It is happening.

NAI Excel is proud to announce the official ground-breaking event for the highly anticipated Joule Plaza. The event will take place at 12:30pm April 4th, 2018 and is open to the public!

After almost 4 years of planning and team work, Joule Plaza development recently received the final approval of St. George City Council members.  It took years of work and close collaboration by St George City and the development team of Highmark Construction, International Development Group, and Wes Davis to work diligently on the design and scope of the project.  (Architect firm CRSA- Ben Rogers)

Joule Plaza will be the first of its kind for the continually growing St. George and Southern Utah area. Centrally located in the heart of the Historic Downtown area on Tabernacle between 200 West and 300 West, Joule Plaza will offer a mix of commercial and residential spaces.

"Our Goal has been to bring people back to downtown St. George and to offer a property with a walkable lifestyle."

Wes Davis

Downtown St. George.

“Our Goal has been to bring people back to downtown St. George and to offer a property with a walkable lifestyle.” Stated Wes Davis, Developer and Broker at NAI Excel, “this project will meet those goals with residential units combined with offices, shopping and restaurants. Its proximity to parks, culture, retail, and food is an ideal location.”

The property, owned by the Wilkinson Family for many generations, is being named in Honor of the Founder Kay W. and Lail Wilkinson of Wilkinson’s Electric and Wilkinson’s House of Lighting, who started as a small electrical contractor. “Joule is an electrical measurement,” Stated Randy Wilkinson, Kay’s oldest son, “and I think this will honor my father, and the Wilkinson’s House of Lighting that burned down on the property a year ago.”

The 8 previously existing homes considered an eyesore have already been demolished to make way for the project. Some nearby residences have expressed gratitude for taking down those dated structures but also concern over the project and how it might affect property values. Wes Davis had this to say, “Joule Plaza will improve the look of the area and should bolster property values to surrounding residences.  The new structures are well designed and will bring an energy back to these downtown city blocks.  It should attract people who otherwise may not have been able or interested to live in the downtown corridor.”

Joule Plaza.

Joule Plaza will consist of 4 stories above ground, 3 of which will include a mix of 1 to 2 bedroom and 1 to 2 bathroom luxury apartments (totaling 197 units). Residents will enjoy high-end features including but not limited to granite counter tops, wood plank tile, balconies, highspeed fiber internet, etc. along with covered parking, a fitness facility, pool and park area. The commercial level will include 19,100 square feet of offices, retail shops, and restaurants.

“The design of Joule Plaza is for a work, live and play area.” Joe Bowcutt, St. George City councilman commented, “This project will tie into others in the City, the plans include over 61 acres of parks, trails and bike paths that blend in perfectly with Historic Downtown.”

The project also features Handicap Access on all levels.

“Our Target is basically anyone who wants to live in downtown and be within walking distances to all their needs.” Randy Wilkinson stated.

Estimated Completion of Joule Plaza is set for December of 2019.

Wes Davis, MBA | Sr. Vice President – Sales and Leasing

Wes Davis has been one of the top producing commercial agents in Southern Utah for the past 15 years and has been recognized regularly as the Top Producer. Wes earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration and has also earned a Masters in Commercials Real Estate designation. He sits on the board of advisory of committee of the local bank, hospital, and several charitable organizations. Wes is also affiliated with the National Association of Realtors.  Wes has been a strategic partner and key driver of this development and has developed or consulted on several projects throughout Utah and the Midwest.