MIDVALE — The Salt Lake Valley’s most rapidly growing neighborhood consists largely of a former Superfund site that has shed its toxic status and given way to glossy apartment buildings.
Now known as Bingham Junction, the land once was part of the Midvale Slag site, with smoking smelters that contaminated groundwater and soil with arsenic and lead.
Two years after federal regulators removed the site from its list of toxic areas most in need of environmental cleanup, newly released state data show that the area’s population more than doubled in a five-year period.
The Utah Redevelopment Association (URA) represents Community Renewal Agencies statewide. Membership includes officials from state, county and local government agencies as well as representatives from financial institutions, consultants, developers and law firms related to redevelopment.
The URA serves as an educational resource and shares information among its members. It also monitors state legislation and policies that influence economic development, redevelopment and housing issues throughout the state.
The URA meets regularly to discuss proposed legislation and provide education on redevelopment issues.