State of the City Address from Mayor DolanMarch 29, 2013
The mayor's complete State of the City can be found online at www.sandy.utah.gov/youtube.
Significant Highlights from 2012
• The city maintains AA+ bond rating
• Sandy residents enjoy one of the lowest property tax rates in the county
• Sandy was rated 51st in Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live in America"
• No property tax increase in more than 26 years
• 74th-safest city in the U.S., out of 437 cities - third-safest in Utah and THE safest in the Salt Lake Valley
• Addition of new events in Sandy: Zombie Run, Color Run and our first half marathon in August, "Run Elevated."
Economic Development A new development, One Fourteen, is located at 11400 South State Street where the new 220,000-square-foot Scheels is located. Scheels has created more than 450 jobs in our economy. Additional new retail in the center includes restaurants such as the new Buffalo Wild Wings that is now open and McDonald's that is currently under construction.
Sandy staff has been working for more than two years on anew 30-year Civic Area Master Plan encompassing the civic center corridor along I-15. The master plan will include the corridor from 9000 South to 10600 South and I-15 to State Street. The plan will include office, retail, dining, entertainment, residential, public open space, trails and hotels. Combined with the proximity to world-class ski resorts, this plan will position Sandy as a destination location with unique opportunities to live, work and play.
Sandy recently announced the sale of land to Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) in the heart of Sandy's downtown. HCT will be constructing a new, larger building that will hold three theatres, with a total seating for 1800.
Trail system improvements include the following: the completion of an additional section of Jordan River Trail, 75 percent completion of the Brandon Canyon Park Trail, the finalized design for Bonneville Shoreline Trail and a tunnel under TRAX at300 East. Once the Dimple Dell trail is funded and designed,the remainder of the trail under the TRAX line will connect Sandy's east side from Wasatch Blvd to State Street.