Granary District Events & News
“We have a wonderful opportunity to place-make in the Granary
District, which has unparalleled potential and proximity to
Downtown. I thank all those who have been involved in this
effort to re-imagine this area based on its unique assets.”-
RDA Board Chairman Luke Garrott
Temple Gateway and Granary District Redevelopment Strategy
2010, the RDA hired the National Development Council (NDC)
to create a Redevelopment Strategy for the
Temple Gateway (WTG) and Granary District
(GD) RDA Project Areas. On June 7, 2011, the RDA Board of
Directors approved the Redevelopment Strategy which is now
available to the public (below). The documents contain a variety
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economic analysis, key recommendations, and Design Guidelines
apply to the entire neighborhood covered by both Project Areas.
Four of the five conceptual site designs and analysis were
provided to assist with redevelopment of RDA-owned property in
the West Temple
Gateway Project Area (map). In addition, analysis and
conceptual site designs were also included for the City-owned
"Fleet Block" in the
Granary District Project Area (map). See
Property Approach, pg 26-35.
The Strategy consists of
Executive Summary (PDF)
- A summary of the Strategy recommendations and findings.
Guide (PDF) - Market analysis, sample cities, & key Strategy
Recommendations (last several pages).
- Impact of constraints, zoning analysis and recommendations,
and Opportunity Site recommendations that include proposed
density, use, and timeline, sample Proformas, sample site plan
- Street/building design elements to improve quality, walkability, and safety.
A Message from Folks in the Granary District:
Thank you to all who came out for the Granary District Block
Party at the beginning of the summer! The momentum continues and
so does the fun! From the new Artspace Commons apartments and artist
studios, to a unique array of locally owned businesses and hip,
old buildings, come
discover the Granary District!
For more info visit:
Granary District Ning Website.
We live, work, and play
in the Granary District — and we’re making a more viable,
the Granary District?
Bounded by 600 and 1000 South, and 300 West and I-15,
the Granary District —
named for the Salt Lake City RDA project area and former granary
silo history — is most often seen from the freeway. But few know
what this downtown jewel has to offer. Besides dozens of light
industrial businesses that hearken to the neighborhood's
industrial beginnings and the quiet, tree-lined streets that form
its residential eastern front, the neighborhood is also home to
a burgeoning foodie culture and to countless art studios and
But with talk of the future street car and RDA efforts to
redevelop the Fleet Block, there's been a lot of interest by the
development community, who eye the building stock and empty lots
for redevelopment. Of course, no neighborhood wants to be seen
as a blank canvas, and The Granary District is no exception.
So last year, James Alfandre had an idea: how can we jumpstart a
redevelopment of the neighborhood that honors the district's
many pioneers and long-time residents? A little leg work
revealed that while the Granary District is home to hundreds of
businesses and residents, they needed someone to bring them
together. That someone was James Alfandre. For perhaps the first
time ever, the Granary District Community is able to identify
itself as just that—a community of people that are already
investing in this neighborhood and can now support one another!
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