Utah Policy talks with Alan Matheson, executive director of The Point

Alan Matheson, the executive director for the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, joined me yesterday to discuss the development slated for the point of the mountain. The 608-acre development is being designed with future needs in mind: easily accessibility to housing, work, green space and recreation, transit focused on reducing the need for cars, plans to reduce water needs by 40% over traditional development and plans to leverage cutting-edge Smart Cities technology.

Matheson says the development will be able to house around 15,000 people and can accommodate 35 to 40,000 high paying jobs in technology, biotech and other areas. The Framework Plan that was just released in August includes input from over 10,000 Utahns. You can read more about the plan here, and watch our discussion below.