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If you could change anything in Salt Lake City what would it be?

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  1. Open up some space for graffiti and street art around the city

    Let folks paint some of the empty (ugly) buildings with murals and art. Allow painting along the trax corridor. Build a graffiti free wall at all the skate parks. Have a contest and select artists to paint all of the utility boxes in the city. Why not encourage art and expression so when you take a walk there is something to see besides advertisements. You could have an art scavenger hunt with a map of free art spots. I would rather see tags all over than look at the ugly Neff floral building on 400 south again. Imagine that building…

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      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve air quality

      The city should partner with other municipalities and county governments along the Wasatch Front to identify causes of and solutions to the air quality problems.

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        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Get rid of overhead powerlines

          Bury them. They're extremely unattractive to look at not to mention a safety hazard during heavy snow or bad weather.

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          • 36 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hello,
              I just wanted to let you know that this forum is continuing and is part of a larger project Salt Lake City Planning is working on. Our hope is to take this forum forward with a broader marketing campaign. Become more responsive to
              the post being made and develop independent forums for sepcific projects/topics.
              Thank you for your participation.

              Nole Walkingshaw
              Salt Lake City Planning
              Planning Programs Supervisor

              We have a new forum starting on our 400 South Livability Project
              or checkout our Sugar House streetcar topic on Open City Hall
              http://www.peakdemocracy.com/693
              or our 200 South Bicycle Greenway Topic http://www.slcgov.com/opencityhall/

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              • Infill big-box parking lots

                The huge parking lots in front of big-box supermarkets and malls are never full. The City should reduce parking requirements in order to encourage infill. Better a little overflow the day before Thanksgiving than empty asphalt all year long.

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                • Family-friendly UTA bus service

                  UTA is priced for solo commuters. Kids over age 6 are charged full adult fare. That means it costs over $6.00 for me to ride the bus with two kids, an expense that often forces us to drive a car when the bus would be more convenient. I have used the group-rate to ride Front Runner, but it's only available at train stations, not on buses. How about offering something like a $1 fare for kids riding together with an adult? I believe Kids who learn how to navigate the bus system will be more likely to use transit as…

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                  • get rid of suburban-ish developments

                    The city code needs to be changed so that someone can't tear down an attractive old house and replace it with some brown stucco tract home that you'd see in Eagle Mountain. Strip malls, stucco, gargantuan parking lots, all belong in the suburbs, not the city.

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                    • Coordinate traffic lights and publicize how to use them

                      Some traffic lights are coordinated; more ought to be. Tell the public how, where, and when they are coordinated so we'll know how to plan travel. Is there one pattern for the morning and another for evening?

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                      • Preserve the Foothills

                        As a result of o70s era planning, the new Museum of Natural History was plopped down in the middle of a popular hiking/biking/dog walking area, and away from transit access. As SLC gets more crowded, the Foothills become more and more valuable as open space.

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                          • 16 votes
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                              • extend TRAX platforms to reach from block to block

                                The 400 s TRAX platforms are annoying, the platforms stretch from block to block, but they have dumb landscaping that prevents you from entering there. For example, if you want to enter the Trolley Square station, you have to walk all the way over to 600 East, even though you could be standing right at 700 East, staring at the end of the platform, but it is blocked off by landscaping, taunting you... and of course, in the time it takes to walk a SLC city block (large), the train comes and goes and you miss it.. Also, I don't…

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                                • 15 votes
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                                  • Set a clear historic preservation policy for the city and stick with it

                                    Historic districts have been great successes in some areas of the city, but in other areas, particularly Central City and on the 300 West corridor, they exist without political or private support. This is most evident in the wide disparity between what is allowed by the base zoning and what is allowed by the guidelines of the historic district. This has resulted in contentious and protracted battles over properties in these neighborhoods that have resulted in stagnation. The best examples of this are the Marmalade Commercial Node block on 300 West and the Emigration Court Block on 400 South. In…

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                                    • More love for Great Salt Lake & Jordan River

                                      The Great Salt Lake flyway hosts one of the major wildlife migrations in the world. Davis County hosts a nice bird festival, but in Salt Lake City the lake barely seems to exist. We have an astonishing natural wonder in our backyard and the City could benefit from a closer relationship with the lake. Maybe partner with Tracy Aviary, Hogle Zoo, FoGSL or UMNH to offer field-trips?

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                                      • Cleanup the area around Pioneer Park (again) and dispurse the homeless shelters around the Wasatch Front rather just in downtown SLC

                                        The area around Pioneer Park has once again become a center for transients and drug dealers. Perhaps camera's would assist the police in cleaning up the area. Further, the homeless centers are all concentrated in this area ... they should be distributed around the valley as well as adjoining counties (who have no shelters). Additionally, the concentration of people on the sidewalks in front of and immediately around the shelters should be eliminated.

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                                        • Walkable connection between Gateway/City Creek

                                          In the early 90s when I lived in Colorado downtown Denver was deserted. Now the same area is lively and full of life thanks to the efforts of Mayor Hickenlooper. SLC has the same potential. What's needed is "boutique" retail to connect the City Creek and Gateway developments

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