Cinemark at North Park
Spanish Fork, Utah
Cinemark plans to build a 12-screen theater at the North Park retail development in Spanish Fork.
In March 2007, Spanish Fork Council Members approved a preliminary plat for a proposed commercial in the North Park area. The developer was Westfield Properties. The original North Park recreation area was demolished during the fall of 2007 so construction could begin during the winter on Home Depot. Changes in the economy, however, put the new store on “indefinite hold” and made it difficult for the developer to sign any additional businesses. Spanish Fork City completed infrastructure improvements to the development and hoped to have the new recreation area completed for the summer of 2010.
In October 2012, Costco opened a store in the North Park development. Incentives offered by Spanish Fork City included paying the store's utilities for four years; giving the store sales tax rebates for the first 18 months; waiving all city-related building, impact, and connection fees; and reimbursing Costco $225,000 for the grading and fill work. The city expected to recover the incentive costs in sales tax within three years. Mayor G. Wayne Andersen said, "I think this is one of the grandest things to happen in Spanish Fork. Costco will help grow our commercial base. It shows that Spanish Fork is alive and vital."
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2. "Spanish Fork OKs plat for North Park commercial development", Deseret News, 22 March 2007
3. "In Depth on the North Park Development", spanishfork.org, 01 December 2009
4. "Costco opens store in Spanish Fork", Daily Herald, 26 October 2012