Portneuf Health Trust to participate in Northgate Development

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Portneuf Health Trust has purchased 20 acres of land inside the new Northgate Development in Pocatello. It said the land will house a future medical campus.

Northgate is the first true master-planned community in the Portneuf Valley and major utilities serving the area are expected to be complete in August 2018.

"We are very excited to partner with the Northgate developers to provide the exclusive health and medical campus to the community. The developers and our organization both believe that designing the infrastructure to walk, bike and be active creates a healthier community," said Shaun Menchaca, CEO of Portneuf Health Trust. "We are currently working with our physician partners at Portneuf Medical Center on master planning that campus. We are expecting to start construction in the summer of 2018 and have some services operational sometime next winter."

The development's "Northgate District" is designed for people, prioritizing walking, biking and active use.

According to Portneuf Health Trust, the Northgate District is a glimpse into the future, featuring a wi-fi blanket, fiber to the home, "IoT" (Internet of Things) infrastructure to each home in the community.

The development group is designing an outdoor mall, the only such retail destination in southeast Idaho.

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