RIVERTON — Riverton leaders say opportunity and desire are leading to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history.
It's an agreement that will draw homes, jobs and businesses on such a large scale, it's expected to have not only a major impact on Riverton, but also on south Salt Lake County.
City officials are expecting the development of 543 acres — located between the Mountain View Corridor and Bangerter Highway near 134000 South — will bring up to 3,800 residential units and nearly 3 million square feet in office and retail space, meaning a potential population boom of up to 12,000 for the community of 42,000.
Riverton Planning Manager Jason Lethbridge sees it as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," a chance to build a community from a "blank canvas."
"This is the type of development every city hopes to see in its lifetime," Lethbridge said. "It really has felt like our planets have aligned. Just about the best thing that could happen to a city has happened. It's not very often that a city has a plan that's aligned with the right developer, the right property at the right time in the market."...(read more at KSL.com by CLICKING HERE)