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South Valley Riverton Journal

New retailers, further construction at Mountain View Village

May 07, 2018 01:55PM ● By Mariden Williams

A 3D visualization of the eventual Mountain View Village (CenterCal Properties)

By Mariden Williams | [email protected]

Construction continues at CenterCal's much-anticipated Mountain View Village project, which spans 85 acres along Mountain View Corridor and 13400 South. The end result will not just be a nice place to shop but also a central recreational gathering place for the community.

“Riverton is growing rapidly, and we believe Mountain View Village will be a wonderful location for us to congregate to enjoy a broad range of dining options, outdoor entertainment and retail shops,” said Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs. The promise of millions of dollars in sales tax revenue, of course, is also very enticing. 

Phase one of the project features mainly big box national retailers and is set to open in mid-June 2018. Current confirmed tenants include Harmons, Michaels, Ulta Beauty, PetSmart, T.J. Maxx, MOD Pizza, Capriotti's, The Good Feet Store, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. Phase two, which includes large outdoor fountains and more specialty stores and restaurants, won't be done until fall 2019.

The targeted opening day for phase one is June 14, but not set in stone yet, according to Riverton Public Works Director Trace Robinson, who gave a construction update at a work session preceding Riverton's March 27 city council meeting.

"They haven't given us an actual opening date yet," said Robinson. Harmons has pushed its job fair until the end of June.

Most construction efforts are currently focused on the project's western commercial district. "There's a lot going on out there," said Robinson, who added that most of the underground work is done. "We've got all the water lines, the sewer lines, secondary waterlines—those are all in; they're constructed." 

Construction at Rose Creek, where city officials are preparing to work in some more commercial property parcels, will be a lot more expensive than originally anticipated. They should have a permit by August 2018 and hope to open bidding around October 1, but crews still need to put in a sewer line, culinary water, secondary water and storm drain lines.

"When we did the estimate, we came up with about $1.6 million," said Robinson. "The estimate, now that it's designed and because of the federal requirements,  now is about $3.2 million." Officials hope that Salt Lake County will help to foot the bill.

"I think we've got our funding for this year, for next year and for probably the following year,” Robinson said. “This is going to be probably the biggest project Riverton's put out. This will probably be a $4–$5 million project by the time we're done."