Downtown Rising is an evolving vision for the future of Downtown Salt Lake City. The vision includes creating character districts, signature projects, and shared ideas about shaping the future of our vibrant city.
A Shared Vision
A great state deserves a great capital city. A dynamic emerging region deserves a vibrant urban center. Based on the Second Century Plan, Downtown Rising captures the regional aspirations and development priorities for Salt Lake City.
This is Utah’s capital city and it belongs to everyone. Downtown Rising is a shared vision for a great American City that embraces art, culture and education. It envisions a community that is welcoming, green and international. Downtown Rising celebrates the relationship between a dynamic metropolitan center and the success of the entire region. It is a commitment to our future.
Led by the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, the Downtown Rising process was launched in 2006 as a business-led collaborative effort to create a bold and exciting long-range vision for downtown Salt Lake City. A broad cross-section of the community worked together to create, communicate and cultivate a unified vision for a shared urban center complimented by surrounding suburbs and exurbs.