Salt Lake City

Mayor, City Redevelopment Agency to Launch Expansive Downtown Development Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clayton Scrivner, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City

801-535-7181

 

Mayor, City Redevelopment Agency to Launch Expansive Downtown Development Project

Salt Lake City – Mayor Ralph Becker and the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) invite media representatives to participate in a press event on Thursday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. near the west entrance of the Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande Street, to unveil branding for, and announce, an exciting new development effort on the west side of downtown Salt Lake City.

That same day, the RDA will release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for development of its properties located between the historic Rio Grande Depot and UTA’s Salt Lake Central Station. 

Dubbed “Station Center” following a comprehensive branding process, this project is envisioned to become Salt Lake City’s premier mixed-use urban neighborhood with retail, commercial and residential developments in an area that’s already well served by all major public transit modes. 

The first phase of the development process opens five of the RDA’s Station Center sites for development proposals, and allows interested parties to submit their qualifications for one or more of the eligible parcels.

“This is an opportunity to create the most transit-connected neighborhood in Utah,” said Mayor Ralph Becker. “Combined with the RDA’s infrastructure improvements, a planned year-round public market, and increased residential density, the Station Center project will have transformative impacts, leading to a new, vibrant, pedestrian-scale neighborhood right downtown.”

The RDA owns approximately nine acres of land and two historic structures on the two blocks bounded by 500 and 600 West and 200 and 400 South. Planned infrastructure improvements for the block include narrowing 300 South and creating a “Festival Street,” which can be closed off for events, creating new green space and public plazas, and improving utility infrastructure.

To further encourage walkability, midblock connections will be created by continuing Market and Pierpont Streets (west-east), and Woodbine Court (north-south) through the blocks. 

The press conference location is accessible via the Old Greektown and Salt Lake Central TRAX stops. There is free, time-limited parking nearby on 500 West and 300 South.

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.