It seems the pace of positive transformation occurring in Ogden is increasing exponentially. Here are a couple more projects where the wrecking ball has made its mark:
17th St. and Washington Blvd.
This structure located on the southwest corner of Washington Blvd. and 17th Street has sat fallow for years. Once used for bustling commercial purposes, the place was most recently used as a now-defunct skate shop.
The building is being cleared for new development. My understanding is that a convenience store will occupy a part of the property. While not a superstar economic development project, it will at least retool the space for its best and highest use for the foreseeable future. Clearly, a rotting warehouse benefits no one.
20th St. and Lincoln Ave.
Here is a before photo of an old warehouse at the intersection of 20th St. and Lincoln Ave.:
This corner was recently demolished to make way for a new Juvenile Court building. Construction has begun in earnest.
When complete, the project should help alleviate concerns at the current juvenile building on 26th St. between Washington Blvd. and Adams Ave.
This structure was designed improperly for its current use in the Juvenile Court system. When the new project is finished, it will continue to be utilized but in a capacity more suited to its design.
Ogden's transformation continues!