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Miller Company pledges $3.5B toward Salt Lake development, possible MLB stadium


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SALT LAKE CITY — Major changes are already on the horizon at Rocky Mountain Power’s nearly 100-acre campus on Salt Lake City’s west side, as the land is set to be redeveloped in the coming years.

The massive project is now getting major funding.

Larry H. Miller Company officials announced on Thursday that they plan to invest at least $3.5 billion toward the project, which they view as an “economic and cultural catalyst” for the city’s west side. The project would bring mixed-use development to the land between the Jordan River and Redwood Road, from North Temple to about I-80.

That includes space for a potential Major League Baseball stadium, which hinges on whether Utah is successful in its efforts to nab an expansion team. Improvements to the Utah State Fairpark and Jordan River are on the docket, as well.

New green space and improvements to the existing trails in the area would also be included, according to the Miller Company. New conceptual renderings show a stadium could be located along the western bank of the Jordan River, with a plaza built south of it and an improved “riverwalk” park to its east. It would also be located by existing transit service.

“We are passionate about this once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in our capital city,” Steve Starks, CEO of the Miller Company, said in a statement.

“This project will serve as a vibrant extension of and gateway to downtown Salt Lake, complements the mission of the State Fairpark and brings the Jordan River to life,” he added. “The Power District will be a gathering place for Utah’s families to live, work, play and enjoy the best views in Major League Baseball.”

A possible MLB stadium?

Rocky Mountain Power officials broke ground on the Power District plan last year, which will start with a new headquarters for Rocky Mountain Power. The development of that project is expected to pick up later…

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