Urban Design

Park City Council Talks Main Street Plaza by SHOKO SMITH

Design Process Ongoing

The design team working on the Main Street Plaza property returned to the Park City Council at a work session meeting Nov. 19 to update the council on where everything stands. The city-owned property is located at the intersection of Main Street and Swede Alley and colloquially known as the "Brew Pub" property for its proximity to the Wasatch Brew Pub. Clio Rayner of GSBS Architects said council has made it clear -- this is a valuable piece of real estate and it is important they get the best possible use from it.


From hookers to headlines to hip, Salt Lake City's Regent Street by SHOKO SMITH

A once-notorious Salt Lake City back street appears destined for some artistic respectability.

Right next to construction of the new performing-arts center on Main Street, the city is launching a $12.8 million face-lift for Regent Street, Orpheum Avenue and a disused service alley off Main to be dubbed Regent Walk.

If the plans come true, the renovation will transform what was once called Commercial Street — home to the city's red-light district, complete with brothels, taprooms, gambling halls and later, several newspapers — into the nexus of an emerging downtown arts district.

The project is meant as an appealing complement to the $110 million, 2,500-seat George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, under construction at 135 S. Main St., while adding an inviting and walkable north-south corridor between the Gallivan Center and City Creek Center.