NEXT MEETING

Board Meeting
Oct 12, 2022 - 6 pm - 8 pm

Comments or questions about anything related to living in the Avenues? Email 2022 GACC Chair Gwen Springmeyer at .

The October community meeting of the Greater Avenues Community Council will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sweet Branch Library, 455 North F Street.  There will be an informal candidate meet and greet outside the library from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.  During the meeting we will have presentations from Salt Lake City Public Lands on the new Parks Bond, Rocky Mountain Power will present information on their efforts on the Wildfire Mitigation Project. Salt Lake City Trails Manager Tyler Fonarow will present the I Street Bike Park Management Plan.  Our Avenues Nominating Committee will call for nominations for the November elections of our 2023 GACC Officers and Board Members. This will be a hybrid meeting, in person and on Zoom.  The zoom meeting link  is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87991865533the Meeting ID is : 879 9186 5533 and the meeting Passcode is 021145.  One tap mobile  +16694449171, 87991865533# US.


See the latest from Salt Lake City's Housing program Thriving in Place HERE.   There is a RENTERS RIGHTS WORKSHOP scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104.


Help Keep Memory Grove Beautiful! - Volunteers are needed to help weed and revegetate plant beds and the hillside at the entrance of Memory Grove Park, 400 North Canyon Road. The event is being hosted by the Memory Grove Preservation Committee and will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The planting beds at the gate and immediate hillside will be cleared of weeds and other pernicious plants and replanted with waterwise perennials. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. Salt Lake City Parks Department will provide the gardening tools.  Please email with questions. This effort is a supplement to the annual Memory Grove cleanup, which will happen again next May. The photos below shoe the two areas that the October 15 event will weed and replant. 

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The September community meeting of the Greater Avenues Community Council was held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Our main presentation was the Salt Lake City Transportation Master Plan. Speakers were Jon Larsen, the Director of Transportation, and Joe Taylor, the Transportation Master Plan Project Manager. The meeting was recorded and can be see HERE using passcode Pz5&.2Sq


Our August Community Meeting was held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 6:00PM. The link to the recording is HEREand the meeting passcode is B5JpBp&B.

The main topic of the August 3rd meeting was Housing in the Avenues.  See the Avenues Master Plan, developed in 1987 HERE  See more about the Avenues Historic District HERE.  See more about the South Temple Historic District is HERE    The slides from the August 3rd Housing presentation are HERE.  The GACC intends to schedule more meetings on the topic of Housing and on City initiatives that affect Housing in the Avenues. 


The July general community meeting of the Greater Avenues Community Council was held on Wednesday, July 13.  The main topic of the meeting was our Foothills Trails.  We heard presentations from Kenton Peters with Salt Lake City Trails Alliance, Dan Schelling of Save Our Foothills, and Tyler Fonarow, Salt Lake City Public Lands Recreational Trails Manager. The three presentations can be here  SLCTA_071322SaveOurFoothills_071322; and SLCFoothillsTrails_071322.

See the July 13th meeting Zoom recording here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/WNtGkEJEU-mJ6IUkMzWugxFD3qZm76DF4VSC_Jv9sJXOM-W4C9qBelJFLy25wZci.mu-yKFwxzElcz6gq?startTime=1657757004000  The access passcode is F1YqYU*x


See the most recent Salt Lake City Public Lands monthly Trails update HERE


Construction is continuing on the new Salt Lake City Public Utilities Water Reclamation Facility, started in 2020 and expected to be in service in 2025. Public Utilities has written their Summer 2022 update on the project which can be seen HERE.


 

Avenues Street Fair - was September 10th on 2nd Avenue on a beautiful day! See www.avenuesstreetfair.org for a complete summary and photos!


SLC Community Energy Survey - Salt Lake City is working with Rocky Mountain Power and 17 other local governments on the Community Renewable Energy Program. This collaboration is aimed at developing a large amount of new renewable energy to serve our communities’ electricity needs and meet our clean energy goals. We are seeking Salt Lake City residents’ feedback on your household energy needs and priorities. Please take the Salt Lake City Community Energy Survey here to share your thoughts. (Please note: This survey was also mailed out to a small group of residents in April/May. If you already took it, thank you, and no need to take it again.) https://bit.ly/3nWaXnQ


emory Grove Cleanup - Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday May 14!  Thank you to all the volunteers, Salt Lake City Parks Department, and Intermountain LDS Hospital.

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We invite you to view the Public Utilities presentation by Director Laura Briefer from our May meeting: SLC Public Utilities Water Supply Update

UTA Bus Route Changes in the Avenues: The latest on UTA's proposed changes to Avenues bus stops can be seen here: UTA Route Change FAQs. Contact Megan Waters, UTA Community Engagement Manager, , or Nichol Bordeaux, UTA Chief Planning and Engagement Officer, More information about the route changes, scheduled to happen in August, can be seen here: UTA Fact Sheet and rideuta.com/august.   A recent Salt Lake Tribune article is here: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/05/21/uta-planned-new-bus/. After the discussion at the June GACC community meeting, UTA has submitted this LETTER in response to the concerns presented by Avenues residents.


New City Council District Boundaries: On May 17, the Salt Lake City Council adopted new Council District boundaries. See the revised map here: https://www.slc.gov/council/about-us/district-map/


GACC Meetings Now In Person and Online, plus Time Change: The GACC meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Sweet Library, 455 F Street. The library is currently closing at 8:00 p.m., so our monthly meetings are now scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Virtual attendance is also available on Zoom and Facebook Live. Links to attend virtually are posted on this website after 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting.  Any resident of the Avenues, any owner of a business or property located in the Avenues is a member of the Greater Avenues Community Council, and all members aged 16 or over are allowed to vote on any motion that is made at one of our meetings.  See the GACC Mission Statement and Bylaws HERE.

 

 

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Mark your calendar for September 10, 2022!

Planning is well underway for the 2022 Fair. The next street fair planning committee meeting will be held on August 6th at 9 AM. For more information, please contact Daniel Gaffin at . We welcome help in planning the best community celebration in Utah! 

Follow us on Instagram @avenuesstreetfair

 

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Avenues Calendar

12 Oct
Board Meeting
Date Oct 12, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Nov
Community Meeting
Nov 02, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Nov
Board Meeting
Nov 09, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Dec
Community Meeting
Dec 07, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14 Dec
Board Meeting
Dec 14, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4 Jan
Community Meeting
Jan 04, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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