Target's new store in West Valley City will be the prototype of its new stores nationwide, replacing the old Super Target designs.

Editor's note: Mike Winder is the mayor of West Valley City.

WEST VALLEY CITY — Plans for Utah’s newest Target store move forward Tuesday night when the West Valley City Council gave unanimous final plat approval to the Highbury Centre Subdivision. The 135,300 square-foot store will be built on a 39-acre parcel directly across the street from WinCo at 2550 South 5600 West.

Target, which in recent years opened 115 stores per year, is only opening 10 new stores nationwide in 2011.

“They said it was one of the best sites, and one of the cleanest sites they’ve seen in the country,” said Terry Roylance of Suburban Land Reserve Inc., the property’s owner.

“Target will be a welcome addition to the burgeoning 5600 West corridor,” said WVC Councilmember Corey Rushton. “That location will draw customers not only from West Valley City, but also from Magna and even Tooele because of the easy access.”

The West Valley City store will also be the first prototype in the nation of Target's new-store model that is no longer called a Super Target. However, it will still stock groceries.

“We continue to be aggressive in working to attract new businesses to our city,” said WVC Community and Economic Development Director Nicole Cottle.

Ground-breaking for the new store is scheduled for July 2011 and it is slated to be open for business in July 2012.

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