There is nothing I like to see more in our city than new construction.
The new Richfield High School is going up fast and I can’t wait to see it completed. I wish my Uncle Melvin Anderson could watch this project being constructed. He used to walk from his home on East Center Street up to the Ashman Elementary, where he taught school. He told me how much he missed seeing the old high school at the west end of Center Street. I’m sure he would enjoy seeing the new school almost exactly where the old one stood.
High Country Auto has expanded their current location and are building a new facility. This will be a modern, beautiful addition to our community. Costa Vida restaurant has also broken ground on Technology Drive and 1300 South. This, too, promises to be a great addition to our community.
Tractor Supply Company opened their new store earlier this month. Hansen’s Auto Body is expanding their new facility that was built just in the past year. Sevier Valley Hospital continues its aggressive expansion and renovation program. Several new subdivisions have been approved, and a housing development for moderate and low income families is in the final planning stages.
All of this shows optimism. It shows confidence in the future of our community, and we should all share in that feeling. There always seems to be plenty of negative stuff to chew on, but the growth we’re seeing should leave a good taste in our mouth. Great things are happening in Richfield!
Mayor David Ogden