Residents, students and visitors who drive through Orem recognize the intersection of University Parkway and State Street as the epicenter of not only Orem, but all of Utah Valley.
Now Orem’s central hub is getting a facelift.
The Woodbury Corporation recently received the go ahead from Orem City to revamp and reinvent the 112 acres in and around University Mall.
The approved plan, now known as University Place, calls for 600,000 square feet of office, 1,100 housing units, 1.3 million square feet of retail, a two-acre civic plaza and park, a swim and tennis club, an outdoor music venue and a hotel.
Phase one, which is already under construction, will include an office building just east of Jared Galleria of Jewelry, an underground parking garage, more than 400 residential units and the addition of RC Willey as a new retail anchor in the former Nordstrom location.