Everything UVU students need to know about Prop 5

November 6, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is Prop 5? Proposition 5 is a ballot initiative for residents of Orem regarding the rezoning of land next to the GT building (1000 South 400 West, Orem) for student housing. The area would be re-zoned to allow for high density housing, in other words, student apartments. How does Prop 5 impact UVU students? […]

Voting for Prop 5 will help UVU campus culture

October 30, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes At 39,931 students enrolled for the 2018 fall semester, Utah Valley University is the largest school in the state. Earlier this month, the Utah System of Higher Education released figures that show UVU has grown by 2,649 students from just a year ago, nearly triple the growth of all other public institutions in Utah. Despite […]

5 things to know about Prop 5

October 30, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is Prop 5? Proposition 5 will allow the construction of a student housing village that will provide 1,600 beds to the growing community of UVU students by allowing a rezone. Orem city passed Ordinance No. O- 2018-0005 to rezone a residential area consisting of 9.58 acres to the PD-48 student housing zone earlier this […]

Woodbury, PEG addressed Prop 5 concerns ahead of vote

October 25, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Proposition 5, the referendum containing the proposed PD-48 zone change to develop student housing in the Palos Verdes neighborhood, only affects this project, according to Taylor Woodbury and Kyle Jardine. Woodbury is the COO of Woodbury Corp, and Jardine is the development manager of PEG Development. The proposed zone change will allow the developers to […]


October 9, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes University Downs for sale after Nelson Brothers split Photo by Andrew Creer The empty property southwest of UVU campus known as University Downs has been listed for sale after the Nelson Brothers, Brian and Patrick, split their real estate company. An employee of Nelson Partners said the separation of the original Nelson Brothers company went […]

UVU board of trustees release statement regarding student housing

August 16, 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute UVU’s Board of Trustees approved a statement Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. confirming its support for student housing developments proposed by the university. The statement says that the board “affirms its support of the University’s current state-approved facilities master plan, which identifies three properties contiguous to the Orem Campus as potential future sites for student […]

Orem residents campaign to stop housing development

March 30, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Student housing complex projected to house 1,600+ residents Not everyone is in favor of the Palos Verdes project, which is the proposed five-story housing complex planned to house over 1,600 residents in four buildings by the fall 2019 semester.  Organizers from the Let Orem Vote campaign have begun a petition against […]

Orem City Council votes to approve new student housing project

February 28, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rendering shows potential student housing. Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes student housing project The Orem City Council voted 5-2 to approve a rezone that will allow the construction of the Palos Verdes student housing project, east of UVU.   The vote came at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 13 after residents and students voiced their opinions regarding […]