Plans center around economic development, public safety, parks and recreation, transportation and community building
Focusing on the Future
The City of Taylorsville was incorporated on July 1, 1996, through the grassroots efforts of citizens who developed a vision that would provide greater local control of community planning, economic development and municipal service delivery. Today, more than 20 years later, Taylorsville City continues to build on that foundation while keeping eyes keenly focused on the future.
Mayor Kristie Overson has been working with the City Council, city administrators and staff to develop a 2020 Vision for the Year 2020 and beyond. That vision focuses on new business and economic growth taking place across the city, as well as development opportunities and projects on the horizon. It includes plans for the city's new $39 million regional Performing Arts Center — scheduled to open in late 2020 — efforts to bring new business and housing to the city, and plans for prime development locations, transportation and land use.
Mayor Overson and the City Council have been holding "Priorities Meetings" to hone that vision and identify the most important issues that the city wants to tackle and promote over the next several years. They have been working with key stakeholders, as well as elected officials and government colleagues with shared constituencies, to maximize resources in meeting those goals. The Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, for example, received a unanimous recommendation recently from the Salt Lake County's TRCC Board for construction funding.
Another example of the collaborative efforts incorporated into the city's 2020 Vision is the development of the Summit Vista continuing-care retirement community. For many years and across several administrations, the city worked in the partnership with citizens, business leaders and government agencies to bring this unique development to Taylorsville. Transportation and recreation also remain high priorities in the city. On-ramps to the new interchange at 5400 South and Bangerter have officially opened and work has begun on the 6200 South interchange.
In addition, the city has been working on several ideas to bring improvements to some of the many parks in the community. The goal is to focus efforts on futhering the success, safety and happiness of Taylorsville residents and visitors.