What is the Make Ogden Downtown Master Plan, and how does WonderBlock help achieve the plan objectives?
  • After several years of planning, including extensive public input, Ogden City’s Make Ogden Downtown Master Plan was adopted in 2020 – establishing a 25-year vision to guide growth and development of downtown Ogden. The primary purposes of the Make Ogden Downtown Master Plan are to increase the City’s capacity to build sustainable economic vitality going forward, and to enhance the attractiveness of downtown by increasing the number of jobs, housing options, pedestrian activity, public transportation, one-of-a-kind stores/restaurants/venues, and the overall downtown experience – all powerful economic factors that will improve the lives of residents and bolster the City’s financial health and prosperity. 
  • The six tenets of the Make OgdenDowntown Master Plan include:
    • Real Estate and Land Use
    • Historic and Cultural Assets
    • Transportation and Mobility
    • Parks and Open Space
    • Social Equity
    • Essential Services
  • These tenets will be addressed through an orchestrated effort to promote the infill of the downtown core, attract employment, improve access to social services and amenities, coordinate public transit and open space systems, and provide variety and equity in housing opportunity. 
  • The WonderBlock development was planned to help achieve the Make Ogden objectives. The unique development proposes a mixed-use, lifestyle centric, experience led project in the heart of downtown Ogden, connecting directly to Historic 25th Street. The project will be a combination of residential dwellings, retail, office services, food and beverage, as well as hospitality. 
  • All of the project elements will be connected via attractive public spaces that will support special events – creating a unique sense of place that will draw people throughout the region to our awesome downtown. 

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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?