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St. George is changing faster than we can keep up with it. Recent developments and multi-million dollar construction improvements are under way, including the largest construction project in St. George history: a massive hospital expansion. It seems as though every corner and empty lot are being replaced with the latest restaurants and businesses, leaving locals feeling unfamiliar with their own hometown.

However, we have the latest insights to keep you informed on the progress of St. George. Feel like a stranger no more by learning about these key developments:


1. Keaders

If you haven’t heard the news yet, it’s true! Washington will be getting its very own Kneaders next to the new Smith’s Marketplace as soon as this summer. No longer will Washington residences have to go out of their way to satisfy their french toast and hearty soup cravings.

2. Chronic Tacos

Also opening next to the new Smith’s Marketplace in Washington, Chronic Tacos offers a new take on a classic favorite. Originally a SoCal restaurant, the owners seek to deliver a laid back, California vibe across the nation. With great service, music, and 3rd generation recipes, Chronic Tacos is sure to be a success once open!

3. Black Bear Diner

Every St. George native is a fan of Black Bear Diner. Whether you’re looking for a comfort meal or a hearty breakfast, Black Bear always delivers with the biggest and the best. And now, fortunately for you Washington folks, a new Black Bear will be opening next to the Maverik off of Exit 13. The restaurant is expected to include an outdoor patio and will accommodate 295 patrons.

4. Jouele Plaza

After almost 4 years of planning and team work, Joule Plaza development recently received the final approval of St. George City Council members. But what exactly is the Joule Plaza? Excellent question! Located in the heart of the Historic Downtown area on Tabernacle, the Joule Plaza features a mix of commercial and residential spaces. Developer and broker, Wes Davis states that his goal for the plaza is to “bring people back to downtown St. George and offer a property with a walk-able lifestyle.” Learn more about this exciting project HERE.

5. Springhill Suites by Marriot & Four Points by Sheraton






Current hotels and motels can’t keep up with so many visitors and tourists fleeing to St. George each year. To accommodate the massive influx of tourists, Marriot and Sheraton hotels will be constructed at the Green Springs Exit. Being located adjacent to the Green Springs Golf Course, as well as its proximity to shopping, dining, freeway accessibility, and outdoor excursions will ensure a quality stay.


6. Expanded Medical Center

Intermountain Healthcare broke ground on a $300 million expansion project that will essentially double the size of Dixie Regional Medical Center. The new facility will feature more than 400,000 square feet and a state of the art cancer center.   Additional improvements include a new space for labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, imaging clinics, intensive care, pediatric and neurological patient beds and new space for emergency rooms and operating tables. It is expected to finish by late 2018.

7. DSU Health & Human Performance Center

No longer is Dixie an average, “Joe Shmoe” community college. Once it received its university status, DSU has been attempting to keep up with other local universities by improving its campus and learning facilities.  A $55 million recreational, fitness and health facility, known as the Health and Human Performance Center, is expected to be completed by fall 2019. Several amenities the new facility will feature, including a 50-meter Olympic-sized swimming pool and a 65-foot climbing wall that will be the tallest such wall of any college in the state. Learn more about the HPC, HERE.

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