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Control over some 16,000 acres of undeveloped land in northwest Salt Lake City is in the hands of a Utah judge after he heard oral arguments Monday in a case challenging the Utah Inland Port.

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Jon Reed

As protesters chanted and blew whistles at the first Utah Inland Port Authority Board in months, the port’s new director tried on Thursday to calm public anger and ease confusion over the proposed transportation hub in Salt Lake City’s northwest corner. 

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Brian Albers / KUER

As the Inland Port Authority Board prepares to meet for the first time since protestors interrupted its July meeting, opponents of the proposed trade hub in Salt Lake City are calling for a review of the potential environment impacts.

Woman speaks at an outdoor podium as three men stand behind her.
Julia Ritchey / KUER

A new public engagement report by the non-profit planning group Envision Utah said people are concerned about the inland port. Chief among those worries are air quality and other environmental impacts. But the report also noted that there is a lot of confusion about who maintains control over the land and development process.

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Brian Albers / KUER

Despite overwhelming public opposition, the Salt Lake City Council voted Tuesday to approve a hefty tax reimbursement to a developer in the city’s northwest quadrant, where an inland port is planned.

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Nicole Nixon / KUER

The day after Gov. Gary Herbert denounced a violent inland port protest and doubled-down on calling it “borderline terrorism,” organizers behind the demonstration denied that they instigated any violence and blamed “police brutality” for pushing, shoving and punching at the Salt Lake Chamber offices Tuesday afternoon.

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Nicole Nixon / KUER

A monthly inland port meeting lasted just 15 minutes before it was canceled because of disruptive protesters Wednesday afternoon.

Woman speaks at an outdoor podium as three men stand behind her.
Julia Ritchey / KUER

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has mounted a legal challenge to the state’s new inland port, accusing state leaders of usurping the city’s taxing and land use authority.

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Utah’s planned inland port potentially could reach to far corners of the state under a bill approved by a House committee Tuesday afternoon, despite criticisms from community advocates living near the center of the planned project.

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A new proposal at the Utah Legislature that would expand the powers of the state’s new Inland Port Authority Board is not sitting well with some Salt Lake City lawmakers, who worry it could encroach on the city’s authority.

View of great salt lake from foothills.
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As the state prepares to set up an inland port on more than 16,000 acres adjacent to the Salt Lake City airport, a state lawmaker who represents the area worries about how development could affect air pollution in nearby communities.

Austen Diamond / KUER

Utah lawmakers approved revisions to a controversial law passed earlier this year creating an inland port, despite division among Salt Lake City leaders on the new version.

Governor Herbert speaks at a podium at press conference.
Nicole Nixon / KUER

Gov. Gary Herbert has called the Utah Legislature into a special session this week to make changes to a controversial inland port planned for Salt Lake City’s northwest quadrant.

View of great salt lake from foothills.
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Salt Lake City leaders — minus Mayor Jackie Biskupski — met Thursday afternoon with Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders in continuing negotiations over a planned land-based shipping hub in the northwest corner of the city.

Austen Diamond / KUER

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes is resigning his seat on a board overseeing the development of a controversial land-based port in northwest Salt Lake City. 

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The new Inland Port Authority board cut short its first meeting on Monday after questions arose about its authority to make any decisions for the time being.

Julia Ritchey / KUER

Two top Utah lawmakers unveiled a compromise for a planned international trade hub in Salt Lake City’s northwest quadrant on Tuesday — a project the state is moving ahead on despite objections by city leaders.  

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Utah will get an inland port authority to oversee development of a commercial trade hub in Northwest Salt Lake City. Gov. Gary Herbert signed the legislation on Friday.

View of great salt lake from foothills.
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Utah lawmakers want to create a commercial trading hub in Salt Lake City. They approved a bill late in the legislative session to oversee that and broader development of 20,000 acres in the city’s northwest quadrant. 

Austen Diamond / KUER

The state laid out its vision for an inland port on a large swath of land on Salt Lake City’s west side, but the proposal is already getting pushback from city leaders.