Salt Lake Company Wins Bid for Prison Relocation Study

Salt Lake Company Wins Bid for Prison Relocation Study

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The only company to submit a proposal on time for a prison relocation study has been awarded the job.

Wikstrom Economic and Planning Consultants Inc., based in Salt Lake City, will have $140,000 and six months to do the study.

"We believe that Wikstrom ... submitted an excellent proposal, and we look forward to working with them to complete the study over the coming months," said D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli, executive director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services, in a news release.

The study will estimate how much money a sale of the prison property in Draper would bring the state, as well as how much a replacement prison could cost.

Gov. Jon Huntsman talked about the relocation of the prison in his 2004 campaign as a way to maximize development in an area of south Salt Lake County where the population has boomed.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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