Taylorsville leaders have taken a huge step in further defining and implementing the city's 20/20 Vision. They have issued a formal request seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for professional services with the goal of master-planning and revitalizing commercial centers in the city. The SOQ request seeks consultants in land use planning, small area design and programming, retail development, transportation planning and market analysis. The goal is to formulate a clear, insightful, visual and engaging plan for overall commercial development in the city, as well as visual plans and fiscally viable options for each individual area. The map below shows those core commercial areas identified for study and planning. The project is a key part of the city's 20/20 Vision, which focuses on bringing new businesses and housing to the city as well as plans for prime development locations, transportation and land use. The full SOQ request can be viewed here.
Preparation is once again underway for Taylorsville Dayzz! And the Taylorsville Arts Council is taking applications for individuals and groups who would like to perform at the event. Applications are due by April 12, and stages will be filled on a first-come basis. Click here for the application form.
The Taylorsville Youth Council gathered hundreds of socks, scarves, gloves, hats and candy for seniors residing at the Golden Living Center. The youth delivered the items just before Christmas, along with holiday cards they had made. Thank you to the Youth Council and to all those you donated to their service project!
CHRISTMAS CARD CONTEST
Plymouth Elementary fifth-grader Joselyn Padilla’s colorful drawing shows the mountains decorated in holiday lights and Santa’s footprints from his sleigh pulled by Rudolf to a house where he goes headfirst down the chimney. It was selected from among 110 pictures as the winner of the Taylorsville police precinct’s Christmas card contest. The art contest is held each year by the Taylorsville precinct for fifth-graders. Joselyn attended December’s City Council meeting with her family and friend Dixie, one of 12 children who received honorable mention honors, and their teacher, Ms. Alexis Van Etten (pictured here with UPD Det. Scott Lloyd).
The City Council and Mayor will be available every 5th Wednesday to talk one-on-one about any issue. Come meet with your Council Member or talk with the Mayor — on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. They want to hear from you!
The process involving the proposed Midvalley Connector Bus Rapid Transit project in Taylorsville is moving forward. The Draft Environmental Study Report is complete; public comment on it was taken through the end of December. A public open house also was held.
The proposed project extends along Murray, Taylorsville and West Valley City. The proposal includes a bus rapid transit line that travels from Murray Central station, through Taylorsville with connection at Salt Lake Community College on Redwood Road, to West Valley Central station. It is approximately seven miles in length with 15 proposed stations. The project includes approximately 1.4 miles of center-running exclusive bus lane along 4700 South. With the conclusion of the public comment period, UTA will now process all comments received and prepare the Final Environmental Study Report, anticipated to begin in the spring.
Visit www.midvalleyconnector.com for details and to view the Draft Environmental Study Report.