Salt Lake City


National outdoor products company to expand in Salt Lake City

Today, Salt Lake City and Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) announced that Big Agnes, an outdoor products company that produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, and tents, is expanding their operation along the Wasatch Front. The company’s new domestic distribution center will be located at 1810 South 4370 West in Salt Lake City. The 30,000 square foot facility will house approximately 10 employees.

The announcement came after talks between Salt Lake City’s new Department of Economic Development, EDCUtah, and Big Agnes.

Salt Lake City division of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) releases new Impact Fee draft plan for public review and comment

Salt Lake City’s division of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) will discuss a new draft plan for how Impact Fees are collected by Salt Lake City, at developer and public forums on Tuesday, September 20th and Thursday, September 22nd. The draft plan was completed by a contracted financial consultant, and will seek to replace the current Impact Fee Facilities Plan adopted in 2012.

Salt Lake City is now accepting applications for CDBG, ESG, HOME, and HOPWA federal grant programs

The city’s Department of Community and Neighborhoods is currently accepting applications for federal grant funding for programs that provide affordable housing, housing opportunities for persons with AIDS, and the development of viable and safe neighborhoods and economic opportunities for people living on low and moderate incomes. 

Salt Lake City invites residents to discuss design concepts for Foothill Drive corridor

Salt Lake City residents and area stakeholders are invited to a public open house for an ongoing discussion on emerging design concepts for the Foothill Drive corridor.

This second open house marks the midpoint of the Foothill Drive Implementation Strategy. The process is designed to identify short and long-term priorities to address traffic congestion, improve neighborhood connections, enhance safety, and provide transportation options on this vital urban thoroughfare.

Salt Lake City is hiring for school crossing guard positions

Salt Lake City is currently hiring school crossing guards to meet back-to-school demand. Crossing guards are paid $13 per hour (one shift is one hour) and must be at least 18 years of age. A 10-year criminal background check is also required.

Salt Lake City crossing guards safely assist approximately 11,600 children daily in navigating routes to and from community schools. A variety of morning and afternoon shifts are available.

Salt Lake City initiates courtesy dismissal program for city parking pay stations

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Salt Lake City would begin a one-time courtesy dismissal program aimed at individuals who receive tickets due to errors made at city parking pay stations on or after July 1, 2016.

Construction begins on Phase 2 of the 1300 South Reconstruction

On Tuesday, July 5, the 1300 South Phase II Reconstruction Project will begin. Salt Lake City, in coordination with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), is reconstructing 1300 South between 400 West and 500 West. This is a continuation of the work done in 2014 (from State Street to 400 West). The project includes the intersections, and on and off-ramps.  

Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Office of Diversity and Human Rights Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Immigration Executive Actions

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Yolanda Francisco-Nez, Coordinator of the Office of Diversity and Human Rights for Salt Lake City, released a statement of disappointment on the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which blocked implementation of President Obama’s immigration executive actions:

Final public engagement workshop, an online survey, and a meeting of the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission set for this week

Salt Lake City’s ongoing efforts to address homelessness in Salt Lake City with a unique and compassionate model continue this week with a series of events designed to engage the public in the process.

Salt Lake City to host final public engagement workshop on homeless resource centers criteria on Monday

Residents are invited to the last of four public workshops designed to help prioritize criteria for two new homeless resource centers to be located in Salt Lake City. The public meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about people experiencing homelessness, and to discuss how a new model for homeless services can be incorporated into the greater community.
Salt Lake City is in a unique place in the effort to find compassionate and lasting solutions to homelessness, and all are invited to attend and to contribute.


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