Who is MIDA?
MIDA was created by Utah Legislature in 2007 to aid in the development of military land in Utah. MIDA stands for the Military Installation Development Authority.
Why did MIDA get involved with the Jordanelle area.
This one is a little more complicated to answer the best is to read this except from www.extell.com/ “The purpose of the proposed MIDA project area is to provide the military with a “Morale, Welfare and Recreation” facility or hotel (similar to other facilities they have around the world) in a ski resort setting. This will be the only MIDA facility at a United States ski resort and will serve as a tribute to the men and women of our armed services.
To have a quality military recreation facility, the desire was to locate the hotel in a larger, master-planned development that provides a four-season recreation opportunity including skiing, fly-fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking and golfing—the Mayflower project fulfills that expectation. The Resort Village will include restaurants, night clubs, spas and other amenities. “
Where is the Military Recreation Facility Project Area?
Military Recreation Facility Project Area Plan is comprised of 3 areas. Almost 5,500 acres of land to the west of the Jordanelle Reservoir and adjacent to Deer Valley Resort. On the east side of Highway 40, there is an additional 1000 acres and approximately 211 acres in Hideout that sit within the project area.
Resources from MIDA
Background on MIDA in Wasatch County
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