Murray City wants to sell the Arlington School, otherwise known as the current Murray City Hall, located at 5025 S State Street in Murray, UT. The City wants to sell to a developer, who will likely tear it down and replace it with another high-rise apartment building.
Possible Visions for the Arlington (from the architects at CRSA)
Take a look at the 3 options below and let us know which is your favorite! If you have other ideas of your own, there’s a place for you to share that too.
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Scenario 1 - Community Center
This scenario explores the possibility of maintaining the historic school as a public space. This option would provide the opportunity for a potential library, community, cultural, and/or senior center for the Murray community.
Scenario 2 - Housing
This scenario proposes re-imagining the Arlington as housing for Murray residents. Using the school as residences for low-income community members helps address the crucial need for affordable housing, while also keeping a local landmark intact.
Scenario 3 - Commercial Market
This scenario continues the rich commercial legacy of Murray's segment of State Street, adapting the Arlington into a collection of boutique shops, local eateries, and/or coffee shops. Imagine a food hall or restaurant collective that community members could visit before seeing a show at the newly renovated Murray Theater! Upper level can be used as rentable workspaces, or house space for entities such as non-profits.
Most Importantly, contact the Murray City Council (who also act as the Murray RDA).
Attend the City Council meetings in person to: 1) Keep building heights no higher than 3 or 4 stories 2) Keep density lower. Feel free to share any opinions regarding the Arlington building and/or MCCD zoning.
If you cannot attend in person, please send your comments (with your name and address) to all Murray City Council members via the following email addresses:
Write to the Murray Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and request that they 1) Keep the building as a Murray Community Center and/or library, or 2) Draft a deed restriction on the sale of the Historic Arlington Elementary/City Hall. Send your comments (with your name and address) to: email@example.com
A deed restriction is a legally binding document that is recorded against a property detailing how a property may be used, owned, and/or transferred. We are asking that there is a deed restriction to require a future buyer to ensure the Arlington remains standing and is not demolished.
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Read more about the history of the Arlington, and why it deserves to be saved, here.