Hotspot Committee seeks public input

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The survey closes August 30.

Two years ago the state legislature, via UDOT, allocated $10M to Moab/Grand County of the statewide Hotspot program to fund transportation infrastructure to alleviate congestion (primary goal), spur economic development, and increase recreational access. Approximately $8M was awarded for a downtown Moab parking  structure, which the City Council subsequently decided to not pursue, and the city and county convened a committee to develop alternative proposals to utilize those funds for projects which meet the Hotspot criteria.

Thus far, the committee has focused primarily on a proposal to redevelop some downtown commercially zoned streets to better utilize the right of way for additional parking and landscaping. The proposal is being developed iteratively; the current phase is focussed on assessing viability. Total parking space number, and cost per space are the primary metrics UDOT is interested in, as they seem to want this proposal to roughly match the performance of the previously approved parking structure.

If it is viable, and awarded the money, another round of more detailed design and public engagement will occur. At this time the committee is seeking general input from citizens on their thoughts on re-prioritization of downtown asphalt from motor vehicle movement to other stuff. Please weigh in!