If you’ve driven east on 248 toward Deer Mountain and the Kamas Valley lately (or vice versa), you may have noticed road construction being conducted on the hillside just north of the Jordanelle Reservoir. If you haven’t noticed, perhaps it’s because there’s so much going on in the area between the hotel that’s being built and the ongoing new construction in the Black Rock Ridge / Park’s Edge area.
Construction on the Jordanelle Parkway began this fall in what is a joint project between the Military Installation Development Authority (MIDA), Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Wasatch County, and Sky Ridge Mountain Community.
Mayflower Mountain Resort Development
The project has ties to the Mayflower development. While this development has been discussed for years, the 2017 sale of the land to a developer meant things were bound to happen quickly at Mayflower. Sure enough, it was approved by Wasatch County Council in August 2018 (source: Park Record). 940 acres of the area off the Mayflower Exit on Highway 40 is slated for significant development over 40 years including:
- Hotel(s) including a Military Hotel
- Commercial & retail space
- Recreation center
- Workforce housing
- Skiing infrastructure
- Conference center
- Ski beach
- Ice rink
The project also has ties to a newly planned development called Sky Ridge. This community boasts 50% open space, a natural setting and a range of residential and recreational amenities. Contact me for more preliminary info.
The Jordanelle Parkway will be about four miles long and is considered a major thoroughfare between Summit and Wasatch Counties, connecting 248 and S.R. 319. The parkway is expected to be complete by summer of 2019.