfies the golfing community’s needs to a tee.

After a rough beginning, which included negotiations, public protests and alarmed golfers and City Council members, the golf course and the proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine are now on a win-win course.

“After weeks of alterations we are finally ready to show it off,” according to comments on the East Bay Facebook page. “We feel these changes will enhance the facility and your experience with a smoother routing,
better variety of holes and a short course/practice facility unseen in Utah.”


Scott Henderson, director of the Provo parks and recreation, said there has been some small tweaking to the original design, and that helps with flow of playing from golf hole to another.

Henderson said there is everything from newly-lit areas for more night play to several other amenities added to the course.

“This is the most exciting project this golf course will ever see,” Henderson said. “It ticks all the boxes.”

Henderson said the design team included a citizen’s committee for people who use the facility and gave a lot of input.

“They came up with better flow,” Henderson said.

The golf course is being reconfigured and will be completed in spring 2020. That will signal the beginning of construction on the Noorda College.

The college is set on 21 acres on the northwestern portion of the golf course. In order for the school to locate at the golf course, the three-hole redesign was needed...


Rendering of East Bay Golf Course with new hole positioning and golf playing flow. Courtesy East Bay Golf Course

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I like it. As a golfer I have to say that #6 looks like it's going to be loads of fun. I got my first and only hole-in-one on #3 there last year. #3 will now be #16.
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Orem Apartment Developments

Orem is continuing to densify it's transit nodes with apartments.
Here are a couple of updates

Central Station Area
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The Hub
1,044-bed, 282-units/two six-story buildings
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The Green On Campus Drive
400 Units/5 Stories

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The Exton
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The Devon
129 Units/5 Stories
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New Latter-day Saint temple to be built in Orem

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A new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be built in Orem, the church announced Saturday night.
https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/faith/new-latter-day-saint-temple-to-be-built-in-orem/article_0abd909c-1fc3-55b2-b45b-43ad9de26107.html

I am hoping it will be built on the old Cascade golf course on the foothills of Timpanogos at the mouth of Provo Canyon
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Agree Danske, there are a number of excellent locations that would be stunning along that eastern bench of Orem. I'm anxious to see what design they choose for this particular Temple. Very happy with both designs of the Saratoga Springs and Layton structures. The Orem Temple could go either way or maybe something more along the line of Payson. It seems though that the decision-makers are now going with less interpretive designs and more of literal historic. I think I like it when a design doesn't straddle historic and contemporary, but embraces either or.


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Tyson breaks ground on Eagle Mountain packaging plant


Sam Penrod The Deseret News - https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/11...ackaging-plant

...Tyson broke ground Tuesday on a $300 million meat packaging facility that will begin with 800 jobs and an annual payroll of $44 million, but the plant could expand up to 1,200 positions...A Tyson official said it selected this location in Eagle Mountain because Utah has a vibrant workforce and its position in the West.

“We were looking for a good location to get product to the West Coast and this is a great location in regards to getting trucks in with the raw material we need and finished products out to our customers,” said Nathan Hodne, a senior vice president with Tyson foods...Large cuts of beef and pork will come to the Eagle Mountain site along state Route 73 from the Midwest to be processed into retail packages that will go to stores across the western United States.

“They’ll be all beef and pork products, so if you buy a tray of ribeye steaks or ground beef hamburger patties, those are the types of products we make at this operation. Retailers that buy product from us, it’ll go to their distribution centers and then they’ll send it out to their stores from their distribution location,” Hodne said.

The company expects the plant to be up and running sometime in 2021.



Crews work at the site of a future Tyson meat packaging plant in Eagle Mountain on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.
Company and city officials gathered Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $300 million facility. Sam Penrod, Deseret News
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Lehi - Iconic Porter’s Place demolition begins

After a century on Lehi Main Street, the building that was home to Porter’s Place restaurant is in the process of being demolished. The iconic building was known as the home of Porter’s Place from 1971 to 2017. Lehi City purchased the historic building in 2008, leasing it back to Bob Trepanier, the operator of the restaurant. In December of 2017, the nearly 100-year-old sewer system failed, causing a shutdown and eventual sale of the building. After several weeks of deliberation by the Lehi City Council, the decision to evict Porters Place Restaurant and put the building up for sale was made. “Porter’s Place is a tough situation. We recognize the historic value that the restaurant has played in our community and know that it is sentimental for many. However, the cost of repairs is so great that we have to consider how to best manage taxpayer dollars.” said Cameron Boyle, Lehi Assistant City Administrator.

In January of 2018, the City issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) soliciting bids for the purchase of the property along with the adjacent building and parking lot as a package deal. The RFP had specific criteria for proposals to incorporate the historic “look and feel” of Downtown Lehi. The City received three bids to purchase the properties and ultimately selected the RFP made by Lehi resident, Brian Brown, owner of Parker-Brown Real Estate. The winning bid was for $150,000. “Brown’s proposal best fit the criteria in concept, design, layout and price” said Lehi Economic Development Director, Marlin Eldred.

Lehi City Planning Commission got the first look of the proposed new building in early November 2018. Concern over whether the building should be three or four stories dominated the discussion. The Planning Commission concluded a neutral recommendation to the City Council after a split decision vote that didn’t meet vote thresholds to pass or deny. The passionate plea from Lehi citizens to limit the building to three stories continued to City Council, which ended up unanimously denying Parker Brown’s request for a fourth story. In early 2019, Parker Brown received concept plan approval for the revised three-story proposal which included mitigating parking concerns with a lease for parking stalls at the City Legacy Center and a request to make the project more “historic” to fit into the Historic Commerce Zone.

Friday morning, Lehi residents witnessed the beginning of the end for the Main Street building as a construction crew rolled into town with demolition equipment. By midafternoon, the iconic building demolition was underway with crushed cinder block scattered about and historic pieces preserved to the side. “Demo should be done this week.” said Brian Brown. News of the demolition quickly spread on social media, with many residents expressing their polarizing feelings about the upcoming changes. Many wondered “What’s next?” for downtown Lehi with rumors about a potential restaurant.

Regarding the new structure, Brown said, “Once we start construction, we will be marketing the property for a tenant on the first floor. We have had a lot of interest. Once it is framed, we should see some more interest. We [Parker Brown Real Estate] are planning on using the second floor for our offices and the third for condos [4 units].” Currently, the Parker Brown offices are located in the nearby Main Street Colonial House, another Lehi landmark. The City is expected to receive Parker Brown’ site plan later this week, according to Councilmember Paige Albrecht.

“We are hoping to have the [new] building competed by this time next year,” said Brown.



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BYU is raising its enrollment cap starting next Fall and plans to do so for the next 6 years. No plan yet on where the numbers will end up, but because of BYU's requirement for students to live within two miles of campus, it seems this will definitely impact development and the housing situation around campus. I'd like to see more developers take advantage of the Campus Mixed Use Zone just south of BYU that so far has seen relatively little movement.

https://www.heraldextra.com/news/loc...5aeb8eaef.html

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Brigham Young University will raise its enrollment cap starting next fall, signaling the first significant increase to its student body in more than two decades.

The Provo university will increase its enrollment by about 1.5% each year for the next six years, according to Carri Jenkins, a spokeswoman for the university. The increase will begin in fall 2020 with a few hundred students being added to the campus.

The percentage will be based on the university’s current total enrollment, which was previously capped at about 30,000 students.

Jenkins did not provide what the enrollment cap is anticipated to be at after the six years of increases. She said the exact number of additional students is not fixed. While BYU might see a slight increase in its number of transfer students, the increase will be focused on undergraduate students.
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"Jenkins did not provide what the enrollment cap is anticipated to be at after the six years of increases."

A 1.5% increase per year over 6 years would result in 32,804 students. I doubt they'll be EXACTLY 1.5% per year, though. They're probably shooting for approximately 33,000 students.


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BYU is raising its enrollment cap starting next Fall and plans to do so for the next 6 years. No plan yet on where the numbers will end up, but because of BYU's requirement for students to live within two miles of campus, it seems this will definitely impact development and the housing situation around campus. I'd like to see more developers take advantage of the Campus Mixed Use Zone just south of BYU that so far has seen relatively little movement.

https://www.heraldextra.com/news/loc...5aeb8eaef.html
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Has anybody posted this yet? Provo is building a new $40 million terminal for their airport.


https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/11...rport-terminal

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more development!

New renderings for the City Hall were recently released apparently.



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Very nice, some great new projects coming on line soon for Provo. So good to see Provo finally getting that much awaited terminal. Also it's hard to tell exactly, but I think I'm going to like the new City Hall. I'd like to see a more renderings, especially as far as the skin goes. Seems to be along the same vibe as the new Federal Court House.
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Nice job Provo. Not the fanciest terminal, but much better than what they have. Looks like this terminal will be three times bigger than St George's new terminal
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UVU breaks ground on the future home of Woodbury School of Business


Marjorie Cortez - The Deseret News - https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/11...ol-of-business

Ground was broken Monday on the Scott C. Keller Building, which will be the new home of Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business.

The $75 million, 180,000-square-foot building will house 30 classrooms and 205 offices as well as the Bloomberg Lab, Entrepreneurship Institute, Money Management Resource Center, SmartLab and grand auditorium for large lecture audiences and special events. Construction is estimated to be completed by late fall 2021 or early 2022.

The building will feature a Student Success Center on its second floor, which will combine placement, tutoring, internships and advisement services in one accessible location.

Classrooms will be outfitted with lecture-capture technology to help students learn remotely. The building will be constructed on the south end of UVU’s Orem campus...The new building is expected to serve up to 12,000 business students at a time.

According to Utah State Board of Regents documents, the business school has outgrown its current home, which was one of the four original Utah Technical College buildings built in 1979.

“While the 78,000-square-foot facility has been well-maintained over the years, it cannot accommodate the renovations desired to train future business leaders. The masonry building has a post-tensioned cable floor system that cannot be penetrated to run cables or make infrastructure upgrades,” the document states...



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A backhoe and an earthmover are ready to turn ground for the new Scott C. Keller Building at Utah Valley University on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The $75 million, 180,000-square-foot building will be the new home of the Woodbury School of Business. UVU

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Qualtrics to double Utah headquarters, add 1,000 employees and build ‘the MIT’ of day care facilities


By Art Raymond@DNTechHive Nov 21, 2019, 10:00am MST - https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/11...hood-education

PROVO — It’s been a juggernaut year of expansion news for Utah-born customer experience innovator Qualtrics, but Thursday’s unveiling of plans to double the size of its Utah County headquarters comes with a remarkable appendix — a brand-new 40,000-square-foot day care facility that will focus on arming its young wards with early exposure to the skills of tomorrow.

And while these plans, which include adding 1,000-plus new employees, have been in place for quite a while, the timeline for the Provo projects and a host of additional domestic and international expansion efforts have been expedited thanks to a still-blossoming relationship with a German tech colossus.

Just over a year ago Qualtrics was a mere four days away from its own blockbuster initial public stock offering when something even more seismic went down — the company was acquired in an $8 billion cash deal by the titan of European software, SAP...



Utah customer experience giant Qualtrics announced plans on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, to double its existing Provo headquarters and add an additional 1,000-plus jobs.
The company has wider plans in place to more than double its global workforce to 8,000 in the next five years. Qualtrics

...Now, in what appears to be a sort of culmination of 2019 growth, Qualtrics is set to more than double the space at its longtime Provo Headquarter offices to 355,000 square feet in a project that will also include two new parking structures and a three-story outdoor terrace equipped with conference areas, meeting spaces, and views of the 6-acre gardens. Cloud Village, the company’s new on-site child care facility, will accommodate 250 kids and feature “a tech-infused curriculum offering age-appropriate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.”

Smith said Qualtrics is relocating some 200 new employees a year to Utah and one of the first questions the company typically gets from the newbies is, “How are the schools and what is the environment for families?” That employee feedback, his own experiences as a father of four, and a built-in urge to disrupt and improve old ways of doing things led Smith inexorably toward Cloud Village.

Utah customer experience giant Qualtrics is building a 40,000-square-foot STEM-focused day care as part of expansion plans for its Provo headquarters announced Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The one-of-a-kind facility will be available to employees of the company with children 3 months to 5 years old and headed up by award-winning Utah education specialist Ann Whittaker. Qualtrics





“We own the building right across from our HQ and it has about 40,000 square feet of space,” Smith said. “We had this idea of ‘What if we turned it into the ultimate day care for working parents at Qualtrics?’ We thought that this could really change their lives and change the lives of their children if we do it right.

“We had a chance to design the space, pick the provider and design the curriculum. We were thinking, if you could build the MIT of day care, what would it look like?”

The Cloud Village facility will include three floors of learning centers for children ages 3 months to 5 years with a focus on leveraging an emerging technology curriculum to transform the way teachers develop learning paths for each child. That technology will include age-appropriate coding camps for the 5 year olds, interactive smartboards where teachers can help children learn basic computing skills with hands-on participation, digital creation tools that unlock creative and critical thinking skills, virtual storytelling to teach kids about cultures from around the world, and many others.

Qualtrics has hired Ann Whittaker to head the new facility, which is on track for a 2021 opening. Whitaker founded the award-winning preschool Kids Village almost 20 years ago and, according to the company, is one of Utah’s most decorated child care professionals, with awards including best preschool, best private school and best in education overall.

“At Cloud Village we will be focused on developing both the minds and character of children attending the day care,” Whittaker said in a statement. “Our goal is for the children to look forward to coming to our facility every day to foster their love of learning and exploration. With the help of innovative technology, teachers will be able to deliver superior care and children will be able to enjoy the learning process.”

The forward-thinking day care facility dovetails with the public commitment Smith has made to furthering STEM education efforts not just in his company’s hometown, but across the state.

Last year, he joined four of his tech founder colleagues in each pledging $1 million in matching funds to support efforts to make computer science education courses available in all of the state’s K-12 public schools. The gauntlet thrown down by Smith, along with Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard, former InsideSales CEO Dave Elkington, DOMO CEO Josh James and Vivint Smart Home CEO Todd Pedersen bore its first fruit in August when the state unveiled the Utah Computer Science Master Plan. The plan outlines a path by which computer science classes can be made available to every Utah K-12 public school students by 2022.


Utah customer experience giant Qualtrics announced plans on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, to double its existing Provo headquarters and add an additional 1,000-plus jobs. The company has wider plans in place to more than double its global workforce to 8,000 in the next five years. Qualtrics



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I guess Qualtrics won't be leaving Provo anytime soon. Good news for Utah County's biggest city. The Riverwoods area is slowly densifying. I'm hoping that with UTA's upcoming change in the bus system, that the Riverwoods will see boosted levels of bus transit. It would be nice to see more frequent bus service connecting the Riverwoods to both downtown Provo and UVX as well as to the Orem Frontrunner Station.

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By Art Raymond@DNTechHive Nov 21, 2019, 10:00am MST - https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/11...hood-education

PROVO — It’s been a juggernaut year of expansion news for Utah-born customer experience innovator Qualtrics, but Thursday’s unveiling of plans to double the size of its Utah County headquarters comes with a remarkable appendix — a brand-new 40,000-square-foot day care facility that will focus on arming its young wards with early exposure to the skills of tomorrow.

And while these plans, which include adding 1,000-plus new employees, have been in place for quite a while, the timeline for the Provo projects and a host of additional domestic and international expansion efforts have been expedited thanks to a still-blossoming relationship with a German tech colossus.

Just over a year ago Qualtrics was a mere four days away from its own blockbuster initial public stock offering when something even more seismic went down — the company was acquired in an $8 billion cash deal by the titan of European software, SAP...


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Here's another reason why the office sprawl of Utah Valley is not a good idea.

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Site announced for Orem Temple

LDS Church Newsroom: New Temple Site Locations Announced in Texas and Utah

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The Orem Utah Temple will be built at 1471 S. Geneva Road.
  • It will sit on a 16-acre site.
  • The three-story temple will have about 70,000 square feet of land with a center spire.
  • The site will include a meetinghouse of about 20,000 square feet.
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I'm somewhat surprised that the site isn't further north -- this is practically a third Provo temple -- but good to give the west side some love, I suppose.


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That is an interesting location, but also very smart. That site is majorly convenient for one of the fastest-growing immediate vicinities in the nation. Also good to see that type of construction for the West side of the freeway. It will help keep the areas real estate vibrant and more protected from future decline.
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