Rally urges action as Salt Lake leaders weigh allowing dorm-style housing

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  • Joshua Stewart Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2019 9:29 a.m.

    Salt Lake City definitely needs to change its zoning code. We need the missing middle style of housing as described by Opticos architects and planners. We need good design. Start by coordinating transit and increased density housing. Add rail service on 700 East and up the zoning next to the rail line. (But the scale of the recent 400 South and Sugarhouse type developments isn't going to sit well with most neighborhoods - too big and out of scale with single family housing.)

    State Street needs re-investment as well. State legislature should bag the Inland Port and re-invest in making State Street a beautiful family friendly walkable/livable corridor that takes advantage of all the existing infrastructure.

    Utahns want and need more diverse housing choices in walkable neighborhoods; homes that are attainable, sustainable and beautifully designed and transition well to existing single family housing.

  • tryingtosmile salt lake city, UT
    April 24, 2019 8:51 a.m.

    I spoke last night for stricter rules for landlords. There is such an abuse of poor living conditions and excessive fees. Since when do you have to pay for the landlord to process your payment. I have 2 hud homes on my street in Rose Park. They are in such bad condition but there is nothing that can be done. There is such a shortage of housing the people put up with the roaches, lack of insulation. They were bought about 8 years ago for real cheap and now we see the people come and go.
    But I want to know why it is that this is just a Salt Lake City problem? Because the other cities refuse to help out with their own affordable housing. They just point to the westside of Salt Lake and say that is where they need to go not here. This needs to be a county wide project. County Wide..... Too bad it never will be. But at least help provide the funding to make them successful. Yep it the other cities need to help pay for the running of these projects. No excuses eith build them yourselves or help out. Get your nose out of the air and help the problem.

  • jls Sandy, UT
    April 24, 2019 12:29 a.m.

    Mr Villegas, what's the plan for getting people prepared to succeed in jobs that will allow sufficient income for life's basic necessities? Shouldn't be a public