Utah County development projects to look forward to in 2018

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Pleasant Grove

St. John Properties Chairman Edward St. John, Gov. Gary Herbert and St. John Properties Managing Partner Daniel Thomas plant a tree as part of the Valley Grove groundbreaking ceremony. (Photo by Barr Photography)

Pleasant Grove has a variety of new projects under construction — especially off of exit 275 on I-15 — but many of them won’t be completed in 2018.

“We have a huge boom of offices going on and a couple restaurants,” said Julie Henry, Pleasant Grove’s city planner. “Historically, Pleasant Grove hasn’t had a lot of restaurants, but we’re getting more.”

Some of those restaurants include R&R BBQ, Mo’ Bettahs and Jersey Mike’s Subs. But first the office space needs to be finished.

The Grove, a 62-acre development, has two Valley Grove office towers planned. The 192,000-square-foot first tower is already under construction with plans to start the second tower soon.

“Pleasant Grove in general is trying to attract retail and we’re getting a lot of office uses and interesting businesses coming,” Henry said.

Also along Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Evermore Gardens continues its construction without a definitive completion date. Evermore Gardens, a 15-acre immersive experience park, was approved by the Pleasant Grove City Council in October 2016. Evermore Gardens CEO and Co-founder Ken Bretschneider has described Evermore Gardens as “Gardner Village on steroids” and having the feel of a “European Hamlet.”

The experience park is joined with Bretschneider’s other project, THE VOID, a virtual reality company. Besides the hyper-reality experience that mixes reality and the digital world, THE VOID will include a world class racing go-kart track with “the Ferrari of go-karts,” food and beverages.

A Hyatt House Hotel will be completed in fall of 2018 next to Evermore Gardens.


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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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