The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) announced today a major step in the strategic development of the Northwest Quadrant (NWQ), a 3,000-acre area north of Interstate 80 at the western boundary of Salt Lake City.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Jackie Biskupski has fired Salt Lake City 911 (SLC911) Director Scott Freitag, effective immediately, following news of Freitag’s arrest for drunk driving on January 3rd.
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.
“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.”
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.
Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Department is making several announcements this week for holiday and wintertime waste and recycling collection.
On Thursday, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will issue a proclamation declaring December 21st as “Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day in Salt Lake City.” Reading the proclamation, Mayor Biskupski will join elected officials and community members in a candlelight vigil observing Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
In a continuing effort to improve the customer experience for those starting a new business or construction project, Salt Lake City launched a new online tool making the zoning and permitting process easier and more efficient for our customers.
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.
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.
Today, the Salt Lake City Council took action on two proposals presented by the Administration to address the affordable housing crisis in Salt Lake City. The proposals specifically dealt with approximately $21 million-dollars of Redevelopment Agency (RDA) funding the RDA Board set aside to deal with affordable housing in the City.
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.
The Salt Lake City Arts Council is delighted to open the doors of the Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, for the 34th Annual Holiday Craft Market. The market opens on Friday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with Gallery Stroll.
Salt Lake City’s Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) is seeking public feedback on a recently produced report on inclusionary zoning programs. Inclusionary zoning refers to local land use ordinances that require or encourage developers to include affordable units in new residential developments.
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.
Today, the National Weather Service presented the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities team with its Honored Institution Award for providing over 100 years of daily weather observations at the Big Cottonwood Water Treatment Plant.
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.