The Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees voted Monday afternoon to start the process of eminent domain on six properties for rail construction.
For the six-mile light-rail line from downtown Salt Lake City to the Salt Lake City International Airport, North Temple will be widened, and 136 parcels are needed, said Gerry Carpenter, UTA spokesman. UTA has acquired one. The UTA board voted to condemn portions of the following properties:
Taco Bell, 1768 W. North Temple. The building is owned by a group of investors including Exchange Investments LLC. UTA wants to acquire 1,478 square feet.
The Pentecostals of Salt Lake, 1755 W. North Temple, 483 square feet.
For the FrontRunner South CommuterRail line, which will connect Salt Lake City and Provo, UTA would like 439 parcels and has acquired 182, Carpenter said. On Monday, trustees agreed to condemn the following properties:
Three feet of backyard of two residences: 850 N. Timber Drive and 852 N. Timber Drive, Lehi.
Privately owned undeveloped property at 7800 N. 6800 West in American Fork.
— Laura Hancock