• Sadie Hawkins Dance New State Street Redevelopment Plan

    The Orem Senior Friendship Center is hosting a Sadie Hawkins Dance, November 1st, from 8pm to 11pm. Junction 89 will provide the music.

    There will be refreshments and prizes for the best costumes. Tickets are $8 in advnace and $10 at the door. You can call 801-229-7111 to purchase advance tickets and get more information about this fun event.

    This event is for everyone 16 and older.
  •  #prepareAthon - Winter is coming: Are you prepared? 

    Utah winters can be brutal, but being prepared for them makes all the difference. The City will be participating in FEMA's #prepareAthon campaign to help get citizens ready for the cold.

    Be on the look-out for more winter readiness tips and resources.

  • Orem-Provo is the 4th Most Educated Metro Area in America

    WalletHub recently released a study that named the Orem-Provo metro area as the 4th most educated area in the United States. With two exceptional 4-year universities and a great public school system, the area is an educational hotbed. 


    Here's a breakdown of WalletHub's assessment of the area: 

    • 4th– Percentage of High School Diploma Holders
    • 18th– Percentage of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
    • 69th– Percentage of Graduate or Professional Degree Holders
    • 19th – Percent of Workers with Jobs in Computer, Engineering and Science Fields
    • 25th – Average Quality of Top Universities
    • 9th – Number of Enrolled Students in Top 200 Universities per Capita
    • 7th – Public School System Ranking

    You can see the full study by clicking here.  

  • 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.

     

  • The Orem Economic Strategic Plan

    Citizens ad consultants met together during the week of August 18th to create a new strategic plan for economic development in Orem. If you were unable to come to the meetings, the presentations are now available online. 



    Click here for the presentation explaining the current economic situation in Orem. 

    Click here for the presentation of the new strategic plan. 

     

     




  • 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.

  • Midtown 360 Development


    The City Council gave the soon-to-be owners of Midtown Village their vote of approval on the planned purchase and completion of Midtown Village. It will be completed in phases to ensure that each building that is started is completed.

    The two standing towers will be completed similar to the original plan, but the plan for the west building will be much different. All three buildings will be painted the colors shown in the pictures. These pictures represent the future west building (along Orem Blvd.) Also included in the concept plan is a gathering place with a splash pad, benches, tables, etc.



  • City Budget

    The City Council has accepted and approved the final budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

    Click here to download the 2014-2015 City of Orem Budget.





  • University Place & Mall Remodel




    The Woodbury Corporation is leading the charge to revamp the 112-acre University Mall property.

    The City Council approved the plan, now known as University Place, and includes 600,000 square feet of office, 1,100 housing units, 1.3 million square feet of retail, a two-acre civic plaza and park, a swim and tennis club, an outdoor music venue, and a hotel.








     

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 approaches 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's population exceeding 88,000 people, according to 2010 census figures making it the fifth-largest city in Utah.