My memories of downtown Salt Lake City go back over 50 years -- so Have seen
about four different incarnations of downtown. I've seen three major projects
that were supposed to revitalize transform downtown -- and none really lived up
to expectations. City Creek's big purpose is to upscale the
territory immediately south of Temple Square. If it upmarkets the economy or
the climate of downtown, that will be just a bonus . . .
So long as there is endless, unregulated urban sprawl – down-town SLC will
forever remain has-been.Stop the sprawl, re-cycle and reclaim
already developed land, and Down-town will revitalize itself.