Zion Medical Village is a cutting-edge, mixed-use community that is organized physically and thematically around healthcare facilities and services, while also expanding on the definition of health to create an integrated health community focused on promoting healthy lifestyles.This village will become a complete community, with a diversity of housing choices, supporting retail, office, and community services. Zion Medical Village is a 110-acre undeveloped site located in Washington City, UT. The Health Village site is a portion of the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) lands (1,122 acres) located between Interstate 15 and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The parcel is located among some of Utah’s most prominent landforms, and is highly visible and easily accessed from Interstate 15. The parcel is surrounded by accessible public lands, including the expansive Red Cliffs National Conservation Area on the northern border of the site.
Access + Visibility
Zion Medical Village is directly accessed from the milepost 13 interchange off of Interstate 15, making the location one of the most visible development sites in Southern Utah. The site will be further connected to the entire St. George Metro Area through the Washington Parkway. This major highway currently connects the site to the area south of the freeway, including Washington City, Sienna Hills, and Coral Canyon. The Washington County General Plan and Transportation Plan also call for an extension of the parkway that will connect the site to the communities to the north and west of the site by connecting to Bluff Street in St. George.
Trails + Outdoor Recreation
Access to trails is a major amenity for the Zion Medical Village site, with two major trailheads on site leading to the expansive Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. This reserve contains 62,000 acres served by more than a dozen trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian riding. These trails provide a range of experience levels for all types of users. In addition to the direct access to the Reserve, Zion National Park, and seven other designated parks and recreation areas are located within 50 miles of Zion Medical Village, making it a prime hub for outdoor recreational opportunities.
Promote Active + Healthy Lifestyles
Zion Medical Village encourages healthy lifestyles through the design and programming of the village. This includes a highly developed trail system to encourage walkability. Providing wellness and fitness facilities. Providing healthy food options through access to grocery stores, fresh food, and community gardens. The Village encourages the use of these by making them convenient and a pleasant experience to use.
The St. George Metropolitan Area has grown rapidly since 2000, and is currently the fastest growing metropolitan area in the entire country. This growth shows no signs of slowing, and much of the growth across the metro area is targeted in and around Washington City. The vast majority (86%) of this growth is from immigration, with retirees making up a large share of those moving to the area, according to the University of Utah Policy Institute.