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COUNCIL: Statement regarding Cold Weather Impact on People Experiencing Homelessness

Posted on: November 1st, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 1, 2019 Salt Lake City Council Members have listened, with growing concern, to ongoing conversations about providing safe housing and shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The situation has intensified with record low temperatures threatening those whose only home is on the streets. The existing Rio Grande shelter that has provided beds […]

Salt Lake City Named as One of the Top American Cities of the Future

Posted on: October 24th, 2019

Salt Lake City Named as One of the Top American Cities of the Future 2019/20 by fDi Salt Lake City has won four awards of Top 10 rankings in fDi Magazine’s American Cities of the Future for 2019/20. The City ranked 4th overall in the Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future among 80 […]

Residents Invited to Submit Comments on Community Development Needs

Posted on: October 22nd, 2019

The Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development Division (HAND) invites residents to participate in a General Needs Hearing to gather public comments on overall housing and community development needs as they relate to low and moderate-income Salt Lake City residents. Each year Salt Lake City receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant […]

SLC welcomes new boutique cycling studio to downtown

Posted on: October 17th, 2019

Where Cardio Meets Culture – Mcycle Opens in Downtown Salt Lake City  Mcycle is a new boutique cycling studio now open at 355 West 400 South in Salt Lake City. The 4,300 square-foot studio features a 50-bike workout experience to a clientele who want a challenging, yet enjoyable workout, convenience and a sense of community. […]

COUNCIL: October 15 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: October 15th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council held its first briefing about Budget Amendment No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2019-20. Discussion focused on maintenance of existing art in the City (approximately 270 artworks estimated at over $9 million) and a study to learn more about maintaining that art collection, as well as funding police overtime for additional patrols.

COUNCIL: October 8 Council and RDA Board Meetings

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

At Tuesday’s Council and RDA Board Meetings: the Board had a follow-up discussion about potential redevelopment of the Utah Theater and adjacent retail property. The Board expressed support to preserve elements of the theater and discussed working with Preservation Utah and other organizations to archive the history of the property. The Board expects to take action in November about development plans. […]

Salt Lake City sells first round of road reconstruction bond with “AAA” rating

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

Today, Salt Lake City sold the first $20-million installment of the $87-million general obligation bond, approved by voters for the reconstruction of the City’s roads. In September, the Fitch Ratings agency gave Salt Lake City its highest rating—AAA—highlighting the City’s “strong financial management.” The high rating ensured Salt Lake City received a low 2.07% interest […]

Salt Lake City kicks-off federal grant program with affordable housing tour

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019

On Thursday, October 3rd, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will join the Community Development Corporation of Utah (CDCU), and new homeowners, Mario and Emma Melendez, to kick-off the application period for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding managed by the City. (See full event details below) The City is currently accepting applications from interested entities […]

COUNCIL: September 24 Council and RDA Board Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 24th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meetings, the Board approved a $3.3 million loan to CW Urban for a new housing development at 378 West 300 South named The Olive. The project would contain 120 condominium units in downtown, ranging in size from studios to two-bedroom units and penthouses. Board Members noted that while the project doesn’t specifically guarantee a level of affordability, The Olive would encourage home ownership in the downtown area at a variety of income levels.

COUNCIL: September 17 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 17th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council received a briefing from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute about an apartment market analysis for the Greater Salt Lake Region and Salt Lake City-specific census trends. The Institute reported that despite an increasing supply of housing, particularly multi-family in the past 10 years, Salt Lake City rents continue to outpace other areas of the state.