Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Proposed business and technology park for old St. George airport property

The St. George City Council will consider a proposal to develop a new business and technology park on the old St. George airport property which would help expand southwest Utah's reputation as a destination for high-tech industry.

In addition to the views, the property has the distinction of being the largest developable plot of land with direct access to downtown. Once completed, it would have accesses to the city center and Green Valley, with proximity to two freeway exits.

The Dixie Applied Technology College is slated to begin construction in 2016 on a new campus at the north end of the site — the state approved funding for the $40 million project earlier this year — and several existing businesses have expressed interest in moving to the site once it's ready.

The buildout would likely take years, with new construction coming on in phases. Some major improvements are needed to facilitate development of the entire site, including new road accesses — the routes for two new streets are roughly drawn out on site plans — and more capacity for power and water. Preliminary plans show 31 acres of single-level buildings, 57 acres of multi-level buildings and 29 acres of parks. The Spectrum