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.
Today, Salt Lake City officially launched the Funding Our Future dashboard. The online dashboard tracks funding from the recently passed half a percent sales tax increase and displays specific dollar allocations to be used for community-identified critical needs: affordable housing, neighborhood security, streets and infrastructure, and transit.
In anticipation of a 2019 reconstruction of 900 South, between Lincoln Street and 1300 East, Salt Lake City’s Transportation and Engineering Divisions are testing two temporary intersection designs at the 900 South, 1100 East, and Gilmer Drive intersection.
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.
Thirty-two of the nation’s top collegiate men’s lacrosse teams are descending on Salt Lake City this week to earn bragging rights as the best in the U.S. Two Utah teams are competing in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) national championship---University of Utah is ranked number two and BYU is number seven.
National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016 in order to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life.
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.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski today released two budgets to the Salt Lake City Council. The first budget has recommendations for the general fund and the second financial plan offers proposals if the Salt Lake City Council increases the sales tax.
“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 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.
With snow levels and early spring run-off well below average this year, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will declare a Stage 1 Advisory for water conservation, in keeping with Salt Lake City’s 5-stage Water Shortage Contingency Plan.
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 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 is asking the public to provide input about which low-income census tracts should be considered for federal incentives to spur economic development. The City has given Salt Lake County its recommendations, but a public hearing will be held April 3 to discuss whether other areas should be included.
New research shows a large number of underrepresented business owners are getting significant support from Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Fund (EDLF). The EDLF has loaned more than $7 million to 56 existing businesses during the past three years.
Salt Lake City Senior Education Advisor Angela Doan was honored today by the multi-state education organization ASPIRE with the Utah Trio Achiever Award. She received the award for persisting in her educational goals while making significant civic, community and professional contributions.
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.
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.
Salt Lake City is launching a Consumer Financial Protection Initiative to strengthen consumer rights and protect residents from predatory financial practices. The initiative will work closely with other partners to focus on landlord-tenant issues, towing and booting companies, payday lenders, construction contractors and solar installers.
A Salt Lake City couple who work as bartenders had a dream where you could play Space Invaders and order a Sangria or play pinball and request a pint. This couple has turned their hopes and hard work into the Quarters Arcade Bar in Salt Lake City, Utah’s first establishment of its kind.