Holladay City Newsletter | February 2023

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With our water situation becoming as dire as it has in recent years, this banner snow season thus far is heaven-sent!

As of this writing on January 20th (approximately halfway through the snow season), Alta Ski Resort is reporting 432” season-to-date. That’s only 44” short of the average entire season snowfall of the past nine years! And the best part, as I’m sure many of you know, is that the water content in this snow has been very high.

How grateful we are for this much-needed precipitation. Notwithstanding these better-than-normal conditions, may we all resolve to be good stewards of our valuable water resources and make conservation an ongoing practice.


With many privately-owned development activities in the city becoming more visible, the Council thought residents would appreciate another update on both Holladay Hills and other properties in progress or planned to be built that include retail offerings. We recognize that residents’ interest in development varies, but hopefully, most will appreciate additional options for shopping, dining and other services.


All underground infrastructure at the former Cottonwood Mall site is now 90% complete.

Block D (200 residential units for rent and 16 for sale penthouse condominiums; 20k sq ft retail) is the tallest of the Holladay Hills buildings, with two aboveground parking decks and five levels of residential.

The Developer is targeting occupancy by the first half of October and occupancy of Phase 2 of Block D by December. They currently anticipate a couple of sitdown and three fast-casual restaurants in the retail space that they hope to have come online Q1 2024.

Block E (150 for-rent residential units; 25 forsale condominiums and 25k sq ft of retail) has been delayed slightly while more value engineering was performed, but they anticipate breaking ground at the end of this quarter.

You may have noticed the 8-plex design studio and model home on the south end of the development, adjacent to Arbor Lane. The developer anticipates summer/fall occupancy here for what will ultimately be 38 townhomes.

Block B (former Macy’s building) and adjacent pad: The exterior and interior are being redone, and the second and third floors, consisting of 120k sq ft of office space, are under contract to be fully leased with two tenants. Occupancy is planned for the end of Q1 2024. The first floor comprises 60k sq ft of retail spaces with multiple users. The developer anticipates a wonderful specialty sit-down restaurant that doesn’t currently have a presence in Utah for the Block B pad.

Lastly, beautification landscaping along the Arbor Lane bridge to Highland Drive will take place this spring.


After challenges related to underground parking, much progress has been made on this development where Apollo Burger was formerly located that will offer 33 condominium units (⅔ of which have sold) above 11k sq ft of retail. Several wellness-related retailers have

SUBSCRIPTION Green Waste Program

The Weekly Green Waste Collection Program will resume beginning Tuesday, March 14th for Holladay residents. Holladay currently has 1,532 out of the 10,477 district-wide subscribers. Residents can sign up and help divert green waste from the landfill to be processed into mulch that can be purchased for use from the Salt Lake Valley and Trans-Jordan Landfills. There is a one-time start-up fee of $70 to pay for the can and at $126 per year, a green waste can is less expensive than an additional black garbage can at $234 per year.

For more information on this program, head to the “Services & Requests” tab on our website (www.wasatchfrontwaste.org) and hit “Additional Subscription Services” to find the “Green Waste Sign Up” link.

submitted LOIs, ranging from a pilates studio to a cold bath / hot sauna facility to a professional doctor’s office performing facial procedures. The developer anticipates opening at the end of this year.

THE SOHO HOUSE (NW of XCel Fitness)

Solstice, the same developer of Apollo Square, hopes for interest rates to stabilize before starting this mixed-use project. If so, they expect to break ground this summer and plan to offer 83 units with 7k sq. ft of retail space. As with Apollo Square, all parking will be underground.


This 106-room hotel with meeting facilities is anticipated to be completed in the April / May timeframe and will be Holladay’s fourth hotel.

PUB / TOWNHOMES (former Roots Nursery)

4 high-end townhomes and a brew pub are expected on this parcel. We’ll look forward to yet another dining option being added to Holladay’s offering!

As these finish, Holladay’s developable land will be substantially built out. Construction requires patience on everyone’s part, but we look forward to the added retail options these new additions will allow our residents to enjoy!

anticipate F EBRUARY 2023

Stay Healthy Winter Activity Ideas

Compiled by Whitney Rosas, Health Educator, Salt Lake County Health Department

• Snow shoeing/hiking/cross country skiing in any of the nearby parks and trails

◦ Family friendly winter hiking trails: Donut Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Trail in Sandy, Silver Lake Loop Trail/Solitude Nordic Trail (also great for cross country skiing). Millcreek Canyon and Neffs Canyon are both very popular spots to do some winter hiking.

• Skiing/snowboarding at any of the amazing resorts nearby.

• Sledding at various county parks such as Bywater Park (great for younger children), Sugar House Park, Flat Iron Mesa or Mount View Park.

• Sledding at Jordan Pines up Big Cottonwood Canyon

• County Library services - They have events targeted for specific age groups at various times and libraries throughout the county each day.

◦ Story Time for toddlers ages 1-5 years.

◦ All County Library events calendar https://events.slcolibrary.org/events

• Search for activities and classes offered by any of the various recreational centers across the valley.

• Bowling.

• Painting/art classes offered by the various paint/art studios across the valley.

• Help the kids exhaust their energy at any of the various trampoline parks and indoor playgrounds located across the valley.

• Visit any of the various museums, zoos, or aquariums nearby.

• Keep the kids busy at any of the local arcades.

• Go golfing at any of the indoor golf facilities located around the valley.

• Play tennis at any of the various indoor tennis locations across the valley.

• Relax and enjoy a movie at any of the nearby movie theaters.

• Get creative with your family by letting your kids plan and prepare a meal or make a homemade meal together.

• Learn something new by following online art, cooking, exercise, meditation, etc. tutorials.

• Have a family game night. The classics are always a hit but trying new games as a family could also be a lot of fun.

• Movie night at home complete with popcorn and homemade goodies.

• Bake homemade goodies with your kids and help them deliver them to friends and family.

• Help the kids make homemade valentines and deliver them to a local senior center.

• Work on cleaning, organizing, and decluttering your home and living spaces.

• Browse the local library and curl up with a good book.



Rob Dahle, Mayor rdahle@cityofholladay.com


Ty Brewer, District 1 tbrewer@cityofholladay.com


Matt Durham, District 2 mdurham@cityofholladay.com


Paul Fotheringham, District 3 pfotheringham@cityofholladay.com


Drew Quinn, District 4 dquinn@cityofholladay.com


Dan Gibbons, District 5 dgibbons@cityofholladay.com


Gina Chamness, City Manager gchamness@cityofholladay.com




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City Secures $2 Million Dollars and Kicks-off Grant-Funded Project

The City of Holladay was recently awarded $2 million dollars from Salt Lake County and kicked off a previously grant-funded transportation improvement project. The funded projects support the City’s commitment to providing high-quality facilities that create community connection and safety while preserving our charm, history and iconic features.

• $600,000 was awarded from the Salt Lake County Tourism, Recreation, Culture and Convention (TRCC) program to add Historic Exhibit Experiences to existing park and city hall spaces. Championed by the Historical Commission, this project will bring the history of Holladay to life through stories, photographs and artifacts – highlighting the people, places and events that have shaped the community into what it is today. Conceptual Exhibit Experiences were explored in the “Holladay Museum/Exhibit Feasibility Study” completed in June 2022 with a grant from the Cultural Capital Facility Grant Program, with assistance from a professional exhibit development firm - Design Intent.

• $600,000 was awarded from the Salt Lake County Transportation Choice program to construct new buffered bike lanes on Wasatch Boulevard from about 4500 South to 6200 South. This project was the result of a recently completed transportation study of Wasatch Boulevard that Holladay conducted in partnership with Millcreek. The City will add new asphalt, paint markings and signage to improve safety and enhance the bicycling experience on the corridor. Millcreek also received funds to improve their section of Wasatch Boulevard north of 4500 South.

• $800,000 was awarded from the Salt Lake County Transportation Choice program to the tri-city partnership of Holladay, Millcreek and South Salt Lake to design a new bicycle/pedestrian path on 3900 South. This project is part of a larger effort to create a new 7.1-mile long, multi-use (bi-directional) path along the south side of 3900 South, from 2300 East in Holladay /Millcreek to 2700 West in Taylorsville. The cities of Holladay, Taylorsville, Midvale, Murray, Millcreek and Cottonwood Heights completed the Mid-Valley Active Transportation Plan with a

Transportation and Land Use Connection (TLC) grant in 2020. This plan identified a few top-priority projects, including the 3900 South Multi-Use Path. The proposed multi-use path will connect Holladay residents to not only the nearby canyons and Wasatch Boulevard to the east but also the UTA Meadowbrook Trax station and Jordan River Trail to the west, among other key destinations, jobs and services.

• $388,946 of transportation funds was awarded by the Wasatch Front Regional Council to the cities of Holladay and Millcreek to realign Murray-Holladay at 4705 S and add a new full-stop pedestrian crossing. The two cities will split the required $28,244 local match, so Holladay’s cash outlay for the project is only $14,122. The new improvements will support safe routes to school; enhance access to the Mt Olympus Senior Center, Creekside Park, Holladay Lions Recreation Center and Big Cottonwood Park; and improve transit connections. The City kicked-off the project in December 2022 with construction targeted for Spring 2024.

Free Babysitting 101, Infant and Child CPR

Happy February Holladay!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to take my wife out to dinner. It makes it hard to find a sitter as I have a 1-year-old, a 6-year-old, and a 12-year-old. Being a firefighter for the past 16 years, I have become (irrationally) paranoid about things that can happen to my kids with my wife being the same way. I thought, “what would I like someone watching my kids to know?” I would like them to know the basics of CPR, how to treat someone who is choking, who to call if a child ingests a foreign substance, and what to do if a child gets hurt.

Basically, Babysitting 101. The City of Holladay along with the Happy Healthy Holladay Coalition will be holding a Babysitting 101 course at Holladay

City Hall. I and other firefighters from Unified Fire Authority will be going over the aforementioned skills and upon the completion of the class, a paper with what we covered to keep as a reference. Infant and child CPR will be taught with the American Heart Association guidelines, but there will be no certification. Anyone is welcome to attend, not just those wanting to babysit.

WHAT: Free Babysitting 101, infant and child CPR, choking, poisoning

WHERE: Holladay City Hall, 4580 S 2300 E, Little Cottonwood Room

WHEN: March 7th, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM if needed

HOW TO REGISTER: email Dan Brown @ dbrown@unifiedfire.org - with which time slot you would like and how many will be attending

Conceptual, Historic Exhibit Experience – Holladay Historic Walk in Holladay City Park –from the City of Holladay “Holladay Museum/Exhibit Feasibility Study” completed in June 2022.

Holladay 2022 Accomplishments

2022 was a busy year in Holladay. While the pandemic posed continued challenges for the City, especially early in the year, elected officials and staff continued working hard on behalf of Holladay residents. Following are a few of our most significant achievements:

Improved infrastructure in Holladay including:

• Repaving of approx. 112 roads for a total of 38 miles, equaling 16% of the asphalt surface area in the city.

• Completed over 90% of the storm drain mapping and condition assessment in the city, including the uncovering of 110 buried manholes.

• Converted a sodded landscaped island on Highland Drive to xeriscape.

• Reconstructed numerous sunken and failing curbs throughout the city

• Constructed sidewalk and drainage improvements on Holladay Blvd., south of Cottonwood Elem. School; a grant-funded project.

• Worked with several property owners on the 50/50 sidewalk replacement program.

• Completed a traffic signal optimization study and implemented recommendations; saving drivers time and reducing emissions.

• Reconstructed brick paver crosswalks at Laney Lane & 2300 E.

• Repaired several failed storm drains.

• Mitigated city hall flooding that would occur during heavy storm events by separating the roof drains from the sewer pipes.

Continued efforts to develop and enhance the City’s long-term goals on Sustainability, including:

• Affirmed City’s participation in the Community Renewable Energy Program

• Amended ordinances related to waterwise usage and tree planting in parking lots.

• Assisted in administering the Utah Water Conservancy District parking strip conversion program for participating residents.

• Recertified for Tree City USA, including receiving first ever Growth Award for achievement for the city.

Improvements at City Park, including:

• Constructed a fun and decorative accessible surface for the playground at City Park, that also serves as an accessible route from the parking area to the grassy area of the park.

• The installation of a playground mural.

Served a total of 11,700 people with Arts events, including:

• A virtual magic show, children’s theater production, a holiday concert with youth violinists, and a Tiny Art exhibit in February.

• The annual Fine Art Show in March.

• A Creative Aging 8-session workshop in April.

• The Holladay Reflections in Dance concert in April, returning after 2-year hiatus.

• Eight summer concerts at Holladay City Park (5,500 attendees).

• The Blue Moon Festival, returning after a 2-year hiatus (3,500 attendees).

• The third annual Chalk Our Walk contest in September.

• Plaza Fest and the Plein Air exhibit in October.

• The selection of an artist for a public art sculpture on the Plaza, coming in the Fall of 2023.

Received grant awards totaling over $2 million dollars for a variety of projects throughout the City, including:

• $800,000 3900 South Separate Multi-Use Path Design, funded by SLCo Transportation Choice Fund.

• $600,000 for Historic Exhibit Experience, funded by SLCo TRCC.

• $600,000 Wasatch Blvd enhanced bike lane from 4500 South to 6200 South, funded by SLCo Transportation Choice Fund.

• $70K I-215 Active Transportation Tail Study, funded by WFRC TLC.

• $25K Historic Museum/Exhibit Study, funded by the State’s Division of Art and Museums.

Completed a number of Grant-Funded Projects to guide future planning, including:

• Wasatch Boulevard Master Plan.

• Highland Drive Corridor Study.

• Historic Museum/Exhibit Study.

• Seven Greenways Vision Plan.