About

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. Throughout the last decade Salt Lake City has seen a significant increase in development, from City Creek Center to 111 Main, these and other developments have played a crucial role in improving the vibrancy of downtown. The Downtown Alliance is proud to take part in making downtown Salt Lake City a better place to live, work, and play. 

Vision

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

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From the Blog

Vestar turns to public art to enliven Gateway

The Gateway’s reputation for beige monolithic architecture may soon just be a memory.  Some residents may have been disappointed when Vestar, the mixed-use center’s new owners, began repainting the buildings with neutral grays and whites, seeing it as more of the same bland palate.  But according, Bergendi Hatch the creative director at Vestar, the neutral colors were selected to serve as a blank canvas for one of Utah’s largest public art initiatives in state history.

“The Gateway is becoming much more experience driven with a focus on community and entertainment,” said Hatch.

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Commission approves scaled-down South Temple development

A former medical clinic will find a new use as the Historic Landmark Commission unanimously approved a new construction and demolition request for the 508 South Temple residential development, proposed for the southeast corner of the 500 East and South Temple intersection.

The project, by Ivory Homes subsidiary ICO (Ivory Commercial and Multifamily), includes a five-story new construction residential tower above a parking garage and the adaptive reuse of the four-story medical building.  The new tower will have 73 units and the medical building will have 39 units.  The unit mix will be one penthouse suite, 12 studio, 68 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and seven three-bedroom apartments.

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In Pictures: Downtown growth continues

As Salt Lake urbanists wait to hear about new details or groundbreaking dates for larger projects like the proposed convention center hotel, the Regent Street Hotel and other anticipated office and mixed-use projects, construction is still steady in downtown Salt Lake City, especially in and around 200 South.

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