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February 23, 2024
Transportation
Passenger rail to Moab hasn’t left the station

Want to take a train between Moab and Salt Lake City? The idea remains in limbo.

February 23, 2024
Environmental
“No organized train of thought” when it comes to Utah water planning

One lawmaker pushed for the adoption of a state water plan to pool money and brainpower. That proposal has already been watered down.

February 21, 2024
Transportation
Group advocates for better transit options in rural Utah

A coalition of Utah stakeholders is launching the “Campaign for Public Transit in the 435,” which will aim to bring better forms of transit to those who live in rural areas and engage legislators in the process.

February 17, 2024
Policy/Legislative
The MLB Stadium and Utah

The Larry H. Miller Company shared a glimpse into a development on Salt Lake City’s west side on Thursday. Check out these two recent articles.

February 17, 2024
Local
A Plan To Link The East and West Of SLC Is On Hold

Neighbors have questioned the need for the crossing, what it would look like and how it would be maintained.

February 17, 2024
Local
$3M for new pedestrian bridge in Sandy approved by committee

A legislative committee has approved $3 million for a pedestrian bridge in Sandy.

February 12, 2024
State
Utah looks at modular homes to increase housing affordability in cities

Utah cities have occasionally felt sidelined by lawmakers attempting to regulate their way out of the state’s affordable housing shortage.

February 12, 2024
State
Utah’s top rankings in the Best-Performing Cities 2024 report

Utah’s economy is distinguished as the best in the nation for its strong business environment and job creation growth

February 12, 2024
State
Lake Powell bounces back — but for how long?

Captured runoff reflooded natural wonders, while laying bare competing visions for Glen Canyon in the water-starved West.

February 6, 2024
Featured Members
It Snowed In the Grandview Multipurpose Room, By Bruce Parker

The Grandview Multipurpose Room (Millcreek City Hall) experienced heavy snowfall in 90 minutes on Tuesday (1/30/2024).

February 6, 2024
Policy/Legislative
APA Utah Legislative Position Statement

The Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA UT) recognizes that housing is a statewide issue that requires action at both the state and local levels. We support a thoughtful and collaborative approach to finding a solution that considers our communities’ diverse needs.

February 6, 2024
Policy/Legislative
The Sleeping Giant Stirs!

Starting into the second half of the legislative session, things are starting to pick up on the housing and land use fronts.

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