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New Development Coming To Riverton City

May 08, 2015 11:06PM ● By Taylor Stevens
Eighty-five acres of new development in Riverton City on the northeast corner of the intersection of Mountain View Corridor and 13400 South is tentatively scheduled to be completed by spring 2017, according to a city statement released on April 10.  

The city’s agreement with CenterCal Properties LLC will use the land purchased from a real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for mixed-use projects, according to Riverton’s news release. 

Negotiations concerning what specific companies will develop in this area are still in process, but the city’s statement said that the area would feature “several restaurants and a state-of-the-art cinema complex.” 

In addition to national retailors, the development plans include office space and an area for a town square “village” area.   

“The village is the magical part,” said Riverton Mayor Bill Applegarth. “The village has a town square or fountain. They will do concerts in the summertime there; they bring in a portable ice skating rink in the winter.” 

The area will be modeled around a similar shopping center concept that CenterCal developed in Farmington, said the city’s statement. Applegarth said the city has been working with CenterCal for about a year to bring its plans to fruition.

“We’ve been working for this kind of quality development for many years, and it’s gratifying to be a part of this regionally significant project,” said Applegarth in the city’s statement. 

Applegarth says he expects this area to contribute to the community feel of Riverton City.

“It’s the kind of development that reminds you of a small town,” Applegarth said. “People don’t just go there to shop; it’s a point of destination for them. It’s not just a shopping center—it’s much more than that.”