Happy Holidays from the City of Orem!
Wishing you a happy holiday season full of family, friends, and service.
Historic State Street: 1947 & 1966
With all of the buzz about the new State Street Master Plan, here's a look at State Street from 1947 and 1966. Some buildings from the time period are still here, like the SCERA, City Hall, and Miracle Bowl.
There's a near wreck at 0:47 that proves the more things change, the more they stay the same.
State Street Master Plan Open House
Please attend a public open house to learn and ask questions about the new State Street Corridor Master Plan. Issues to be discussed include transportation, land use, economic development, housing density, landscaping, and infrastructure.
- December 11th
- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- The meeting will be held at the SCERA (745 S. State Street)
Orem Thanksgiving Logo Contest Winner
Christina Marcano was voted the winner of the Thanksgiving city logo redesign contest. Her design will be used on city social media sites, the city newsletter, city websites, and even on the City Council meeting agenda. She will also be honored at the City Council meeting on Nov. 11 at 6pm. She will receive a full Thanksgiving meal courtesy of Smith's Food and Drug.
Over 650 total votes were cast in the competition for 8 awesome submissions. Thank you to everyone who submitted and voted. There will be another logo redesign contest in January that will revolve around a Valentine's Day edition of the Orem logo. All submissions are welcome.
You can see the other submissions and read more about Christina's win here.
Orem: Your place to play
If anybody needs convincing that Orem is a great place to live, work, and play, just watch this video of all that Orem has to offer.
#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.
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.