Salt Lakers marked a number of important occasions during the month of September. Between Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosh Hashanah and the Mid-Autumn Festival, Salt Lake City residents had many reasons to celebrate together. Curious about what other celebrations and observances might be coming up? The City updates a list of holidays and important dates here.
Salt Lake City also continued its work on housing, safety, transit and street repairs during September. Read on for our monthly highlights.
On September 13th, Mayor Mendenhall announced a collaboration between Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and the State to support the creation of 400 new permanent supportive housing or transitional housing units in Salt Lake City.
The units will be focused on helping those experiencing homeless get into stable housing. Project leaders hope to see units available by Spring 2023 to coincide with the annual closure of the winter overflow shelter.
Watch Mayor Mendenhall present the project to the City Council here.
The Salt Lake City Police Department continues building relationships with the Salt Lake community. In September, they began recruiting for their Explorers Program, an initiative giving 14-20 year-olds an inside look at law enforcement careers. Participants learn through classes, ride-alongs and other hands-on activity.
Know a teen who may be interested? Click here to learn more.
Construction continues on 300 West, with paving work between 2100 South and 1700 South to be completed in October and work from 1700 South and 1300 South to be finished in November.
While construction can cause its fair share of headaches, the revamp of 300 West will eventually herald in a more user-friendly road complete with bike lanes and greenery. Until the road is complete, use this website to stay up-to-date on traffic impacts and to connect with project managers.
You can also follow SLCMoves on social media for updates on construction occurring across the City.