The August Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Room 240 of the State Capitol Building. We do not normally hold a Council meeting in August, but, we’ll be meeting to have UDOT provide their final decisions for a proposed traffic signal at 500 North.
PLEASE NOTE: We have changed our meeting room!! We will be in Room 240 of the State Capitol Building ….. not the Copper Room. Room 240 is on the second floor, east side. Because of construction, the East doors of the Capitol will not be open. Please enter through either the North, South or West doors.
The agenda will include the final decision on the proposed traffic light at 500 North as well as reports from state and city representatives.
Hope to see you all there.
Also, look for Candidate Nights at both our September and October meetings.
A TRAFFIC SIGNAL IS BEING PROPOSED AT 500 NORTH AND COLUMBUS.
Please attend a Final Open House to review and discuss options for this proposed traffic signal at 500 North and Columbus Street. UDOT, SLC Transportation and InterPlan will be in attendance with information regarding their traffic analysis and how a traffic signal will impact our neighborhoods and homes.
Lisa Zundell from UDOT and Charles Allen from InterPlan have been involved since last December in an effort to address traffic flow issues that affect our neighborhood. We have held multiple meetings and two Open Houses in advance of the proposed 500 North traffic signal solution.
This will be our last opportunity to ask questions and provide comment as a neighborhood prior to the proposals being forwarded for final review and design.
The Open House will be held:
Wednesday, July 30th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Copper Room in the East Annex (where we hold our Council meetings)
Please alert your neighbors and friends about this Open House.
If you would like to preview the proposed solutions and analysis, please click on the following link:
July Council Meeting
At our Council’s July 16th meeting we received a briefing from Lisa Zundel of UDOT and Charles Allen of InterPlan regarding a final suggested proposal for changes to the traffic patterns around the State Capitol. Their analysis suggests three alternatives of placing a traffic light at the Columbus Street and 500 North intersection. The three alternatives are outlined in the attached “July Council Meeting” document.
Please take a look at these alternatives and, if you desire, provide your comments and suggestions by clicking on “Leave Reply.” UDOT would like to finalize their proposal and start making their presentations to the various stakeholders that are involved in this final decision. As a result, comments need to be made prior to July 31st.
We especially appreciate the great effort by Lisa Zundel of UDOT and Charles Allen of InterPlan in working closely with community members to make sure input was heard and addressed.
There have been comments regarding the need to address both bicycle safety and access and pedestrian safety and access. These issues were not specifically part of this study, but, will certainly be taken up in coordination with SLC Transportation as part of the ongoing effort to make our neighborhood and the State Capitol area more bike and pedestrian friendly. Also, stay tuned for more discussion of access improvements along East Capitol Boulevard to the east of the State Capitol Building.
Again, comments on the final proposals need to be made prior to July 31st, so please take some time to review these options and comment.
July Council Meeting
Don’t forget the neighborhood blood drive tomorrow from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LDS Church gym at 142 West 200 North. With summer coming, the need for blood transfusions increases dramatically. ARUP will be in the neighborhood to collect donations of blood from those able to give. The attached provides additional details.
Come any time during the scheduled hours. No appointment is necessary. It takes about 30 minutes.
Please consider giving the gift of life.
Neighborhood Blood Drive
Our Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council July Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 16th starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Copper Room of the East Annex of the State Capitol.
Items on the Agenda will include:
* Reports from City and State Representatives
* Report from UDOT, SLC Transportation and Interplan reviewing the responses from the June Open House which analyzed various traffic flow suggestions around the State Capitol. If you didn’t get a chance to review those suggestions, please see the earlier post regarding the Open House Boards.
* Discussion of Rocky Mountain Power’s request for a rate increase including a surcharge on solar collection units. Representatives from Rocky Mountain Power and from UCARE will discuss issues surrounding the rate increase and answer questions.
* Discussion of improvements to the Ensign Peak Trail with SLC Open Space Representatives. The community has expressed an interest in upgrading and improving the trail to Ensign Peak. This discussion will kick-off a working effort to plan for those upgrades and improvements.
Look forward to seeing you on the 16th.
This announcement was just released of an Open House to discuss and take comment on changes to Open Space Signage that will be held this Wednesday afternoon. Please see the attached for details of the Open House time and location.
All are invited to the July 4th Capitol Hill Neighborhood Breakfast this Friday, July 4th, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Warm Springs Park. Invite your neighbors to come with you … should be a great time.
July 4th Breakfast