Salt Lake City's downtown streetcar is envisioned to enhance and accelerate walkable, transit-oriented redevelopment in the city's downtown core and in the Granary District to the south and west. In downtown, the streetcar will serve as a pedestrian circulator, while it is expected to spark economic development in the Granary.
Salt Lake Streetcar
The Envisioning Centers process enabled residents, business owners and other stakeholders to participate in a visioning effort to explore redevelopment ideas for the land surrounding the potential streetcar route. Participants were interested in emphasizing the identity of the areas the streetcar will pass through, highlighting the emerging arts scene, the Granary, and the Central Business District, and creating a sense of neighborhood identity that will attract more residents to the heart of the city. Along with residential development, participants envision corresponding services and places to play and relax, to make daily life along the streetcar corridor pleasant and convenient. Interest in maintaining the warehouse feel of the Granary is high, with most participants supportive of repurposing existing warehouse space as feasible.
The exploration of redevelopment concepts occurred as Salt Lake City and Utah Transit Authority began the alternatives analysis for the streetcar. Those involved in the alternatives analysis and the Envisioning Centers process partnered in working group meetings and in a public open house held at a downtown grocery store. The information collected and concepts developed will inform future work along the streetcar corridor.
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The highest concentrations of homes affordable to a four-person household with an income of 80 percent of the county's area median income are in the eastern tip of the Trax line east of Trolley Square and in the southwestern corner from the City Center stop down to 900 South.