UVU student housing proposition divided by one vote

November 7, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tight race cannot be declared until mail-in and absentee ballots counted Proposition 5, the Orem referendum to re-zone the Palos Verdes neighborhood for student housing, is ahead for those in favor by one vote at the latest count. Currently, the votes for the measure are standing at 7,138 while the votes against are at 7,137; […]


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 […]

Pizza and Politics hosts student housing discussion

September 11, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]Taylor Woodbury, chief operations officer at the Woodbury Corporation, and Southwest Orem Neighborhood Association Vice Chairman Murray Low both agreed that student housing is essential to UVU during a Pizza and Politics discussion Sept. 11. Students gathered in the Ragan Theatre […]

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 […]