SANDY – Sandy officials will host the first of two open houses next week to share and invite comment on the long-term vision for the city.    

The master plan, dubbed “Destination Sandy,” lays out a vision for the transformation of 835 acres of prime real estate in the economic center of the city.

The plan calls for hundreds of acres of open space and dozens of miles of trails; new transit options, roads, bridges and parking facilities; an art district, hotel space and amenities to attract travelers; new housing, entertainment, restaurants, office space and retail outlets.  

Tuesday night, Mayor Tom Dolan will introduce ideas and design concepts built around several years of planning and feedback from residents, area business leaders and others.  

“Growth is coming to Utah, and Sandy is no exception,” Dolan said. "By planning ahead, we will be prepared to meet that population growth in a smart, sustainable and strategic way. If we are proactive now, we can truly become an international destination for visitors and a world-class city for our residents.”    

Next week’s open house will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway. A second meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 3 at the Sandy Senior Center, 9310 S. 1300 East.