Can transit-oriented development work along Wasatch Front? Great Recession likely to blame for lack of success at some sites.


By: Jared Page

Sunday, April 10, 2011

SANDY — A large wooden sign advertising one-, two- and three-bedroom lofts, condos and townhomes used to face the parking lot at Sandy Civic Center station.

It greeted commuters each morning as they parked their cars and boarded TRAX trains headed for Salt Lake City. When the workday was done and commuters returned to their cars, that same sign informed them, “You could be home now.”

Today, that sign is gone, along with possibility that Belmont Station will ever be home to anyone other than rodents, spiders and insects. The partially completed project was abandoned about three years ago when the developer’s financing fell through.

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