Rebuilding all or some of prison at current spot is another option for committee

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 16, 2012 7:52 p.m.

    Gotta find a way to suck those dollars into our legislative friends' pockets.

  • Fitz Murray, UT
    June 16, 2012 8:52 a.m.

    Finally, some rational comments from members of the committee. It will take many years to relocate the prison. And while developers and government entities are salivating over over making money (developers) and new tax dollars (government), the reality is that it will take decades to relocate the prison, raze the buildings, clean up the land (there is a land fill on site), argue over zoning, and then bring in new businesses or residential developments. Developers talk like all that will happen over night. There is no reality in their believes.

    When driving into the Salt Lake Valley from the south you are greeted by the prison. It would be nice to relocate it, but costs and reality need to be carefully and honestly, discussed and evaluated. Developers should be put on the sidelines, for now, and elected officials should be much more transparent about this project. Putting an RFP out to developers, as the current bill requires, is just plain idiotic. But the concept is not without merit and should be carefully and diligently pursued.

    The current site has possibilities, as does the Gunnison site. But relocating some inmates to a rural area could be in order.

  • metisophia Ogden, UT
    June 15, 2012 7:36 p.m.

    Is it really necessary for land developers to run the state?