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Press Releases

Salt Lake City and Partners Get Closer to Ambitious Clean Energy Goals With Ground Breaking on 80 Megawatt Solar Farm

Posted on: October 19th, 2021

October 19, 2021 Salt Lake City celebrated a huge milestone in its goal of sourcing nearly 100 percent of municipal electricity from clean energy sources by joining partners in breaking ground on an 80 megawatt Solar Farm Tuesday morning.  Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined Rocky Mountain Power; renewable energy developers D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) […]

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Recommendations for Rescue Plan Spending

Posted on: October 18th, 2021

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced her recommendations for the City’s use of its $85 million in American Rescue Plan funding, which will arrive in two installments over the course of the next year. The Mayor’s recommendations were transmitted to the City Council last week and it will begin its process to consider […]

Demolition of Water Park Infrastructure Begins at Glendale Regional Park

Posted on: October 14th, 2021

After working with contractors over the summer to remove dangerous buildings, Salt Lake City will move on to the next phase of its deconstruction of the old “Raging Waters” and “Seven Peaks Water Park” site as it removes paving, some in-ground features, and slides this fall. Since 2018, the old “Raging Waters” and “Seven Peaks […]

Mayor Mendenhall Pauses Creation of New Permanent Shelters in City For Six Months

Posted on: October 5th, 2021

Amendment of code will require City to better define conditions for conditional use permits On Monday afternoon, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall initiated a petition to amend City Code 21A in order to ensure that the location and type of homeless shelters and services in the City are carefully addressed. “Salt Lake City, and […]

Salt Lake City receives national Cities of Service grant to revitalize Jordan River Corridor

Posted on: September 24th, 2021

September 24, 2021 Salt Lake City has been selected as one of eight U.S. cities to participate in the Cities of Service Love Your Block program and will receive $100,000 to launch a new westside initiative focused on revitalizing the Jordan River Corridor. The Love Your Block grant program brings City leaders and residents together […]

RDA Releases $8 Million to Increase Number of Affordable Residential Units Being Constructed in City

Posted on: September 21st, 2021

September 21, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY —  The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) has released $8 million dedicated to low-cost financial assistance to stimulate the construction and preservation of affordable housing development projects. This marks the fourth consecutive year the RDA has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) prioritizing affordable housing. The […]

Salt Lake City embarks on effort to understand, mitigate gentrification

Posted on: September 20th, 2021

September 20, 2021 Areas of Salt Lake City that are prone to gentrification will soon be identified and engaged as part of a City-funded, community-driven planning effort. In partnership with Baird+Driskell Community Planning of Berkeley, California, the City is embarking on a year-long, citywide study to better understand where involuntary displacement most commonly occurs, where […]

First project of Alleyway Pilot Program underway in Liberty Wells neighborhood

Posted on: September 17th, 2021

September 17, 2021 Work began this week on the first alleyway in the City that will be rejuvenated through the City’s Alleyway Pilot Program. Construction on the 850-foot alley in the Liberty Wells neighborhood will increase functionality for the adjoining residents as well as the communities the alley connects. “Our alleyways are a tremendous and […]

Salt Lake City Announces New Special Event Permitting Platform with OpenCounter

Posted on: September 16th, 2021

September 16, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY – Event organizers in Salt Lake City will soon enjoy a more user friendly, streamlined process for applying for special event permits thanks to an expanded partnership between the City and permitting software provider OpenCounter. From music festivals, block parties, and marathons, to the City’s long-standing popularity as a […]

Mayor Mendenhall and community leaders mark beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on: September 15th, 2021

September 15, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined local Latino and Hispanic leaders and organizations Wednesday in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, a national recognition designed to honor the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. “Salt Lake City is fortunate that so many thousands of Latino and Hispanic […]