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Wasatch Hollow Preserve

Project Summary

Location: 1650 East 1700 South
Design Consultants: Bio-West, Inc.
Contractor: TBD
Funding: CIP
Project Manager: Lewis Kogan –
Project Description: The Wasatch Hollow Preserve Riparian Restoration (Phase 2) will incorporate substantial elements of the Wasatch Hollow Open Space Comprehensive Restoration, Use and Management Plan (October, 2011) that was developed with significant public input through a structured decision-making process. Salt Lake City Public Lands collected and incorporated public input for the project design elements through public meetings held in April, May, June & July (see schedule below). Project implementation is planned for late fall, 2014 through late spring, 2015. For public safety and protection of wildlife habitat, Wasatch Hollow Preserve will remain closed until project implementation is complete.


Revised 100% Construction Documentation

Project Goals

  • Developing user amenities and access locations
  • Re-establishing riparian floodplain & hydro-logic function of Emigration Creek
  • Re-connecting a historic spring to Emigration Creek
  • Construction of a bridge and boardwalk
  • Fencing sensitive resource areas
  • Invasive species removal and control
  • Planting & establishment of native upland & riparian vegetation
  • Establishing clear property boundaries with signage, fencing, and vegetative buffers
  • Elimination of unauthorized footpaths
  • Creation of nature-play areas

Project Schedule

Four open-house public workshops for citizens were held to help guide the planning process. The public workshops and provided feedback on specific project amenities.

  • Visioning Workshop #1, 6-8pm on April 29, 2014
  • Design Review 1 Workshop #2, 6-8pm on May 20, 2014
  • Design Review 2 Workshop #3, 6-8pm on July 2, 2014
  • Final Design Review Workshop #4, 6-8pm on July 29, 2014

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