At Tuesday’s meetings:
- the Council recognized Council Member Derek Kitchen for his three years of service on the City Council, and two years of service in leadership of the Redevelopment Agency. Derek will leave the Council in January in order to serve in the Utah State Legislature.
“Being a public servant has been both humbling and empowering and I’m so grateful to have been in this role for this long and I look forward to working with the Council and the Mayor from the hill. Thank you very much,” he said.
- the Council was briefed about Salt Lake’s potential candidacy as a host city for a future Winter Olympics. The Council also adopted a resolution supporting the execution of an Olympic Expression of Interest Agreement. This is one of several preliminary steps relating to a potential host city bid.
- the RDA Board allocated $100,000 for placemaking improvements in Japantown, a Capital Improvement Project. The Board also received an update about the facilitation process for the proposed large-scale mixed-use development project on Block 67, a City block bounded by 100 South, 200 South, 200 West and 300 West. The Board requested the RDA facilitate discussions between the developer (The Ritchie Group), Salt Lake County, and the Japanese-American Community about how to mitigate potential impacts of the project on adjacent properties.
- the RDA Board also approved a loan for up to $2,335,000 for a a multi-family residential project located at 55 West 800 South.