13 Feb The City of Millcreek Wants to Annex The Brickyard from Salt Lake City
Many of you have heard from City Council Members, the Mayor or read in the news about an ongoing issue surrounding Salt Lake City’s Brickyard area. It is a valued and integral area that has been part of the city for more than 40 years.
Last year, Millcreek officials made informal inquiries about the area, and then promptly began suggesting that boundaries simply be moved to make it part of their new city. While we are sympathetic to the challenges of new cities, and happy to help along our city boundaries whenever possible, Millcreek escalated their proposal to legislation on Capitol Hill. The bill, running at the request of Millcreek officials, would send ripples across not only Salt Lake City, but cities across the state.
The good news is that your elected officials have been working hard to resolve the situation. After numerous meetings and informal conversations, Millcreek officials have indicated that they are re-evaluating their request of the Legislature. If it is withdrawn, we as Salt Lake City representatives have indicated a willingness to work with them on mutually beneficial actions between our cities.
To ensure that you have all the information you need regarding the issue, the following documents are linked from the list below. These and other resources are also available on this page.
- Resolution adopted by Millcreek City
- Legislative bill filed on behalf of Millcreek City
- Millcreek’s General Plan document posted on the internet in advance of their 1/28/19 public hearing
- Land use map PDF reader page 26
- Letter from Salt Lake City Mayor and City Council to Millcreek City officials expressing objection to the annexation map that was included in the general plan draft as of 1/28/19
- Salt Lake City information sheet based upon the plan about which the public hearing was held.
- The map reflects the initial areas outlined for annexation in the 1/28/19 plan Millcreek’s General Plan draft document posted on the internet as of 1/28/19. It includes a map of Millcreek City with the annexation areas listed on the 1/28/19 map.
This information is provided in response to questions asked by community members. Things move quickly during the 45-day legislative session, and the issue continues to evolve as your city officials and state lawmakers work to find a mutually beneficial solution.
Thank you for all you do to make our city the crown jewel of our state.
UPDATE; The Millcreek City Council voted at their February 11, 2019 meeting, to withdraw this request and agreed to work with Salt Lake City to resolve the issues. House Bill 262 has been withdrawn at this time.