035-DPAI-AIA-Page 25

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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 035-DPAI-AIA-Page 25
Description LAND USE Analysis of the activities occurring in Downtown Salt Lake City reveals the following general developmental areas and the problems of each. Hard Core This is the most intensively developed area of Downtown. It is composed of the primary activities which bring people Downtown, i.e. , major retail, commercial services, offices, financial, entertainment, restaurants and hotels. This section is bounded by South Temple, Richards Street, a sharp line one-half block west of Main Street down to the Newhouse Hotel and First Security Bank, Auerbach's, Wolfe's, Regent Street, and ZCMI. One major problem is the great amount of undeveloped land within the interiors of the extremely large blocks. An attractive potential exists here for greatly increasing the density and efficiency of the hard core. Guides must be developed for all public and private building development as well as preservation of historically important structures . The over-all attractiveness of the Downtown must be improved drastically. There is a need for visual definition of the hard core so that people have the feeling of arriving somewhere; there is a great need for trees and greenery, for relaxed and intimate pedestrian areas in contrast to the overwhelming scale of the large blocks and wide streets; there must be things happening on the sidewalks, more nighttime activities, seasonal festivities, etc. Retail, commercial, and offices extend eastward from the hard core. A secondary area, roughly one block wide and including State Street from South Temple to 3rd South, includes concentrations of communications, utilities, and institutional uses. A third mixed area extends commercial-office fingers further along the east-west streets to beyond 3rd East and includes the beginnings of high density housing. From here, a mixture of commercial, institutional, and increasing residential extends to the University. The danger in increasing commercialization of this whole area east of 2nd East is the diluting effect it has on the Downtown core. This area has a much greater potential for meeting the need for more close-in residential development. Secondary Core The secondary core is an area of less density than the hard core; it extends southwest from 4th South on Main and State Streets. This area -25-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89489
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89489