About the RDA
RDA Governance
Agendas, Meetings, & Minutes
Project Areas
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Requests for Proposals
Contact Us
Stan Penfold, Chair
Lisa Ramsey Adams, Vice Chair

D.J. Baxter, Executive Director Redevelopment Agency

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
Phone Number
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Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Central Ninth Logo

West Temple Gateway

Home of the Central Ninth Neighborhood

In 1987, the RDA created the West Temple Gateway (WTG) Project Area, located within the boundaries of Main Street and 300 West, and 600 South and Fayette Avenue (990 South). The purpose of this project area is to encourage the development of transit-oriented development, support both the Central Ninth and downtown Central Business Districts, and provide an attractive urban residential environment.

The RDA's contributions to this area include the 900 South TRAX Station, 900 South 200 West intersection corner improvements, Jefferson and Washington Street beautification projects, and the repaving of eight alleyways. The 900 South TRAX Station was the first light rail stop to be built in a residential neighborhood and upon its opening, increased access for the residents and local businesses.


The RDA has also worked with the Central Ninth community to brand this unique downtown neighborhood. Central Ninth includes the blocks that directly surround the 900 South Trax station. It boasts locally owned businesses and is becoming home to more creatives and entrepreneurs than ever before. It has a diversity of families and residents that call this neighborhood home.

To learn more about construction and renovation loan programs available to property owners and business in the project area, visit our Programs page.


Current Redevelopment Projects


Development Opportunities

The RDA recently met with developers, property owners, and local businesses interested in investing in the Central Ninth neighborhood. The RDA is preparing to release five more public Requests for Proposals (RFPs) during 2014 and 2015. To learn more about the types of development the RDA will be requesting, see the RDA's power point presentation here: Central Ninth Development Presentation (PDF).


Central Ninth Neighborhood Logo Development & Branding Campaign (2013)

Thank you to all those residents and businesses who have participated to date. Above is the logo that the Central Ninth community selected. This logo will appear on street banners and other street improvements during 2013 and 2014. Please email or call (801.535.7244) at any time if you have questions about this process or other RDA activities in the Central Ninth neighborhood.


Form Based Zoning Proposal (2013)

SLC Planning Division is proposing a new kind of zoning in this RDA Project Area. Thank you to all those who attended the open houses or otherwise provided input. Here is the most recent version of the proposed form-based code. For more information, visit the SLC Planning Division's webpage for more details.


Amenities & Infrastructure (2012-2014)

Thank you for providing input on amenities in this neighborhood during 2012. The results of the survey indicated a preference by 54% of those surveyed for streetscape improvements to 900 South. They results were presented to the RDA Board (City Council) which discussed them and determined to pursue a cost analysis and other preparatory steps toward street improvements, as well as potential opportunities for the other options during 2013.

During the RDA Board's May meeting, the RDA Board will discuss funding these infrastructure improvements in the Central Ninth neighborhood. Public comment is accepted via email before each Board meeting or in-person during the first few minutes of the meeting.


West Temple Gateway and Granary District Redevelopment Strategy (2010-2011)

In 2010, the RDA hired the National Development Council (NDC) to create a Redevelopment Strategy for the West Temple Gateway (WTG) and Granary District (GD) RDA Project Areas. On June 7, 2011, the RDA Board of Directors approved the Redevelopment Strategy which is now available to the public (below). The documents contain a variety of graphic renderings and may take some time to download. Please contact ashlie.taylor@slcgov.com if you have questions regarding these documents or accessing them.

The economic analysis, key recommendations, and Design Guidelines apply to the entire neighborhood covered by both Project Areas. Four of the five conceptual site designs and analysis were provided to assist with redevelopment of RDA-owned property in the West Temple Gateway Project Area (map). In addition, analysis and conceptual site designs were also included for the City-owned "Fleet Block" in the Granary District Project Area (map). See Property Approach, pg 26-35.

The Strategy consists of four documents:

  • Executive Summary (PDF) - A summary of the Strategy recommendations and findings.

  • Redevelopment Guide (PDF) - Market analysis, sample cities, & key Strategy Recommendations (last several pages).

  • Property Approach (PDF) - Impact of constraints, zoning analysis and recommendations, and Opportunity Site recommendations that include proposed density, use, and timeline, sample Proformas, sample site plan and design.

  • Design Guidelines (PDF) - Street/building design elements to improve quality, walkability, and safety.

West Temple Gateway Projects (Archive)



Signature Floors/961 S 300 W (2000)

Prospect Partners/754 S 200 W (2004)

SNT Enterprises/231 W 800 S (2005)

BTH Company Development Housing Atlas Architects and Nobrow Coffee & Tea Co./175 W 900 S (2013)


Housing Projects

Wilford Apartments/932 S 200 W (2001)

Green Street Partners/925 S 200 W (2002)

Washington Street Townhomes (2006)



Jefferson Street Beautification (1997)

Washington Street Beautification (1998)

200 W 700 S Light Rail Improvements (1998)

900 South TRAX Station/900 S 200 W (2005)

900 South Street Beautification (2005)

Alleyway Improvements (2007)

People's Portable Garden/877 S 200 W (2009)

Children's Miracle Network/710 S 200 W (2009)


Public Art

900 South TRAX Station (2005)

The People's Portable Garden/877 S 200 W by Greg Ragland (Spring 2010) 

Project Area Info


Base Year: 1987

Sunset Year: 2018

Tax Increment Acres: 92

Project Area Map

Project Area Plan

2012-2013 Goals


The People's Portable Garden




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