Our Timeline

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Public open houses, community presentations, one-on-one meetings, and facilitated resident working group meetings. 


Jul 2017 - Mar 2020


Mayor, City Council, Salt Lake City Planning and Historic Landmark Commission briefings and reporting. 

 Develop initial engineering; obtain public input and make concessions to project; move forward with foundational engineering; develop initial architectural designs; obtain public input and develop new architectural designs; move forward with architectural designs.

Notify neighborhood residents about construction schedule; begin construction, provide residents with regular construction updates.

Sep 2018 - May 2020


Feb 2017 - Mar 2020 

Fall 2020


What's Next

  • The construction team is backfilling the vault space, conducting geo-tech investigations, drilling to prepare the foundation for the building, coordinating with Dominion Energy to relocate the unmarked natural gas live discovered in the area, and starting the block masonry work. 

  • To keep the project on schedule, our construction team will be starting work at 7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. This work time is still within the County noise ordinance. We realize this is an inconvenience for those who live near the project site, but are asking them to understand and work with us. This is a critical well that needs to be up and operating by June 1. Even though we have had some recent snow, this year has been below average for snow fall and precipitation and is making the well's operation even more important. 

 Key Milestones

July 2017: SLCDPU engineer assigned the project.

Fall 2017: First architectural renderings and conceptual plans developed. 

July 2018: Presentation to Greater Avenues Community Council and Capitol Hills Neighborhood Council.

August 2018: Public open house at City and County Building. 

September 2018: Historic Landmarks Commission work session.

October 2018: Presentation to Greater Avenues Community Council.

October–December 2018: Resident engagement to answer questions and work to reduce project footprint. 

November 2018: Hansen, Allen and Luce, an engineering firm, hired to conduct a feasibility study and well analysis.

December 2018: Public open house at Marmalade Library and meeting with City Urban Forestry Department to

discuss tree preservation. 

January 2019: Presentation to Greater Avenues Community Council about design updates and revised planning application.

March 2019: Historic Landmarks Commission work session. 

April 2019: Hansen, Allen and Luce feasibility study and analysis completed.

May 2019: Public open house onsite at 4th Avenue Well; resubmit planning application with revised design. 

June 2019: Historic Landmarks Commission public hearing. 

September 2019: Urban Forester assesses tree roots surrounding well site. 

Facilitated resident working group meetings on October 22, 2019, December 2, 2019, February 27, 2020, and March 16, 2020.

March 30, 2020: Virtual public open house.

April 2020: Packet submitted to SLC Planning and Historic Landmark Commission. 

May 7, 2020: Historic Landmark Commission public hearing.

May 26, 2020: Construction notification to project site neighbors.

March 2021: We are three months away from when the well needs to be operation - June 1. The project team is doing their best to keep the project on schedule. Because the goal is to have the well operational by June 1, there may be some project work on the well house building and the landscaping that will need to go past this date.