CLEARFIELD -- Improvement projects are planned for University Park Boulevard in an attempt to bolster its marketability.
The city council recently approved Craythorne Inc.'s bid of $255,195 with engineering fees and contingency funding of $55,805, bringing the total cost to $311,000.
Seven companies submitted bids for the University Park Boulevard roadway improvement project. The highest bid was $346,486, though most were in the two-hundred- thousand-dollar range.
Planned work includes building a water line in the roadway from 1100 South to 1450 South and installing curb, gutter and sidewalk on the west side of the boulevard from the south side of the canal to 1450 South, according to city documents.
"We want to improve that area," City Manager Adam Lenhard said. "We have compiled a list of projects that need to be done in that area.
"Our planned result is to open up a decent amount of project space for future development."
Lenhard said the project is being funded by money from the Community Development and Renewal Agency, which is composed of city council members and the mayor.
These funds are generated through existing development and tax increment financing.
Clearfield has been working to get development into the University Park Boulevard area.
A planned project of Midtown Village, a $150 million development near the Legend Hills area on the city's east side, fell through when the economy started to have problems.
With that development now nixed as the developer no longer owns the land, officials are looking to improve the area and get more development into the area.
Lenhard said the city will continue to use the CDRA money as appropriate to improve the area and try to bring development there.