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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Council approves loans for two affordable housing projects

Developers of two proposed affordable housing projects are moving forward with their projects after securing financial help from the city.  On Tuesday the Salt Lake City Council unanimously approved two Housing Trust Fund loan requests for the proposed Violin School Commons and First Step House affordable housing developments.

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2018 could be a big year for The Gateway

In the development community conversations about growth in 2018 tend to include a common theme, growing out-of-state interest in Salt Lake City.  The increasing presence of out-of-state firms can already be felt in the city, with residential mixed-use projects like 4th West, the Hardware District and the Morton and proposed downtown commercial towers like the Millennium Tower and the Patrinely Group’s twin 11-story buildings.

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