The City of Holladay | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City

The City of Holladay

4580 South 2300 East City Hall
Holladay , UT , 84117
Phone: 801.272.9450
40° 40' 17.2848" N, 111° 49' 30.0576" W
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Michele Bohling
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The Holladay and Cottonwood communities were unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County and 15 years ago efforts were made by a dedicated group of citizens to incorporate as a separate entity, but area citizens voted against incorporation by a narrow margin. Salt Lake County, the Utah Supreme Court and/or the Utah State Legislature frustrated subsequent efforts and citizens weren’t allowed another incorporation vote until May 4, 1999. On that day, a better-informed citizenry voted by over 83% to approve incorporation and the City of Holladay was officially incorporated on November 30, 1999.

Residents overwhelmingly supported incorporation because of a profound desire to gain control of local planning and zoning. General Plan meetings were attended by a large number of enthusiastic Holladay residents, all excited to finally have a voice in the future of our community. A vast majority – if not all – of those attending wanted Holladay to maintain and even improve its rural atmosphere. Suggestions included:

  • Make the central Holladay business area more pedestrian friendly
  • Create biking and walking trails through the community
  • Curtail downsizing of building lots
  • Preserve and increase trees and other vegetation 
  • Require large parking areas to include landscaping

Subsequently an area north and east of the original boundaries of Holladay were annexed into the City in October of 2002.

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