Yesterday was a busy one for various city leaders and now it looks like several big developments are about to arrive in downtown Provo.
First, Provo is looking to redevelop Center Street between 300 West and 400 West:
includes mixed use restaurant or retail on the main level with apartments on the second and third floor, possibly to a fifth floor with a step back along Center Street. It also offers a plaza off of 300 West and three to five stories of apartments. Main level two-story Brownstone style town homes with stoops would line 300 West. There would be one-, two- and four-bedroom units, a clubhouse and retail. Approximately 40 percent of the apartments would be for moderate to low income housing.
It’s also worth noting that 40 percent of the residential units in the Cowboy Partners design will be targeted at lower income individuals so “the people that work in downtown can live in downtown.” That’s fantastic.
For it’s part, PEG Development designed the Zion’s Bank building currently in downtown:
I think the council made the right decision going with Cowboy Partners.
In other news, as I reported yesterday Central Bank is tearing down their buildings and replacing them with something new. Yesterday’s post has a sketch of the new project, but this Daily Herald piece has photos of the actual demolition.
And finally, city councilman Sterling Beck mentioned last night on Facebook that another project has been approved for 1265 N University Ave. The project will apparently be a CVS pharmacy, along with other commercial space, on 2.3 acres.
So all in all, it was a hyperactive day for Provo development yesterday.