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
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.
more about construction and renovation loan programs
available to property owners and business in the
project area, visit our
Current Redevelopment Projects
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
Development Presentation (PDF).
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.
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
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.
Temple Gateway and Granary District Redevelopment Strategy
2010, the RDA hired the National Development Council (NDC)
to create a Redevelopment Strategy for the
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
email@example.com if you have questions regarding
these documents or accessing them.
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
Executive Summary (PDF)
- A summary of the Strategy recommendations and findings.
Guide (PDF) - Market analysis, sample cities, & key Strategy
Recommendations (last several pages).
- Impact of constraints, zoning analysis and recommendations,
and Opportunity Site recommendations that include proposed
density, use, and timeline, sample Proformas, sample site plan
- Street/building design elements to improve quality, walkability, and safety.