Salt Lake City

City to Celebrate Completion of S-Line Greenway

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2014
Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659

 

City to Celebrate Completion of S-Line Greenway

Multi-modal corridor melds recreation, open space with transit path

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, along with community stakeholders, will mark the completion of Utah’s first ever multi-modal recreation corridor with a Grand Opening Press Conference on September 19 at 11:30 a.m. near the 600 East crossing.

 

The S-Line Greenway is a mile-long green space from 500 East to McClelland Street that includes the S-Line streetcar, public plazas, art, walking paths, a bocce court and a new segment of Parley’s Trail.

 

Along with the completion of the Greenway, the press event will also celebrate the completion of the S-Line’s Parley’s Trail segment that connects the Sugar House neighborhood to South Salt Lake’s Central Pointe area.

 

“The Greenway portion of the S-Line really elevates the entire project to a beautiful and practical community amenity,” said Mayor Becker. “We’ve been able to create a multi-modal corridor that will have positive impacts on local air-quality issues while creating a mile-long, user-friendly outdoor space that will support the existing neighborhood and attract new residents and businesses.”

 

During the community visioning process of the Sugar House streetcar project, the City and the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) concluded that a high-quality recreational opportunity would better serve surrounding neighborhoods, and also provide a key trail connection to the rest of the Salt Lake Valley. 

 

The City and the RDA paid for the design and construction of the $7.6 million Greenway, and South Salt Lake City in cooperation with Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, completed the Parley’s Trail connection from 500 East to Central Pointe. The S-Line Greenway was designed by the local design firm CRSA, and constructed by Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.

 

The S-Line Greenway is another project aimed at meeting the goals outlined in Mayor Becker’s 2016 Livability Agenda. Visit here to learn more about that plan. 

 

The Grand Opening Press Conference will be held at the greenway’s bocce court, located at 600 East and the S-Line (approximately 2250 South). Refreshments will be served immediately after the after event at 500 East.

 

A community celebration held by Friends of the S-Line featuring food, art, and music will be held that evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. all along the corridor. For more information on that event, go to http://thesline.org.