Summer discussion series by Building Salt Lake and The Shop to debut Wed noon

South Main Downtown has turned into a reliable restaurant and bar scene. Its appeal might have something to do with its historic character. Photo by Luke Garrott.

‘Preserving Historic Salt Lake’ the topic

How can we grow our city and preserve its soul?

The recent loss of ‘naturally occurring’ affordable housing and legacy retail businesses have heightened Salt Lakers’ sensitivity to the need to preserve historic spaces and places.

When a once beautiful 100 year old house that’s been a neglected office space for 20 years gets demolished, what do we lose? What about a highly crafted church building that once housed restaurants, where the property owner can add 150 apartment units by right?

Aerial photos of Exchange Place Historic District, Pride June 2021. Guadalupe neighborhood displacement, Salt Lake City Hall, Ken Sanders Rare Books, NE Washington DC facadectomies. Photos by Luke Garrott and Taylor Anderson.

Preserving our historic places and spaces feels like the right thing to do, but it happens less than it probably should. How can we grow our city and preserve its soul?

The Panel

Facilitated by Luke Garrott of Building Salt Lake, this is a *live* panel:

Mike Ferro, Internet Properties

Judi Short, Sugar House Community Council

Warren Lloyd, Lloyd Architects

Dave Arnott, Preservation Utah

Wednesday June 9, noon-1pm MST

The Shop, 350 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

Eventbrite Link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-skylines-preserving-historic-salt-lake-tickets-157707729063

Facebook Live Recording – https://fb.watch/620ZmuUmVN/