Summer Kickoff Eyed for Geneva Steel Site Redevelopment

One of Utah’s most exciting ongoing projects is the one that is about to take shape at the site of the former Geneva Steel site in Vineyard, Utah County. Developer Anderson Geneva has had a number of different ideas for the 100-acre site, the first of which was to build a new sports arena for the state’s foremost soccer team, Real Salt Lake. However, after the collapse of that initiative a new plan followed, one that would call for a massive mixed-use community to rise where one of the largest steel mills in the country once stood.

 After years of planning, one of the state’s biggest master-planned developments may be only months away from construction on the former site of Geneva Steel in Vineyard.

Anderson Geneva Development recently revealed plans to develop up to 2 million square feet of office space, 7,500 residential units and a rail hub on a 100-acre parcel. In all, the community could accommodate up to 20,000 residents. The Vineyard Redevelopment Agency approved plans for the project in 2011 and construction could start this summer.

According to Deseret News, the mixed-use development’s intermodal hub would offer commuter and freight rail access. Utah Valley University is considering adding 120 acres to the 100 acres it already owns at the site for athletic fields.