What is included in the WonderBlock development?
  • At a high-level, WonderBlock will provide homes, offices, stores (including a grocery store) and unique public spaces. But that’s not all that will be built. WonderBlock will also be a place where ideas and people come together. Where the heart of Ogden’s past meets the best of Ogden’s future. WonderBlock will help to continue building and strengthening Ogden!
  • WonderBlock will be a highly visible new development in the heart of downtown -- meaning it must represent the best that our community can offer!
  • Specific elements of WonderBlockinclude:  
    • 354 residential units featuring high-quality amenities and walkable access to Ogden’s Arts, Culture, and Events.
      • Additional residences downtown also tend to support lower level of crime in adjacent business areas.
    • 100,000 square feet of Class “A” commercial office space
    • 50,000 square feet of street-level retail store space
    • 20,000 square foot grocery store
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Pedestrian pathways and public outdoor amenity spaces
    • Convenient covered parking structures

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1. Why is the redevelopment project called WonderBlock?
2. What is included in the WonderBlock development?
3. Why did the City Redevelopment Agency purchase the former Hostess/Wonder Bread property – now referred to as WonderBlock?
4. What is the Make Ogden Downtown Master Plan, and how does WonderBlock help achieve the plan objectives?
5. Why is the City Redevelopment Agency proposing to partner with a private developer to facilitate the WonderBlock development?
6. What process did the City RDA use to determine what developer to work with for the development?
7. What would happen if the City Redevelopment Agency (RDA) did not actively pursue and engage in developing the empty site proposed for the WonderBlock Development?
8. Who will own the WonderBlock development?
9. How much will WonderBlock cost to build and who is paying for it?
10. How much will the public parking system improvements downtown and the new parking structures at WonderBlock cost and how will it be paid for?
11. Will property taxes for citizens/property owners go up because the City is spending money on the WonderBlock development?
12. What will be some of the advantages of being a resident living at WonderBlock?
13. How will WonderBlock help attract visitors to Ogden?
14. How does WonderBlock support downtown retail?
15. Why is the WonderBlock development considered a better/more resilient project than some previous or potential projects?
16. With all of the new residential and commercial development bringing more people to downtown Ogden, where is everyone going to park their vehicles?
17. Where do I find out more information about WonderBlock?