Spotlight: Are SLC Alleys set for a comeback?

Figure 2 Plum Alley around 1910 - Courtesy of Utah Historical Society

One hundred years ago, Salt Lake City’s Plum Alley was a vital and vibrant part of life in downtown. It was the bustling heart of Chinatown and the home of the area’s Chinese residents.  Long and narrow, the alley was’s peppered with restaurants, grocery stores and —  on its seedier side — gambling establishments and opium […]

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Byways benefit Salt Lake City Neighborhoods

For nearly a decade, Salt Lake City has been steadily growing a national reputation as a bike-friendly city. And in place where the population is growing and air quality is a concern, it only makes sense. Current and future streets need to make room for more than just cars.  “Expanding transportation options makes us a […]

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Meet Can’s New director

Blake Thomas’s first day on the job as Director of the Department of Community and Neighborhoods (CAN) was a little like his first day of school: It came with homework.  Its work Thomas sought out after meeting with directors and team leads in each of CAN’s seven divisions — Building Services, Community Engagement, Engineering, Housing and […]

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FUNDING OUR FUTURE: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

As a taxpayer have you ever wanted to see just how your dollars are changing Salt Lake City for the better? Do you want to know where improved transit service is located? Where affordable housing opportunities exist or where street maintenance and reconstruction projects are in the works?  Well, now you can.  A new interactive […]

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