Friday, August 21, 2015

Former St. George airport site opening up for development

Describing preliminary plans to facilitate a new technology and research-focused business park atop the mesa that used to serve as the St. George Municipal Airport, city officials moved to start selling parts of the land to new development.

The "Ridgetop Complex," as the area has been unofficially known since the airport moved to its current facility in 2011, is being reviewed for a site wide master plan that would outline the types of uses allowed in the area, all of which would need to fit into the types of uses officials envision.

The "corporate complex" would begin with construction of a new $40 million campus planned for the Dixie Applied Technology College, which received state funding this year to move forward with its project. An adjacent property has seen interest from a for-profit medical college, and various other parties have expressed interest in moving to the area. A draft master plan could be making its way to the council in the next month. The Spectrum