A next generation innovation community.
A diverse, compact, and amenity rich walkable district where emerging and established
innovators can live, work, collaborate and play.
Our Vision for the Future
The Vision Plan lays out an organizing framework for future transformation of Research Park in three major categories: Ecological Framework, Connective Network and Innovation Ecosystem.
The ecological framework looks to celebrate the natural beauty that surrounds Research park and weave it through campus to create a healthy and active working environment.
We believe the key to shifting the single occupant vehicle paradigm in UURP is to provide an array of convenient options to get around. Our aim is the invest in a 21st century mobility network that is seamless and comfortable for all ages and abilities.
A truly successful innovation community must support thought leaders at different stages of their careers by providing a diverse and adaptive range of work environments. The community must have the right mix of business spaces, customized to build and support distinct industry clusters.
Our Design Strategy
The framework includes priority actions designed to yield the highest quality sustainable urban development that delivers a unique identity, foster creativity, encourages cross-pollination among innovators and creates a strong sense of place.
Why A Vision Plan? Why Now?
Established in 1968, UURP has provided a unique environment for entrepreneurial growth, job creation, and in-state productivity for decades. As UURP marks its 50th anniversary, it’s time for a new vision.
Salt Lake City’s economy
is growing rapidly
Salt Lake City competitive industry
clusters align well with strengths
of the University
Utah Start Ups
Therapeutics & Pharmaceuticals: 30
Medical Devices: 22
Energy and Environment: 6
Hardware, Circuits, Sensors: 6
Healthcare IT: 6
Our Core Values
The future UURP will embody the following core values as we work towards a shared vision for the future of Research Park and the larger University.
The Planning Process
The UURP Vision Plan is the culmination of a nine-month planning process, guided by the UURP Core Team.
Two stakeholder groups guided the development of the plan throughout the process: the Executive Steering Committee and the Advisory Steering Committee.
Our Design Strategy
The Vision Plan lays out an organizing framework for future transformation of the Research Park in three major categories: Ecological Framework, Connective Network and Innovation Ecosystem. This framework includes actions designed to yield the highest quality sustainable urban development that delivers a unique identity, fosters creativity, encourages cross-pollination among innovators, and creates a strong sense of place.
- 1Protect the Intact High-Value Habitat
- 2Implement the Red Butte Creek Strategic Plan
- 3Daylight the Colorow Stream
- 4Redesign Major Streets to Include Enhanced Green Infrastructure
- 5Establish an Ecological Heart at the Center of Research Park
- 6Plan a New, Healthy, Compact Street Grid
- 7Create a Campus Circuit
- 8Promote the Green Spine
- 9Focus on the Social Spine
- 10Reimagine Wakara Way
- 11Prioritize Mobility Hubs and Transit Nodes
- 12Implement a “Park Once”
- 13Allow Housing In Research Park
- 14Expand Types of Employment
- 15Establish an Innovation Storefront
- 16Create a UURP Convergence Hall
How we will get there
Opportunity for Engagement
Upcoming dates and community involvement.