Mayor's Message: 2022: A Good Year for Riverton

By Mayor Trent Staggs

thumb-mayor-1-23 - Copy2022 was a good year for Riverton! Here’s a look back at some of the biggest things that happened in our city last year:

Mountain View Village Phase 2 Opening: Phase 2 of Mountain View Village was opened to the public in July. This phase has brought dozens of specialty retail stores and new restaurants to Riverton, with more on the way. This phase is designed as a gathering place for the community.

Costco Wholesale Opening: Doors opened at Riverton’s new Costco in May, giving many southwest Salt Lake County residents a more convenient location to do large-scale shopping. Sales tax generated due to Costco will help the city keep fees and taxes low.

Cinemark Opening: Though part of Phase 2 of Mountain View Village, the opening of a 14-screen luxury Cinemark theater is a major milestone for our community. The addition of a movie theater in Riverton means less people need to travel outside of our community to find entertainment.

Green Well Project Funding: Over $3 million in federal funding was secured through Salt Lake County to install a reverse osmosis plant on the city’s Green Well. This installation will take place in mid-2023. The project will allow the city to supplement water purchased from Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District to help keep culinary water rates low in the years ahead.

Improved Riverton City Signage: New signage was installed to help enhance our sense of community. This included monument signage at major entrances, city boundary signage at entrances to Riverton from other cities and wayfinding signage in the Riverton Town Center.

Google Fiber Installation: Google Fiber began installation of their network in Riverton in the fall of 2022. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, giving many residents an additional option for high-speed internet access.

RPD Substation Opening: A substation for the Riverton Police Department was opened in Phase 2 of Mountain View Village. This substation will help RPD have a larger presence on the west side of town.

Bangerter / 12600 S Interchange Completion: After nearly two years of construction, the freeway style interchange at Bangerter Highway and 12600 S was completed. This interchange has allowed traffic to flow more freely on Bangerter Highway and has reduced congestion on 12600 S.

New Pickleball Courts: To help accommodate fast growing demand, four new pickleball courts were installed at Riverton City Park. These new courts allow more players to play more often.

Community Center Updates: The auditorium in the Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center has been updated with much-needed new flooring, new paint, new curtains and a new sound system. Updates will be made on the first floor of the building in 2023 through a Salt Lake County grant.

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