Daines on KVNU’s Speak to the Mayor talks South Main development and neighborhood council meetings and clean-ups

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A lot has been happening on the south side of Logan and it’s only the beginning. On KVNU’s monthly Speak to the Mayor hour, Logan Mayor Holly Daines highlighted a traffic change that pedestrians trying to navigate south Main will like.

“On the south bound lane there is what they call a Hawk crossing, an overhead crossing with flashing lights that a pedestrian activates. As long as there’s no pedestrian, traffic will continue to be free-flowing. But, if someone needs to get across, they can push a button and cross the first section of Main Street.

“There’s kind of what they call a ‘pedestrian refuge’ in the center of the street, right there by the ‘Y’, and then they continue across the other section,” said Daines.

To the north of the Riverwoods area a lot of new construction will be happening in which the city assisted the Wasatch Development group in developing the South Main Community Development area.

“They used to be called RDA’s, redevelopment areas, the technical term now is CDA, Community Development Area. But the theory is that it’s really challenging to redevelop. If you have to take down old buildings there may be environmental concerns in the soil, in the buildings you have to take down. That can really be expensive and can often deter a new project coming in.”

Plans include a new hotel and retail shops. The property is right along the Logan River which the Logan River Restoration Task Force has been working with city engineers in developing and restoring to minimize flooding concerns.

Daines reminded residents living near Woodruff Elementary School of the neighborhood council meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m.

“I will be attending and they have a new neighborhood chairperson and they’ve been doing some good things over there. Also, the Adams Neighborhood has a clean-up scheduled for Saturday morning at 9 a.m. They are going to meet at the canal at 900 North between 600 East and 700 East.”

The city will be providing garbage bags and some gloves, so those who would like to help out are urged to wear clothes to work in and dress for the weather which is forecast to be much cooler.

Audio:  Holly Daines on Speak to the Mayor with For the People host Jason Williams

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