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February 17, 2024 by Nicole Masson

Check out the two latest articles. One in KSL and the other in The Salt Lake Tribune.

*All articles are shared for educational purposes and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of APA UT.*

Larry H. Miller Company releases plans for west side development, including an MLB stadium

by Adam Small, KSL News

SALT LAKE CITY— The Larry H. Miller Company shared a glimpse into a development on Salt Lake City’s west side on Thursday. The company said the development will not only transform the area but also house a MLB stadium if Salt Lake gets one.

The company said in a statement it will invest $3.5 billion into what will be known as ‘The Power District.’ It will be a 100-acre plot adjacent to the Utah State Fair Park. It runs along North Temple between Redwood Road and the Jordan River. The company said in a press release it will feature, “abundant green space and trails, a beautified Jordan River walk, innovative residential options, majestic views, a focus on local dining and retail.” The plot would include a Major League Baseball stadium, but that’s dependent on if Salt Lake City gets a team. Regardless if that happens or not, the company told KSL NewsRadio in an email that the rest of the project will move forward, “with or without baseball.” In a video produced by the company, Utah Senate Minority Leader Luz Escamilla said she thinks this will build on the west side’s culture. “They’re open and more than excited to welcome that level of infrastructure so they can continue to grow and have this generational investment,” Escamilla said. The development will also be walkable, bikeable and connected to public transit. The company expects work on the project to begin in late 2024. It’ll start with the construction of a new headquarters for Rocky Mountain Power.

MLB complex in Utah to cost $1 billion in public funding, sources say

by Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

While proponents of bringing Major League Baseball to Salt Lake City rolled out artist renderings of what they hope a new stadium might look like Thursday, with two weeks left in the 2024 legislative session, the plans for how much public money might be spent on the project remain shrouded in secrecy.

The Larry H. Miller Company, led by Gail Miller, has said it plans to invest $3.5 billion in the Power District. But legislative leaders are still working behind closed doors on a proposal that could throw more than $1 billion in public financing toward not just the baseball stadium, but the sprawling entertainment district stretching from the northwest corner of downtown Salt Lake west along North Temple toward the State Fairpark.

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