Downtown Rising is a guiding vision launched by the Salt Lake Chamber in partnership with the Downtown Alliance to shape the future of downtown Salt Lake City. The Downtown Rising process started in 2006 and was unveiled to the community in 2007. Based on the Second Century Plan from the 1960’s, the vision captures the hopes and aspirations for the urban center of Utah’s capital city and was a consensus-based approach, with public and private sector participation.
A link to the original Downtown Rising plan can be found here.
This vision builds on existing plans such as the Salt Lake City Master Plan,and Transportation Master Plans. These and other planning documents can be found here.
Downtown Rising endorsed nine principles for building a more dynamic and diverse urban center:
Downtown Rising identified six character districts. These districts are defined by predominant users, architecture, scale of buildings and nature of the streets. There are no hard and fast rules about what uses are allowed in a district. What’s important is that over time, each district reinforce a distinct sense of place:
Downtown Rising recommended eight signature projects to help make Salt Lake City one of the most livable and prosperous cities in the nation. A dynamic urban center helps drive the state’s economy and improves business conditions for the entire region. Downtown Rising must continue to be an integral part of Utah’s economic development strategies.