Salt Lake on the Streets: Downtown’s role as Utah’s capital city

Salt Lake on the Street is 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 episode airing throughout the week on KRCL.

Since the first Mormon Pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake City has been Utah’s most important city.  Yet, in the past few decades, several suburban city have competed with Salt Lake for stadiums, theaters and most recently skyscrapers.   In episode 12 Jill Remington Love, the Salt Lake City Community and Economic Director, and Jason Mathis, the Executive Director of the Downtown Alliance, discuss the regional and statewide role of downtown Salt Lake.

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