July 30th, 2022 We hope you enjoyed a a safe and festive July! Between parades and laser light nights, Salt Lakers has been busy for the past few weeks. Salt Lake City has also been busy working towards our housing, safety, transit and streets goals.
Read on to learn how the Salt Lake City team spent July.
The Salt Lake City Housing Stability team just concluded the first phase of its Thriving In Place Study on gentrification and displacement. After data analysis and extensive community engagement, the project team is now working on strategic plan to minimize displacement. Read the results of Phase 1 here.
Phase 1 results will also inform Salt Lake City’s new 5-year housing plan, a plan more broadly focused on making the City more affordable for all. Head to Housing SLC’s website to learn more about the project, upcoming housing-related film screenings, and housing book clubs.
For many people, Pioneer Day on the 24th of July is marked by celebrations with family and friends. For Salt Lake City Police Officers, the 24th is another day of keeping Salt Lake City safe, especially parade-goers, merrymakers and drivers who may have forgotten about parade road-closures!
Whenever there’s a parade or march in Salt Lake City, police officers are present to help with crowd and driver safety. To learn more about the day-to-day activities of an SLCPD officer, follow the police department on twitter.
TRAX riders rejoice! On July 26th , UTA and Salt Lake City unveiled a new TRAX station on 600 South, connecting transit riders to the Ballpark, Central Ninth and Central City neighborhoods.
The station was made possible by a partnership with a developer in the area. TRAX’s Blue, Green and Red lines will each stop at the new station, marking an important step in the growth of Salt Lake City’s transit options. Watch the press conference here.
Funding Our Future dollars allow us to improve road conditions across Salt Lake City. Sugarhouse will benefit from these improvements with the 2024 reconstruction of 2100 South from 700 East to 1300 East.
For now, project managers are seeking feedback about how people like you use the road and what changes could be made to make the traveling experience better. Share your vision for 2100 South here.