Downtown Rising is an initiative of the Downtown Alliance. The Downtown Alliance is a full-time advocate for downtown business and property owners. This 501c6 develops and implements economic development strategies and influences public policy to enhance downtown’s economic prosperity and regional competitive advantage. 

Downtown Rising is an established brand that can lend credibility and community support for your project. Below are several resources that provide information on developing in downtown. 


Construction Mitigation Tools | Learn more about the tools available to you as you develop in Downtown Salt Lake City. 


Developing in the CBD | This is a basic overview of the zoning requirements throughout downtown, as well as helpful contacts from Salt Lake City Economic Development, EDCUtah, and others.


Digital Downtown | This map is a snapshot of current technology firms downtown, and illustrates the growing need for flexible and unique office space. Updated December 2017.


Downtown Development Committee | The Downtown Alliance hosts a monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 8 AM. This meeting is open to the public and covers topics like regulatory issues, new developments, and downtown development strategies.


Downtown Rising Action Plan | Downtown Rising is a coordinated visioning effort that identifies development priorities unique to downtown. Projects include a Public Market, continued transportation investment, a community sports and fitness center, among others.  


If you would like more information or have any questions
feel free to contact the project manager for Downtown Rising, Jesse Dean.

He can be reached at:

 801-328-5045 |


From the Blog

Downtown is booming but demand still outpaces supply

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.

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Council's budget will fund transit and housing expansion

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.

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Opportunity Zones: A Once-in-a-Generation Advantage

Outlined as part of the recently passed tax bill, much is still to be determined surrounding opportunity zones. The Downtown Alliance, in partnership with NAIOP, presents Opportunity Zones: A Once-in-a-Generation Advantage. A panel of national and local experts will discuss opportunity zone funds and end with a Q&A. Come engage with like-minded professionals and learn about the "opportunity" of opportunity zones!

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