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February Happenings

February 2019

Real Estate and Construction Update

February usually means the real estate market starts heating back up and I’m looking forward to another great spring here in Southern Utah. I reformatted the layout on this thing so let me know what you think, and if anything else needs changed. Also, if you have a client or know somebody looking to buy or sell a property, we’d love to help them get it closed. Send them our way and we’ll make sure they’re taken care of.


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St. George, UT 84770


New Buisnesses Coming Soon!


St. George:

  • Staybridge Hotel– now open across from Furniture Row off exit 6.

  • Tru by Hilton– also open across from Furniture Row off exit 6.

  • Golf Logics- now open on Dixie Dr. in the Dixie Commons Plaza. It’s a golf facility that helps track your golf swing and has certified trainers that give lessons. For more info check out their website https://www.golflogics.com/golf-lessons-st-george

  • Porkbelly’s- now open in the Sunset Corner complex next to Starbucks!

  • Desert Hills Plaza update- Little Caesars is now open! Tropical Smoothie and Port of Subs/Sipsanity signs are up and construction is underway.

  • Pho Vietnamese Restaurant- scheduled to open February 8th in the Promenade at Red Cliffs!

  • Silver Reef Brewing Co- the first ever microbrewery in St. George is located at 4391 S. Enterprise Dr. and their plan is to also have a pub restaurant and beer garden. For more info check out this link.  https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/01/24/mks-first-microbrewery-in-st-george-to-start-selling-craft-beer-with-plans-for-much-more/#.XFDeEFxKiUl

  • Contact Climbing Yoga Fitness- a new gym is coming to St. George that will be built just west of Costco and Sportsman’s Warehouse. It will be 18,500 sq ft and 60 ft tall to accomodate rock-climbing walls and also have yoga and fitness classes. They are hoping to be open at the end of this year.

  • Red Fort Cuisine of India- now open for lunch!!!!!!!


  • Heritage Fields- A new project in the Fields just got approved and will begin soon! Lots of new housing and a3.5 acre commercial piece will be going in on the corner of Washington Fields Road and 2000 South. For more info check out this article.  https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/01/12/mgk-city-council-approves-heritage-place-development-in-washington-fields/

  • Annexation of 836 acres near airport- The purpose of the annexation is that there are a few users that are interested in relocating to Southern Utah that are manufacturers and job creators. This would be a great addition to Washington City. For more info, check out this link.

Santa Clara/Ivins:

  • Bone Appetit- now open in Santa Clara in the Harmon’s complex!

  • Capriottis- also now open in the Harmon’s complex!


  • The Cove- an “old west town” entertainment project is being discussed out in Hurricane. it would have shops and restaurants, a wedding chapel, Spanish gardens, equestrian center, an indoor dinner show with 1,200 seats, hotel, RV park and daily entertainment. Nothing confirmed yet but could be a pretty cool addition! For more info check out this link https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/01/09/mkh-developer-says-hes-sensitive-to-hurricane-residents-concerns-about-proposed-old-west-town/#.XDqU-tRlCEc

Road projects:

  • FOUR new stoplights will be going in over the next few months. 3 on 300 East and 1 on Foremaster by the hospital. If you live in Little Valley, life on 3000 E is about to change! Click this link for more info https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/01/18/jcw-city-approves-bids-to-install-new-traffic-signals-at-4-intersections-in-st-george/

Dixie State University:

  • Dixie State is officially going D1!!! Division 1 means they are now part of the highest rank in the NCAAs for sports. All sports except football will join the WAC conference, and football will be independent in the FSC D1 ranks starting in 2020. This is huge for the growth of the college and I’m excited for the future.


    St. George area

    Exit 2 (Sun River):

    Desert Color- A big shopping complex along with a sports complex, hotels, and 11,000 homes are on their way just off exit 2 as you come into town. Dirt is being moved for residential and commercial spaces and we should be hearing more soon.

    Kenworth Truck Sales Company– Construction is underway. It’ll be just west of the Paparazzi building along the freeway, north of the overpass.

    Desert Corner- exciting news for people that live in the Desert Canyons development out by the airport. The first commercial spot is starting to happen at the entrance of the neighborhood, just off the freeway exit. It will be a building similar to those at Desert Hills Plaza and so far they’ve signed a pizza restaurant, and are looking for a coffee/drink shop, a Mexican restaurant, and other fast food. Big time news for this area!

    Exit 4 (Bloomington):

    Desert Hills Plaza- in front of Desert Hills High School

    • KB Express

    • Port of Subs/Sipsanity- signs up construction underway

    • Tropical Smoothie– signs up and construction underway

    • Little Caesars- just opened!

    • Great Harvest- coming soon

    • Desert Hills Pet Hospital- coming soon

    • Two new spaces are being filled by an attorney and a flooring store but no confirmation yet on who just yet.

    Exit 6 (Bluff St.):

    Commerce Pointe- corner of Buff St. and Blackridge Dr. 

    • Maverik

    • Big box & mid box stores, restaurants, and shops on their way.

    Guadalajara Grill- new upscale Mexican restaurant going into the old Players Grill building. Scheduled to open soon!


    Tech Ridge-
    old airport hill

    • Dixie Tech School

    • Printer Logic- building is underway.

    • Busy Busy- located in the old hangar and their building is coming soon.

    • There are rumors that there is a growing list of interested companies that will follow suit.

    City View downtown development- corner of Main St. and St George Blvd. 

    • luxury apartments with retail on the bottom floor, along with a big parking garage– all under construction

    • Marriott Signature Hotel the “Advenire”– under construction

    Joule Plaza- corner of Tabernacle St. and 200 West 

    • 197 luxury apartments with a pool, spa, work out center, and more, along with 19,000 sq ft of retail/office space. Buildings have begun to go vertical and it will be finished sometime this year.

    Morty’s Café- under construction on the corner of St. George Blvd. and 700 E. where the Maverick used to be. Timeline unknown.

    MRW Design Associates- new location on 100 S. behind Bicycles Unlimited next to Wells Fargo. Under construction now.

    Dixie Red Hills Golf Course- big news for one of the best golf courses in the city! A new clubhouse will be built right next to the old one and it looks like it’ll be AMAZING. Construction is underway and should be finished in May. Check out this article for more info and pictures of what it’ll look like. http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2018/10/12/jcw-construction-to-begin-on-long-sought-clubhouse-upgrade-at-dixie-red-hills-golf-course/#.W9clJ2hKiUl

    New App-Controlled electronic scooter system- City officials are meeting with a company called Lime that will be bringing it to town. For more info check out this article http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2018/09/28/jcw-network-of-app-controlled-electronic-scooters-coming-to-st-george/#.W649KHRMGEc

    Food Truck Park- this is in the works of becoming a reality that would be a BIG addition to downtown St. George http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2018/03/11/jcw-city-mulls-putting-food-truck-park-in-place-of-decrepit-homes-next-to-st-george-library/#.WqXEum5MGEc

    Sunset Blvd:

    Pork Bellys- now open! Check out their website for the menu http://www.porkbellyseatery.com/

    Exit 8 (St. George Blvd.):

    Sakura- a new Sakura is in the works behind Bracken’s auto and next to Desert Coach RV. It will feature 20 dine in tables, 12 hibachi stations, a banquet room, sushi bar and a full bar, with underground parking. Construction should begin soon!

    Zupas- After a few years of wanting and waiting, we are finally getting a Zupas in St. George. They are taking over the old Brick Oven building on the corner of St. George Blvd. and River Rd. They are planning to open in the next few months!

    Pho Vietnamese Restaurant- opens February 8th!

    River Rd: 

    River Rose Crossing-Intersection of River Rd. and 1450 S by Summit

    • New signs are up next to Summit on River Rd! Rose Development has taken over and the plan looks awesome. New restaurants along with a hotel and movie theater, and high end retail and office space should start happening soon!

    Little Valley:

    Ventana Ridge- corner of S. River Rd. and 2450 S.

    • roads are being paved and things should start happening over the next little bit. I don’t have confirmation of anything at this point other than it will be residential AND commercial. Should be an exciting addition to Little Valley!

    Crimson Corner- corner of 3000 E. and Crimson Ridge Dr. in Little Valley

    • Retail complex that has 8 retail spaces. Roads are paved and progress is moving quickly!

    • The first building will feature a café, bakery, and an ice cream creamery that will supposedly have BYU and/or Utah state creamery ice cream. Construction should begin soon!

    • A park is going in across the street with basketball and sand volleyball courts, and a playground. Should be finished soon.

    Riverside and Mall Dr. Corner:

    Dinosaur Crossing-

    • Panda Express

    • Bonza Dry Cleaners

    • Beans & Brews

    • Orange Peel

    • Stone Canyon Eye Care

    • ACE Hardware

    • Kneaders

    • Rodworks Unique Home Décor

    • Verizon

    • SWIG

    • Chronic Tacos- signs are up and construction is underway. Check out their menu here http://www.chronictacos.com/

    • Virgin River Dental- under construction.

    Fort Pearce Industrial:

    99-unit mini-storage facility– construction is just underway
    Swiss Bank Storage– adding 120 storage units to their facility as well.

    Washington area

    Exit 10:

    2 Marriott hotels- going in behind the Chevron in front of Green Springs. Dirt is being moved for the first one and more news is on the way.

    Tag N’ Go Car Wash- in the works of putting another location that will be right across from Costco. Ground work is underway.

    Dollar Tree- construction is underway in the Kohl’s shopping complex. It is on the end of the building next to Downeast outfitters. Should be finished in the first quarter of this year.

    Exit 13:

    Sienna Hills complex-  

    • Black Bear Diner

    • Terrible’s gas station- under construction

    Grapevine Crossing- There hasn’t been any movement yet but there will be in the near future. There will be an amphitheater, park, and museum along with retail shops and restaurants. There is space for 7 sit-down restaurants and 7 drive-thrus, along with 137 tenant spaces including some exciting new Big Box stores. More will be known in the next few months.

    RV Park- dirt being is moved for an RV Park right along the freeway, just down from the Black Bear. No details on completion yet but should be starting construction in the coming months.

    Ovation by Avamere- a new senior living community just broke ground on Washington Pkwy that will be a big addition for Washington. They will have 60 memory care units, 90 assisted living units and 150 independent living units. For more info check out this article. https://www.cedarcityutah.com/news/archive/2018/09/29/ajp-local-leaders-stand-for-ovation-at-new-300-unit-senior-living-campus-groundbreaking/#.XB1RWWhKiUl

    The Fields:

    The Fields at Mall Dr- on the corner St. George side of 3000 east and Mall Dr. 

    • Lin’s Grocery

    • Mountain America Credit Union

    • Simister Ortho and Riverside Dental– now open!

    • New retail/restaurant building- signs just went up and so far Pizza Hut and Tropical Smoothie have been confirmed, with 3 other spots to fill. Construction should begin soon!

    • Revere Health- a new 68,000 square ft multi-specialty center broke ground that will be huge for health care in Southern Utah. It is going just north of the Lin’s and should be completed in 2020.

    Crimson Intermediate, Middle School, and High School- under construction. Middle school is now open, and the Intermediate school and high school will open in the fall of 2019.

    “Long Valley” area- annexation proposal has been approved by the City Council. This would add 1,524 acres into the city. More info here.  http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2018/04/12/mgk-washington-city-approves-annexation-proposal-for-long-valley-area/

    Warner Valley Reservoir- Some news recently came out about the progress of this project that would bring the largest reservoir built to date in Washington County out in Warner Valley. It is still a few years away from happening but nonetheless an exciting new update! Read here for more info http://www.wcwcd.org/projects/warner-valley-reservoir/

    Santa Clara/Ivins area

    Harmon’s Complex- corner of Pioneer Pkwy and Rachel Dr

    • Cafe Rio

    • Mountain America Credit Union

    • Bone Appetit

    • Capriotti’s sandwich store

    Sentierre Resort-

    The Edge-

    • a huge resort is starting to come together out in the South Hills of Santa Clara that will be a travelers dream. It’ll have direct access to trails for all kinds of machines, a spa, a lazy river, and tons more cool amenities. Click this link for more info http://the-edge-utah.com/

    New interactive parks-

    Hurricane/La Verkin/Toquerville area

    Gateway Plaza- a second building is currently under construction right now behind the first building (where Hurricane Family Pharmacy is on State Street). Should be finished in quarter 1 of this year year. Stay tuned for updates!

    The Haven at Sky Mountain- Assisted Living and Memory Care Community under construction directly behind the new Clarion Inn & Suites on State St. Scheduled to be finished in spring of next year.

    Comfort Inn & Suites- under construction on the corner of State St. and 2600 W, and will be finished by the beginning of 2019.

    Steamrollers and a pedicure/nail salon– under construction next to the Family Pawn on State Street

    My Place Hotel- under construction behind the Mountain Americaon State St.

    24/7 Fitness- under construction on the south side of State Street in Hurricane, across the street from the Clarion Hotel.

    Copper Rock Golf Course– on schedule to finish this fall. For more info visit their website crgolfcourse.com

    Wyndham hotel- will be going under construction south of the Farmers Market in La Verkin

    Springdale/Virgin area

    Cliff Rose Lodge & Gardens- currently being renovated into a 4 diamond resort that will feature upgrades to all the rooms, new suites, a spa, and a bigger restaurant. It’ll be the first 4 diamond resort in Springdale.

    Marriott hotel- underway in Virgin with more development out there coming soon.


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