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Environmental Impact Statement for Draper Transit Corridor & SLC Planning Commission


If the week around the 24th of July holiday is short on rallies and charitable events, it doesn’t mean there’s not important public business percolating behind the scenes. This week, make sure to check out a public draft of an environmental impact report for UTA’s proposed Draper transit corridor. You also won’t want to miss a critical Salt Lake City Planning Commission meeting, where the controversial Yalecrest Overlay will be discussed, as will some of Mayor Ralph Becker’s proposed sustainability regulations.

Final Environmental Impact Statement for Draper Transit Corridor
July 23-Aug. 21

Light rail in the state is ready to make its next stop in Draper, and now that UTA has finished its review of the environmental impact, the plan just requires the final green light from you, John and Jane Q Citizen. The report shows the estimated impact of extending light rail from the Sandy Civic Center station at 10000 South to 12400 South or as far as 14600 South. The report will be open for review until Aug. 21. For an online copy of the report, visit RideUTA.com.

Salt Lake City Planning Commission
Wednesday, July 28

The planning commission will be featuring quite the doubleheader of exciting municipal action tonight:

Yalecrest Historic Overlay District:
The historic district was proposed as a stop-gap measure to prevent the demolition of historic homes in the neighborhood while the city puts the finishing touches on its citywide historic plan. The plan as proposed will create a historic district, roughly between Sunnyside Avenue and 1300 South and between 1900 East and 1300 East.

Sustainability Regulations:
The first batch of Becker’s proposed changes aimed at “greenifying” city code will be debuted also at tonight’s meeting. Tonight, changes to the city-use table will include regulations regarding solar arrays, wind-energy systems, urban farming, seasonal farm stands and community gardens. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, 801-535-7757, July 28, 5:45 p.m. SLCGov.com

Eric S. Peterson: