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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, Room 418
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
Mailing Address
PO Box 145518
Salt Lake City UT 84114-5518
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Monday - Friday


Granary District

On April 15, 1999, the RDA created the Granary District Project Area. Historically, the Granary District has been utilized as an industrial and railroad corridor. However, within the past decade, more housing developments and service-oriented commercial development have been added to the project area’s mix of land uses. Development in the Granary District is guided by the Gateway District Land Use & Development Plan, Gateway Specific Plan, and Granary District Redevelopment Plan. These plans aim to create mixed-use neighborhoods that support commercial businesses and services by improving public infrastructure, removing blight, preserving historic structures, and reclaiming open space.

The RDA has provided financial assistance for several projects in the Granary District since its creation, including two renovation loans, the reconstruction of 900 South Street, and a community-driven Granary District Block Party as part of an overall branding strategy for the project area. The RDA also provided a LEED-Certified Gold Project Tax Increment Reimbursement to Artspace. This new Artspace development will be mixed-use project that provides live/work space for artists. Additionally, the RDA has been working closely with Salt Lake City’s Planning Division to establish new policies that will enhance the Granary District’s future development opportunities.

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

Granary District Projects


Smith-Layton Office Renovation - Archipelli Properties /634 S 400 W (2000)

Adrian Turner Renovation/365 W 900 S (2002)

Quite Zone Construction (2006)

Kilby Court Renovation/742-754 Kilby Court (2008)

Artspace Commons - LEED Gold Certified/800 S 400 W (2008)


Project Area Info


Base Year: 1999

Sunset Year: 2023

Tax Increment Acres: 96

Project Area Map

Project Area Plan

2015-2019 Goals


            Archipelli Properties Project

             Smith-Layton Architecture

634 South 400 West


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


West Temple Gateway and Granary District Redevelopment Strategy

In 2010, the RDA hired the National Development Council (NDC) to create a Redevelopment Strategy for the West 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 of graphic renderings and may take some time to download. Please contact tammy.hunsaker@slcgov.com if you have questions regarding these documents or accessing them.

The 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 four documents:

Executive Summary (PDF) - A summary of the Strategy recommendations and findings.

Redevelopment Guide (PDF) - Market analysis, sample cities, & key Strategy Recommendations (last several pages).

Property Approach (PDF) - Impact of constraints, zoning analysis and recommendations, and Opportunity Site recommendations that include proposed density, use, and timeline, sample Proformas, sample site plan and design.

Design Guidelines (PDF) - 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, sustainable neighborhood!


Why 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 concert venues.

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!

Join the discussion at www.granarydistrictslc.ning.com (this site is not managed or monitored by the RDA or SLC).



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