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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 for long term parkers. These would be connected by pedestrian walkways through to State Street, from where any part of the Downtown can be reached easily by shuttle buses. Rather than trying to define this edge of Downtown by barriers •which would prevent easy access into the core from close-in residential areas, the core is thus defined by activities--in this case, landing spots. Commercial activities should thus be encouraged to concentrate inside the core, since this is where people will be after they land. Residential For Downtown to best serve the needs of people, there must be much more intensive development of attractive high density residential facilities on the east and north edges of Downtown. These areas are within easy walking distance of Downtown's conveniences and attractions, and are ideally suited for the needs of retired people, young working people, and those who no longer have children living at home. In addition to meeting the need for close-in living, residential development of the area east of 2nd East and up into the Avenues is essential in another sense to the future of the entire Downtown area. The success and vitality of any Downtown depends to a great degree on the amount of concentration it is able to achieve within its core. Continued commercialization of this area mentioned can only serve to further dilute and sap the strength of Downtown Salt Lake City. South End The Downtown as here proposed would be defined generally by the L. D. S. Church complex on the north, Convention Center and other new activities on the west, and landing spots and City-County complex on the east; on the south end, however, the commercial activities continue on down Main and State Streets with no definition of where the hard core ends and secondary activities begin. People approaching from this direction must be able to sense that they are arriving somewhere--in entry experience, a sense of definition. Beginning at 8th South it is proposed that a series of architectural pylons or arches be installed at regular intervals on Main Street. People moving through these would be able to sense that they were approaching the main Downtown area. At 4th South, a partial definition of the hard core boundary is already present in two tall buildings (Newhouse Hotel and First Security) which rise over the one-story development of the secondary -17-
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Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89479
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89479