The Orem Economic Charrette
The City will be hosting an economic planning session that will bring citizens and world-renown consultants together to collaborate on a strategic plan for economic development and redevelopment. These meetings will take place August 19-21 at the City Center and all Orem residents are invited and encouraged to come and participate.
This is a great opportunity to help build the type of city that you want to live in. The professional planners welcome and will incorporate your suggestions and ideas into the overall strategic plan.
If you want to be involved in helping guide the changes taking place in Orem, you should come to these meetings. You do not need any previous experience or expertise. Just being an Orem resident who wants to contribute in a meaningful way qualifies you to be a part of this process.
Gary Giles begins Service as Police Chief
Gary Giles began his service as Chief of Police August 4th. Chief Giles will be a great asset in keeping Orem one of the safest cities in America. Giles was an Orem police officer for 20 years before retiring and serving as Chief of Police in Portland, Texas.
Welcome home Chief Giles.
Midtown 360 Development
The City Council gave the soon-to-be owners of Midtown Village their vote of approval on the planned purchase and completion of Midtown Village. It will be completed in phases to ensure that each building that is started is completed.
The two standing towers will be completed similar to the original plan, but the plan for the west building will be much different. All three buildings will be painted the colors shown in the pictures. These pictures represent the future west building (along Orem Blvd.) Also included in the concept plan is a gathering place with a splash pad, benches, tables, etc.
The City Council has accepted and approved the final budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.Click here to download the 2014-2015 City of Orem Budget.
Old School Orem
University Place & Mall Remodel
The Woodbury Corporation is leading the charge to revamp the 112-acre University Mall property.
The City Council approved the plan, now known as University Place, and includes 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.