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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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Description and to get a headstart on the light. It was suggested then that the curb be extended out in an island or pedestrian launching pad the width of the parking lane and perhaps 30 feet long so as to narrow the street for pedestrians while not constricting traffic flow. A canopy overhead would protect them from weather and visually narrow the street. Distinguishable stripping and perhaps humping of the crosswalk, together with the canopies, would identify to the approaching motorist that this was a place of major pedestrian movement and right-of-way. This launching pad would be an ideal place for the street furniture that now litters the sidewalks--trash cans, mail boxes, drinking fountains, advertizing boards, etc. In addition, this launching pad if enlarged would be important as the loading spot for the shuttle buses. The overwhelming appeal of this proposal is that it can be accomplished immediately on any Downtown street. On Main Street, it is an easy first step toward an ultimate pedestrian orientation; how this could be accomplished is dealt with in detail in the Main Street section. Block Interiors Great potential exists for increasing the density, efficiency, and attractiveness of the undeveloped interiors of Downtown blocks. The block bordered by Main, Znd South, State, and 3rd South was developed as an example. It is not possible to propose a uniform scheme to fit all blocks. Each one has different existing factors and requirements and is a case for individual and comprehensive study. In general, though, there is a need to open these blocks up to pedestrian use--arcades and plazas lined with shops, pleasant places of quietness, access between Main, State and West Temple and peripheral activities. People must be able to move through the huge blocks and not just around them. In the study block, pedestrian access is provided into the block interior from all four sides. Each store has developed back entrances facing onto a pedestrian plaza, which has auto parking and service beneath it. A second-level walkway runs completely around the plaza, allowing development of second-level shops, display windows and perhaps even a connection across to adjoining blocks. The mall itself is covered over by a glass skylight and is weather-controlled; a focal point is provided by a water pool, with a children's play area, lots of trees and greenery, and places to sit and relax. In short, the pleasantness and convenience of the shopping center is captured amidst the concentration and variety of the heart of Downtown. -9-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89470
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89470