Salt Lake City

Central Ninth Neighborhood Celebrates with Launch Party and Resource Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2013
Contact: Clayton Scrivner, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City
O – 801.535.7181    C – 801.597.8108
Clayton.Scrivner@slcgov.com


Central Ninth Neighborhood Celebrates with Launch Party and Resource Fair
Event to feature live music, free food and community resources

SALT LAKE CITY – The Central Ninth neighborhood, in partnership with Salt Lake City and the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA), invites the public to attend its Neighborhood Launch Party and Resource Fair on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the corner of 200 West and 900 South in Salt Lake City.

The Neighborhood Launch Party will kick off the newly-formed Central Ninth Business District and formally unveil the neighborhood’s official logo and brand. The event will feature live music, food from neighborhood restaurants and a City Resource Fair at the Local First Utah headquarters. Salt Lake Bees Mascot Bumble will be buzzing in from 5 -6 p.m.

“It’s rewarding to see this neighborhood come together,” said RDA Chair Stan Penfold. “Communities are stronger when businesses, residents and government work in partnership. Events like this are proof. I love Central Ninth!”

The Resource Fair is designed to familiarize neighborhood residents with City staff and City programs and policies that benefit neighborhoods. There will be representatives from the Planning, Housing and Neighborhood Development, and Economic Development divisions, Salt Lake City Police Department, RDA and more.

The Central Ninth neighborhood, part of the West Temple Gateway Project Area, is a budding success story for the RDA. Recent redevelopment efforts in the area include constructing the 900 South TRAX station; providing land and financial support for the People’s Portable Garden; leasing an RDA building to Local First Utah; executing and funding the Central Ninth branding project; and providing the property and financing for the newly-completed Atlas Architects & NoBrow Coffee Building.

Several RDA properties near the TRAX station will soon become available for neighborhood-scale development. New projects will support the area and provide a high-quality transit-oriented neighborhood node just a short distance south of downtown.

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Central Ninth’s accessibility by riding TRAX to the event.

The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City seeks to implement Salt Lake City’s development plans, enhance property values, and build community through high-quality urban design, vibrant public spaces, and incentives for private investment. For more information on other RDA projects and programs, go to www.slcrda.com or call (801) 535-7240.