What’s Happening….

New and Upcoming Businesses and Housing Projects in North Ogden

By Lisa Arner

Have you heard the latest buzz in the City? Do you know there will be new places to grab food and drinks? What do you know about the construction going on? Some of it means new housing choices, so maybe you’ll want to plan that move you’ve been considering. Curious about some details? Read on!

New Places

Maybe you like working on cars like the guys in my house. If so, you’ll have another great choice for parts with an O’Reilly Auto Parts store coming soon. It will be directly south of Café Rio, and on its west a road will be constructed that will connect from the road behind Lee’s (300 East) to 2550 North. Take a look at the elevation for this site plan.

For those who enjoy coffee, tea, fruit smoothies and gourmet eats, you’ll be pleased to know our town is welcoming another great addition—a Starbucks! Starbucks will be directly north of Subway.

If you love roast beef sandwiches or curly fries, you’ll be happy to hear an Arby’s will soon be here! It will be right beside the new Starbucks, to the north.

Ice cream, anyone? Cannery Creamery is going in where Great Harvest was. There will be expanded inside seating and outdoor patio seating. Ice cream will be made on location using fresh ingredients.

A convenient, new site for Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine will be just north of Watami Sushi.

Cherry Spring Villas

The groundbreaking that you see on the 18 acres east of the golf course is for a senior living community. There will be a clubhouse and 84 units with six different floor plans ranging from 1,600-2,600 square ft with double-car garages.

Majestic View Townhomes

Have you wondered what is happening around the Cannery? The two homes that used to be north of the Cannery were built around the turn of the century on two parcels totaling 3.5 acres. Both homes have been vacant for over 10 years and were recently razed. In their place will be 30 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath units with attached garages.

Canyon View Senior Living

At Washington Boulevard and 1700 North, you see 38 acres being developed for two separate uses. If you have noticed the new construction in the southwest corner, you are looking at the nearly completed assisted living complex being built on eight acres. This center will have 74 assisted living units, 26 independent living units, 22 memory care units, a cafeteria and an exercise center.

Village at Prominence Point

The Village at Prominence Point (VPP) project will be constructed on the remaining 30 acres adjacent to Canyon View Senior Living. There will be approximately 600 residential units: an assortment of 404 studio, two-story loft, and three-bedroom apartments (some with garages or assigned carports); 107 two-story townhomes with single or double garages; 28 age-restricted cottages with double garages; and, an independent living facility containing 68 units.

Amenities will be available to all VPP renters and owners (via HOA fees). There will be two pickleball locations with multiple courts, two clubhouses with a pool and exercise center, playgrounds, and trail systems with built-in workout activities.  

The developer has worked with the City on design requirements to incorporate quality finishes commensurate with an upscale setting. Construction on the townhomes and apartments will begin this spring.

On VPP’s street front, there are five commercial pads for new businesses. One of these businesses will be the Ultimate Express Carwash which will be built on the north end, next to Big O Tires. The other four pads offer nice opportunities for future establishments in our city. Once VPP is completed, there will be many people within walking distance to take advantage of the convenience of shopping or dining.

What Else?

One of the facets of North Ogden’s General Plan is the creation of a walkable downtown along Washington Boulevard. The key to achieving this will be the implementation of form-based code, a requirement that store fronts be placed next to the sidewalk and adequate parking located behind. This design will promote walkability and create a more desirable environment for residents and visitors who want to spend an evening downtown.

Who Cares?

Perhaps you’d like to be in the know on potential developments the City is considering. If so, attend Council and/or Planning Commission meetings, and feel free to offer your perspective. If you’re in favor of something, it’s important to show your support because typically only those averse to certain projects attend meetings. Maybe, for instance, you’re in favor of a gondola – there are strong opinions on both sides – but if only those against it voice their stance, it seems there’s only opposition to it.

Set a weekly reminder in your phone to check upcoming agendas at northogdencity.com (click on ‘Government’) to find days and times of meetings. Please come and participate!

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