|The Sugar House Community Council meets regularly at 7:00pm on the first Wednesday of every month at the Sprague Library. You can read our most recent newsletter and agenda for the upcoming meeting below.
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SHCC Area Map
Welcome to the Sugar House Community Council interactive boundary map! The SHCC is comprised of 15 separate neighborhoods. To find out which neighborhood you live in simply click on each area and a pop up box will appear. If you're interested in who the trustees are for your neighborhood click on the houses for trustee information.
Each trustee is your neighbor and we welcome your input and participation as the SHCC volunteers for our community and you.
March 5, 2014
|SHCC Agenda |
|7:00pm ||Welcome - Chair |
|7:05pm ||Approve the Minutes of the prior meeting |
|Secretary report (Sally yields her time to Sheila O'Driscoll) |
|Treasurer report and reports from vice chairs |
|Chair announcements: Sunset Article |
|7:10pm ||Fire Department |
|Crime report - Detective Scott Mourtgos 801.381.4905 |
|7:20pm ||Public comments for items not on the agenda |
|7:25pm ||Committee reports, if available |
|* Land Use and Zoning |
|* Parks, Open Space, and Trails |
|* Transportation |
* Arts and Cultural
| *Communication and Outreach|
Community groups and projects
* SL Community Network
* Sugar House Chamber of Commerce
The Legacy at Sugar House
1214 Wilmington Ave
Senior Housing Development
|Vision Statement for the Sugar House Town Center |
* City Council Updates, Lisa Adams ( unable to attend)
* Business Spotlight by Michael G. Kavanagh
Soren Simonsen :Architect and Impact Hub Salt Lake City update
|8:45 PM ||* Library Announcements by Dolly Rauh|
|9:00 PM ||Adjourn |
The records indicate the following trustee petition(s) will soon expire:
Welcome to Sugar House
Photo Courtesy: Laurie Bray
Dear Friends of Sugar House:
SHCC Message from the Chair
Last month Sunset Magazine named Sugar House one of the 10 best places to live in the west.
I could not agree more. The article also pointed out that Sugar House was experiencing "growing pains". I also agree. We are growing at an energetic pace. Personally, I have mixed emotions concerning our growth rate.
I get excited about a walkable vibrant neighborhood with many people on the street. All the new building will bring more residents, restaurants and businesses. Then there is this little voice in my head that says "WHOA!!!! This is happening too fast and I fear we will lose the character and the heart of our community, because of over zealous development.
So the question is, how do we balance development but still maintain the character and feel of this great place to live and work? The trustees of the Sugar House Community Council are working to maintain that balance.
At this month's meeting we will discuss our vision statement concerning the central Sugar House Town Core. It is our hope that this statement will help guide development so that Sugar House will remain one of the 10 best places to live in the west. Please check out our agenda.. we would love to have your input.
Sugar House Community Council
Sugar House Community Council
Old and Mysterious
|Courtesy: Laurie Bray|
By Lynne Olsen
There are several stores in the Sugar House Business District that cause people to wonder, Who owns this? And are they ever going to re-open it?
The Nu-Crisp Popcorn Shop has been closed for a decade, and the owner has no plans for it at present. Pinched between two other properties with minimal access to parking, it's not likely to be re-opened any time soon.
Another shop with a mysterious past but more promising future is the Antique Shoppe at 2016 S. 1100 East. The building is old; sources date it to 1912. In 1918, it was part of the Sugar House Lumber and Hardware Co.'s holdings. At some point in the 1920's, the building housed a tin shop and an office for the Salvation Army.
Salt Lake County's tax record shows that in 1937, Marion M. Dean was running a store at 2014 S. 1100 East. Twenty years later, after the building was partitioned, it housed a print shop, attorney's office and a café.
The Antique Shoppe was established in 1968 by the Hefferon family. The building, which is where the Soup Kitchen restaurant chain started close to forty years ago, had an apartment upstairs and, at one time, a bar out back. Under the clapboard siding, the original building still exists.
Jim Hefferon started the business to display the antiques he had collected from historic Virginia City, NV and from Park City in the '60's. The Antique Shoppe has been closed for ten years. The store was robbed, and a flood two years ago damaged most of the merchandise that remained in the shop. But Hefferon said that one day, when he and his daughter Arlene get the place cleaned up, they will open it again before offering the space for rent.
Our Architectural History
|Utah Historical Society|
The architectural history in Sugar House extends beyond the commercial buildings we have focused on in the business district and we have a rich history to boast about.
Most of the locals still refer to the building on the corner of 1700 South 1100 East as the Salt Lake Costume Shop and we can still see their iconic costume knight on the corner.
In 1904 the corner was home to this Presbyterian Church with direct access to the street and beautiful architectural details not often seen today.