West Valley ushers in 'New Downtown' district at foundation ceremony

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West Valley ushers in ‘New Downtown’ district at foundation ceremony (Photo: West Valley City)

New development around Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City was celebrated on Wednesday with a foundation ceremony.

The new development features nearly 25,000 square feet of additional retail space, office buildings, and a public plaza. Green space and on-site UTA hub, with surrounding multifamily housing and a five-story SpringHill Suites, is also offered.

West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow said in a prepared statement:

This will give visitors another option for staying in West Valley City where they can take advantage of all of the activities that Fairbourne Station has to offer now – restaurants, entertainment, shopping, transportation, and parks – and in the future as development continues.

In 2004, West Valley adopted The City Center Redevelopment Project, which enabled the renovation of Valley Fair Mall two years later. Today, the 40-acre project area encompassing several blocks south of 3500 South and west of Constitution Boulevard is known as Fairbourne Station.

The long-term development undertaking will become the only mixed-use development in Utah that has within its footprint a City Hall, public library, police department and courthouse, a press release stated.