Monday, March 15, 2010

Living Downtown

     Well, downtown Salt Lake City is not only rising, but like a phoenix is coming back from the ashes.  As we watched the old ZCMI and Crossroads Malls slowly deteriorate into a not so welcome place to go, we now have City Creek Center getting closer to completion.  Granted, there are still 2 years until completely finished but with parts of it coming online, I think people are getting more excited about this project.  The difference that this has with the old malls is the integration of people living downtown. 
     Also, a huge concern with people is that it would trap people inside the development.  That the skybridge would also detract people from going down to Main Street.  However, I think that with the interaction that all of these buildings have with the street, that will not be an issue.  There are also many access points into this development from all directions.
     Check out all of the housing that will be in this development.  The first picture shows the apartments that will be above retail on the west side of Main Street.

Here is The Regent, which is a 20 story condo tower.  Sorry everyone, but all 4 penthouse units have been sold or reserved.

Next you have Richards Court which stand right across from Temple Square.  Both buildings are 10 story's tall.  Here is a picture of the east building.  Lower level retail with condos on top.

Finally we have tower 1, which the word is that it will be called The Promontory.  30 story's of condos.  Beautiful all brick building which stands where The Inn on Temple Square used to be.  You can see it below right between the Kearns Building and the Tribune building in the picture.

It sure is fun to watch downtown come back to life. 


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