Cottonwood Heights Fort Union Corridor Study
Cottonwood Heights, originally known for its lumber, mining, granite and fruit orchards, is recognized today as a prestigious employment center, a retail hub, an attractive residential community, and as a gateway to the majestic Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. This corridor study provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the past and dream about the future. The time is ripe for the City to undergo a transformation – one that recognizes the Fort Union Corridor that is traversed by guests from around the world who come to visit the canyons, while serving as a front door to the community and local life.
The purpose of the Fort Union Corridor Plan is to develop a corridor plan that addresses Economics, Transportation and Land use as a coordinated and seamless discussion. Working closely with our team partners as part of a collaborative effort, Landmark Design will lead Land Use planning efforts, which will focus on determining opportunities for maintaining and strengthening the viability of the corridor and its surroundings. A variety of development options, clusters, mix of uses, and achievable densities for the Corridor will be identified that will be visionary and creative, yet realistic in market potential.
This Plan will be supportive of transforming the social, cultural, and economic value of the corridor in a manner that will create a thriving pedestrian environment that is well-connected and respectful of underlying natural systems and processes. This study will craft a plan that will enhance and refine the city's identity and the reasons why Cottonwood Heights is the “place to be,” as well as capitalizing on economic opportunity including job creation and an increased tax base.
Landmark Design is in the process of preparing the Fort Union Corridor Plan. Notes from various city/technical meetings and council briefings/visioning meetings will be posted for the public to review and comment on.
Please check the web page for updates and additional information as it is developed, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or thoughts.
You can reach Brian Bernt, Planning Supervisor at (801) 944-7000, or Mark Vlasic, Project Manager at (801) 474-3300. You may also use the contact form in the lower-right corner of this page.
October 21, 2014