Salt Lake City’s RDA and Arts Council Release RFQ for Regent Street Public Art Project

The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) and Salt Lake City Arts Council announced today the release of a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a public art project on Downtown’s Regent Street. This project is the final element of the RDA’s reconstruction and revitalization of the street and has a budget of up to $2 million, which when completed will be Salt Lake City’s highest public art project ever commissioned.

Arts for All Program to provide FREE Broadway experiences

Tonight, the Salt Lake City Council approved the Arts for All program, a joint City-County initiative that provides eligible residents free tickets to Broadway performances at the Eccles Theater. The program will launch February 2018 with ticket distribution starting with The Sound of Music. Other confirmed titles include Riverdance, Hamilton, Jersey Boys, Daniel Tiger, and the Phantom of the Opera.

Expanding national lawn care company relocates to Salt Lake City

Currently located in Millcreek, Utah, TaskEasy is set to move their U.S. headquarters to downtown Salt Lake City on January 15, 2018. The lawn care company’s new location is located off 700 South and West Temple. The 39,500-sq. ft. building gives TaskEasy much-needed space to add nearly 200 jobs over the next year, with an investment of $6.5-million in the Capital City.

Statement on passing of LDS Church President Thomas Monson

I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of President Thomas S. Monson. Over the past few years, as Salt Lake City has dealt with critical issues, most notably homelessness, the LDS Church has responded with a high level of compassion and resolve set clearly by President Monson and his deep concern for those less fortunate. We have lost a dedicated partner to the Capitol City and he will be missed.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on Senator Orrin Hatch’s retirement announcement

“I would like to thank Senator Orrin Hatch, and his entire family, for a lifetime of public service on behalf of the people of Utah. Throughout my career, whether we agreed or not, Sen. Hatch has always been someone I could call when Salt Lake City needed help from Washington. I wish him and his family well as they embark on a new stage of life.”

Salt Lake City’s new department helps bring in 6,000 jobs

New numbers released by the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office and the Department of Economic Development highlight the success of the new Department since its creation in mid-2016. The “2016-17: By the Numbers” report illustrates the SLCDED’s role in attracting businesses of all sizes to Salt Lake City, including Amazon, which announced in June it was building a large fulfillment center in the City’s Northwest Quadrant.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski applauds the City Council’s historic passing of Salt Lake City’s first housing plan since 2000

Tonight, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously passed GrowingSLC: A Five-Year Housing Plan, the City’s first housing plan since 2000. GrowingSLC was first proposed by Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s Administration earlier this year and outlines a path to increase vibrancy in the housing market, provide security for vulnerable residents, and create equity in housing choice, citywide.

Salt Lake City seeks public participation in creating Foothill Trails plan

The Salt Lake City Public Lands Division is seeking public participation in the process of developing a Foothill Trail System Plan. The plan will apply to the Salt Lake City foothills between Emigration Canyon and the southern boundary of Davis County. It will produce a blueprint for an improved trails network for diverse users, to be implemented over a ten-year timeline.

Mayor Biskupski to participate in international climate summit focused on local efforts to address climate change

On Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Vicki Bennett, Director of Salt Lake City’s Department of Sustainability, will participate in the inaugural North American Climate Summit in Chicago. The summit will bring together municipal leaders from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe to discuss climate change, and specific commitments local leaders have made to the Paris Agreement. The summit is hosted by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and C40 Cities.

 

SLC’s Housing Innovation Lab announces winning designs from its Home Innovation Competition

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the two winners of the Home Innovation Competition for high-quality, innovative and affordable single-family home designs. The winning designs will be on display at the City and County Building, 3rd floor on November 21, 2017 between 5-7pm. Staff from the Housing and Neighborhood Development team will be available to discuss the Housing Innovation Lab as well as Growing SLC.

Salt Lake City urges residents to properly dispose of or compost yard waste and leaves

Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities and Department of Sustainability are urging residents to assist storm water management crews by doing a final seasonal yard clean-up to keep excess leaves from clogging gutters. Raking leaves now, and either disposing of them in City-issued compost bins or mulching them keeps storm drains free and clear when the first winter storms hit.