February 24, 2022 — February is Black History Month. As we reflect on the past, we must ensure that the present is a time where Black communities don’t just survive, but thrive. We create history every day, and must pave the way for a better future.
Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.
On February 24th, City leaders celebrated the renovation of Salt Lake City’s historic Jackson Apartments, for which the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) provided a $1 million loan. This project has ensured the preservation of 80 existing affordable housing units for the City’s elderly residents making 60% or less of the area median income as well as significant upgrades to the building including the restoration of the historic façade, unit updates, and improved ADA accessibility.
Also, Salt Lake City has launched Thriving in Place; this is Salt Lake City’s community-driven process to analyze and understand gentrification and displacement. Through this work we will develop a plan of action to address the factors that are forcing many of our friends, family members and neighbors to leave, or to live without a home, because they can’t find housing here that they can afford. Learn more and take the survey here.
This month, Capital City News spoke with the new Executive Director of Salt Lake City 911, Stephen Meyer. Watch the full video including the interview here.
There’s just a few days left to ride the bus, TRAX, FrontRunner, or UTA On Demand in SLC Westside neighborhoods for free during Free Fare February! Learn more at rideuta.com/freefare
We are already gearing up for another busy street reconstruction season. On February 27, 2022, construction will begin again on 900 South from 300 West to West Temple. All Eastbound traffic between 300 West and West Temple will be detoured to 800 South so crews can build the center median. Learn more in the Phase 1 dropdown at 900SouthSLC.com.
To see all of Salt Lake City’s street reconstruction bond projects, visit the Funding Our Future map at SLC.gov/BondMap.