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Station Area Plans

Midvale City is served by three Utah Transit Authority (UTA) stations: Bingham Junction Station, Midvale Fort Union Station, and Midvale Center Station. These stations play a crucial role in providing convenient and accessible transportation options for residents and visitors, facilitating easy navigation and exploration of the greater Salt Lake City area.

Bingham Junction StationBingham Junction Station is a key stop on the Red Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The Red Line operates from the University of Utah to the Daybreak community in South Jordan. Situated at 7387 S Bingham Junction Blvd, around 930 W, the station serves as a vital transportation link in the area.

Midvale Fort Union StationMidvale Fort Union Station
is a key stop on the Blue Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The Blue Line operates from Downtown Salt Lake City to Draper, and this station is strategically located at 7250 S 180 W. It serves as an important transportation hub connecting the downtown area to Draper and the surrounding regions.

Midvale Center StationMidvale Center Station
, like Midvale Fort Union Station, is served by the Blue Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The Blue Line connects Downtown Salt Lake City to Draper, and the station is situated at 7720 S 95 W, offering convenient access to State Street. This location provides residents and commuters with an accessible transportation option, enhancing connectivity in the Midvale area.

Midvale Center & Fort Union Station Area Plan

On January 16, 2024, the Midvale City Council approved the Midvale Center & Fort Union Station Area Plan. This plan, required by Utah State Legislature's HB 462, focuses on improving urban design, land use, economic development, and transportation within a half-mile radius of Midvale Center and Fort Union TRAX stations. It aligns with the objectives of promoting transportation choices, affordable housing, sustainable environmental conditions, and enhanced access to opportunities. The plan involves community engagement through activities like online surveys, workshops, and discussions with the City Council. The plan needs approval by the Wasatch Front Regional Council, and upon adoption, certification requests will be submitted to both Wasatch Front Regional Council and Utah Transit Authority, ensuring compliance with HB 462.

West Jordan and Midvale Station Area Plan

The cities of West Jordan and Midvale are working together to complete station area plans for the Bingham Junction, Historic Gardner, and West Jordan City Center stations. These three station area plans are being planned as one due to their shared proximity and the way in which they complement one another. It’s envisioned by the two cities and UTA that these stations will grow into regional centers offering a variety of uses and amenities for the Wasatch Front. 

Several activities for engagement were hosted to get feedback and insight from a variety of stakeholders. These events help participants learn about the plan process and provided a space to discuss any challenges, barriers, or opportunities they see at the Station Areas. These engagement efforts included an online survey, Open House, and discussions with the Midvale City Council and West Jordan City Council.

What is a Station Area Plan?

A Station Area Plan (SAP) is a comprehensive document that outlines a community's vision and goals for the development surrounding a public transit station.

The 2022 state Legislative session passed HB462, titled Housing Affordability Amendments, which was signed into law. This law requires cities with public transit stations to develop a Station Area Plan for that station and update its general plan and zoning to implement the Station Area Plan. HB462 also mandates that Station Area Plans promote specific principles, including increasing the availability and affordability of housing, promoting sustainable environmental conditions, enhancing access to opportunities, and increasing transportation choices and connections.

The station area plan process begins with an assessment of the existing conditions of the area, including land use, demographics, transportation infrastructure, and community assets. From there, community members and stakeholders are engaged in a collaborative process to identify opportunities and challenges and to develop a shared vision for the future of the area.

The goals of a station area plan include:

  • Increase the availability and affordability of housing
  • Enhance access to opportunities in the community
  • Improve connectivity between housing, transportation, and parking
  • Learn what improvements would encourage residents to utilize transit

Examples of local Station Area Plans can be viewed on UTA's website.