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  • Mark Wilson Architects has requested a permit to remodel Glens Tires on 3368 S Redwood Road from West Valley City. The property is on 1.4 acres and is zoned C-2, which is general commercial.

  • Arbor Gardner Plumb Sunset Hills LLC is requesting an amendment to the Sunset Hills PUD Phase 1 Amended Subdivision Plat. The amendment would realign a portion of Oquirrh Mesa Drive, which would affect Parcels A and C, that would also require additional amendments. The proposed amendment of the subdivision is located on approximately 6455 South Oquirrh Mesa Drive (7350 West).

  • Ivory Homes is requesting preliminary and final plat approval for the fifth phase of the Highbury Place Subdivision. The plat will consist of 12 lots on 5.28 acres and is zoned R-1-8. The proposed subdivision will be located at approximately 2820 South 5220 West in West Valley City.

  • WEST VALLEY CITY (Deseret News)  — When the doors open next month, the Kelly Benson Apartments will be a place for aging members of the county's homeless population to get off the street and back on their feet.

    And thanks to a donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the apartments will feel like home, says Valerie Walton of the Salt Lake County Housing Authority.

  • (West Valley Journal) City planners are putting on their creative hats as they begin designing the City Center plaza. The upcoming three-quarter acre plaza will be surrounded by light rail, a bus hub and Utah Transit Authority's Park & Ride lot.

    Planning Director John Janson recently presented the new plaza concept to the West Valley City Council.

    "We changed the initial idea since it was last presented in May of 2009," Janson said. "It's become a bigger project as we saw more potential."

  • WEST VALLEY CITY (Deseret News) — City leaders are pushing back against a plan endorsed by the Utah Transit Authority that would put light rail along 5600 West.

    City manager Wayne Pyle sent a letter to the transit agency in late February saying that city planners don't foresee the suburban road as a good fit for permanent tracks.

  • (Salt Lake Tribune) West Valley City officials are concerned that, with no guarantee that light rail will travel along the 5600 West corridor in the near future, the Utah Transit Authority wants to acquire too much right of way in that area for mass transit.

  •  (Salt Lake Tribune) The tidy split-level on a large corner lot in West Valley City has a lot going for it. The house is in a nice neighborhood, it's clean and updated, and has big yards front and back.

    But like scores of other properties priced in the low-$200,000 range in the Salt Lake area, this five-bedroom, three-bath property listed at $210,000 has languished on the market.

  • WEST VALLEY CITY (Deseret News) — The Carpet Barn has reopened at a temporary location two months after a fire destroyed its location at 3725 S. Redwood Road.

    The temporary store is at 3001 W. Parkway Blvd. and will serve customers while steps are taken to rebuild on Redwood Road.

    The 10,000-square-foot Redwood Road store was destroyed by fire on New Year's Eve.

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  • (Enterprise) Work on the largest phase of the redevelopment at the Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City has begun. It will include more than 100,000 square feet of new and remodeled stores, including Ross Dress for Less, Famous Footwear, Petco, and a Farr’s Fresh Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Café. R&O Construction, Ogden, is general contractor.

  • West Valley City is preparing for future development along 3500 South and 5600 West at the Hunter Town Center. The area was rezoned for high density, transit-oriented, mixed-use development in preparation for the Mountain View Corridor and UTA Rapid Transit.  Although no developers have made plans to build in the area, West Valley is hopeful development will occur in the near future.

  • (EDCUtah) This coming April, SelectHealth will move from its current location in West Valley City to a new facility in Murray, just west of Interstate 15 at 53rd South. Jacobsen Construction is the lead contractor on the new facility, which is expected to be LEED Silver Certified when complete. Of the move Pat Richards, SelectHealth's president and CEO, says: "We wanted to be more accessible to our customers and insurance brokers and the new location is a perfect fit for us. We will also be able to host some community events there, as well."

  • (Salt Lake Tribune) One of the most affordable housing markets in the Salt Lake area has become even more so after a two-year slide in home values along the Wasatch Front.

    Median home prices in West Valley City are down more than 12 percent from a peak of $191,540 in 2007, according to data from the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. That means today's median selling price of about $167,000 represents a price rollback to 2006 levels.

  • The West Valley Planning Commision approved the final plat for phase one of Harkers Landing planned unit development located at 2560 S. Anna Caroline Drive. The development will be built  in approximately six phases. The project will consist of 11 units on 1.13 acres. The project site is zoned RM. It will now go before City Council.  Bart Sharp, representing Holmes Homes, will represent the project when it goes before the West Valley City Council at a later time.

  • (West Valley Journal) Ghost towns are not a thing of the past; there are vacant home developments across the valley due to the drastic downturn of the economy. To help developers and contractors get these properties sold, the Utah Housing Corporation has provided grant money to provide down payment assistance.

    The grant has allocated $60,000 to provide 20 individuals with $3,000 for a down payment on a new home in West Valley City.

  • (West Valley Journal) Just 11 months after ground breaking, the new Animal Services building, 4400 West 3500 South, is open and caring for animals.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 14 with Mayor Dennis Nordfelt and Taylorsville City Mayor Russ Wall at the forefront to solidify the partnership of Taylorsville City, which contracts its animal services to West Valley City.

  • (Deseret News) WinCo Foods LLC on Monday opened stores at 7020 S. 700 West in Midvale and 2572 S. 5600 West in West Valley City.

    The company, based in Boise, also opened a store in Hemet, Calif. Each store has about 94,000 square feet and will employ about 225 people, more than 200 having been hired locally.

    Employee-owned WinCo has more than 13,000 workers at 70 stores and four distribution centers in six states.

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  • (West Valley Journal) Working amidst a three-month renovation, employees from the community and economic department dusted off their desk and rolled out contractor’s plans in any space available. Now that it’s complete, employees are now basking in its functionality and customer-friendly design. The facilities division’s ability to complete the tough remodel earned it the Quarterly Division Award.

  • (West Valley Journal) West Valley City Hall has a new westerly neighbor with the completion of the Intermodal Transit Hub at approximately 2840 West 3560 South. The hub not only provides a home for the nine buses supporting the six bus routes including the MAX bus rapid transit, it will also house the future West Valley TRAX light rail line in the coming years.

  • (West Valley Journal) The West Valley City Redevelopment Agency Board authorized a study to determine if there is enough blight at Granger Crossings, a business district on 3500 South from the I-215 overpass to Redwood Road, to establish it as a redevelopment project area so it can get a needed facelift.

  • (The Enterprise) Thrift Recycling Management is planning on opening a distribution center on Nov. 2 in West Valley City. The company has leased a 4,800-square-foot warehouse with the help of Bob and Josh Mills of Commerce CRG. It is an ideal location for the company, as the President Jeff McMulling lives in Salt Lake City. The online book reseller currently employs approximately 250 people and plans to hire between 10 and 15 new employees to staff the West Valley center. In 2004, Thrift Recycling Management became the largest online book reseller in the United States.

  • West Valley City » The city's animal shelter opened more than four decades ago and was taken over by West Valley City in 1982. The building on the outskirts of town is depressing, overcrowded and the oldest operating shelter in Utah, say some animal activists and city officials.

  • The first major piece of a transformational transit project opened this week in Utah's second largest city. Utah Transit Authority and West Valley City officials hailed the opening of the intermodal hub at 3650 S.

  • (Deseret News) West Valley City has finalized an agreement for the development of an international marketplace by agreeing that shops in the project be dedicated to specific geographic regions or ethnicities.

    The agreement with Ascent Construction comes after a summer of wrangling over the mix of shops in the planned project, which would connect 3500 South to the Jordan River east of Redwood Road and near the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

  • (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.

  • (The Enterprise) WinCo Foods of Boise has purchased 8.5 acres at 1200 West and 800 North in Orem with the intent of building its fourth Utah store. The firm has already started construction on stores in Midvale, West Valley and Roy and is looking for other potential sites throughout the state. The property in Orem was purchased with the assistance of Commerce  CRG.

  • WEST VALLEY CITY (Deseret News) — Taxes in Utah's second-largest city could be going up if City Council members and the mayor approve a slight change to the certified tax rate for the 2010 fiscal year.

  • (Salt Lake Tribune) Denver-based Smashburger is set to open two Utah restaurants in August; one at 3513 S. 2700 West in West Valley City and the other at 2100 S. 1028 East in Salt Lake City.

  • WEST VALLEY CITY (Deseret News) — Elected officials are slated to approve a property purchase that would expand Terrace Ridge Park, located at the corner of 6400 West and 4600 South.

    The West Valley City Council will vote Tuesday on the proposal to spend $10,000 for about 4,000 square feet of land that was inadvertently left out of the purchase of the park. The money will come from impact fees charged to new development, according to a city staff report.

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