Page 2 Introduction

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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.
ARK ark:/87278/s6668hcm
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2017-12-14
ID 89498
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm

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Title Page 2 Introduction
Description INTRODUCTION TO DOWNTOWN Salt Lake City is one of the rare cities of moderately large size in this country which has the advantage of being, besides the population center of the state, the state center for government, shopping, trade and distribution, business and finance, education, transportation, and the world-wide headquarters of the L. D. S. Church. It is one of the few planned cities in this country, having been laid out by Brigham Young a century ago in unusually large blocks of 10 acres each (660 feet square) with 132-foot streets. Salt Lake City thus has the advantage of having its widest streets where they are most needed, in its Downtown. The Downtown in its 2nd Century is made up of several identifiable areas. The hard core, roughly a block and a half wide centering on Main and State Streets, is made up of the major retail, commercial services, offices, financial, entertainment, restaurants and hotels. The area to the east is becoming increasingly commercial, mixed with residential. To the south of the hard core is a secondary core of retail and commercial, also centering on Main and State Streets. The area immediately west of the hard core is generally deteriorating and badly in need of rehabilitation. The Downtown is bounded by several major anchors. On the north edge of the hard core is the Temple Square of the L. D. S. Church, now expanding into the block to the east. The expanded City-County government complex to the southeast will be another anchor and major employment center. To the north, the State Capitol area is a major tourist attraction and employment concentration within walking distance of Downtown. Looking at the other areas surrounding the Downtown, the greenery of Memory Grove comes within two blocks of the north edge of the hard core. Motels are concentrated west along West Temple and south of the core along Main Street. High density residential generally, skirts the Downtown on the north and east and extending out to the University. The grand boulevard character of South Temple forms a green link between Temple Square and the University. Industry on the west is concentrated along the railroad tracks. Access to the Downtown from the entire region will be facilitated by the new interstate freeway system which will deliver people in to the west side of Downtown. Access must be improved for those people living too close in to use the freeways. -2-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89463
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89463