Sugar House Streetcar http://kuer.org en Residents Speak Out Against Sugar House Zoning Plan http://kuer.org/post/residents-speak-out-against-sugar-house-zoning-plan <p></p><p>About 50 people spoke out against a proposed rezone in Sugar House that could bring permitted building heights in some areas up ten stories tall. the&nbsp;<a href="http://slcdocs.com/council/agendas/2014agendas/March/Mar25/032514C4.pdf">proposed changes</a>&nbsp;are focused around the newly-laid Sugar House Streetcar.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:13:59 +0000 Whittney Evans 43920 at http://kuer.org Residents Speak Out Against Sugar House Zoning Plan Salt Lake City, UTA Launch Sugar House Streetcar http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-city-uta-launch-sugar-house-streetcar <p>Transit officials and local government leaders praised the hard work went into the creation of the new Sugar House streetcar at a grand opening ceremony Thursday afternoon.</p><p>After more than six years of planning and $37 million dollars in construction costs the Sugar House streetcar, or S-Line, will open to the public on Sunday. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says the streetcar ushers in an exciting time of growth and development that will benefit the community for years to come.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:06:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39158 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake City, UTA Launch Sugar House Streetcar SLC Spokesman: Grant for Streetcar Was Unattainable http://kuer.org/post/slc-spokesman-grant-streetcar-was-unattainable <p></p><p>Salt Lake City has missed a deadline to apply for a federal grant for the second phase of the Sugar House streetcar line. &nbsp;But a spokesperson for Mayor Ralph Becker says they never intended to meet it. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:05:12 +0000 Whittney Evans 31908 at http://kuer.org SLC Spokesman: Grant for Streetcar Was Unattainable New Urbanism Convention Comes to Utah http://kuer.org/post/new-urbanism-convention-comes-utah <p></p><p>City planners, designers and developers from across the country are in Salt Lake City through Saturday to discuss how to build more walkable, transit-oriented and sustainable neighborhoods. The Congress for the New Urbanism brought its annual convention to Salt Lake City this year.&nbsp;</p><p>The New Urbanism philosophy harkens back to neighborhoods designed before the automobile existed. The pedestrian-centered balance of jobs, housing and transportation is intended to rein in urban sprawl and relieve traffic congestion.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 23:23:32 +0000 Whittney Evans 30072 at http://kuer.org New Urbanism Convention Comes to Utah KUER News Pod: Wednesday May 8, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-may-8-2013 <p>The Salt Lake City Council makes a decision about the Sugar House streetcar route, Senator Orrin Hatch files 24 amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill, and a community group protests a plan to build a freeway in West Davis County.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91294825&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:18:12 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28965 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday May 8, 2013 City Okays 1100 East Streetcar Route http://kuer.org/post/city-okays-1100-east-streetcar-route <p></p><p>In a four-to-three decision the Salt Lake City council adopted the Sugar House Streetcar alignment recommended by a consulting firm the city hired to study the project. In other words, the second phase of the streetcar will be routed north on 1100 east despite fierce opposition<strike>.</strike> But members of the council who favor that route say it’s in the best interest of the city as a whole to move forward.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sugar House resident Mark </span>Unruh&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">says he doesn’t understand the council’s decision.</span></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 05:48:42 +0000 Whittney Evans 28937 at http://kuer.org City Okays 1100 East Streetcar Route KUER News Pod: Wednesday April 24, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-april-24-2013 <p>The public turns out in droves to discuss the Sugar House Streetcar, Great Salt Lake Minerals is scaling back their expansion plans, and the Medicaid Community Workgroup meets at the capitol for the first time.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F89323013&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:53:21 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28288 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday April 24, 2013 Hundreds Turn Out for Public Hearing on Streetcar http://kuer.org/post/hundreds-turn-out-public-hearing-streetcar <p></p><p></p><p>Most Salt Lake City residents and local businesses in Sugar House do not like the streetcar alignment favored by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and a number of Salt Lake City council members. &nbsp;At least that’s the takeaway from last night’s public hearing at city hall, where several hundred people shuffled in hoping to have a say in the project.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The question before the council is this: Should the second phase of the Sugar House Streetcar travel east up 2100 south or north along 1100 east.</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:25:18 +0000 Whittney Evans 28261 at http://kuer.org Hundreds Turn Out for Public Hearing on Streetcar