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'The Point' officials holding virtual open house today to gather public feedback

May 04, 2021 11:06AM ● By Justin Adams

(Photo via The Point website)

By Justin Adams | [email protected]

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is holding a virtual open house today from 4 to 6 p.m. to gather public feedback about its draft plan for the 600 acres of state-owned land at The Point of the Mountain.

“The site represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an iconic place that advances innovation, catalyzes robust economic growth, provides parks and regional trail connections, demonstrates sustainable practices and protects the environment,” said Alan Matheson, The Point executive director. “Utahns are an integral part of the decision-making process so we hope everyone will participate.”

The Point of the Mountain Land Authority was formed by the state legislature in 2018 and tasked with determining how to best develop the land that will be vacated by the state prison. 

Over the past year, the Land Authority has engaged with subject-matter experts across the state, met regularly with a stakeholder advisory committee composed of community leaders who represent a broad array of interests and conducted a statewide survey to kick off the planning efforts.

Interested parties who want to participate in the virtual open house can pre-register or join through this link. There is also a survey that officials are encouraging people to take, which can be found here

There will be another virtual open house held on Thursday, May 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., for those who are unable to attend the first.