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Nikki Keye, Jordanelle Real Estate Agent

Local Realtor and Resident of the Jordanelle in Utah.

Wasatch Leaders Approve Two Infrastructure Districts: Implications for the Jordanelle Community

Hello, Jordanelle community! There’s some significant news on the horizon that could shape the future of our area. Wasatch County leaders have recently approved the creation of two new infrastructure districts, Black Rock Mountain Resort and Wakara Ridge. This development is crucial, and we’re here to break it down for you.

What’s Happening?

On June 27, 2024, Wasatch County leaders approved the Black Rock Mountain Resort and Wakara Ridge infrastructure districts. These districts aim to support essential infrastructure developments, such as roads, water systems, and other utilities, to accommodate new residential and commercial projects. While this initiative has its supporters, it has also raised some concerns.

Benefits of the Infrastructure Districts

Let’s start with the positives. Here’s why many see this approval as a step in the right direction:

  1. Economic Growth: The infrastructure districts are expected to drive economic growth by attracting new businesses and creating jobs, thereby strengthening our local economy. Black Rock Mountain Resort, in particular, is poised to become a key area for commercial development.

  2. Improved Services: With new infrastructure developments, we can anticipate better services, including upgraded roads and more reliable water systems. Wakara Ridge will focus on enhancing residential areas, providing much-needed improvements in infrastructure.

  3. Proactive Planning: These districts are designed to ensure we are well-prepared for future growth, helping us manage it in a structured and efficient manner. This forward-thinking approach is crucial as our community continues to expand.

Points of Concern

However, it’s important to address the concerns that have been raised:

  1. Public Good: Critics argue that these districts might prioritize private development over public interests, potentially leading to higher taxes or fees without sufficient public benefits. There is particular concern that the benefits may be skewed towards developers rather than the broader community.

  2. Transparency and Accountability: There are questions about how decisions are made and whether developers will be held accountable for their commitments to the community. Ensuring transparency in the planning and execution phases will be key to maintaining public trust.

Details of the Developments

Black Rock Mountain Resort: This district will focus on commercial development, with plans including the event center, and retail spaces. The goal is to create a vibrant commercial hub that attracts tourists and boosts the local economy.

Wakara Ridge: This district is set to enhance residential development, improving infrastructure to support new housing. Plans include upgrading existing roads, improving water systems, and ensuring adequate utility services for the growing population. The aim is to create a well-integrated residential community with modern amenities.

Moving Forward

The approval of these infrastructure districts is a significant development for our community. The real challenge will be in the implementation and ensuring that the benefits are truly realized by the public. Continuous dialogue between county leaders, developers, and the community will be crucial to balance development needs with public interests.

We will keep you informed about how these plans progress and what they mean for our community. For more detailed information, you can read the full articles here and here. To understand how and why PID are allowed in the Jordanelle Basin area of the Wasatch County you can read here.

Stay tuned to for further updates and analyses on this and other local developments.