Launched two years ago as a joint partnership between Salt Lake County and WFRC, the Transportation and Land Use Connection (TLC) program's main objective is to provide technical assistance, including staff time, consulting, and training to local communities for planning, implementation, and visioning efforts that proactively address anticipated growth. In July of 2014, South Salt Lake City received a grant to update the zoning ordinance along the East Streetcar S-Line district. At present, over 600 units are entitled in the East Streetcar zone (Ritz: 278 units; Zellerbach: 287 units; S-Line Townhomes: 32 units), in addition to a grocery store west of State Street (Boyer). The area is poised to be a new, vibrant, and walkable neighborhood. Presenters will address the City's approach as to how this work was implemented and also provide the developers' perspective as to how well the form based code ordinance met the existing market demands. City staff will highlight the process for the planning and ordinance work, as well as the development of the 10-block area along the S-Line corridor (from State Street to 500 East).
Julia Collins, Program Manager, Wasatch Front Regional Council
Julia Collins is the Program Manager for the Transportation and Land Use Connection Program at Wasatch Front Regional Council. The program provides regional perspective through grants and project assistance to local governments with challenges involving land use, economic development and transportation planning. Julia’s recent accomplishments include leading the Downtown Clearfield City Plan and West Centerville Neighborhood Plan. Prior to joining Wasatch Front Regional Council, Julia worked for True Partners Consulting in Chicago, specializing in securing state and local economic development incentives. Julia holds a Master’s in City and Metropolitan Planning from the University of Utah and a Bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Julia is an avid mountain biker and serves as Planning Commissioner for Summit County.
Francis Xavier Lilly, AICP, Housing Administrator/Deputy Director of Community Development, South Salt Lake
Francis Xavier Lilly, AICP is the Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development for South Salt Lake City. Francis participated on the committee that oversaw the development of the Template Form Based Code as part of the Wasatch Choice for 2040 initiative, and worked with his colleagues in calibrating the template for South Salt Lake's East Streetcar Corridor and Downtown. Francis also serves as the City’s Housing Administrator. His responsibilities include managing the City’s Community Development Block Grant allocations, which are currently being used to fund a neighborhood revitalization campaign and a number of other initiatives to encourage long-term residency in South Salt Lake. Francis obtained a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning, a Master in Public Administration, both from the University of Utah.
Justin Earl, Director of Acquisitions and Development, ICO Development
Justin Earl is the Director of Acquisitions and Development at ICO Development (Ivory Commercial) and Adjunct Professor at the David Eccles School of Business. He has a primary responsibility to implement the growth and development objectives of ICO Development in commercial real estate product types (retail, office, industrial) and in Student Housing. Justin’s real estate experience includes acquisitions, development, property management, leasing, and underwriting. Prior to joining ICO, Justin worked as a financial analyst/underwriter with Phillips Edison & Company, the largest private owner of grocery anchored shopping centers in the country with 27 million square feet in 250+ shopping centers in approximately 37 states. Justin has a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Utah, a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah, and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Brigham Young University.