North Salt Lake officials are looking to make some changes to the city’s west side.
A variety of planned improvements to the city’s west side will be the focus of two upcoming public hearings and one open house, set for Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m at the North Salt Lake City Hall. The meetings will discuss everything from the proposed I-215 Legacy Highway Urban Project Area to proposed amendments to the city’s general plan.
“I think it will all fold together,” said North Salt Lake Mayor Len Arave.
The Oct. 16 public hearing will focus on a blight study that city officials commissioned for the intersection of Center Street and Redwood Road. The study, which takes an inventory of dilapidated buildings and missing infrastructure in an area, is a requirement before an Urban Project Area can be formed.
Despite the public hearing, Arave said that a vote isn’t expected.
“The idea is to remove the blight,” said North Salt Lake Community Development Director Ken Leetham. “We’d most likely remove the current building and build new ones, though we haven’t made that decision yet.”
Other, limited improvements are the focus of the Oct. 23 open house, set to start at 5 p.m. City and UDOT representatives will detail some of the improvements planned for the stretch of 1100 North between Redwood Road and the railroad tracks. North Salt Lake officials are also preparing a report on the environmental impact of the improvements.
Later that evening, the North Salt Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on amendments to the city’s general plan.
For more information check out the Oct.11 edition of Davis Clipper.