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 and celebrate 10 years of development in downtown Salt Lake City.
Downtown Salt Lake City is Utah's center for innovation and prosperity. Dynamic, welcoming and green - our Capital City belongs to everyone.
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...
The 200 West block of 200 South is one of the least vibrant in downtown Salt Lake. The block is dominated by dead space: surface parking, suburban style-storage facility, several vacant buildings and an aging office building that is significantly set back from the street level. On Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a conditional site design review (CSDR) for a project that could significantly enhance the vibrancy along this stretch of 200 South.
Artists are historically drawn to emerging neighborhoods that offer lower rents and ample workspace. For this reason Artspace, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable live and work space for artists, has focused on projects in the formerly industrial western edge of downtown Salt Lake.