• City of Orem Fireworks Restrictions



    DUE TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER, OREM CITY HAS ISSUED RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS IN SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE CITY.

    1.     Fireworks are prohibited in or within 100 feet of any undeveloped areas of the city.

    2.     Fireworks are prohibited in or within 500 feet of any National Forest or BLM lands.

    3.      Fireworks are prohibited within the designated areas shown on the map (highlighted in yellow).

     All residents should use care and adult supervision when discharging fireworks in the authorized areas of the city.

    If you start a fire, accidentally or intentionally, with legal or illegal fireworks, in any area of Utah, you will be responsible for the cost to fight the fire and any damages it causes. These fires are VERY expensive and dangerous to fight. Please do not put you, your family, or your neighbors at risk by the careless use of fireworks.

     



  • Center Street Widening

    To improve traffic movement along Orem Center Street, Orem City is planning to widen the road to five lanes between 1330 West to Geneva Road, as part of a $1.5 million, federally-funded project. This project will provide two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane. With the widening, on-street parking will be prohibited along both sides of the road.



    Road design is underway with construction anticipated to begin in 2016. Widening Center Street will also require purchasing up to six feet of additional right-of-way along the north side of Center Street.

    Project team members would like to meet with you to discuss any questions, issues and potential concerns. Your comments are important to us. 

    A Public Open House will be held Tuesday, June 16th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Orem City Council Chambers (56 N State Street)

     

     




  • Orem is #9 Best City for Commuting in Utah 


    Obrella.com named Orem the 9th best city for commuting in Utah. The article reports that the average commute time in the city is 18.7 minutes. You can read the complete article here. 

  • Historic State Street: 1947 & 1966

    With all of the buzz about the new State Street Master Plan, here's a look at State Street from 1947 and 1966. Some buildings from the time period are still here, like the SCERA, City Hall, and Miracle Bowl.

    There's a near wreck at 0:47 that proves the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    1947



    1966

  • Orem: Your place to play

    If anybody needs convincing that Orem is a great place to live, work, and play, just watch this video of all that Orem has to offer.

  • Utility Master Plan Update



    The City of Orem is planning for the future. The Utility Master Plan Updates will be the basis of our plan to ensure that future generations have access to reliable and sustainable water, storm sewer, and wastewater systems.

    You can see the master plan here.

     

  • New State Street Redevelopment Plan


    The Orem State Street Corridor Master Plan is a long term plan being led by the City of Orem to envision the future of State Street in its continued role as the Main Street and retail center of Utah County. The City will be working with the Mountainland Association of Governments, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority and Provo City to create a plan that meets the needs of both residents and businesses.

    The plan will create a vision for State Street's future and identify achievable short and long term goals revolving around the issues of transportation, land use, population density, economic development, and urban design.

    Citizen input is an important part of this process and there will be public meetings and workshops scheduled so that you can help create this plan.

    If you have any questions about the plan, please call City of Orem Long Range Planner, Brandon Stocksdale at 801-229-7055 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Olmsted Power Plant

1600 East 600 North

In 1830 Michael Faraday of England discovered that when a coil of wire was moved near a magnet, the magnet induced a current of electricity in the wire. Faraday's experiments resulted in the dynamo which generates electricity.

Anxious to capitalize on this exciting new power source, investors throughout the world began to develop and build these dynamo machines. Installation of the electric lines began which would transform the world from a labor-intensive planet to one in which electrical energy could multiply the efforts of people by thousands of times.

One of the unique features of the Olmsted Power Plant was that it used some of the most knowledgeable engineers in the country to establish on-the-job training programs for its employees. At the time, Olmsted offered one of only two competent training programs in electrical engineering in the entire United States, with the other one offered at Ohio State University.

In 1912, with lest than 1,000 residents living on the Orem Bench, poles were erected to carry electric wires which were supplied with power generated at the Olmsted Power Plant.

Also in 1912, Utah Power and Light Company purchased the Telluride Power Company, which included the Olmsted Power Plant. This plant is still a fully operational power plant, operated by PacifiCorp, Utah Power's new owners.

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About Orem City

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is now the commercial and technological center for Central Utah and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Housing, educational, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem's population passes 91,000 residents.

The City of Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends on the east to Provo and the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. It shares the general location with Provo, and its history is closely related to that of Provo. Its recent explosive development and growth have resulted in Orem becoming the fifth-largest city in Utah according to the 2010 US Census.