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Times News Page B8 Thursday, January 30, 2003 ireififi) sees 23 tooinro Son iretiaBI ejipaonsDOini CLYDE E. WEEKS, JR. Times Correspondent The City of Orem, which already enjoys the location of the University Mall, one of Utah's most successful regional shopping centers, is having a resurgence of commercial development this year, with construction underway on a number of retail outlets, with even more in the planning stages. Already completed is a new building at 300 North State Street for which the owner is seeking a bank, restaurant or other such tenant, to anchor the existing exist-ing retail plaza located there. The Pinehurst Retail Plaza at 200 West 800 North has a number of commercial com-mercial buildings, both completed com-pleted and under construction, construc-tion, which will accommodate accommo-date a large group of stores, such as Salmon Pharmacy, which will soon move there to make room for a large Chevron gas station and convenience store on the southwest corner of 800 North and State Street. At 55 South State Street, a new building is also under construction, which will house a new Hollywood Video store. Further south to 1170 South State Street, is a new seafood restaurant under construction. Joe's Crab Shack, looking much like an oceanside bistro, is being built right on State Street, west of Meier & Frank. Now, completely covered with plastic sheeting, is a large new office building, under construction at 1088 South 800 East. Prospective tenants are being invited to move in, by a sign posted in front of the property. Meanwhile, construction of other developments on an even grander scale is being planned in two other areas of the community. One such development is in the planning plan-ning stages for a large commercial com-mercial project on 800 North, between 900 West and 1200 West. $mmmmmmm8tmmmMmT r-' iTri(ivl rj.l I f fi !.'-! " 5 ; . ,! s'l-' 1.-.M "til ;V - in. , . i ta W l4i 85 sera 3 G i ;. I a ff I Si ;-.J ;- ,i V , ' 1' , . --. .J . ' h,,;-,,,, 'L tw4 I Now under construction at 1245 South State Street is Joe's Crab Shack, Orem's newest seafood restaurant, which is expected to open around June 1. This business is only one of many others, either under construction or in the planning stages in Orem. Also, on Jan. 7, the Orem City Council voted to rezone 7.91 acres of property at 300 South State Street to allow the construction of what could be a $50 million commercial com-mercial and residential development, called Midtown Village. To be built on the present site of the 57-unit Four Season Estates trailer park and the adjacent car wash, Midtown Village envisions a mixed-use commercial and residential development in which 80 percent will be in the four, five or six-story range, while 20 percent will be seven stories, or 96 feet in height. Midtown Village developer develop-er Larry Myler told the Orem City Council, three weeks ago, that his project would put the City of Orem on the map. With nearly 20 square miles of land within the Orem City limits, for the past 50 years, the city has been a magnate for both residential and commercial developers, seeking reason ably priced ground on which to build their projects. However, during the past 10 to 20 years, land development develop-ment in Orem has escalated the price of property, even as the acreage of available property has been reduced. Until the present time, Orem City planners and officials have denied requests to approve new buildings, seen as projecting too high in the air. As recently as five years ago, the Bank of American Fork, seeking to build a five-story building at 1170 South 800 East, was forced to scale back the projected height of its bank building, in order to receive an Orem building permit. Today, with more than 80 percent of Orem's land areas already built up, the prospects for taller buildings build-ings in Orem are being looked upon somewhat more favorably. lor T(i i It A Wrr Seqks i Buffed k&ry of WW On Tws day his cm .6w&$ow- Pz-S.- Y als happy V a yood fnlrC(J)'tji fr2 All You Can Eat Lunch And Dinner 225 17. University Parkway Orem 225-6209 No Need to Pay for a Consumer Complaj It might be a scam ... or not. It could be away for Internet scammers to get your credit card information, while attempting to hide behind what might appear to be a needed service. 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