Within less than a year, work has progressed rapidly to remove nearly all antiquated buildings and structures from the former State Prison site. The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, in close collaboration with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) has prioritized sustainable practices during demolition. They have recycled 76% of all materials, with 100% of the concrete from the old buildings recycled on-site for use in the foundation of new buildings and to build future roads.
Concrete crushing on site has eliminated approximately 160,000 miles of truck traffic, improved air quality, reduced wear and tear on adjacent roads, and lessened the impacts to neighboring communities. In addition, the Land Authority and DFCM have removed invasive species such as the Russian olive tree, and ground the trees into mulch for landscaping and beautification efforts in the first phase of development.
Watch the recorded live stream of demolition efforts by visiting youtube.com/@ThePointUtah.