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.

Salt Lake City wins $50,000 preservation grant to restore historic Utah Pickle Company building

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Main Street America announced the winners of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets grant campaign. Salt Lake City is among 11 winning historic sites, determined by popular vote, and will receive a total $1.5 million in grants to fund preservation projects.

Salt Lake City Among Four U.S. Cities Selected for Prestigious Land Use Fellowship

Salt Lake City and the Urban Land Institute Utah District Council (ULI Utah) announced that Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has been selected for the 2018 class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership. On Thursday, October 26, in conjunction with the national ULI Fall Meeting, Mayor Biskupski and mayors from three other selected cities will commence the year-long program during which ULI, National League of Cities (NLC), and fellowship peers will provide technical assistance on a Salt Lake City land use challenge.

Global train company, Stadler set to expand manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City; 10-year project to create million square foot U.S campus and thousands of direct and indirect jobs

Stadler, the system provider of rail vehicle construction solutions headquartered in Switzerland, is set to construct a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City where they will build and assemble trains for transit properties throughout the United States. Currently, Stadler is leasing space from the Utah Transit Authority at their Warm Springs facility, employing 115 employees.

SLC Parks and Public Lands Division Announces Safe Use Strategy for Liberty Park Multi-Use Pathway

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands Division is launching a one-year pilot program for etiquette on the multi-use pathway within Liberty Park. This pathway is popular for many activities, including biking, rollerblading, walking, and running. The primary goal of the pilot program is to educate park visitors about proper etiquette while traveling and recreating on the pathway

Salt Lake City kicks off quest for $150K historic preservation grant to boost Granary District neighborhood with “Pick the Pickle” outreach

Today marks the launch of Salt Lake City’s participation in this year’s Partners in Preservation: Main Streets initiative, which was created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express to engage the public in preserving and increasing awareness of America’s historic places and their role in sustaining local communities.

Economic Development Director Lara Fritts appointed to the International Economic Development Council Board

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the International Economic Development Council Board appointed Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development Director, Lara Fritts, to their board. Fritts will serve a two year term which will begin on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2019. Fritts will represent Salt Lake City alongside 55 voting members from public and non-profit economic development organizations across the country.