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451 South State, Room 418
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
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PO Box 145518
Salt Lake City UT 84114-5518
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Central Business District


The Central Business District (CBD) serves as the RDA’s most active project area. Established in May 1982, the CBD Project Area reflects the Salt Lake City Master Plan's call for strengthening the city’s tax base through economic development and growth. These efforts should provide for new commercial and housing development, as well as rehabilitation of existing downtown buildings. The CBD Project Area Plan also recommends installation of public improvements, including parking and public right-of-way enhancements. Originally, the CBD Project Area was due to expire in 2008; however, the RDA’s Taxing Entities and Board of Directors acknowledged the importance of extending the CBD Project Area to the year 2040 so the RDA could continue to provide funding for downtown improvements. The RDA's Taxing Entity Committee approved the project area extension in 2004.                                                                    

With the considerable amount of construction activity changing the downtown, most markedly the new City Creek Project, the RDA continues to take an active role in downtown projects of different scales and characters.   

To learn more about many of the dozens of RDA contributions to the Central Business District, please visit our RDA Projects page. If you are interested in applying for any of our programs, refer to our Programs page for a loan application and criteria, as well as a description of the programs we offer. 


CBD Projects - Current

Utah Performing Arts Center Coming to Downtown

Click here for more information.

The RDA Acquires Utah Theater (Formerly Pantages and Orpheum)

Click here for more information.

Flying Objects Art Downtown

See the new Flying Objects 2.0 Project here.


CBD Projects - Past

Commercial Projects

309 West, LC/375 West 200 South
Brownstone Associates, LLC/22 East 100 South
Caputo's Market/314-320 West Broadway
Commercial Club/22 Exchange Place
Crane Building Associates/307 West 200 South
David Keith Building/242 South Main Street
David Murrell/238 South Edison Street
Exchange Place Garage/10 Exchange Place
Gallivan Utah Center/50 East 200 South
Glen Kermit Johnson/122 South Main Street
GP2B, LLC/175 South Main Street
Rocky Mountain Brewery Holdings, LC/375 West 200 South
Ec-lec-tic/380 Pierpont Avenue
Hotel Monaco/15 West 200 South
Judge Building/8 East Broadway
KJZ Holdings, LC/375 South 300 West
RAM Investments, LLC/262-264 South Main Street
Shogun Restaurant/319-321 South Main Street
T & L Asset Management/268 South Main Street
Five Star Restaurant/268 South State Street


Housing Projects

Alphagraphics/268 South State Street
American Towers/48 West 300 South
Artspace/325 West Pierpont Avenue
Artspace Rubber Company/353 West 300 South
Lollin & Karrick/236-238 South Main Street

Metro Condominums/ 350 S 200 E

Multi-Ethnic Senior Citizen Project/120 South 200 WestPalladio Apartments/360 S 200 W
Pierpont Lofts/346 Pierpont Avenue
Tire Town/308 West 300 South
Uffens Marketplace/336 West 300 South


Infrastructure Projects

Gallivan Utah Center/50 East 200 South

Main Street Light Rail

Light Rail Extension to Intermodal Hub

Delta Center Plaza


Public Art Projects

Flying Objects 2.0 (2008)

Metro Condominiums/340 S 200 E - Urban Flora by Day Christensen (2008)

Flying Objects 1.0 (2006)

Library Square TRAX Station (2001)

Main Street (1997)

State Street (1997)

West Temple (1997)

300 South (1997)

Project Area Info

Base Year: 1982

Original Sunset Year: 2007

Extended Sunset Year: 2040

Tax Increment Acres: 100

Project Area Map

Project Area Plan

2014-2019 Goals




The John W. Gallivan Utah Center

50 East 200 South


Hotel Monaco

15 West 200 South


Palladio Apartments

360 South 200 West


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