As Make Ogden proposes new residential and commercial development that will bring more people downtown, where is everyone going to park their vehicles?
  • During peak parking, about mid-day, there are some facilities or blocks downtown 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, 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. What is the Make Ogden Downtown Master Plan, and how were/are citizens involved in its development and implementation?
2. How do downtown enhancements proposed by Make Ogden relate to supporting/attracting the economic advantages associated with aerospace/national security businesses (defense ecosystem)?
3. How are the plans associated with Make Ogden going to make it more affordable to live in and do business in Ogden?
4. Why is it important that Ogden City be involved in development activities, such as those proposed in the Make Ogden downtown master plan?
5. What is the City’s perspective on the potential for the implementation of the Make Ogden downtown master plan resulting in gentrification of the area?
6. Are energy efficiencies integrated into the Make Ogden development plans?
7. What process does the City Redevelopment Agency use to determine what developer to work with for a development?
8. Will property taxes for citizens/property owners go up because the City is spending money on development projects related to Make Ogden?
9. There has been a lot of talk about one of the first Make Ogden development projects – WonderBlock. Why is the WonderBlock development considered a better/more resilient project than previous projects?
10. Make Ogden proposes dramatically increasing the number of residences downtown. What is the advantage of living in downtown Ogden – such as at WonderBlock?
11. How will Make Ogden help attract visitors to Ogden?
12. How does Make Ogden support downtown retail?
13. As Make Ogden proposes new residential and commercial development that will bring more people downtown, where is everyone going to park their vehicles?
14. Where do I find out more information about Make Ogden?