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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 Hotels and Motels It is to be expected that motels will grow up all along the west side due to the combined stimulus of the new freeway and Convention-Cultural Center. If a new hotel could eventually be supported in the Downtown, it is proposed that this would best be located in the block facing both the Convention Center and Visitor Center. New motels could possibly occur in the Merchandise Mart block, Newhouse Hotel block, and of course further out. Parking Parking which grows up on this edge of Downtown can serve long term parkers during the day and Convention-Cultural Center activities at night. Shuttle bus service would connect these facilities with all parts of the Downtown area. North Side L. D. S. Church Complex Construction is now underway on the new Church Administration Building in the block east of Temple Square; underground parking for 1500 cars will be provided, and a pedestrian mall with reflecting pools will be opened up along the Temple axis, giving a magnificent view of the Temple as one comes down 1st Avenue from the east. It is proposed that Main Street between the two church blocks either be closed to vehicular traffic or an underpass installed. This would strongly unify these two blocks as a visual anchor on the north end of the hard core, as well as discourage unnecessary traffic on Main Street within the core. Access into the underground parking and west entry of Hotel Utah should still be allowed from Main Street. On adjoining blocks, the new Deseret Gymnasium is planned for the southwest corner of Main and 1 st North, with a large parking structure on the southern half of the block across from Temple Square. The block west of the proposed Visitor Center is available for future church use. Memory Grove Cultural Area An unusual opportunity is afforded by the Memory Grove portion of City Creek Canyon coming so close to Downtown. It is proposed that this green area be expanded southward toward Downtown and tied into the green areas and tree-lined boulevards of the core. Activities which could occur here would be more of a local interest, supplementing the regional cultural activities ¦which are provided by the Cultural Center on the "west side. It would be a "Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon" type of cultural center for children--a place to walk in and relax. City Creek would meander through the area beneath foot bridges, and paths would lead up into Memory Grove and down the side of the canyon from 4th and 5th Avenues. -14-
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Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89476
Reference URL