West Temple Gateway
Home of the Central 9th 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
service industries, support the Central Business
District, and provide an attractive urban
The RDA's contributions to this area include the
900 South TRAX Station, Jefferson and Washington
Street Beautification projects, and the repaving
of eight alleyways. The 900 South TRAX Station is
the only light rail stop to be built in a
residential neighborhood and upon its opening, increased
access for the residents and local businesses.
In 2012, residents, businesses, and property
owners met to select a name to fit the identity of
this unique neighborhood. The name Central 9th was
selected and will be promoted through new
development and a branding campaign. Central 9th businesses are beginning
discussions about the potential for forming the
Central 9th business district. To participate in
selecting a Central 9th logo, please see the info
To learn more about the different loan and tax
reimbursement programs we offer, visit our
Current Redevelopment Projects
Neighborhood Logo Selected by the Community
Thank you to all those residents and businesses
who have participated to date. Below is the logo
that received the most votes fromt the Central 9th
community. This logo will appear on street banners
and other street improvements during early summer.
or call (801.535.7244) at any time if you have
questions about this process or other RDA
activities in the Central 9th neighborhood.
Central 9th Logo Workshop and Focus Group (March 2013)
Thank you for the great discussions we had last
week! We have shared the feedback received at
these events at
SLC USER VOICE - Central 9th Logo
under the user Community Feedback Received.
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
Thank you for providing input on amenities in this
neigborhood 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.
868 South Jefferson Street
The selected developer for this site, Brian Peterson
with VCBO Architecture, is currently going through
the design and review process. The proposed project
is a modern single family home with two stories that
will replace the current structure. Renovation of
this site was considering. Thank you to the
neighborhood representatives that participated in
the selection process. Anticipated ground breaking
for this project is summer 2013.
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.