#prepareAthon - Winter is coming: Are you prepared?
Utah winters can be brutal, but being prepared for them makes all the difference. The City will be participating in FEMA's #prepareAthon campaign to help get citizens ready for the cold.
Be on the look-out for more winter readiness tips and resources.
Orem-Provo is the 4th Most Educated Metro Area in America
WalletHub recently released a study that named the Orem-Provo metro area as the 4th most educated area in the United States. With two exceptional 4-year universities and a great public school system, the area is an educational hotbed.
Here's a breakdown of WalletHub's assessment of the area:
- 4th– Percentage of High School Diploma Holders
- 18th– Percentage of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
- 69th– Percentage of Graduate or Professional Degree Holders
- 19th – Percent of Workers with Jobs in Computer, Engineering and Science Fields
- 25th – Average Quality of Top Universities
- 9th – Number of Enrolled Students in Top 200 Universities per Capita
- 7th – Public School System Ranking
You can see the full study by clicking here.
Utility Master Plan Update
The City of Orem is planning for the future. The Utility Master Plan Updates will be the basis of our plan to ensure that future generations have access to reliable and sustainable water, storm sewer, and wastewater systems.
You can see the master plan here.
The Orem Economic Strategic Plan
Citizens ad consultants met together during the week of August 18th to create a new strategic plan for economic development in Orem. If you were unable to come to the meetings, the presentations are now available online.
Click here for the presentation explaining the current economic situation in Orem.
Click here for the presentation of the new strategic plan.
New State Street Redevelopment Plan
The Orem State Street Corridor Master Plan is a long term plan being led by the City of Orem to envision the future of State Street in its continued role as the Main Street and retail center of Utah County. The City will be working with the Mountainland Association of Governments, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority and Provo City to create a plan that meets the needs of both residents and businesses.
The plan will create a vision for State Street's future and identify achievable short and long term goals revolving around the issues of transportation, land use, population density, economic development, and urban design.
Citizen input is an important part of this process and there will be public meetings and workshops scheduled so that you can help create this plan.
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.