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Bradburn Brief: The Cairns

Post Date:07/17/2019 12:00 PM

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Did you know the area between 9000 South and 11400 South and I-15 and the TRAX line is called The Cairns District? The Cairns District includes Real Stadium, Hale Centre Theatre, Mountain America Expo Center, The Shops at South Town, and numerous corporate offices and residential complexes. The vision for The Cairns District is to create a space where residents can live, work, play, and shop all within a short distance. This kind of economic center has many benefits to residents who call Sandy their home. 

There are 450 businesses in The Cairns District, which have added over 6,000 new. The Cairns District generates additional sales and property tax dollars, allowing taxes to remain low for residents but still allow for high-quality services from the city. Sandy has the lowest property taxes of all neighboring cities.

Our state is experiencing unprecedented growth and the housing market is struggling to keep up with demand. Growth is coming to our valley, but it must be managed so as not to encroach on our peaceful neighborhoods. The Cairns District provides a space that makes sense for multi-family housing (with close access to the freeway and public transit) but generates less impact on city traffic.

Air quality is also a great concern for our city. Creating urban centers where residents can live, work, play, and shop means shorter and less frequent car trips. Instead of driving downtown to work, see a show, or attend a sports event, The Cairns District provides these kinds of services closer to home. Starting in July, residents and visitors will have access to shared scooters in The Cairns District. This will make access to transit more convenient and eliminate the need for cars to move around the area. Less time in our cars contributes to better air quality for everyone.

Finally, the vision for The Cairns District is to provide art, entertainment, dining, and gathering spaces to strengthen the bond of our community by creating a vibrant district where neighbors can congregate and share experiences. Concerts in the park, food festivals, and art walks are all part of the master plan and future vision to bring fun and energy to this space. 

For more information about The Cairns District and how it benefits Sandy residents, please visit the website at

Lastly, please remember that you can always connect with us to get more information by going to our websites and and by following our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for daily updated information. You can also contact me at


Thank you for allowing me to serve you! 

Mayor Kurt Bradburn

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