August 2016 Chair Report

August 2016 Chair Report

Amy Barry

Amy Barry

I want to thank all those that joined us for the Jane Jacobs Walk in July.  We had a good turnout and some great comments/questions.

While we never seem to be short of upcoming developments (I count 5 starting soon) we have some other great opportunities to make positive contributions to the neighborhood.
Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands will be coming to the August 3rd meeting to discuss the final stages of the Fairmont Park Master Plan. This master plan is a key document that guides the city in the updates it will make in the park over the next 10-20 years. There are a couple exciting projects they will be talking about as well.
The creation of an off-leash dog park on the southern end has been a project listed in the master plan for many years. It is in the final stages and your comments are welcome at the meeting. Additionally, there will be restoration work happening to the pond and you’ll receive an update on that work.
The McClelland Trail was a key part of the Jane Jacobs Walk and the conundrum the city faces along the section from 2100 S to Fairmont Park. Our Parks, Open Space and Trails committee will be inviting the city to discuss the options at their next meeting on August 15th. We’ll provide a link to more information specific to this section when we get it and collect comments to help guide SLC in making this trail the best it can be.
I have also been talking to SLC transportation regarding a crosswalk on Highland Dr between the Vue and Kimis. They have been collecting data over this year and agree this area is in need of something to help pedestrian safety. As that parcel of property is developed we should see some positive upgrades to that passage.
Your feedback on the Granite Furniture Warehouse development and the upcoming Dixon Medical Building (more information below) is important especially for pedestrian movement through that block in the business district. These are the few opportunities we do have to advocate for connections and changes to help make these developments flow better and fit into the vision of themaster plan.
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