I have grown up in Salt Lake City and even though I’ve gone out of state for college and now out of the country for grad school, I always return to SLC to visit home.

Every time I come back, I notice how much the city is growing, and I recently have noticed the huge number of apartment buildings popping up near downtown.

While I’m happy to see how much growth there is, I’m saddened to see the lack of green space being incorporated with these new homes. It would be so easy to put a roof garden in or keep a little room for a community garden space.

I hope this letter can remind the developers how important green space is to the health of their residents and the vibe of Salt Lake in general.

Grace Best-Devereux, Salt Lake City