HOK’s master plan for a large site along the Wasatch Front in Salt Lake and Utah Counties reimagines 20,000 acres of underutilized property to become a new hub for economic growth.
Located on the former site of the Utah State Prison, this state-owned land now comprises Utah’s “Silicon Slopes,” a fast-growing science and technology corridor. The first phase establishes a model for the rest of the redevelopment.
Conceived in collaboration with the Point of the Mountain Development Commission and the nonprofit Envision Utah, the master plan envisions a live-work-play community that encourages different scales of development and provides a sustainable framework for the expected population and economic growth.
Separate office and research districts located along landscaped canals support corporate technology, commercial incubation, academic research and industry partnerships.
The design allows for several transportation options with two new light-rail stations, human-scaled and walkable blocks, and dedicated bike lanes. The high-density and mixed-use town center features residential and commercial activities.
An extensive public open space system highlights the site’s natural beauty and Utah’s outdoor culture. The walkable streetscape transitions into greenway corridors with multiuse paths for walkers, runners and cyclists. These interconnected paths link to popular trail systems.