Provo Mayor John Curtis says the new project will bring a sense of vibrancy and living to a much needed area of downtown. Mayor Curtis tells ABC 4 Utah “We have not had a good option downtown for residential. This is really the first big residential product down here we've all been waiting for."
Sixty-Three, built by Forge Companies will consist of seven floors with retail on the bottom and 41 apartment units up above. Forge CEO Ryan Freeman says the project will bring 20 to 25 jobs for retail and management and hundreds more for construction. Freeman says “I'm not sure of the economic impact specifically but more than anything else we are not looking at this from an economic impact, but more as creating synergy with the community."
Mayor Curtis says the Sixty-Three building is symbolic of all the good things happening to Provo and won't cost tax payers one penny. He says, "The city owned the property, we are selling the property for market value and it's just a good project in our city."
Construction for Sixty-Three, located at 63 East Center Street is slated to take place in three weeks and will be completed by spring.