Vineyard One of Fastest Growing Cities in America
VINEYARD, Utah – It’s one of the fastest growing cities in America and it’s right here in Utah. What used to be the town of Vineyard in Utah County is now thriving as a city, mostly on the property of the old Geneva Steel Mill.
“It was close enough to Orem and Provo to be able to go to school, but far enough away you didn’t feel like you were in the hub-bub of it all,” said Dillon Durrant.
“Back then there were a few condos and apartments, but not very many. They have since added two or three complexes and a bunch of restaurants by the Megaplex, so it is pretty incredible how quickly it has grown,” he said.
There is always something under construction, whether it is homes, whether it is retail,” said Stewart Park.
He is the project manager of the Geneva development, built on the 1,700 acres of the former steel mill site. What’s happening in Vineyard is unique, in that a new city is being built entirely from the ground up, allowing for mixed use of housing, retail and even light industrial. He says now that residents are living here, businesses are setting up shop.
“So we are building a city and putting in infrastructure that didn’t exist at the time, and working very close with the city to do that and make this the place that people want to be in Utah County,” he added.
And as Vineyard grows, it is starting to find its place on the map.
In the near future, crews will begin clearing and remediating another 500 acres of the Geneva property, to accommodate projected growth.
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