Taylorsville Expressway Master Plan
OPEN HOUSE - JUNE 18th, 2015 @ 6PM
Thanks to all who came to the open house. We had some great questions and comments from close to 30 residents. Many were concerned about how the BRT expressway might affect traffic and adjacent neighborhoods while others were excited for improved streets and pedestrian connections.
For those of you who were not able to attend, PDF versions of the posters presented at the open house can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here. We want to hear from you! Please share your comments with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incorporated in 1996, Taylorsville is one of the newest cities in the state. Strategically located in the heart of Salt Lake County, the city has come into its own since incorporation, building upon its agricultural roots and hard work ethic to become one of the most desirable places to live and work.
Taylorsville is a forward‐thinking community, and has a clear vision for where it is headed. It is the home of the Redwood Road campus of Salt Lake Community College, as well as numerous major businesses, many of which are attracted by the local entrepreneurial spirit. More than 60,000 people currently call Taylorsville home, and thousands more are expected to join their ranks as the area continues to mature.
The positive transformation of Taylorsville is supported by a recent study that calls for the establishment of the Taylorsville‐Murray Transit Project, which consists of a bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will provide an east‐west transit connection between the Redwood Road campus of Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville and the existing UTA FrontRunner and TRAX station located immediately west of the Intermountain Medical Center in downtown Murray. A key segment of the route is located within the 4700 South right‐of‐way, extending eastward from Redwood Road near the community college to approximately 800 West and the eastern city limits. This transit link will be sited within the center of the 4700 South right‐of‐way, which currently consists of a center median and two travel lanes in each direction, with wide shoulders on both sides.
The 4700 South corridor has good potential to become a unique boulevard and a great urban corridor that will incorporate a full range of travel options, including transit options as well as vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian modes. The vision for the 4700 South Corridor is a "Complete Street", where enhancementslocated within the public right‐of‐way will have a catalytic effect on the improvement and upgrading of adjacent and nearby properties. The project will encourage and support Transit‐Oriented Development, and should include high quality urban amenities and design features such as a unified streetscape system, comprehensive gateway and signage, and unified architecture and landscape treatments, all guided by specific design guidelines developed specifically for this project.
Steering Meeting 2 - March 24, 2015
The second meeting of the Taylorsville 4700 South Expressway Steering Committee took place on March 24th to review progress on the plan and to receive input on plan alternatives. In general the ideas that were presented were well-received, with most of those assembled supporting Alternative 1.
We invite you to review a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that outlines the two alternatives, as well as notes from the meeting, both of which can be downloaded using the links below. Based on the input received, Landmark Design is refining the alternatives, which will be presented as part of a Public Workshop tentatively scheduled for early May 2015.
Click Here to see the PowerPoint presentation.
Click Here to see comments from the committee.
Steering Meeting 1 - December 9, 2014
Comments and Questions:
- Currently 75-100 employees use bus system
- The BRT stop should not be on the south
- Include safety buffers
- Street crossing from neighborhood would allow safe travel for students walking to Taylorsville High School (potential at Fore Lakes crossing)
Steering Committee Members
Bob Askerlund - Salt Lake Community College
Todd Barker - Fore Lakes Golf Course *
Doug Black - Kingsley Management *
Ernest Burgess - Taylorsville City Council
Mike Chappell - Arden Realty, Inc.
Val Halford - Wasatch Front Regional Council
Wayne Harper - Taylorsville Economic Development Dept.
Ralph Johnson - Sorenson Associates, LLC
Nathan Lee - Utah Dept. of Transportation
Karen Mayne - Utah State Senate *
Mark McGrath - Taylorsville Community Development Dept.
Shellie McHaley - Monte Vista Manufactured Home Community
Brett McIff - Healthy Taylorsville; Utah Dept. of Health
Chad Mullins - Bike Utah
Aimee Newton - Salt Lake County Council
Kristie Overson - Taylorville City Council
Don Quigley - Taylorsville Planning Commission
Janelle Robertson - Utah Transit Authority
Wilf Sommerkorn - Salt Lake County Regional Development
John Taylor - Taylorsville City Administrator/Engineer
David Zwald - ICU Medical *
* Not Confirmed