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.
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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Like the rest of the state, downtown Salt Lake City is benefitting from the region’s healthy economy. More people live and work downtown than ever before. But according to local real estate experts and representatives from the Downtown Alliance, despite the boom, the supply downtown isn’t catching up to the demand and more development is needed in the city’s central business district to accommodate the growing demand for housing and office space.
For several years now, the Salt Lake City Council has identified transit and affordable housing as council priority items, but thanks to new revenue sources, the council will have the funds to pursue some of its housing and transit goals. On Tuesday, June 12 the council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget that, in addition to housing and transit, will also increase services for park maintenance and public safety.
Faced with a growing population and aging roads, on Tuesday the Salt Lake City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to place an $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond on the upcoming General Election ballot. With more bad roads than good, Salt Lake City residents will be able to vote in November on whether to approve the bond, which would raise property taxes by fewer than $5 on an average-valued home in order to reconstruct the city’s worst streets and roads.