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New Transit-Oriented Development At 9800 South TRAX Station

Oct 23, 2014 01:56PM ● By Linda Petersen

Local state and federal officials break ground on The East Village.

Government dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx and Gov. Gary Herbert, broke ground Sept. 9 on the first phase of The East Village, a transit-oriented development at 159 Midvillage Blvd. adjacent to the 9800 South TRAX station.

The $42.6 million development is a partnership between UTA and developers, Hamilton Partners, and is the first such partnership between developers and a regional transit authority in the country.

“There’s an increased role for the private sector to play in transportation,” Foxx said.

The development is being described as a “lifestyle community in Sandy, Utah providing living, working, and retail space with a modern flair.”

“You’ll be able to live, work and play in this general area and not find it necessary to get in your car to do everything you want to do,” UTA CEO Michael Allegra said.

Upon completion (which is expected in fall 2015), The East Village will offer 271 units with monthly rents ranging from $725 for studios to $1,387 for three-bedroom units.

Dignitaries present at the ground-breaking included Foxx, Allegra, Herbert, Utah State Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan.

“The East Village is not just a place for people to live. It is designed for people who seek an active lifestyle,” said Bruce Bingham, Hamilton Partners’ founding partner. “We are creating a community unlike anything Utahans have ever seen. The East Village offers direct access to the TRAX station for residents who want an easy connection to the region, as well as interesting places throughout the property for residents who want to interact with friends closer to home.”