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Mountain View Village gearing up for construction of phase two

Sep 09, 2020 01:53PM ● By Justin Adams

A rendering of the second phase of Mountain View Village shows off its open-air concept, with a Cinemark theater to the left, the “Pavilion” restaurant collection in the foreground and “Building M,” a 4-story mixed-use building in the background. (Courtesy of CenterCal Properties)

By Justin Adams | [email protected]

The second phase of the popular commercial center Mountain View Village, located on the western borders of Riverton, is about to get underway.

Drivers going along 13400 south have likely noticed a large steel frame for a 4-story building erected earlier this year. Since then, progress slowed down for a bit (partly due to COVID-19), but the property developer, CenterCal Properties, is ready to get things rolling again. The company formally kicked off its second phase of construction with a press event on Aug. 20 in which they revealed new details about the future of Mountain View Village.

The second phase constitutes a more dynamic design than phase one, with multiple areas geared toward community gathering and activities, in addition to shopping.

First, the plans include a brand-new Cinemark theater with 14 screens which will serve as an attraction for people from all over the southwest corner of the valley.

While people are waiting for their show time, they’ll be able to get a bite to eat from a selection of fast-casual restaurants that will occupy an area known as “The Pavilion.” They can eat their food inside or outside on the “Plaza” where they can take in an outdoor concert series or watch their kids have fun on a playground. There will also be a “state-of-the-art show fountain featuring dancing waters and colored lights choreographed to music.” And on the exterior of the nearby 4-story “Building M” will be a massive LED screen which will show videos to “entertain and energize the area.”

Creating a space that is experiential, not just a collection of stores, is crucial in an era where big box stores are losing market share to online shopping, said Mountain View Village General Manager David Anderson. 

“It’s the new wave,” he said. Anderson and CenterCal Properties also developed and currently manage the popular Station Park retail center in Farmington.

Like Station Park, the second phase of Mountain View Village will also incorporate new office space. While the bottom floor of Building M will be commercial space, the top three floors will be set aside for office space, creating some valuable employment opportunities in the southwest part of the valley. 

Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs was on hand for the reveal of the second phase plans, and gave a little context to the longtime effort that has gone into making Mountain View Village a reality.

“It’s been more than 10 years since the city of Riverton zoned these 600 acres as a commercial center, with the hope that one day it would be transformed into a great entertainment and shopping destination,” he said. 

The continued development of commercial space is even more encouraging for the city when considering the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 that the industry has experienced this year. But Anderson noted that the stores occupying Mountain View Village’s first phase are doing very well, some of them even 50% up in sales compared to this time last year. Even Cinemark, which is part of an industry that’s been especially hard hit by COVID-19, is still fully committed to being a part of the development, according to Anderson. 

Phase two is expected to be completed in about 18 months’ time, but there will be other additions to look forward to for Riverton and Herriman residents. Ross is expected to open around late October, according to Anderson, and a new Sierra Trading Post is also expected to move into one of the last remaining open spaces of phase one.