Japantown Street Design Guidelines Project
A Design Strategy for the Cultural District Known as the Japantown Area
In 2018, Japantown representatives participated in a facilitation process with property owners on Japantown Street and created a list of placemaking and amenities they’d like to see come to life for Japantown Street. To help get these ideas from list to design guideline phase, the Salt Lake City RDA hired a design consultant to work with the Japantown community and area stakeholders to create a set of design guidelines to provide direction for possible future improvements along the street. At the end of the process the community will have a vision and direction for how to:
- Acknowledge and celebrate the history of Japantown,
- Recognize the contributions of the Japanese American community to Salt Lake City and the region in the past and in the future,
- Improve the everyday pedestrian environment, and
- Enhance the staging of community events and festivals such as the Obon Festival and Nihon Matsuri and others.
The Design Consultant and a committee of Japantown community representatives have been working since the first of the year on the future of the street and have developed three options for how to reimagine 100 South between 200 West and 300 West within the vision of Japantown.
The Japantown team asks for your input by reviewing three preliminary street design concepts for Japantown Street and to provide your comments and ideas. This recorded event was held digitally on October 17, 2020 and is accompanied by a survey which can be found here and at the bottom of this page. Please reach out to team project manager Annaka Egan at email@example.com for more information.