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North Temple Viaduct CDA

The North Temple Viaduct Community Development Area (CDA) was created in January, 2010 for the purpose of funding a percentage of the costs of rebuilding and shortening the North Temple viaduct, thereby stimulating economic development in the project area.

Salt Lake City and the Utah Transit Authority have partnered to construct a light rail line between Central Station Salt Lake City (the downtown multi-modal transportation center) and the Salt Lake City International Airport. Construction of the Airport Light Rail Line is currently underway. The current design of the project requires construction of a stand-alone viaduct at North Temple between 400 West and 600 West that is parallel to the existing North Temple viaduct. The construction of a mixed modal viaduct with inviting pedestrian sidewalks and a bikeway will significantly improve the connection of downtown to surrounding neighborhoods. Additionally, the new viaduct would also be built a half city block and intersection shorter on the eastern side, touching down to ground west of 400 West instead of at its present location near 350 West.

The mixed modal viaduct will also include a train platform at grade for the Front Runner. The new station at North Temple will allow passengers traveling south from Davis County on the Front Runner to disembark and connect directly to downtown by transferring to the TRAX station located above the platform on the viaduct. This will add an access point to downtown for commuters and provide a catalyst for development adjacent to the viaduct.

Shortening the North Temple viaduct also streamlines the construction of a planned light rail line from Salt Lake City to south Davis County by eliminating an expensive and awkward connection to the downtown rail system at 400 West and North Temple that will result if the Airport Line must weave under and through the pillars of the current viaduct.

What makes this a CDA?

A Community Development Area (CDA) is established for the purpose of creating a public benefit through community development. Although not limited in size, a CDA does not provide the power of eminent domain to the RDA.

An Urban Renewal Area (URA) can be created for the purpose of removing blight and gives RDA the power of eminent domain for the first five years of the project area's life.

North Temple Viaduct CDA Info

Base Year: 2010

Sunset Year: NA

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