Mayor’s proposal to nix new homeless shelters lands at the Planning Commission, which says ‘not without a plan’
Under a ticking clock of the city’s six-month moratorium on any new homeless shelters, announced by Mayor Erin Mendenhall in October, last week the Planning Commission heard the Administration’s case for the next step in its zoning code revisions pertaining to Homeless Shelters and Homeless Resource Centers. Things did not go well for the Mayor’s […]
Since officials approved the latest rules allowing accessory dwelling units, homeowners from across Salt Lake City have shown a willingness to add these forms of housing. Dozens of units have been tucked into backyards, above garages and within homes. On Wednesday night, the Planning Commission approved three more ADUs. Which should be no surprise: The […]
Despite a widely-acknowledged need for more park space Downtown, the city is aiming more money at Pioneer Park, a square 10-acre postage stamp in a long-transitioning neighborhood in southwest Downtown. Pioneer Park has collected over $3M in impact fees and budget sweeteners in the last several years, and is looking for another $2M in Mayor […]
Mayor’s bond for $58M in capital projects shrinking and getting sticky, new city council leadership elected
The Salt Lake City Council elected new leadership at their first meeting of 2022 last week. Dan Dugan (D6), a retired Navy pilot with a strong green streak currently working in manufacturing, was elected Chair in a unanimous vote. Addressing outgoing Chair Amy Fowler (D7), Dugan said “I appreciate the tone and the trajectory you […]
It would take an area roughly the size of the Downtown core to fit the number of homes that are being added to one block in Sugar House.
The Redevelopment Agency awarded their 2021 affordable housing funds to four projects that will bring nearly 650 new subsidized units to the city. Of its $8 million in available low-interest loans, $2.7 million went unspent. That financing is reserved for “high-opportunity” areas of the city (basically the Avenues, Sugar House, around Liberty Park, the University […]