Salt Lake City,Utah- The people of SLC can’t seem to agree on a location to house the new homeless shelter. Surrounding cities don’t want be a part of it. Town halls all over Utah have erupted in protest, bickering and fighting. Nobody seems to want to have a homeless shelter in their town. Local officials are fed up with trying to please everyone and are finally doing something about it.
“We are selecting the sites and we don’t want to hear anymore bickering or complaining about it.” Said, Tim Tolman of the Salt Lake City Council.”
The state has reached a crossroads and since nobody wants to lift the burden or take care of Utah’s homeless. The state has reached the point where they will select multiple sites and just make it happen. They don’t really care who raises their voice in opposition, they are beyond that and just want to move forward.
22 new cities have been selected and it’s all possible through private funding, donations and your tax dollars at work.
Here’s a list of potential sites.
1. Granite, Utah
With plenty of vacant land near snowbird, this is the perfect place to accommodate a shanty town. There is plenty of room for tents.
2. Summit Park, Utah
An anonymous wealthy local wants to donate a large chunk of property for Utah’s homeless.
3. South Snyderville Basin, Utah
Has plenty of open space and could potentially house hundreds of homeless. There could also be a soup kitchen in the works.
4. Olympus Cove, Utah
Has plenty of potential properties and resources for a new center.
5. Alta, Utah
5 acres of land owned by the State of Utah might soon house Utah’s homeless.
6. Woodland Hills, Utah
This city is on the map to accommodate Utah County’s homeless.
7. Highland, Utah
This city has many prime spots that the state is looking at.
8. Fruit Heights, Utah
An old fruit Orchard and farm house may soon benefit Davis County’s homeless.
9. Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, Utah
A private donation might make this area a homeless Hotspot.
10. South Jordan,Utah
An old vacant building west of Bangeter Highway could soon be taking in West Valley’s homeless.
11. Farmington, Utah
A chunk of land owned by Utah would be a perfect solution for Davis County’s homeless. Locals fear that it will turn Farmington Station into Gateway, buts it’s probably going to happen anyways.
12. Alpine, Utah
A generous local is offering 10 acres of prime land for a homeless resource center.
13. Draper, Utah
Has four locations on the east side that the state is looking at.
14. South Weber, Utah
A site is in the works for Weber County’s homeless
15. Bluffdale, Utah
An area West of the gravel pit might be a potential spot.
16. Holladay, Utah
A Baptist Church offered a small site.
17. Sandy, Utah
A vacant Paradise Bakery could soon be a soup kitchen.
18. Stansbury Park, Utah
Is looking like it with be the solution for Tooele County’s homeless.
19. Park City, Utah
The Park Meadows neighborhood soon may house a homeless resource center and low income housing.
20. Elk Ridge, Utah
Don’t rule out this town. It’s a potential target for a resource center.
21. North Salt Lake, Utah
A chunk of vacant land near Eaglewood Golf Course could soon house Utah’s homeless. This privately owned land is the most likely candidate to house the shelter.
22. Bountiful, Utah
Maple Hills or Skyline Drive have two properties that are prime spots for a shelter.
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