SPOtlight: Community Commitment program

Working on the challenge of homelessness is a lot like trying to solve a puzzle. Each piece – whether that’s housing, mental health care or drug treatment programs — helps bring the picture into view. But not every piece is a fit with every person, each of whom has diverse and specific needs. Flipping the […]

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What’s NExt for SLC Water Park

The first time Paul Mix jumped into the pool at Salt Lake City’s Wild Wave water park back in 1979, he nearly drowned.  “Everybody was so excited, and I just jumped in,” said Mix, then-21 and the head lifeguard. “As I came up, a big wave hit me in my face. I was trying to […]

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InspectorS get SLC Airport Ready for Takeoff

Salt Lake City’s glittering new airport opened its gates to the world in September to fanfare, praise and a good amount of awe. It’s a dramatically-designed $4 billion space, with walls of windows, two linear concourses connected by a tunnel, breathtaking art installations (even in the restrooms) and dozens of new amenities for passengers, including […]

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WELCOME HOME: Central City ApartmentS

The click of a lock that opens the door to your home probably isn’t something that most people think about. We hear it, but we don’t really notice.  But for those whose lives have lacked stability as a result of significant challenges with substance abuse or mental illness, having the keys to your own place […]

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Election Day 2020, here’s what to know

Are you ready to vote in the Nov. 3 general election?  In Utah, all counties are on a vote-by-mail system. Beginning on October 13, ballots were mailed to all active, registered voters. Included with your ballot should be a postage-paid return envelope and your“I Voted” sticker. Who doesn’t love a sticker? Due to COVID-19, the […]

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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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