St. John Properties Begins Construction on Grove Tower
Utah Business | Press Release
Grove Tower to be the largest multi-tenanted office building between Provo and Sandy City
PLEASANT GROVE, UT (April 19, 2017) — St. John Properties commenced construction on its newest office building. The 190,000-square-foot Grove Tower is next to I-15 and Pleasant Grove Boulevard (Exit 275). Grove Tower follows on the company’s recent completion of two other adjacent single-story office buildings within its 60-acre master planned development known as Valley Grove.
The six-story Grove Tower class A office space will offer breathtaking 360-degree views of Mt. Timpanogos and Utah Lake. Grove Tower is LEED designed to address the air pollution that plagues our valleys, reduce water consumption and lower maintenance costs for tenants.
“We are thrilled with the investment St. John Properties is making in the gateway of our city,” said Pleasant Grove Mayor Mike Daniels. “The Grove Tower represents the breadth, depth and quality of their company as much as the development they are building.”
“We are very excited about the economic development impact of St. John Properties’ investment in our city,” added City Councilwoman Dianna Andersen.
“We are so pleased to be a part of Pleasant Grove’s rapid growth on Utah’s Silicon Slopes,” said Daniel Thomas, managing partner for St. John Properties Utah. “In the heart of Utah County, Grove Tower offers businesses unmatched connectivity and access to the whole valley, giving employees more time for work and play and not in traffic.”
The state added 42,100 jobs between November 2015 and November 2016, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services. Utah Valley’s tech-heavy Silicon Slopes are pulling the epicenter of population growth south of the state’s capitol city as new jobs and new homes dot the Utah County landscape, according to the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. This is driving increased demand for office space in Utah Valley.
Grove Tower anchor tenant Instructure is expanding to Utah Valley. “We are excited to expand our engineering and customer success teams in Utah County and look forward to drawing upon the incredible talent base the market provides,” said Jeff Weber, senior vice president of people and places for Instructure.
St. John projects Grove Tower completion in December with tenant occupancy in January 2018.