Unprecedented growth along Utah’s Wasatch Front in recent years has positioned the City of Ogden to take full advantage of exciting opportunities to redevelop itself to meet the community’s evolving needs. Situated between the breathtaking northern Wasatch Range and Great Salt Lake, Ogden is a popular destination for hikers, skiers, mountain bikers, adventure seekers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. It’s an increasingly desirable place to visit, live, work, and play year-round.
When Ogden began seeking a more intentional and responsive plan for it’s ongoing growth, city leadership engaged the expertise of Design Workshop to develop and implement a new Downtown Master Plan that would build upon previous planning visions by embracing the city’s historic charm and assets while methodically addressing opportunities for sustainable improvement.
Just south of Historic 25th Street in the heart of the city is the former site of a once-sprawling Wonder Bread factory that has since been leveled to make room for future development. Immediately this site attracted the interest of local developers and city leaders alike because of its location, scale, and glaring potential. With the new Downtown Master Plan in effect, the developers and city sought the expertise of SAR+ to design an urban mixed-use destination for 300+ new residential units, 6 stories of offices, as well as street-level space for restaurants, retail, and groceries--all centered around a pedestrian-oriented urban alleyway concept extending off the already bustling 25th Street. The site boasts more than 1,000 new parking spaces and aims to serve and integrate itself with the existing fabric of Downtown Ogden.