South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census. Jesse Fox Jr. developed the area South Salt Lake referred to as Central Park around 1890. Mr. Fox chose the name after visiting New York and seeing Central Park there. He was impressed by the park and its design within an urban environment. Despite South Salt Lake being rural at the time, he decided to name the area Central Park. In 1925 the LDS Central Park Ward was created and named after the development. In 1936, an attempted annexation by Salt Lake City failed due to concerns over funding and implementation of a sewer system.
On August 14, 1936 a resolution creating the Town of Central Park was approved by the Board of County Commissioners – however, this did last long, as voters then decided to disincorporation the town in 1937. In a close vote, voters then approved incorporation of South Salt Lake. On September 29, 1938, still in need of a sewer system, South Salt Lake voted to incorporate as the Town of South Salt Lake, with Robert R. Fitts as the first town president. The town was also lacking many other basic amenities at the time that would be easier to implement with incorporation, such as a post office and fire department. In 1939, the Works Progress Administration finally began construction of a sewer system, with a cost of $462,000. The original boundary of South Salt Lake was from 500 East to 300 West and 2100 South to Mill Creek on the south. On August 1, 1950 the population had increased enough for South Salt Lake to be designated as a third class city. This changed the form of government to a mayor and city council.
The town president of the time, Marlow Callahan, became the first mayor of the City of South Salt Lake. In the 1990s, South Salt Lake annexed portions of an unincorporated portion of Salt Lake County to the south, and nearly doubled in land area and population. On January 4, 2010, Cherie Wood became South Salt Lake’s first female mayor. During her administration, South Salt Lake has seen extensive redevelopment efforts. In 2012, a Chinatown development opened on a lot in the city near 3500 South and State Street. It is the only Chinatown in the Intermountain West. In addition to having many Asian-themed restaurants, it has a large Asian-themed supermarket. In 2017, after nearly 7 years of planning, ground was broken on a new mixed-use development known as The Crossing (formerly called Market Station) between State St. and Main St. just south of 2100 South, intended to serve as South Salt Lake’s “downtown”. This development is oriented around mass transit, with an S-Line streetcar stop adjacent to the development, and 1 stop away from the Central Pointe TRAX Station. The first phase includes a WinCo Foods and a townhome development.
Ultimately, this downtown development is planned to have 2,500 family housing units, 1.5 million square feet of retail, 3 million square feet of office and commercial space, and additional green space and trails. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18 km2), all land. The city is bordered by the Jordan River on the west, 500 East and 700 East on the east, 2100 South on the north, and 3900 South on the south. West Valley City lies to the west, Salt Lake City to the north and northeast, and Millcreek to the east and south. Because of its location next to the Jordan River and well away from the mountains, it is mostly flat, only ranging in elevation from about 4,330 feet (1,320 m) to 4,380 feet (1,340 m). According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2017, there were 24,956 people in South Salt Lake. The racial makeup of the county was 52.4% non-Hispanic White, 8.3% Black, 2.5% Native American, 11.4% Asian, 2.1% Pacific Islander, and 3.6% from two or more races. 21.0% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2010, there were 23,617 people, 9,160 housing units, with a total of 8,554 households. The population density was 3,401.1 people per square mile (1,231.4/km²) with a land area of 6.94 miles. The racial makeup of the city was 69.5% White, 4.4% African American, 2.6% Native American, 5.0% Asian, 1.0% Pacific Islander, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 29.1% of the population. According to the Deseret News, ground breaking on the new Chinatown occurred in 2011 for a Chinese-themed shopping mall with a “… 27,000 square foot Asian grocery store, 65,000 square foot indoor mall including 38 Asian-themed shops and 12,000 square feet Asian-themed strip mall”. Since 2007, crime in South Salt Lake has been reduced by 30%. Former SSL Police Chief Chris Snyder attributes the drop in crime to 4 factors: Increased attention to code enforcement, Crime Free Rental Housing program that results in greater landlord scrutiny of potential renters, Partnerships, such as that with United Way of Salt Lake, combined with community organizing, such as the Promise South Salt Lake initiative, South Salt Lake Community Connection that address resident needs and improve neighborhoods, and Extensive youth development efforts, such as Promise afterschool programs delivered in nine Neighborhood Centers across the city, and urban/neighborhood revitalization projects. There is a new emphasis on redevelopment (including the Market Station development) and a reduction in the number of liquor licenses allowed to be issued is anticipated to reduce crime in the city.
This interchange is known locally as the “Spaghetti Bowl” due to its complex array of on and off ramps, which extend to several other city roads in the area. US 89 runs north-to-south along State Street through the heart of South Salt Lake, serving as the primary commercial corridor and includes an interchange at I 80. SR 171 (3300 South) traverses the city east-to-west, with an interchange at I 15. SR 71 (South 700 East) runs along the southern part of the east border of the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) TRAX light rail runs through the city at about 200 West, with 3 stations located within the city limits. All three of the TRAX lines (Blue, Red, and Green) enter the city from the north at Central Pointe station. (The UTA Police Department was located at the Central Pointe station until it moved to its new location at the Murray Central station in July 2016.) From Central Pointe station the Green Line heads west to West Valley City while both the Blue and Red lines continue south to stop at the Millcreek station before leaving the city just south of the Meadowbrook station. UTA also has several local bus routes that run through the city, many of which stop every fifteen minutes. In December 2013, the S Line streetcar (formerly known as Sugar House Streetcar) opened for service. The S Line was built along an existing rail line just south of 2100 South (the northern border of the city) from the Central Pointe station to the Sugar House neighborhood in southeastern Salt Lake City.
In addition to Central Pointe station, the S Line will include stops at South Main Street (South Salt Lake City station), South 300 East (300 East station), and South 500 East (500 East station) before leaving the city. Although operated by UTA, the S Line is a joint project between South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, and UTA. One of South Salt Lake’s most notable and historic buildings is the Columbus Center. Originally a school around the turn of the 20th century, it was later used as a daycare center beginning in the 1950s. After being condemned in the late 1980s, it was renovated and expanded to include a branch of the Salt Lake County Library System as well as an auditorium, senior center and several other facilities. South Salt Lake lies within the Granite School District. The city is served by three public elementary schools (Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Roosevelt) (per K-6th grade), and one junior high school (Granite Park Junior High). With Mayor Wood’s emphasis on education, two charter schools have located in South Salt Lake, Allianz (K-8) and the Utah International Charter School (7-12). The Salt Lake City campus of Broadview University is located next to the South Salt Lake city offices, and the city also has strong ties and partnerships with local institutions of higher education, Salt Lake Community College and Westminster College. Utah State University has a satellite campus located within the Granite District Offices at 2500 South State Street, also in South Salt Lake.
South Salt Lake Crime
We have had a lot of car break-ins lately along. Hot spots are scattered. We do have a large population of homeless gathering around Harmony Park, Jordan parkway, Maverick. Motel 6 is a big hot spot for crime. Theft is pretty high, drug use. The entire town seems to struggle with crime, High for drive-thru crime.
What if you were the operator of an ATV and are at fault for the accident?
One common reason people get in ATV accidents is a lack of appropriate training. Not understanding how the vehicle works on rough terrain, on hillsides or on paved roads can lead to a crash or rollover. Similarly, many children to have accidents on ATVs that were intended to be driven by adults. In general, ATV engines that are 90cc and over are for children that are 16 or older. Children do not have the strength or experience to operate ATVs intended for adults. If your child is driving someone else’s ATV without adult supervision and gets injured, you may be able to secure a settlement with the ATV owner’s insurance company. Another common reason for ATV accidents is that the operator hauls a load or a passenger that exceeds manufacturer recommendations. Adding weight to the ATV makes it less maneuverable and increases the likelihood that it will roll over. Even if you are in a single-vehicle ATV accident, you may have recourse to recover compensation for your injuries in a product liability lawsuit. Sometimes an ATV accident that seems to be caused by operator error is actually caused by equipment failure, such as defective brakes or defective steering mechanisms, or even a defective helmet. In those cases, it may be appropriate to bring a suit against the manufacturer of the defective product. It is important to preserve the ATV and your helmet if you believe equipment failure might have been responsible for your injuries. These are pieces of evidence that may need to be examined by an expert. If the trail you were on while driving the ATV was damaged, a premises liability case may be appropriate.
How To Get My ATV License In South Salt Lake
There is no off-roading license needed to drive an ATV in Utah. A driver’s license will suffice. However, people from the ages of eight through 15 must acquire ATV certification to operate an ATV.
How To Register My ATV In South Salt Lake
Utah residents can register their ATV at the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. ATVs can also be registered as street legal after proof of insurance and an inspection.
How Old Do I Have To Be To Ride My ATV In South Salt Lake
No one under the age of eight can operate an ATV. Youth from ages eight to 15 must acquire an ATV education certificate before driving an ATV on public land. The certification simply requires the completion of an online education course by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation.
Where Can I Ride My ATV In South Salt Lake
There are 2,800 miles of off-roading trails in Utah. The public lands open to ATV range from state parks to Bureau of Land Management areas.
Can I Legally Ride My ATV On The Street In South Salt Lake
ATVs are allowed street access in Utah. ATVs that are considered Type I or Utility Type Vehicle may be registered and inspected for use as a street legal ATV. The ATV must be 52 inches or less in width and have a weight of 1,500 pounds or less. For street legal ATVs, the driver must have insurance.
Can I Ride My ATV In South Salt Lake, If I’m Visiting From Another State?
A permit is required for nonresidents to operate an ATV in Utah. To obtain a permit, proof of out-of-state residency and proof of ownership is required. Get a permit at an authorized vendor or online. If an ATV is authorized as street legal in another state, then the ATV is street legal in Utah if it falls under the same measures that make a ATV street legal in Utah.
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