Salt Lake City is growing, and public utility and road improvement projects are critical to meet the demands of residential and commercial development.

The results will be transformative for our local business.

While the inconveniences and impacts of construction are unavoidable, our goal is to help your business plan and reduce that impact.

New help is available through the Construction Mitigation Grant Program and Construction Resource Guide from SLC.

Unveiled this month, the Salt Lake City Council allocated a budget for a construction mitigation grant FY 2022, with potential to grow and expand to other areas in time.

The grant is

  • First come, first served
  • Up to $2,000 per business
  • Can be used for signage, marketing, and some business expenses
  • Currently focused on 4 areas in #SLC
    • 100 South, University to 900 East
    • 300 West, 900 South to 2100 South
    • 900 East, Hollywood to 2700 South
    • 900 South, 300 West to Main
Roberta Reichgelt and William Wright with Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development at a spring seminar “How to Survive Construction” in SLC.

Last Spring, various city departments collaborated on a guide – “How to Survive Construction” in Salt Lake City. As our city continues to experience capital improvements, we can work together to remedy any impact to local business. Access the guide here:

Thanks to the “Funding our Futures” bond, Salt Lake City was able to find the resources to make these dramatic transformations.

The largest project, the 300 West corridor, is the result of great thought and planning, engaging with business owners and residents to reconstruct 300 West from 900 South to 2100 South. The plan replaces aging pavement and utilities, and to provide more travel options. The project will transform an already changing corridor into a street that will be safer, more welcoming, and accessible for everyone.

For the latest updates on 300 West, 900 South, and all major road construction progress follow Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division on Facebook, Twitter, and now Instagram. A more robust summary of plans and progress for 300 West can be found at

Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall at the kickoff for 300 West Construction, the largest street project the city has seen for 20+ years. “We have one of the highest tax revenue returns on the 300 West Corridor. Come next year, this is going to be a transformed landscape.”

An overview of the plans for 900 South can be found here.

“Better streets mean better business. Not only aesthetic or safety improvements, but it also attracts more people and more activity, which will in turn strengthen our local economy for the long haul.  Our team is here to help,” says Ben Kolendar, Director of Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development.