Utahns invited to attend prison demolition, Tuesday Nov. 29

WHAT: A public viewing is scheduled for the start of demolition for the old state prison facilities. Crews are scheduled to take down a decades-old prison guard tower, signaling a new chapter in redeveloping the site into Utah’s Innovation Community.

WHO: Speakers will include:

●       Gary Herbert, Former Governor of Utah

●       Alan Matheson, The Point Executive Director

●       Troy Walker, Draper City Mayor

WHEN: Tuesday, November 29 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: 14425 Bitterbrush Ln., Draper, UT 84020 and live streamed on The Point YouTube Channel at youtube.com/ThePointUtah

BACKGROUND: The Point represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create Utah’s Innovation Community. The Point will offer attainable housing options, advance innovation, catalyze robust economic opportunity, provide parks and regional trail connections, and ultimately enhance Utahns’ quality of life. It is centrally located in the heart of Utah’s fast-growing technology sector and perfectly situated between Utah’s two most populous counties. It is well served by vital infrastructure and surrounded by more than 20,000 acres of undeveloped land in area communities. It is easily accessible via high-capacity roadways, planned future transit service and regional trails.