Community Meeting
Jun 07, 2023 - 6 pm - 8 pm

avenues A Comments or questions about anything related to living in the Avenues? Email 2023 GACC Chair Merrilee Morgan at . 

 The May 2023 Board Meeting of the GACC was held on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:00 p.m.  See the agenda HERE. Minutes will be posted soon.

One topic discussed at the May meeting was UTA Bus Route 209 which runs in the Avenues. The GACC has been asked to support an initiative by a number of Avenues residents asking UTA to stop running this route during certain hours, or use quieter and less road-vibrating equipment.  See more about the initiative here: Route 209 Ghost Buses 

 The May Community Meeting of the Greater Avenues Community Council was held on Wednesday, May 3rd. The meeting recording can be viewed HERE using Passcode: Y9P8y%DU .  See the meeting minutes HERE. The May 2023 web edition of the GACC newsletter The Agenda can be seen HERE


The district will be holding a series of community meetings to share information about our Population and Boundary Study of ALL district elementary schools. All community members are welcome at these meetings.  Population and Boundary Study - Salt Lake City School District ( 

  The Council recently approved the parameters, issuance, and sale of another round of bonds to fund capital improvements for the ongoing expansion of Salt Lake City International Airport (SLCIA). The bonding will provide about $400 million for capital projects at the airport and will be repaid using revenues generated at the airport rather than local tax dollars.  The Council will hold a public hearing on this item on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m.  Anyone may speak during the public hearing for up to two minutes. This a chance to express your input directly to the Council. SLC Airports ( 

 Salt Lake City’s urban forest, containing over 90,000 trees growing along city streets and in parks and natural areas, is a legacy from the first residents of Salt Lake City to those who live and visit here today. The first visitors and residents of this valley found a harsh and arid landscape and planted and cared for trees to improve their environment. Since then, the generations that have come after have enjoyed the lasting benefits of an established urban forest. From cooling shade to inspiring beauty, Salt Lake City’s urban tree canopy cleans our air, quiets urban noise, and calms not only our valley winds, but our minds as well. Learn more about this here:  Urban Forestry | Public Lands Department ( 

The annual GACC MEMORY GROVE CLEANUP was held Saturday May 13, 2023, at Memory Grove Park. Lunch was provided by LDS Hospital Food Services. Thank you Memory Grove Foundation, Intermountain Healthcare/LDS Hospital, Members of the GACC Board, the Temple Square missionaries, Ensign Stake, Emigration Stake, Salt Lake City Parks staff, and all who volunteered! 

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LDS Hospital is seeking our feedback regarding way finding improvements within the hospital! Please attend a community event on Thursday May 18 from 5:00 - 6:30PM at the Education Center.

 Get engaged in the City Council Budget process! The Council will meet weekly in May and June to review, discuss, and fine-tune the budget according to their priorities and public input. The budget discussions are open to the public. Public hearings on the proposed budget will be held during the council meetings on May 16th and June 6th. Community involvement is crucial during the review of the proposed annual City budget. Click below to read more about the budget review process, ways to participate in public comment, and to view the full proposed budget for each of the city's departments. Learn more here:  FY23-24 Budget

 The Green Loop is a proposed linear park network integrated into Salt Lake City's downtown city streets, featuring an urban forest providing shade, landscaped areas to receive stormwater, habitat for birds and pollinators, and green corridors for people to safely walk and bike. To begin the community discussion, the City is creating a temporary segment of the Green Loop. From May 1st to June 10th, the middle of 200 East from 300 to 400 South will transform into a temporary park. Learn more here:  Salt Lake City Green Loop | Transportation ( 

 SLC Airport Update - The first flight to depart from Concourse A-east will depart on May 16 when the first five gates open as part of Phase 2 of The New SLC. For the past 31 months, the construction team has been worked to demolish the former airport and began building the infrastructure of what will be an additional 22 Delta Air Lines’ gates on the east side of Concourse A. The remaining 17 gates are scheduled to open on Oct. 31 along with 19 new concessions. For more information, go to

  Salt Lake City has drafted Thriving in Place, an anti-displacement action plan, and is soliciting community feedback. The public comment period will run for 45 days, from Ma 12 to June 26, 2023. You can visit to review the proposed plan and submit comments. You can also submit comments to m.



SLC Park Strip, Landscape Policy Changes -   Public comments are being taken by the Salt Lake City Planning Division and Planning Commission as they consider city-wide changes to the Landscaping Chapter of the Zoning Code. This includes proposed revision of the Park Strip ordinance under which many city residents have been penalized for their water conservation efforts.   The proposed Park Strip policy revision would require one "street tree" every 30 feet and vegetation covering at least 30% of the area.  See all proposed amendments HERE. The Planning Commission will consider landscape/park strip ordinance changes at its April 26 meeting.  Public comments can be submitted in-person or via email to Nan Larsen at .  Reference case number PLNPCM2023-00098 in the subject line. The agenda for next Wednesday's (April 26) Planning Commission meeting is HEREThe Planning Commission's recommendations will then be presented to the City Council for final approval.

  The Salt Lake City Planning Division is considering updates to Part VI of Title 21A of the Zoning Ordinance. The public has until May 19th to provide comments on the proposed petition. Read more here SLCPlanningOrdinanceChange.   More about current SLC Planning projects and virtual Open Houses is here: 

Salt Lake School District Population and Boundary Study -  ALL Salt Lake District elementary schools, divided by quadrants, are being studied for possible boundary realignment or school closure.   To make sure we hear from as many community members as possible, we will be holding four community meetings. All community members – whether or not they are district patrons or parents – are invited to attend.  Choose from Thursday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.Glendale Public Library (1375 Concord St., SLC, UT); Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.Northwest Middle School (1730 W. 1700 N., SLC, UT);     Tuesday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.Salt Lake City Main Library (210 E. 400 S., SLC, UT); or Thursday, May 25, 5:30 p.m.Clayton Middle School (1470 S. 1900 E., SLC, UT). See more about this topic  here: latesst Salt Lake School District newsletter is HERE

A “Pop-up” Park is coming to downtown! To demonstrate the possibilities of new green space in downtown Salt Lake City, and to receive broad input from the public, the City is creating a segment of the Green Loop from May 1 to June 10, in the middle of 200 East from 300 South to 400 South. Traffic flow will be maintained, with space set aside for deliveries and nearby construction needs. 190 trees in large soil bags — a small temporary forest! - will be brought in.  Also a small stage, seating areas, plazas, and public art, and a badminton court. Food trucks will serve at lunchtime on weekdays. After-work concerts will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm. Saturday in the Park will be casual all-ages gatherings with live music, food truck, and a beer garden 5-9:30 pm., every Saturday during the event, except Memorial Day weekend. The installation will begin set-up on April 17 and is scheduled for opening May 1. See more here

University Announces New On-Campus Baseball Stadium Approval-Hey U ... Play Ball!

 Thank you to all who assisted or atttended the Avenues Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, April 22! We estimate 200 people attended. See  photos HERE.

 The  April 2023 Greater Avenues Community Council monthly community meeting minutes can be seen HERE. was held Wednesday, April 5th.  There were technical issues that prevented the meeting from being recorded,  The meeting minutes are HERE. Senator Plumb's 2023 Legislative Session Recap report can be seen HERE.

The March 2023 community meeting of the GACC was held on Wednesday March 1st. The Zoom recoding may be seen at March 1st MtgUsing passcode u5?1bXhB

The February 2023 community meeting of the GACC was held on Wednesday, Feburary 1st.  The Zoom recording can be seen at Feb 1 Mtg using Passcode S9ia2g%7. The February online newsletter of the GACC is HERE.

The January 2023 community meeting of the GACC was held on Wednesday, January 4th from 6 to 8pm.  The Zoom recording can be seen at JAN 4TH MTG using Passcode: u5^5Xf1C. The January online newsletter of the GACC is HERE 

The Salt Lake City Transportation team would like to extend our gratitude to those who took the time to engage with us on the 2024 Virginia Street Reconstruction design concept. The final design concept is now available on the project webpage ( Over the next few months, we will be working closely with our colleagues in the Engineering Division to complete the roadway design. We will provide periodic updates on this webpage and at the GACC meetings. Construction is expected in 2024 and we will know more about temporary construction impacts in early 2024. Please feel free to email us at  if you have any  questions.

HOUSING SLC: AN UPDATE TO SALT LAKE CITY'S FIVE-YEAR HOUSING PLAN - Salt Lake City is creating a new housing plan. Based on feedback collected throughout 2022, the City has drafted a plan that seeks to address the concerns around housing affordability that were heard throughout the engagement period. A draft plan is now available, and the City is seeking public feedback on the plan that we have put together. The public comment period will run for 45 days.  Learn More & Share Your Feedback!  For comments or questions, please contact: Ruedigar Matthes //  or   

The Salt Lake City Council is reviewing an Urban Forest Action Plan. If approved, the plan would provide Salt Lake City with a long-term strategy to expand and preserve trees in SLC, on both public and private property. A public hearing will be held at the upcoming City Council meeting on February 21st at 7:00 p.m.  Visit the Council’s agenda page to confirm the date and time.  If anyone cannot attend the public hearing and would still like to provide input, comments can be shared online here, or by   mailing , or by calling our 24/hr comment line 801-535-7654.

  UTA Community Engagement team  is evaluating how they collect and use input from the public to improve public transit in the Salt Lake area.   They are planning two upcoming workshops that will explore in more detail how riders and citizens would ideally like to be involved in the UTA’s public input processes, especially around Change Day. If you are interested in participating in one of the workshops, please click on the link shown here: 

 The Community Outreach Team from Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s Office holds monthly community office hours in locations citywide. Those with questions or feedback about the City can drop in on a first come first serve basis. See all of Salt Lake City's projects that are availalbe for community feedback here:

 Applications open now for community improvement projects! 

 City Creek Water Treatment Plant Update - Construction on step one of the upgrade project began in mid-November 2022.  Be alert for access restrictions during construction. This is a three year project, with an estimated completion date of December, 2025. Find out more about the project these ways: Text "CCWTP" to 833-271-7589 to receive text alerts about City Creek Canyon access during construction.  Call the project hotline at 801-616-3336 to speak with a project team member. Email  to submit questions or comments on the project.  Visit our website at

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

GACC MEETING TIMES UPDATE:  The Greater Avenues Community Council general community 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. 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 Comments or questions about anything related to living in the Avenues? Email 2023 GACC Chair Merrilee Morgan at .

Avenues Calendar

7 Jun
Community Meeting
Date Jun 07, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14 Jun
Board Meeting
Jun 14, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5 Jul
Community Meeting
Jul 05, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12 Jul
Board Meeting
Jul 12, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Aug
Community Meeting
Aug 02, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Aug
Board Meeting
Aug 09, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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