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Will an inland port rail hub work in Utah?

The Intermountain region doesn’t have a big enough market for imports, and Utah’s service-based economy doesn’t position it well for exports.

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Gravel giant Geneva Rock faces legal battle with Draper over its Point of the Mountain expansion

A company that operates some of the largest gravel quarries along the Wasatch Front is now facing allegations that it circumvented local zoning laws in a town where it’s faced pushback for years.

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Provo has the most energy-efficient buildings

 Environmental Protection Agency’s 2022 rankings to identify the metropolitan areas with the greatest number of Energy Star-certified buildings.

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Why Does the Catholic Church Care About Utah’s New Gondola?

We don’t often hear about the intersection between skiing and religion, so when the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City came out in opposition to the Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola, we were curious.

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APAUT Fall Conference 2022

Lehi Megaplex Sept 8-9

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Award Spotlight: Water Efficiency Standards Ordinances

Four rapidly growing Utah cities have taken action to address water supply challenges through water-efficiency standards—helping to build stable and drought resilient communities.

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New conservation ordinances adopted for new development in Washington County considered strictest in Utah

Most municipalities also require a minimum landscape vegetative cover using drought-tolerant plants and trees irrigated with a drip system to maintain community aesthetics and reduce impacts from urban heat island effects.

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Utah picks a key partner on its massive ‘The Point’ development at former prison site in Draper

A consortium of firms will help launch the first phase of developing 600 acres of state-owned land — with new housing, an innovation district and a network of trails and green spaces along the Jordan River.

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Awards Spotlight: Three Creeks Confluence

Three of Salt Lake City’s creeks—Red Butte, Emigration, and Parleys—spill into the Jordan River at 1300 South and 900 West in Salt Lake City. Sandwiched between an auto shop and half-burnt home, the site existed in a neglected condition—paved over with a dead-end segment of road.

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A Coordinated Approach to Managing Growth and Planning for Capital Improvements

The transportation planning process for the agencies within the MPO are closely coordinated with other land use, water, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and other infrastructure plans. 

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Awards Spotlight: Lindon City 700 N. Small Area Plan

Lindon City received a UDOT Planning Grant in 2020 to develop a small area plan to help determine the future land use plan in order to guide economic development, zoning, open space, transit connections, commercial development and housing opportunities.

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Don’t Pause the Gas Tax, Redirect It

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of APAUT. Congressman Jake Auchincloss — The president recently advocated for a gas tax holiday, which would save drivers only a few dollars over a few months. It also does not address […]

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