Community-Engaged Development Report Card

Inclusive civic engagement is the empowerment of all community members to participate in local decision-making. We support Salt Lake City’s diverse and socially-cohesive neighborhoods in fostering connection, a sense of place, and a commitment to community. 

2021 Goals

COMPLETE: Better ensure outreach to and feedback from the community on city projects, and attach equity measurables and deliverables.

COMPLETE: Continue our commitment to provide robust west/east bus and bike connections to help heal the racial and economic divides in our City that was created by the interstate, railroads, and racist policies of the past, such as redlining.

INCOMPLETE: Begin the process of adopting the Life on State plan and update the zoning along State Street.

IN PROGRESS: Start the process of updating zoning on 300 West, including the Ballpark Area and the 2100 South Trax station.

IN PROGRESS: Update zoning amendment factors so that displacement, sustainability, and equity are specific factors to consider in the decision-making process.

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This goal is ongoing through the City’s gentrification study.

IN PROGRESS: Better engage and empower the City’s citizen advisory boards to weigh in on projects and present ideas.

INCOMPLETE: Pursue city ordinance incentivizing a percentage of apprenticeships for city project contract awards.

COMPLETE: Launch Granary/Grand Boulevards task force comprising City leadership, other government entities, and private property owners, to make visible progress toward transitioning 500 S and 600 S into the grand thoroughfares befitting the City.

COMPLETE: Support the RDA to acquire strategic Westside properties toward implementing the Westside Master Plan and North Temple Boulevard Plan to greatly expand access to opportunities.

IN PROGRESS: Release a Request for Information to engage the community in imagining the possibilities for transitioning the Fleet Block into a community asset with gathering space, green space, and access to opportunity, including living-wage jobs and affordable housing.

IN PROGRESS: Move forward Northpointe Master Plan and continue to prioritize other Westside small area plan updates.