Taylorsville’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
Small Town, Big Changes
One of Taylorsville’s greatest successes, he said, is citizens’ can-do attitude and volunteerism. “When we started the city from scratch, we had a lot of volunteers that wanted to see the city be a success. There is a good feeling of people trying to help each other and looking out for their neighbors.”
The City, like any, has faced its challenges
Now almost completely built out, Taylorsville has only 120 acres of its 10.7 square miles of land left to develop. Traffic is a constant problem since the city is a crossroads — 5400 South and Redwood Road last year was identified as the state’s busiest intersection with more than 99,000 vehicles a day — and there is not an east to west freeway in that part of the valley. Some businesses also have struggled
“The challenge is we have businesses in some areas getting older, but that provides an opportunity for someone to repurpose the structure and rejuvenate it,” says Dunnigan. “As the older families pass on, younger families come in and it regenerates. A number of older businesses have been torn down and new ones have been built. It’s kind of a rebirth,” said Dunnigan.