Our Work Continues

Mission

Downtown Rising is a nexus between public and private interests in advancing community goals for Utah’s urban center. Downtown stakeholders commit to unfinished projects from the original Downtown Rising vision as we identify new priorities for Utah’s Capital City.

Vision

Downtown Salt Lake City is Utah’s center for innovation and prosperity. Dynamic, welcoming and green - our capital city belongs to everyone. 

 

 


From the Blog

Chicago Urban Exploration | Day 1

The Downtown Alliance hosts an annual trip with local leaders and elected officials to explore other American cities. This year, we've chosen Chicago, visiting a wide range of neighborhoods in the "Windy City". Here's a quick recap of our first day...

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Urban Expert: Downtown Needs More Residential Growth

Downtown Salt Lake’s recent growth is just the tip of the iceberg according to Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, a professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development at the University of Arizona and former professor of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah.  Nelson, was the the keynote speaker Friday in the Downtown Alliances’ State of Downtown event at the Depot.   The professor presented his own analysis of downtown Salt Lake and argued that the Utah’s urban center isn’t meeting the growing demand for downtown living.

 

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Chicago Urban Exploration | Day 2

The Downtown Alliance hosts an annual trip with local leaders and elected officials to explore other American cities. This year, we've chosen Chicago, visiting a wide range of the "Windy City". Read about day one here, which finished with a reception at Google's Chicago headquarters. Their open office concept represents a design many other tech firms have mimicked to provide a collaborative and energetic environment for their workers. And the view wasn't bad, either! 

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