Since it was first announced in 2021, Salt Lake City has been considering a zoning amendment request by The Other Side Academy to locate its proposed tiny home project, The Other Side Village, at 1850 W. Indiana Avenue. The zoning amendment request, which was approved by the Salt Lake City Planning Commission on October 27, 2021, asks that the parcel of land, which is owned by Salt Lake City Corporation, be rezoned from Public Lands (PL Zone) to a Formed Based District (FB-UN2), which would accommodate the development of the Village.
This land is slated to become an innovative and impactful symbol of our community’s commitment to ending homelessness. The Other Side Village is a master-planned neighborhood designed to create a permanent welcoming community for the many unsheltered people currently living in parks, public spaces and along the Jordan River. We’re writing today to encourage the Salt Lake City Council to join us in supporting this critical resource in our community.
When completed, The Other Side Village will provide more than just shelter to future residents, but also be an important gathering space for all members of the community. New amenities like a bodega, sport courts, community performance space, a nondenominational chapel, and green space will revitalize a currently underutilized area. The proposed social enterprises will provide needed commercial spaces on the Westside and serve the community at-large.
Salt Lake City can lead the nation with innovative solutions like The Other Side Village.
Victory! The Salt Lake City Council approved The Other Side Village Pilot Project at the October 18th meeting.
Slider photo credit: The Other Side Village