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  • A recent inspection conducted by the West Jordan City Building Official determined the entire Sugar Factory complex, including the 135-foot silos, is deteriorating, is structurally unsound, and has life safety issues. As a result, the entire complex at 8201 S. 2200 West is slated for demolition in the next 60 days.

    “We are disappointed the silos have been included in the condemnation order,” West Jordan Mayor Melissa Johnson said. “The silos have long been a community landmark, but we cannot ignore safety issues.”

  • WEST JORDAN (Deseret News) — The Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District is taking water-wise planting to a grass-roots level — literally.

    The district broke ground Tuesday on the WaterSmart Education Center — a $3.5 million, 9,400-square-foot building at the entrance of the Conservation Garden Park, 8215 S. 1300 West. The multi-use facility will act as home base for horticulturists, with classrooms, exhibits and a greenhouse.

  • (West Jordan Journal) Representatives from the Economic Development Corporation Utah spoke to the city council on March 24 about the status of West Jordan's economic development.

    Currently, the EDCU is working on about 150 active statewide leads, with about 60 percent being manufacturing or distribution-related.

  • (West Jordan Journal) The city council clarified details of their financial support for the Sugar Factory Arts Campus at their Feb. 24 meeting.

    In a 6-1 vote, the council decided to transfer the 501c3 from being publicly owned by the city to privately owned by the Sugar Factory committee; a work session was scheduled to have the council approve the project and work out any differences with the committee; and the city will foot one-third of the project funds in impact fee funds once the committee has raised two-thirds of the project funds.

  • West Jordan  – After a March 12 report from BHB Consulting Engineers found major structural deficiencies, including unreinforced masonry walls, an inadequately reinforced ceiling and “high life safety hazards,” the City of West Jordan Building Official had no choice but to close the doors of the Sugar Factory Playhouse, 8201 S. 2200 West. A separate report from the Utah Risk Management Association received March 16 contained similar findings.

  •  (West Jordan Journal) The city is starting to implement the crime-fighting Good Landlord program

    "We've made significant progress and we are well on our way," Sgt. Drew Sanders said at a presentation to the city council on Feb. 10. "As of this week, the police department has gone live with this and we are now in the process of ramping up so we can prepare for the influx of any problems that are going to be out there."

  • (West Jordan Journal) Members of the St. Joseph the Worker parish gathered on Jan. 24 to celebrate the groundbreaking of their new church building, which has been planned for since 2006.

  •  (West Jordan Journal) Rocky Mountain Power is working on three high voltage projects affecting West Jordan and the future growth of the area.

    "From an economic development standpoint, the capital investment and future long-range planning is very beneficial to the future growth of our community," said Tom Burdett, city community development director.

    The previous lines were constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with different safety clearances, codes and communications technologies.

  • St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in West Jordan broke ground on its new church on Jan. 24. The design for the new church was created by Sparano + Mooney Architects and has won two architectural awards from the American Institute of Architects. The new church is scheduled for completion in December. R&O Construction of Ogden is general contractor.

  •  (West Jordan Journal) A portion of Wells Park Road at 9500 South will be closed to make way for the Mountain View Corridor.

    The city council voted unanimously on Dec. 9 in favor of closing the road.

    "I think UDOT will be happy with that and SME will be happy. And the other businesses--we'll see what we can do to help you out," Mayor David Newton said.

  • WEST JORDAN (Deseret News) — The City Council is slated to approve a $15,000 contract for a study of soccer fields near Salt Lake City's secondary airport.

    The study will look at 23 existing fields and 53 acres of undeveloped property to determine the land's best use. The inquiry is expected to be finished by mid-March.

  • (West Jordan Journal) The Mid-Jordan TRAX line is now a little over 50 percent complete, with some portions significantly done.

    The area at 5600 West and south into South Jordan is substantially complete, said Gerry Carpenter, Utah Transit Authority representative.

  • (West Jordan Journal) The Sugar Factory Arts Complex is taking a giant leap forward with the city council’s 4-2 vote on Dec. 9 in favor of the use of up to $1 million in city impact fees on the project.

    The Sugar Factory Arts Campus Board had first thought they could fund the campus without a city contribution through grants, but discovered the city needed to first put up seed money before any entity, including the county, would consider granting money to the campus.

  • West Jordan (Salt Lake Tribune) » After seven years of dreaming up funding recipes, the sugar factory arts campus finally has more than just crumbs in its cookie jar.

    On Wednesday, the West Jordan City Council agreed in a 4-2 vote to chip in up to $1 million of parks impact fees if the nonprofit can raise a larger, matching amount by the end of 2012. It's the first major funding commitment received for the $14.3 million project, which would transform a 93-year-old defunct sugar factory west of City Hall into a regional arts center.

  • ABC Great Beginnings, a day care, received approval from the West Jordan City Council to build a 14,000-square-foot building at 7172 S. Center Park Drive in West Jordan. The day care will be built on 3 acres. Johnny Anderson, the builder, will develop half of the building with possible plans to subdivide the structure in the future.

  • WEST JORDAN (Deseret News) — It's a problem that many youth, recreation and even competitive league soccer coaches across the valley find themselves in every year.

    Each spring, Ab Rees takes his team out of state to compete in tournaments. And each year, Rees, like many other coaches along the Wasatch Front, finds his team struggling to compete against those from states where snow and winter aren't factors.

  • (West Jordan Journal) The West Jordan Senior Center opened its new addition with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Sept. 29.

    The addition includes a small office, a large room with dividers and a large open patio. The added space will allow the center to host services in a more professional office space, other than the beauty salon that was previously used. It also allows for more classes to be held, such as a beginner bridge class, Travel Tips for Seniors and Financial Fitness for Seniors. New support groups are also being added.

  • Holiday Oil LLC received preliminary approval to build a convenience store and gas station in West Jordan. The main building will be nearly 4,000 square feet and will sit on the 1.68-acre site. The project will go before the city council for final approval in October.

  • (West Jordan Journal) West Jordan parents with new babies who need special care no longer have to travel outside the community for medical treatment. Jordan Valley Medical Center celebrated the opening of its Level III neonatal intensive care unit and automated laboratory – both the first facilities of their kind on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley – with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 2.

  • (West Jordan) The West Jordan Police Department is expecting to see a decrease in crime, more money in the city’s coffers and better neighborhoods, all with the implementation of the Good Landlord Program, which recently was unanimously adopted by the city council.

  • (The Enterprise) Tony Hernandez will open Tony’s Cheesesteaks in West Jordan at 6973 S. Cougar Lane. Hernandez, a native of Philadelphia, will sale authentic Philadelphia-style cheesesteak sandwiches in the 1,350-square-foot building. Beacon Construction of Bountiful is the general contractor for the restaurant.

  • (Deseret News) That Double-Double is just a few months away, close enough you can almost taste it.

    And as the months progress, it will take progressively shorter drives to reach what could the be most anticipated restaurant to come to northern Utah.

    Add Centerville to the list of cities where residents may order from one of the simplest menus in the restaurant business: hamburger, cheeseburger, Double-Double, fries, drink, shake.

  • West Jordan (Salt Lake Tribune) » After some soul-searching, the Jordan School District Board of Education on Monday came to consensus on a new budget - one that doesn't raise taxes by 40 percent.

    Taxes are still going up. The board is leaning toward a more moderate, 20 percent tax increase.

    In order to plug a $33 million budget shortfall, the board also is looking at carving $21 million from the district's rainy day fund.

  • Construction has begun on the 3,154-square-foot Kneader’s Bakery and Cafe in West Jordan. The fast food restaurant, located at 7713 S. Jordan Landing Boulevard, will be completed shortly. Rick Gibson of RBD Construction is over the building of the café.

  • The owner of Provo’s Froyo, a frozen yogurt parlor, plans to open three new stores by the end of the year. The Froyos will be in American Fork, Orem and West Jordan. Corey Blaser, owner, invested more than $33,000 to design and build the American Fork store. He plans to look into franchising after five years of business. The Enterprise, July 27 to Aug. 2, 2009

  • WEST JORDAN (KSL) -- The City of West Jordan is finally moving forward on funding parks that have been left unfinished for years, thanks to two residents who lobbied the city council on where to use its unallocated funds.

    The uncompleted Oaks East Park near 8200 South and 6100 West is nowhere for kids to be playing. In fact, it gets downright dangerous after it rains.

    "The water was really high, and there were two kids standing in knee-deep water poking at the grates," said nearby resident Michele Howey.

  • Despite the pleas of a roomful of Bloomfield Heights residents who neighbor the future Peterson development at about 5600 West and 7800 South, the City Council voted 5-1 on March 10 to pass both a future land use amendment and rezone in the future community.

    During the public hearing, residents voiced concerns that the proposed development wouldn’t fit in with the feel of their community, and would bring additional traffic, crime and school overcrowding.

  • Construction on a 12,500-square-foot office building will begin as Layton Construction prepares to break ground on the Riverview Office Park, according to The Enterprise. The development will consist of six buildings on seven acres near 9000 South and 1000 West in West Jordan. The first building will house Project Engineering Consultants.

  • Burt Savage will open a new restaurant in mide-June at West Jordan's Jordan Landing called Red Rooster Waffle Co, according to an article in The Enterprise. The restaurant will be 3,000 square feet with room to grow an additional 2,000 square feet. Savage hopes to open three more Red Rooster Waffle Co. restaurants in the near future. He is looking at putting the second facilitiy in Draper. The Enterprise, May 11-17, 2009

  • Parcell Construction started work on the Jaguar Place, an office condominium project in West Jordan. The project will be built in phases with an eventual 28 units available purchase or lease. Construction of the first phase will take around three months. The Enterprise, April 20-26, 2009

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