Mobile Tour Description
Join us for a fun and informative look at recent and ongoing redevelopment along our new streetcar line and active transportation “greenway,” as well as a key, future redevelopment area in close proximity. Hear from experts in transportation, municipal redevelopment, landscape architecture/design, and planning who will discuss how the streetcar/greenway project came together, how it influenced past and current development in an eclectic and desirable area of Salt Lake City (Sugar House), and how our regional planning program, Transportation Land Use Connection (TLC), is assisting another city in their efforts to create similar investment and development in neighboring South Salt Lake. This tour will begin on the regional transit system, and offer participants the chance to ride both light rail and streetcar lines. A large portion of this tour will include walking along sidewalks and a grade separated, mixed-use path. Be sure to wear comfortable and breathable clothing, as well as appropriate footwear. Also, please consider bringing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Levi Roberts, Strategic Planner, Utah Transit Authority
Levi Roberts, AICP is a Strategic Planner with the Utah Transit Authority. Levi focuses on enhancing regional transportation options through improved transit system accessibility and coordinated land use/transportation planning. Previously, Levi worked with the Five County Association of Governments of Southwest Utah where he coordinated human service and public transportation services, administered land use ordinances and developed several community affordable housing plans. Levi holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Utah State University.
Julianne Sabula, Transit Program Manager, Salt Lake City
Julianne Sabula is a Transit Program Manager for the Salt Lake City Transportation Division. She has 15 years of experience in transportation, financial, land use and environmental planning, and holds degrees in Urban Planning and Cultural Anthropology. Her current projects include the Salt Lake City Transit Master Plan, the Sugar House Streetcar Phase 2 Environmental Analysis and Conceptual Design, and the Downtown Salt Lake City Transit Alternatives Analysis.
Ben Davis, Project Manager, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City
Ben is a Project Manager for the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA). His work at the RDA has focused on the design and construction of public open space infrastructure and the management of public/private partnerships through the RDA’s land disposition, loan, and tax increment reimbursement programs. In addition to his experience at the RDA, Ben has worked for an architectural firm, a civil engineering firm, and in private land development. Ben received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and an MBA from Utah State University, and has been a licensed landscape architect since 2010.
Bryce Ward, ASLA, MPA, Urban Designer/Planner, GSBS
Bryce practices design as an urban planner and landscape architect. With a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture and a master's degree in public administration, Bryce enjoys the application and implementation of public policy through design solutions that construct interesting and engaging civic spaces. As the lead landscape designer for the S-Line public investment project, Bryce sought to create a new linear park experience for the various multi-modal users. Borrowing concepts from local ecosystems, Bryce crafted the S-Line landscapes to create a pollinator habitat that also acts as a safety delineator for pedestrians and cyclists, in addition to being a unique visual experience for all users.
Megan Townsend, Transportation Planner, Wasatch Front Regional Council
Megan Townsend is a Transportation Planner for the Wasatch Front Regional Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization of the Salt Lake and Ogden urbanized areas. Her work serves the Transportation and Land Use Connection program, assisting local communities with visioning, planning, and implementation efforts that proactively address anticipated growth. She specializes in centers planning and development, with growing experience in form based code development. Megan is completing a Master of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, and serves as a board member for the Seven Canyons Trust non-profit organization which she helped to found.
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.