Salt Lake on the Street: The future of the Granary District

SL City News has launched its newest program, Salt Lake on the Street, a weekly podcast featuring discussions with community stakeholders about Salt Lake urban and community development.   The podcast is made possible through a podcast partnership with 90.9 FM KRCL.  New shows will be uploaded weekly with portions of each showing airing throughout the week on KRCL.

Salt Lake on the Street Episode One:

In the first episode, Derek Kitchen of Laziz Foods and a candidate for City’s Councils Fourth District and Christian Harrison of the Kentlands Initiative discuss evolution of the Granary District.

The Granary District, the neighborhood bounded by 600 South and West Temple to Interstate 15 and the 900 South Freeway on-ramp, is an industrial neighborhood that has gained popularity with artists thanks to investment from organizations like Artspace Utah.  City leaders have identified the Granary District as a key development opportunity for the city, with a proposed streetcar that will have its terminus in the neighborhood.  The neighborhood is close to downtown and its abundance of large warehouses and underutilized land provide ample opportunity for development.

Follow the links below to read more about the Granary District.

Construction of the Beer Garden in the first Granary Row.  Photo by Flickr user  Jeremy Franklin.  Granary Row returns for the 2015 season.

The Granary District is highlighted in orange.  Image from USU Department of of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning.USU students present ideas to enliven the Granary District.

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Posted by Isaac Riddle

Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.