Salt Lake City selects artist Rifik Anadol to propose design for Regent Street public ar

The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) and Salt Lake City Arts Council announced its invitation to media artist Refik Anadol to submit a public art proposal for Regent Street, the newly revitalized north-south mid-block street located between Main and State Street and 100 and 200 South. The commission of a public artwork designed specifically for Regent Street is the final element of the RDA’s $12-million reconstruction of the street.

Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Director volunteers to assist with economic recovery in Florida

Natural and man-made disasters have devastating impacts on local communities. In response to the increase in disasters, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has developed a program of disaster preparedness and post-disaster economic recovery directed at economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, local businesses, and other economic recovery stakeholders.

Local restauranteur opens new, first-of-its-kind experiential restaurant in Salt Lake City

The owner of Este Pizza in Salt Lake City wants to take your dining experience to a new level, which prompted him to open The Dispensary, a unique dining establishment you won’t find anywhere else. The new eatery utilizes 986 square feet of space at 54 West 1700 South (same building as Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade). This restaurant project brings a $140,000 investment and 15 new jobs initially to the City. 

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on the passing of Salt Lake County Council Member Sam Granato

“Throughout my career in public service Sam Granato was one of my closest friends, strongest champions, and trusted advisor. Whether a Democrat or a Republican, if you were in public service in Salt Lake County, you most likely spent time at Granato’s eating great food and learning from Sam—a man who could connect with people better than anyone.

Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artists Awards honor art educators, advocates and writer

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pleased to announce the winners of the Mayor’s Artists Awards, which will be presented in conjunction with the Utah Arts Festival on Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Square. This award was created more than 25 years ago to honor individuals and organizations who have made a positive impact to the creative community of Salt Lake City. Recipients were selected from a pool of nominations and will be honored at the awards ceremony.

SALT LAKE CITY’S RDA AND ARTS COUNCIL LAUNCH MURAL GRANT PROGRAM FOR ARTISTS AND GRANARY PROPERTY OWNERS

SALT LAKE CITY – The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) announced today the official kick-off the Granary District Mural Grant Program, its latest public art collaboration with the Salt Lake City Arts Council. By funding local artists to paint large-scale artwork on the exterior of privately owned buildings in the RDA’s Granary District Project Area, the program will contribute to the beautification, diversification and economic vitality of the historic Granary neighborhood that was once known as the City’s heart of manufacturing.

Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski proposes eliminating bicycle licensing fee

Salt Lake City bicyclists could soon be able to register their bikes online and for free. As part of Salt Lake City’s commitment to public safety and customer service, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown are asking the City Council to change the Bicycle Licensing Ordinance so the bicycle licensing fee would be removed and the license and registration process could be done on a computer.

Salt Lake City Seeks Feedback on Sales Tax and Bond Proposal

Mayor Biskupski and the Salt Lake City Council are seeking resident feedback to better understand public perceptions of City service needs and potential funding mechanisms. The Mayor and City Council are currently exploring the possibility of activating a 0.5% sales tax option provided to the City in 2015. The ongoing funding could be used to help fund growth related priority areas of street repair, affordable housing, transit service, and neighborhood safety and security.

Salt Lake City’s Foreign-Trade Zone #30 receives new Alternative Site Framework status – makes joining FTZ easier for Utah businesses

The Salt Lake City Corporation is pleased to announce it has entered its Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) to the Alternative Site Framework (ASF). The benefits provided by this new framework will be accessible to any company within a 60-mile radius of the current FTZ located near the Salt Lake City International Airport. This area encompasses all of Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber and Morgan Counties as well as parts of Box Elder, Summit and Tooele Counties.