Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Multiuse development pegged for St. George downtown

The St. George City Council approved a pair of measures related to the Joule Plaza, a complex of three 4-story buildings that would sprout up through most of a city block on the south side of Tabernacle Street between 200 West and 300 West.

The 3.9-acre property, located at the site of the old Wilkinson Electric store directly across from the 5th District Courthouse, could eventually grow to 235,000 square feet, with 129 residential units and some 24,000 square feet of commercial space.

It would be one of the largest developments ever built in the central part of the city, and would be the first to fit the vision officials have touted for years as a key component of the downtown's future — a multistory space with the type of density that could make future retail space more viable.

Featuring a mixture of residential and commercial space on the ground floor, with mostly residential apartments on the upper floors, the development would be within walking distance of a grocery and retail stores along Bluff Street, as well as the shops, restaurants, theaters and other attractions of the downtown historic district. The Spectrum