Community Rebuilds has a problem. The nonprofit’s office is located down a long driveway at 150 S 200 E, behind three houses, leading potential homeowners, representatives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others unfamiliar with the exact location of the office to go knocking on nearby homeowners’ doors, looking for the hidden office.
Moab’s frustration with the noise from off-highway vehicles polluting the downtown area will soon meet the powerful influences in Salt Lake City that have won legislative battles to allow OHVs on streets around the state while seeing mixed results more recently with the rescission of state rules recognizing out-of-state OHV registrations and a battle at the federal level with allowing OHVs into Utah’s national parks.
After two and a half years of service to the City of Moab, Moab’s Sustainability Director Rosemarie Russo has resigned, effective Feb. 5. Separately, Oscar Antillon, the city’s public works director of several months, resigned shortly after Christmas. His last day was Jan. 10.
Due to changes in the Utah State Library’s requirements to access services, the Grand County Public Library will issue new library cards to all patrons in 2020.
Would you rather: A) pull into diagonal parking and back out into oncoming traffic, as is the norm for much of Moab, or B) back into diagonal parking and pull out with a full view of oncoming traffic, a newer traffic pattern now being used in many cities across the country?
Moab businessman Michael Liss Tuesday lambasted the city’s plan to build a four-story parking structure west of Main Street, claiming that “people never build parking structures if the land prices don’t justify it.” During a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Dec. 17, Liss told business leaders, “Our land is still priced low enough to make surface parking cheaper than a parking structure. Even in the very center of downtown.”
Within the next two months, the City of Moab will likely have new ground rules for local hoteliers and other lodging developers seeking to partake in the large and growing economic pie that is Utah tourism.
Rather than rush forward into the great unknown, the City of Moab will take a more cautious approach to building an affordable housing complex on Walnut Lane.
David Olsen receives applause from Mayor Emily Niehaus and the Moab City Council as he accepts an award for his service to the city. Niehaus praised Olsen for his work on the bike trail system that circulates through Moab and for his beautification efforts around the city.
The Solid Waste Special Service District and Monument Waste Services, in collaboration with City of Moab representatives, executed a Memorandum of Understanding Dec. 2 that supports local jobs and secures revenues in Grand County.
Lodging is Moab’s most lucrative business, and as elected officials debate draft ordinances that would regulate new hotel developments, they see an opportunity to leverage that economic opportunity to bring to Moab greater economic diversity in the form of new restaurants, retail outlets and even possibly daycares.
Construction on a new parking garage in downtown Moab is scheduled to begin at the end of next year and be completed by the end of 2021. Consultants are set to begin designing the project as soon as Moabites provide input on how they want the project to work and look.