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Creator Downtown Planning Association, Inc; American Institute of Architects, Utah Chapter
Title Official Report Downtown Salt Lake City Second Century Plan
Work Dates 1962
Date Earliest 1962
Century 20
Culture American
Measurements 22 cm x 29 cm
Subject Document genres -- Reports -- Plans -- Municipal plans; City planning -- Utah -- Salt Lake City; Central business districts -- Utah -- Salt Lake City
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Zeutschel OS 10000 book scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed tifs. Display images created in PhotoshopCS at 800 pixels on the short axis.
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Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2017-12-14
ID 89498
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Description Circulation within the Downtown is difficult, especially for the pedestrian. The strung out nature of the hard core and the extremely wide streets make it virtually impossible for people to get everywhere they want within the core without driving. More parking must also be provided for these people in the right places. The nature of the core itself is generally a lack of attractiveness for people along with the forementioned difficulty in getting around within it. The overpowering scale of the blocks and wide streets is nowhere relieved by pleasant little spaces of relaxation and retreat. The interiors of the huge blocks are generally undeveloped and ugly. There are no nighttime activities to bring people back Downtown after the stores close. Downtown has lost its appeal for people. Generally, then, Downtown Salt Lake City needs a growth outline for its 2nd Century which will provide for: 1. A guide to integrate the many planned new buildings into the existing fabric of Downtown and to provide for the preservation and rehabilitation of historical treasures and monuments. 2. Development of adequate access to the Downtown and adequate circulation and parking within it. 3. Restoration of attractiveness in the Downtown. Areas of retreat, relaxation, greenery, surprise and variety are much needed. Downtown must recapture its appeal for people. 4. Needed development and unification as the social and cultural center of the metropolitan area. More cultural activities and more nighttime activities are needed to keep Downtown alive after dark. 5. For Downtown to more adequately fill its goal as host city and visitor center, it must provide both new and better facilities with much to attract more visitors. 6. Most importantly, Downtown must be assured of its rightful place as the retail and business heart of its metropolitan area. The following proposals constitute the Znd Century Plan for the Downtown Salt Lake City of 1985--the "People's Downtown. " -3-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89464
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