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Stan Penfold, Chair
Carlton Christensen, Vice Chair

D.J. Baxter, Executive Director Redevelopment Agency

Office Address
City & County Building
451 South State St., Room 418
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
Mailing Address
PO Box 145518
Salt Lake City UT 84114-5518
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Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Depot District

In an effort to revitalize the area just west of downtown, the RDA established the Depot District Project Area in 1998. In step with the project area creation process, Salt Lake City created the Gateway District Land Use & Development Master Plan and the Gateway Specific Plan. Both plans focus on the need to revitalize the west side of downtown and provide better infrastructure, mixed-use developments and retail, as well as preserve historic structures and reclaim open space. 

One of the key developments in the Depot District is The Gateway, located between North Temple and 200 South, and 400 West and 500 West. The Agency provided a $16.5 million tax increment reimbursement for the project as an incentive for The Gateway to build a project near downtown that would provide unique shopping, office and housing opportunities.

To learn more about the different loan and tax reimbursement programs we offer, visit our Programs page.


Depot District Project Area Contacts:

Jill Wilkerson-Smith, Project Manager


Depot District Projects - Current


Intermodal Hub Redevelopment


The RDA hired Design Workshop in the spring of 2012 to guide the RDA through its predevelopment process for the Intermodal Hub Project. In September 2012, the RDA Board adopted the Final Preferred Plan, which can be viewed by clicking here. The RDA will continue its predevelopment efforts through 2013, and market its properties once the process is complete.


Rio Grande Hotel Renovation

In 2010, the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, announced the grand opening of the recently refurbished Rio Grande Hotel, located at 428 West 300 South. The Rio Grande Hotel is a 49 unit, Single Room Occupancy Hotel that offers weekly and monthly rates of $80 week or $300 month.

The Hotel is privately operated by HomeInn Rio Grande Management. The hotel’s amenities include free laundry, a common kitchen, common computers and a library. For information on room availability, please contact the management office at 801-355-1432.

Depot District Projects - Past


Commercial Projects

Aten, Inc./134 S 700 W (2000)

Gateway Mall/N Temple - 200 S Rio Grande St (2001) Watch Video of Project Here!

Hong Kong Tea House/ 565 W 200 S (2003)

Citifront Apartments Parking/641 W N Temple (2003)

Fuller Paint Building-Big D/404 W 400 S (2004)

The Depot/ 400 W S Temple (2006)

Gateway 5 Office/468 W 200 S (2007)

Children’s Museum/444 W 100 S (2009)


Housing Projects

Northgate Apartments/55 & 135 S 500 W (2001)

Artspace Bridges/200 S 500 W (2001)

Road Home/210 S Rio Grande Street (2003)

Park Tower Lofts/404 W 400 S (2003)

Rio Grande Hotel SRO Housing/428 W 300 S (2010)


Infrastructure Projects
500 W Park Blocks/200 S to 400 S (2003)
Homewood Suites Parking & Street Beautification/423 W 300 S (2006)
Grant Tower RR Alignment & Quiet Zone (2007)
Intermodal Hub Art in Transit (2008)

TRAX Extension: Delta Center to Intermodal Hub (2008)

Project Area Info


Base Year: 1998

Sunset Year: 2023

Tax Increment Acres: 96

Project Area Map

Project Area Plan

2015-2019 Goals



Water Feature at the Gateway Mall



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