How much will the public parking system improvements downtown and the new parking structures at WonderBlock cost and how will it be paid for?
  • The public paid parking system improvements across downtown and the two new parking structures proposed at WonderBlock will be built and owned/operated as public parking by the City Municipal Building Authority (MBA) and represent about a $53,500,000 investment.
  • The table below shows additional detail.

Public Parking Structures at WonderBlock and Parking System Throughout Downtown (estimates):

Ogden City MBA Investment:

$ 53.5 M

(max. par bond not to exceed $85 M*)

 * PAR bond values, includes both project construction costs and financing costs – which may vary depending on market interest rates.

  • Ogden City MBA Capital Investment Source will be a Revenue Bond paid with downtown paid parking revenue. Annual paid parking revenue (less costs) are projected to satisfy the estimated annual revenue bond payments.
  • MBA’s investment contribution will not require an increase in property or sales taxes.
  • Additional information about Ogden’s proposed downtown parking plan, including the complete parking study and answers to various typical questions and the opportunity to provide feedback, is available at

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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?