Ribbon Cutting at City Hall and Other Upcoming Events
The new Cottonwood Heights City Hall. —Cassandra Goff
Gallery: New City Hall [2 Images] Click any image to expand.
City offices will be closed on Sept. 7 and 8 so city staff can move into the new city hall building.
On Sept. 10, the Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon will run down Fort Union Boulevard. This event will be held in the morning through early afternoon. For the duration of the marathon, no crossing will be allowed on Fort Union Boulevard. The set-up for the closure will be about the same as last year. For more information on routing and the road closure, please visit the city website, social media and city newsletter.
The Utah Department of Transportation is renovating Wasatch Boulevard. The construction will last through November. For more information, visit http://cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=109778&pageId=4874874.
On Sept. 17, Bark in the Park will be held at Mountview Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an annual event where dogs of Cottonwood Heights can play in the splash pad and mingle with fellow resident pets.
Whitmore Library will host their annual arts show throughout the month of October. Submissions for the art show must be in by Sept. 20. Registration can be found though the Cottonwood Heights Arts Council website at arts.ch.utah.gov.
On Sept. 29, an open house for the new city hall will begin at 1 p.m. and run until 7 p.m. There will be many activities and giveaways during the open house. The ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m. The new city hall is located on the corner of 2300 East and Bengal Boulevard.
The opening of the new city hall has been years in the making. Initial plans for the city hall began way back in Feb. 2014. The groundbreaking for the new site was held on Aug. 3, 2015. The Cottonwood Heights Youth City Council planted trees onsite in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Throughout the past year, the Cottonwood Heights City Council and staff have excitedly watched the construction of the building with no major issues. They are becoming increasingly giddy and anxious to move into the new place of business and set up their new offices.
The new building will have a community lobby separating a police wing and an administration wing. In addition, there will be a community purpose room, which residents can rent out for special meetings or events. The council also plans on hosting events, such as the police banquet and the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, in this area.
There will be a significant parking lot toward the back of the building. With the beginning of the school year, staff will be strict on not allowing students to use their parking lot during school hours. There will be 20-minute parking spaces provided for visitors throughout the year.
Additional information can be found on the city website at http://cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/.