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December 2018

Real Estate and Construction Update

Just like that, we are down to the final month of 2018. I still can’t believe this year has come and gone by so quick, but I am so excited to see what 2019 brings. 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. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!


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·          St. George:

  • 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 3 to 6 months!

  • H&M- just opened last month right in time for the holidays! This will be a huge addition for Red Cliffs Mall.

  • Simister Ortho and Riverside Dental building- nearing completion on their building next to Lin’s in the fields and will be open in January!

  • New retail/restaurant building- signs just went up for a new retail and restaurant building in between Simister Ortho and Mountain America at the Fields at Mall Dr. complex. Pizza Hut and Tropical Smoothie have been confirmed, with 3 other spots to fill. Construction should begin soon!

  • Sakura- a new Sakura is in the works just off the Blvd. freeway exit behind Bracken’s auto and next to Desert Coach. It was supposed to be AMAZING. Will keep updated as I learn more.

  • Desert Corner- exciting news for people that live in the Desert Canyons development out by the airport. The first commercial spot is going up 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!

  • Operation Underground Railroad- this really cool organization is planning to put a location inside Ancestor Square in the courtyard that will be an information and donation center to bring awareness to child sex trafficking. For more info, check out this article. https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2018/11/17/mkh-nestled-in-ancestor-square-historic-jailhouse-will-transform-into-a-symbol-of-freedom-from-human-trafficking/#.W_LuIJNKiUm

  • Pork Bellys- under construction in the Sunset Corner Complex next to Starbucks. Should be open in the next few months! Check out their website for the menu http://www.porkbellyseatery.com/

  • Neto’s Bakery- this is also in the Sunset Corner Complex across from Starbucks and they have AMAZING food.

Santa Clara/Ivins:

  • Maverik- not sure how I missed it but a new Maverik got built last month and it’s already open. It’s on the corner of State Street and 100 East as it bends toward La Verkin.

  • 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 next year. Stay tuned for updates!


Commercial Development progress

Below is a list of all the developments, businesses, and other projects that have either been finished in the past year, or are a work progress.

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. Big Shots Golf Center (a mini Top Golf) has been approved, Paparazzi Accessories is building a new facility and it is currently under construction, and dirt is being moved for residential and commercial spaces and we should be hearing more soon. They hope to have homes started at the beginning of 2019. For more details, give me a call.

  • Kenworth Truck Sales Company– the plat map has been recorded and dirt is being moved for their new facility off exit 2. It’ll be just east of the Paparazzi building along the freeway, north of the overpass. Construction should begin soon!

  • Hampton Inn-  5 story, 120 room hotel. Now open!

  • Terrible’s Herbst gas station- now open!  

  • New Utah Visitor Information Center

Exit 4 (Bloomington):

  • Desert Hills Plaza- KB Express is now open and there are 5 new businesses confirmed that will begin filling in soon!  Port of Subs, Tropical Smoothie, Little Caesars, Great Harvest, and Desert Hills Pet Hospital. 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- the newest development being created in the center of town is now underway! Exit 6 will be getting a big retail development across from Black Bear Diner and McDonalds, and a Maverik is now open on the corner!

  • My Place Suites– now open! Located at 1644 S. 270 E. in St. George behind Culver’s.

  • Staybridge Hotel– under construction across from Furniture Row.

  • Tru by Hilton– under construction across from Furniture Row also.

  • Findlay car dealership– now open!

  • Guadalajara Grill- new upscale Mexican restaurant going into the old players building. Scheduled to open soon!  https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thespectrum.com/amp/873067001

  • Riverfront Medical Center- On Riverside Dr behind Cox Landing. So far Desert Pain, St George Orthopedic Spine, FIT Physical Therapy, Fusion Pharmacy, and Dermatology Clinic of Southern Utah are open. More to come soon!

  • Official Strength and Athletics– now open! Personal and athletic training for kids/adults of all ages. Located in the building kiddie corner from Culver’s. More info here www.officialstrength.com

  • Summit Athletic Club- they have taken over Cubex on Bluff St. and turned it into another location. It is now op


  • Tech Ridge- Dixie Tech School is finished and open. Busy Busy, Printer Logic, and Zonos are the 3 local tech companies leading the way with the city and will be the first companies up on the hill. There are rumors that there is a growing list of interested companies will follow suit. The first building is scheduled to be done in the spring of next year. As I get more information, I will continue to update as this is the absolute most exciting project for Southern Utah. http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2018/02/03/st-george-strikes-deal-tech-ridge/300797002/

  • City View downtown development- officially broken ground! The first mixed-used retail/apartment complex and underground parking garage will be finished by late fall/early winter this year and then the second complex along with “The Advenire” hotel is slated to finish in the spring of 2019. More info here http://stgeorgenews.com/news/archive/2017/12/22/mgk-40-million-city-view-project-breaks-ground-in-heart-of-st-george/#.Wj2vFm5lCEc

  • Joule Plaza- new development across the courthouse will feature 197 luxury apartments and 19,000 sq ft of retail/office space. Ground work is being done and it will be finished in 2019.

  • Green Gate Village- This plaza has been completely revived and it is such a cool downtown spot. Scout Cloth, Chef Alfredo, Twisted Silver, The Barber, Cosy House and Gift and My Little Moon are in business and you can find the Virgin Berri food truck parked there most days as well.  A new book store just opened as well call The Book Bungalow!

River Rd:

  • Red Fort Cuisine of India- open in the old Iggy’s building just down the street from Olive Garden. Amazing food!!

  • Dixie Regional Medical Center- they had their grand opening last month and construction is just about done. The new facilities aren’t quite yet, but will be in the next few months. Stay tuned for more details to come!

  • Jamba Juice- OPEN in front of Lowe’s.    

  • Pieology- OPEN and it is absolutely worth the long line!

  • Oral & Facial Surgery Institute- they are building a new office just off River Rd. on Riverside Dr. just west of the Post Office. construction is almost complete.  

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

  • Rose Development- 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, along with high end retail and office space should start happening soon! For more info click on this link https://rosedevelopment.com/portfolio/river-rose/

  • Popeyes- open  

  • Stephen Henager’s College– now open!

  • People’s Town and Country Bank- In permitting process

  • Lots more good work is in the process and should have some exciting news soon!

Foothills Plaza: corner of S. River Rd
and 2330 S.

  • Fiiz Drinks

  • Dominoes

  • Crimson Pharmacy

  • Hustle Sports Nutrition

  • My Wireless Doctor

  • Corner Urgent Care

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

  • Ventana Ridge- more BIG news in Little Valley. There is dirt being moved to begin a big commercial complex/residential subdivision on the corner of River Rd. and 2450 South. There isn’t much information on it at this point but will be big for that area!

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! A café and a bakery have already signed, with more in the works.

  • A park will go in across street with soccer fields, basketball and sand volleyball courts, and a playground. Should go under construction this summer.

Dinosaur Crossing: Intersection of Riverside Dr. and Mall Dr

  • Panda Express- now open.

  • Bonza Dry Cleaners- now open.

  • Beans & Brews– now open

  • Orange Peel- now open

  • Stone Canyon Eye Care– Now open.

  • ACE Hardware– now open.

  • Kneaders- now open.

  • Chronic Tacos- signs are up but no interior construction happening yet. Check out their menu here http://www.chronictacos.com/

  • Rodworks Unique Home Décor- now open.

  • Verizon- now open.  

  • Virgin River Dental- under construction.

  • Dino Dash Car Wash- now open.  

  • SWIG! Construction should begin soon.

The Fields at Mall Dr: (on the St. George side of 3000 east in the fields)

  • Lin’s Grocery- open.
    Mountain America Credit Union- open.

  • Simister Ortho and Riverside Dental– currently under construction and will be open in January. 

  • Commercial plaza- A new professional commercial plaza will be underway in the near future. It is directly north of Lin’s out in the fields. Stay tuned for updates!

Promenade at Red Cliffs: Red Cliffs Dr.

  • Love your bath & body- new store next to Durangos. They have bath bombs, bath salts, lotions, candles, and pretty much anything else that women love

  • Pho Vietnamese Restaurant- currently under construction next to Durangos.  

Shoppes at Zions: Red Cliffs Dr

  • HuHot Mongolian Grill- now open!  

Red Cliffs Mall:

  • H&M– Construction is underway and they are scheduled to open this fall.

  • Hash House a Go Go- Hash House a Go Go- now open! Right in the front of the Red Cliffs Mall. Check out their menu here https://www.hashhouseagogo.com/

Sunset Blvd:

  • Guru’s Sports Bar & Grill- now open in the old Gun Barrel building next to Starbucks in the Stadium 8 movie complex.

  • Roxberry Juice- Now open next to Costa Vida on the corner of Bluff St. and Sunset Blvd. Check out their menu here https://roxberryjuice.com/

  • 700 degrees pizza- open on Sunset Blvd. across from Phoenix Plaza. Check out their menu here http://700degree.pizza/

  • Verizon store- now open!

Fort Pearce Industrial:

  • Barney Trucking Facility- now open.

  • Martin Warehousing cold storage facility- now open.

  • 99-unit mini-storage facility– construction is just underway

  • Swiss Bank Storage– adding 120 storage units to their facility as well.


Washington City area

Exit 10:

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

  • Crumbl Cookies- AMAZING cookies and they deliver until midnight. Just opened behind Texas Roadhouse next to Hobby Town and Whole Juice Café. Check out their menu here https://crumblcookies.com/

  • Splash City Adventure Park- sign is up! Here is a link to see what it’s supposed to look like https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/water-park-a1.jpg

  • Taco Bell- on Red Cliffs Dr. down from Stadium 10. Now open!  

  • Pine View 10 Plaza– a new retail building with 2 spaces. T-Mobile and Brent’s Pharmacy are now open!

  • Whole Juice Café- new restaurant open in the strip mall behind Texas Roadhouse, next to Subway at 2654 E. Red Cliffs Dr. #B. They also just put a shop in the main Summit Location off River rd. More info available here https://ordering.chownow.com/order/8479/locations?add_cn_ordering_class=true

  • Flavor of Seoul- Korean restaurant now open. It is located at 568 W. Telegraph Rd #8 in Washington.

  • Nails Bar- new salon in Washington off Telegraph behind Sonic in the same building as Royal Thai. Now open!

  • Tag N’ Go Car Wash- in the works of putting another location that will be right across from Costco. No start time has been determined yet, but will be happening soon.

  • 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 2019!

Exit 13:

  • Sienna Hills Commercial complex- Black Bear Diner is now open and a new Terrible’s gas station just broke ground. Construction should begin soon.

  • Grapevine Crossing- new commercial retail complex in the works off exit 13 across the roundabout from Maverick. There hasn’t been any movement yet but there will be in the near future. It will be an “experience” type complex combining activities and businesses for an all-in-one place for families. 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. Names can’t be disclosed yet but there are talks in progress of a grocery store that will anchor this development. More will be known in the next few months.

The Fields:

  • 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 on Rachel Dr:

  • Café Rio- part of the new Harmon’s complex in Santa Clara. Now open!

  • Bone Appetit- under construction. Should be open soon!

  • Capriotti’s sandwich store- expected to submit their plans soon.

  • Mountain America Credit Union- now open.

Lava Flow Dr:

  • Bike Park- Snake Hollow is now open!

  • Lamy’s Mexican Grill- open on the corner of Lava Flow and Sunset Blvd. check out their FB for menu https://www.facebook.com/Lamysgrill/

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/

Kayenta Center for the Arts:

  • state-of-the-art facility located in Kayenta Village is now OPEN and will present plays, musicals, dance programs, concerts, visual arts exhibitions, lectures, and other events. More info available here kayentaarts.com

New interactive parks:


Hurricane/La Verkin/Toquerville area

  • LA Quinta Inn & Suites- right before you turn up the hill to go to Zion in La Verkin. Now open!

  • Copper Rock Golf Course in Hurricane– on schedule to finish sometime in 2018.  

  • Clarion Inn & Suites- along the Highway right before the dip into Hurricane. Now open!

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • My Place Hotel- under construction behind the Mountain America.

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


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.

  • Best Western- now open!

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

Road Projects

  • Sunset Blvd/Bluff St project- Bluff Street Corridor project schedule, map, and video of what it will look like. Buildings have already been bulldozed and is scheduled to start construction this winter and finish in winter of 2018- http://www.udot.utah.gov/bluffst/map-schedule

  • SR-7 completion- the project is currently in the design and right-of-way phase, and on schedule to start construction in the summer of 2019 and finish by November 2020. It’s an 8-mile portion that will complete the connection between I-15 (in southern STG) and SR-9 (in hurricane). Click on this link for more info and a map of where it will be. https://www.udot.utah.gov/projectpages/f?p=250:2007:0::NO:2007:P2007_EPM_PROJ_XREF_NO,P2007_PROJECT_TYPE_IND_FLAG:9046,A

  • Northern Corridor- A road going from exit 13 in Washington to the backside of Red Hills Parkway has been proposed. The county commissioner is currently working on the new HCP permit with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and there are incentives to finish the road before 2025. It will definitely something to be on the look out for, as this will be a big time addition.


Dixie State University

  • Innovation Plaza- SO many amazing things happening at DSU in Innovation, Business, Technology, and Science. They have acquired the East Elementary campus and are turning it into an Innovation Plaza that will feature many significant resources that will help not only students, but people in the community as well. It is currently under renovation and they are hoping to have a grand opening this fall. For more info, contact me.

  • Student housing on 100 S. is complete and now in use.

  • More student housing is being built on the corner of 700 E. and 100 S. Should be completed by the next school year.

  • 155,000 sq. ft. Human Performance Center- construction is underway. http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2017/08/10/large-new-dsu-health-facilitys-building-plans-set/557060001/?hootPostID=9e99ccde88293f3ac19e2384c831c883

  • There has been a new underpass proposed that would help with the student traffic at the college tremendously. The tunnel would be beneath I-15 at about 400 South. This would allow students that live on the east side of the freeway to cross over without having to jam up 100 South and 700 South. http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2018/02/06/15-underpass-near-dixie-state-proposed/311997002/

  • News has come out that DSU is looking to make the transition to Division 1! This would make a HUGE impact for the school, as all as the community. Here is an article with more good information on it https://www.thespectrum.com/story/sports/college/dixie-state/2018/10/30/dsu-closing-division-move/1822468002/


New multi-family apartments and townhomes complexes:

  • Gray Hawk Apartment Complex– 240 units in Washington Fields behind the new Smith’s. Construction is under way. More info at live-grayhawk.com

  • Legacy Ridge Apartments– now open! They allow dogs and will have their own dog park.

  • Fossil Hills Townhome Community– townhome complex underway on South River Road just over the bridge from the Knolls/Little Valley next to the Dixie Power station. Under construction.  

  • Blackhawk Townhomes– Luxury complex in Santa Clara that is in the process of being built out. More info available here http://www.blackhawktownhomessc.com/

  • Red Mountain Vistas- another luxury townhome complex down the street from Blackhawk Townhomes that will break ground in the next few months.

  • Blackhawk Townhomes at Tonaquint- currently under construction and will be the same layout as the Blackhawk Townhomes out in Santa Clara.

Residential Building Report

We have had 2189 residential building permits for apartments & condos, duplexes & townhomes, and single family homes pulled so far this year. We have a large number of lots being developed right now as well, so we should be seeing more and more come available the next few months. Here is what was recorded last month!
New residential subdivisions recorded last month:

  • Villas at Sun River River Ph 5

  • Kee Stone Village

  • Arroyo at Sienna Hills Ph 4

  • Fossil Hills Townhomes Ph 9 & 10

  • Escapes at the Ledges Ph 5

  • Meadow Valley Farms Ph 11

  • Maple Estates Ph 3

  • Grand Heights Ph 1

  • Redwood Estates Ph 8B

  • Cambria Townhomes

  • Arcadia Vacations Resort Ph 2

If you’d like a plat map or any other information for any of these new developments, please let me know!


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