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The Yalecrest Neighborhood Council helps promote a safe and vibrant community in this historic neighborhood with its iconic architecture, tree-line streets and parks. We act as a forum for residents to voice their opinions about issues vital to the community and to engage in activities, projects and causes that reflect Yalecrest’s vitality.

Monthly Meetings

YNC meetings are typically held the second Thursday monthly at 6:30 p.m.
Next YNC Meeting: February 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Kat Maus, Public Lands Planner with Salt Lake City, will update us about CIP grant money available for Miller Park improvements. The grant was originally approved in 2017 and, after two engineering studies were funded, about $360,000 remains. The city has outlined about 11 projects. Residents will be given an opportunity to prioritize those projects in a survey and determine how the money will be spent. The city is willing to consider additional initiatives that might arise from residents. We have also reached out to a few other speakers and will send an updated agenda.  Also attending will be our government officials: Councilman Dan Dugan, Hannah Barton from the Mayor’s office, and SLPD Det. Sam Fallows.
To participate in the meeting, please pre-register here.

NEWS

  1. YNC board meets with new SL County Commissioner Suzanne Harrison re: Steiner Sports Complex
    New Salt Lake County At-Large Commissioner Suzanne Harrison met with YNC board members January 31 as well as chairs from nearby community councils and other leaders to discuss strategies for completing expansion of the Steiner Sports Complex on Guardsman Way. Salt Lake City Councilman Dan Dugan also attended. Known as “Phase Three” of the original plan, new facilities would include a senior citizen center, community meeting rooms, a gymnasium, courts, day care, and the possible relocation of the Anderson-Foothill Library to that location. All attending the meeting expressed support. Most of the original founders of the Sports Complex — residents Jim Webster, Kimball and Laurel Young and Steve Lowe — offered valuable historical perspectives and a current organizer, Lynn Pershing, showed a presentation of the plan. The build-out would require acquisition of the University of Utah practice baseball field on Guardsman Way. 
  2. YNC Board discusses Neighborhood Byways Route with SLC Transportation team
    The YNC board met with SLC Transportation Director Jon Larsen and his staff January 30 to discuss the proposed Neighborhood Byways project through Yalecrest. It’s intended to create convenient routes for those biking and walking or using active modes of transportation. The city gave a general overview of the concept, which is being implemented in other parts of the city notably Poplar Grove, Rose Park, 600 East, 800 East, Kensington Avenue and Westpointe. The Yalecrest byway would originate at 1100 East in Sugar House, edge eastward through Wasatch Hollow at 1400 East, and enter Yalecrest at 1700 East, terminating at LeGrand and Sunnyside Avenue. Safety concerns at the 1300 South and 1700 East intersection and the juncture of Military and 1700 East were expressed along with the overall narrowness of the street — complicated by on-street parking.  The city was asked to look at alternative routes for consideration. Preliminary design plans could be ready by the spring and will involve public review and comment.
  3. Foothill Village Remodel Update
    Preliminary artistic renderings for the remodel at Foothill Village were shared with the community during the East Bench Master Plan group meeting held in January. Ashley McDonald, Asana Partners Development Director, reported that her company is actively working through the logistics plan with the contractor.  Construction is expected to start in the spring.
  4. Emigration Canyon 
    The public has until February 18 to comment on a proposed rezone of about 6 acres at the entrance to Emigration Canyon — 3052 E. Emigration Canyon Road from FR-2/21(foothills residential) to RFM-75 (multi-family high density). The new density could allow housing up to eight stories and 550+ units. After speculation that the property might be developed for student housing, the University of Utah told the owners they do not have interest in the land. The East Bench Community Council discussed the proposal during its January meeting. Nearby residents are almost unanimously opposed. Emigration Creek runs through the property, it borders a riparian district and is near a popular, historic trail. The slope line may also be problematical. To leave an opinion contact Krissy Gilmore at the Planning Department  kristina.gilmore@slcgov.com.
  5. 1100 East/ Sugar House: 9-story apartment high-rise to replace Wells Fargo Building
    The Wells Fargo Building in the heart of Sugar House at 2100 South and 1100 East is set to be sold to developers who plan to replace it with a 9-story apartment building (105 feet).  If completed, it would be the first building in Salt Lake made from mass timber — factory pressed and glued thin layers of trees. 
  6. Future Public Hearings
    We are still awaiting notification of public hearings for Salt Lake’s revised Affordable Housing Incentive plan, new zoning codes for detached ADUs, and a Homeless Shelter Overlay that would impact the entire city. We will send updates as soon as we receive them.
Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park
Commissioner Suzanne Harrison (blue sweater) with YNC board and community leaders.
YNC Board discusses Neighborhood Byways Route with SLC Transportation team
Foothill Foothill Village Artistic Rendering
Land at mouth of Emigration Canyon targeted for rezone
1100 East/ Sugar House: 9-story apartment high-rise to replace Wells Fargo Building

Join the “Friends of Miller Park

In the 1980s, Yalecrest formed the Miller Park Committee, a citizens oversight group. Based on comments as well as suggestions received from Yalecrest residents, the YNC is re-creating the spirit of that early group and formed the  “Friends of Miller Park.”  The committee is charged with maintaining the historical and environmental integrity of Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park. This is accomplished through public awareness, occasional clean-up projects, bird watching, vegetation and tree plantings, and educational outings in the park.