Vineyard: Utah's small town with a BIG FUTURE
Developer turning old Geneva Steel site's industrial past into expansive future.
Salt Lake Tribune, 28 September 2014
- first IMAX screen in Utah County
- Vineyard expected to increase from about 465 residents to as many as 27,000 in less than a decade
- "a shortage of developable land and booming real-estate markets drive one of the most ambitious projects seen in Utah County"
- a town center rivaling those in nearby Orem and Provo
- a Utah Valley University satellite campus
- a transit hub centered on FrontRunner and, perhaps, TRAX
- three Interstate 15 interchanges
- nine stoplights
- 1,700-arcle site
- one of the largest U.S. brownfields west of the Mississippi River
- built by U. S. government for World War II
- factory located inland to lessen chance of Japanese air strike
- six decades of mill operations
- known for "air pollution that once belched from the mill and clung to the sky"
- Anderson Development acquired site for $46.8 million in 2005 bankruptcy proceedings
- polluted areas — about 140 waste-management units
- contamination from volatile organics, heavy metals, petroleum byproducts, and other potentially health-threatening compounds
- seven years spent moving tainted soil, slag, building waste, scrap metal, and other mill remnants
estimate of total volume of concrete increased from 150,000 to 2,100,000 cubic yards