PHASE TWO OVERVIEW
The Point of the Mountain Development Commission and the Envision Utah-led project team are currently in the middle of Phase Two of the Point of the Mountain Visioning Process. Phase One of the effort focused on listening to Utahns. Phase Two involves evaluating potential scenarios for the years to come. The main goal of Phase Two of the process is to model different scenarios for the region and to present these scenarios to the public and stakeholders who will help establish one preferred vision that reflects their desires for the area.
The Point of the Mountain Development Commission is currently convening small advisory groups comprised of experts in topics such as housing, transportation, recreation, and workforce development. These small advisory groups will help determine additional scenarios to model, leading to alternate possibilities for how the Point of the Mountain may develop. These additional scenarios will be released in Fall 2017 for stakeholders and the public to discuss and critique online and in person. A final, preferred scenario will then be modeled based on feedback gathered throughout the entire process and will be publicly available in early 2018.
THE BASELINE SCENARIO
The Point of the Mountain area is booming, attracting tremendous job and residential growth. While Utahns are experiencing substantial economic benefits, growth presents challenges. The Point of the Mountain Development Commission is exploring different options to accommodate the growth and the implications of those choices. It is impossible to predict the future, but this baseline scenario anticipates how the area could turn out in 2050 if we continue on our current path.
The Phase Two Baseline Scenario Brochure contains the assumptions that helped shape the scenario, as well as summaries of the following topics:
- What residential and commercial development in the region might look like,
- Which transportation projects will be built and how well people will be able to get around,
- How job growth and workforce development may be impacted,
- How air quality might be affected,
- And how open space, recreation, and water use may be impacted.
The baseline scenario is just one possibility for the future of the Point of the Mountain. This is not meant to be understood as the outcome of the Point of the Mountain visioning process. Rather, this scenario will serve as a baseline to which we can compare other scenarios and, later, the preferred scenario chosen by stakeholders and members of the public.
The scenario was first presented to the Point of the Mountain Development Commission and released to the public on July 20th, 2017.
This scenario is preliminary and will be refined in the coming months. Future scenarios will present alternative outcomes if different choices are made.