Utah high schools could soon cost $145 million each

By: | December 3, 2019

The cost of the next Utah high schools built along the Wasatch Front could exceed $145 million, an increase of nearly 50% in recent years.

Blame it on Utah’s sizzling economy, ongoing building boom, low unemployment rate and the escalating cost of materials, driven in part by tariffs impacting steel and aluminum.

The 405,000-square-foot Farmington High School, which opened in 2018, cost $77.5 million.

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