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December 10 SLC Council and RDA Board Meetings

Posted on: December 10th, 2019

At the Council and RDA Meeting: outgoing Council Members Charlie Luke and Erin Mendenhall were recognized for their service and accomplishments during their time on the Council and RDA Board. the Council adopted a ceremonial resolution in support of ratification by the Utah State Legislature, during its 2020 general session, of the Equal Rights Amendment to […]

December 3 Council and RDA Board Meeting Recap

Posted on: December 3rd, 2019

At the Council and RDA Meeting: the Board held its fourth discussion about the redevelopment of the Utah Theater and an adjacent property at 144 South Main Street. The Board adopted a resolution approving a reduced price for the property, also known as a write-down, to the Hines and LaSalle group. The write-down is contingent […]

November 19 Council and Board of Canvassers Meetings

Posted on: November 19th, 2019

At today’s Council and Board of Canvassers Meetings: the Council discussed a draft ordinance that would aim to regulate e-scooters in the City (formally referred to as dockless shared mobility devices). Currently, e-scooter companies have been operating for about a year and a half under temporary operating agreements as a pilot program. The Council discussed concerns such as enforcement […]

Single Room Occupancy Housing

Posted on: November 13th, 2019

In early 2019, the Council began reviewing a proposal that would redefine Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing and permit SROs in more zoning districts than currently allowed. The proposal supports goals identified in the City’s Growing SLC: A Five Year Housing Plan – increase housing options, promote affordability, and build more equitable and fair housing. […]

November 12 Council and RDA Board Meeting

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

At the Council and RDA Meeting: the Board heard from almost two dozen individuals about a proposal to redevelop the Utah Theater and adjacent retail property. The Board received clarification about challenges for the property to qualify for tax credits and historic designations. The theater is owned by the RDA, and property on either side of the building […]

PRESS RELEASE: Council Statement regarding Cold Weather Impact on People Experiencing Homelessness

Posted on: November 1st, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 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.

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. […]

September 24 Council and RDA Board Meeting

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 […]

September 17 Council Meeting

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 […]

Focus Area: Affordable Housing

Posted on: July 31st, 2019

Since 2016, affordable housing has been a Salt Lake City Council priority.

Since then, the Council adopted the Growing Salt Lake Housing Plan and created new funding for affordable housing.

The Council continues to seek ongoing funding opportunities and partnerships with others addressing affordable housing needs throughout our County and State.