McClelland Shared Street (Phase 2a of the McClelland Trail)
The McClelland Trail offers or will offer a safe and comfortable route for walking and bicycling between residential neighborhoods, recreational opportunities, shopping destinations, and community gathering places. Currently, it exists formally only between 800 South and 2100 South (Phase 1).
This project is called “McClelland Shared Street Phase 2a” because it will help transform the next two blocks of the trail along McClelland Street, from 2100 South to Sugarmont Avenue, in the core of the Sugar House Business District. This phase (2a) will implement “soft improvements” that do not require a complete rebuild of the street. These may include:
- Outdoor dining
- A narrower roadway
- More crosswalks
The end result will be a pedestrian-scale, low-speed, more beautiful place to be, rather than just a place to drive and park. This is especially important to the success and happiness of the businesses, patrons, and hundred of families that are located, visit, or live on these blocks.
The City thanks all who have expressed their desire for such a change. These desires were recorded in the Sugar House Master Plan, the Circulation and Streetscape Amenities Plan for the Sugar House Business District (2013), the Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal Trail Implementation Plan (2013), the Fairmont Park Concept Plan, the Salt Lake City Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan (2015), and surveys and dozens and dozens of meetings in this multi-year process (see links and downloads at the bottom of this page).
An application by the Sugar House Community Council in 2018 and the support of the City Council for CIP funding ($500,000) in 2019, especially, have made this current project’s construction possible.
Your Input Now
In 2020, the City and GSBS Architects developed a Concept Plan that combines all of the feedback received so far in a visual representation of the street’s possible redesign. Please share your thoughts by Sunday, September 27th so that your input can be included in this fall’s final design before improvements are built in 2021.
***Comment period now closed*** Thank you for your feedback. Stay tuned for updates.
Project History, Data, & Downloads
Letters of Support
Past Master Plans
Past master plans support improvements to McClelland Street in order to enhance Sugar House and connect the McClelland Trail.
- Sugar House Master Plan (2005) (pp. 6, 8-9, 14)
- Circulation and Streetscape Amenities Plan for the Sugar House Business District (2013) (pp. 12, 14, 19, 30, 44, 50, 53, 57, 58, 82-90)
- Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal Trail Implementation Plan (2013) (pp. 30, 38, 46, 49, 56-57, Appendix D [Jan 24, 2012 meeting])
- Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan (2015)
- Fairmont Park Concept Plan (pending)
For more information about other active McClelland Trail projects, visit the McClelland Trail and Neighborhood Street Livability Improvements page. The project seeks calming traffic on neighborhood streets and McClelland Trail crossings between Harrison and Bryan Avenues. The project is also planned to be built in 2021.