Today on In the Hive, an update on the Utah Inland Port — the giant distribution hub slated for Salt Lake City’s northwest quadrant that some have called “the largest economic project in the history of the state of Utah.”
On Wednesday, the Inland Port board met to discuss creating a new entity – a Public Infrastructure District – to fund millions of dollars of projects related to the port. But while Inland Port executive director Jack Hedge says the project is ‘full steam ahead,’ uncertainty looms because of a still-outstanding case at the Utah Supreme Court pertaining to the way the port was created. In the balance: who will control the land use and taxing authority on 16,000 acres of land in Salt Lake City’s jurisdiction – the city or the Port Authority?
Jack Hedge, Utah Inland Port Authority Executive Director
Deeda Seed, Stop the Polluting Port Coalition
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