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Commuters headed out of Downtown for I may glance at the big billboards as they breeze past 13 acres of vacant land and grey warehouses on their way onto or off of the interstate. Most residents have little or no reason to hang out there. But a trio of developers is looking to take advantage of financing incentives in the federal tax bill to create what amounts to a new, master-planned neighborhood on the fringe of Downtown Salt Lake City.
Blaser has spent two decades out of state developing major projects across the country before he returned to Utah recently in time for what will be a frenzy of development along the Wasatch Front and particularly in this area. Immediately south of the Post District is the Granary District, which offers double incentives as an opportunity zone and city RDA area. The 13 acres that will be developed also crosses north over South and includes historic buildings that will be renovated to keep their charm. The district will include a combination of adaptive reuse and new buildings north and south of South, with at least multi-family residential units andsquare feet of office and retail space, including restaurants and bars.
Residential units, Blaser said on a recent tour of the property, will span the spectrum from affordable micro-units to luxury penthouse-style homes. The site is split between West and West by Gale Street, a narrow and apparently private through-way that will become the walkable focal point of the development.
Gale Street will be developed as a woonerf, a type of people-first livable street with very low speeds. Through-ways will also connect to West between the buildings, with more retail wrapped around three levels of parking on the northeast corner of the site south of South. See the map below. Because of the tax credits and deation of the area as an opportunity zone, the Post District — as well as the Granary District to the south — will likely be redeveloped rapidly over the next five years. In this case, by bike during rush hour on a night when the Utah Jazz were playing at home a few blocks north.
In addition to making it tricky to reach from Downtown, that lowers any chance of mid-block crossings at Gale Street for people who would likely rather not spend an extra five minutes crossing the street each way by walking to the intersections at West or West.
The one-way, westbound South carries about 38, cars per day, and an additional 50, cars per day head one-way eastbound on South off I in the area. It carries about 27, cars per day, according to UDOT records. Salt Lake City has prioritized the rede of West from South to South in in an effort that, as long as the next mayor is committed to complete streets, should provide more space for people outside of cars. Using Gale Street as a walkable, bikeable local street should provide respite from the cacophony of cars on the northern and southern ends.
For ideas of what the master plan will look like, Blaser pointed to the successful revitalization of the River North Art District in Denver, Pearl District in Portland, Amsterdam and other cities for inspiration that he said would be imported into the project. Expect to see this area redevelop quickly, with work already underway on an existing building and new development starting in early Utah Theater: State official corrects the record, saying theater could receive tax credits for preservation.
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Salt Lake City developers look to create the Post District: a neighborhood where one didn’t exist before