With all of the new residential and commercial development bringing more people to downtown Ogden, where is everyone going to park their vehicles?
  • During peak parking, about mid-day, the parking occupancy for all Downtown parking is about 50% currently. However, there are some facilities or blocks where parking reaches or exceeds the effective capacity threshold (more than 85% -- which negatively impacts accessibility, and some businesses believe the congested parking is hurting their business). 
  • The City's positive upcoming Make Ogden developments – including the WonderBlock development, will dramatically add residences/businesses/employees and enhance our overall economic vitality, and will also overwhelm existing parking capacity.
  • The redevelopment initiatives associated with the Make Ogden Plan will:
    • Reduce existing surface parking,
    • Increase business and residential activities,
    • Increase the existing problem of limited prime retail spaces on 25th Street, and
    • Increase the overall parking demand and need for related new parking structures. 
  • Therefore, the city is developing a parking management strategy that will support planned development downtown and enhance transportation access for visitors, residents and businesses. 

  • Additional parking structures and investments to improve existing parking facilities are indeed planned as part of the WonderBlock development and in support of other downtown developments. Supportive parking structures as recommended in the recent parking study completed by the city, with easy access to pedestrians and residential/commercial/retail areas, are significant investments in the future development of downtown Ogden. 
  • Structured parking will support a greater density and quality of development throughout downtown, replacing many of the current surface parking lots that consume a significant amount of property with better utilized space that benefits the whole community. 
  • The web page, www.ogdencity.com/GoParkOgden provides a summary of the work that has been done thus far regarding parking plans, including the recently completed Parking Study, the Make Ogden Downtown Master Plan, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions. The site also provides a feedback link for ideas and comments. 

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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?