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Lisa Adams, Chair
Derek Kitchen, Vice Chair

Justin Belliveau, Chief Administrative Officer


Jackie Biskupski, Executive Director

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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8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday




Sugar House


In 1986, the RDA created the Sugar House Project Area, recognizing the need to revitalize the Sugar House business district. The Sugar House Project Area Plan, following in step with the City's Sugar House Master Plan, calls for integration of residential uses in the business district, encouraging adaptive reuse of structurally sound buildings, promoting development through street and traffic improvements, and providing adequate off-street parking and pedestrian improvements. 

The RDA's involvement in Sugar House is evident in projects such as The Commons at Sugar House, the revitalization of the Sugar House Monument and the Irving Schoolhouse apartments. The RDA recently lead an effort to build a modern streetcar line from McClelland Avenue to the TRAX Station at 200 West. Click here to learn more about the Sugar House Streetcar and Greenway


Sugar House Monument Plaza

In August 2014, construction began on the Sugar House Monument Plaza. The plaza and its monument have long been considered the center of the Sugar House Business District. Once complete, the $2.5 million renovation will feature nearly an acre of public open space, reactivation of the historic monument’s fountain, installation of a new interactive water feature, outdoor dining, and public art.

Sugar House Monument Plaza - Week 20

Weekly Construction Updates


If you are interested in our renovation or construction loan programs, please visit our Programs page. 


Sugar House Projects


Commercial Projects

Sherwin Williams (1989)
Sugar House Center (1990)
Mtn. Mahogany Facade (1995)

Homestead Suites (1995)

Brueggers Bagels Facade (1997)
OCM - 1214 E. Wilmington (1997)

Boyer Center (1998)
Commons at Sugar House (1999)

Streamline Bodyworks (2000)

McClelland Restaurant/2100 South (2003)
Redman Building (2005)
McClelland II (2005)
1049 Associates LLC (2005)



Hidden Hollow Land (1997)

McClelland Street (1998)

Fairmont Pool Improvements (2000)

Hidden Hollow/1300 East Staircase (2002)

Highland Drive Street Lighting (2004)

Sugar House Streetcar Phase One Complete)


Housing Projects

Irving Schoolhouse Apartments (1994)

Urbana on Eleventh Condos (2010)

Wilmington Avenue Redevelopment (in progress)


Public Art Projects

Public Art - Sugar Beets (2003)

Sugar House Reliquary 1 (bronze fish)(2005)

Sugar House Monument Reconstruction (2006)

Sugar House Benches (2008)
Sugar House Reliquary 2 (bronze fish) (2009)

Project Area Info


Base Year: 1986

Sunset Year: 2014

Tax Increment Acres: 100

Project Area Map

Project Area Plan

2015-2016 Goals



2100 Sugar House - Boulder Ventures Project



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