BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION!
FAIRPARK PUBLIC MARKET STUDY
The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (“RDA”) is assessing the feasibility of creating a permanent, year-round public market at the Utah State Fair Park (the “Fairpark”) in the RDA’s North Temple Project Area. In addition to working with planning, design, and economic experts to complete a technical analysis, we’re also looking to determine public interest in the possibility of bringing a public market to the Fairpark.
While the idea of creating a public market in Salt Lake City proper has been discussed for many years, and three previous economic studies concluded its feasibility in potential Downtown locations, this is the first formal exploration of a potential Fairpark locale.
So, what exactly is a “public market”?
A public market can take many shapes and forms, but they all share the following qualities: they operate in a public space, have community benefits, and serve locally owned and operated businesses. Examples of current public markets include: Pike Place Market (Seattle); Eastern Market (Detroit); City Market (Kansas City); and Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market (Pennsylvania).
How can I share my thoughts on the matter?
We want to know your interest in visiting and purchasing goods at a public market were it to be located at the Utah State Fair Park and invite you to complete an online survey, which is available in both Spanish and English below.
We also invite you to attend a public open house on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4-7 pm in the Zion Building at the Fairpark to learn more about the potential future options for the public market and provide us with your feedback!