Point of the Mountain State Land Authority – Alan Matheson

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED – BROWN BAG LUNCH – Drinks and dessert provided.

The 600 acres of state-owned land at the site of the current Utah State Prison is known as The Point.  Recently released plans for the site show a model live, work, and play community that will be known globally and loved locally.  Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the plans for the site from The Point Executive Director Alan Matheson.

Widely recognized as one of the most important economic opportunities in state history, The Point consists of 600 acres of state-owned land that will foster innovation and technological advancement, provide parks and open space, support economic growth and enhance Utahns’ quality of life.

The Point Framework Plan provides solid direction to guide future development that includes built-in flexibility to respond to changing conditions. Underpinned by robust market analysis, extensive data gathering, and input from over 10,000 Utahns during the visioning and planning phases, the plan outlines a clearly articulated and carefully considered approach for what is arguably the most important economic opportunity in Utah history. Learn more about the plan below and on our framework plan page.

Alan Matheson is the executive director of The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority. He is charged with preparing for and overseeing the development of nearly 600 acres of state land called The Point. Matheson previously served the State of Utah as Executive Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Senior Environmental Policy Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, and State Planning Coordinator.

Before joining state employment, Matheson worked in the private sector focusing on regional planning and law, serving as Executive Director of Envision Utah, founding Director of the Utah Water Project, shareholder in a Phoenix law firm, Senior Attorney and Environmental Policy Advisor for Arizona’s largest electric utility, and law clerk for a federal Court of Appeals judge. Matheson holds an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he was an editor of the UCLA Law Review. He has served on dozens of community and state boards and has consulted with several regions around the country on strategies to address the challenges of growth.




Venue:   Draper City Hall

1020 Pioneer Rd, Draper, Utah, 84020, United States


1020 Pioneer Rd, Draper, UT 84020


  • Point of the Mountain State Land Authority
    October 13, 2021
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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