Any good movement should have a measurable outcome, right? How will we know if we achieve what we want? Here is how we define success:
We are #RestoreNorthTemple. We are people who live, work, shop and commute along the North Temple corridor. The "Restore North Temple" coalition is a group of neighbors, residents and business owners who want to see North Temple brought to a Grand Boulevard status.
10 Pillars of Success
Feel free to provide candid feedback, edits, additions and new ideas. This is your neighborhood! This will be a living, breathing, ongoing project and will continue to evolve as we make gains and pivot to our changing environment.
North Temple was originally developed as a residential street served by a trolley line with City Creek running down the middle of the road. This pattern continued to about 1000 West through the first half of the 1900s. Once the Salt Lake International Airport was built and automobile use became more widespread, North Temple transformed into an auto‐oriented street, lined with commercial uses that were designed to appeal to motorists.
Over time, the commercial uses extended further west to form a continuous commercial street between the Airport and Downtown. For decades, North Temple was the primary street to and from the Airport and points west. Once Interstate 80 was complete, motorists could bypass North Temple and the street carried less traffic.
Today, the street serves as the major surface street connecting Downtown to the neighborhoods and businesses in the Northwest Community. Along the Corridor, the neighborhoods around the 800 West Station are the only neighborhoods that have frontage on North Temple. The other areas have developed as a mix of industrial, office, institutional and commercial uses, primarily accessed by private automobile.
With the completion of the new the Airport Light Rail Line, North Temple Boulevard serves a new role in the community, City and region. North Temple has become a mixed use, multi‐modal Boulevard that unites neighborhoods and has become the main street for the community. It is now a major piece of the region's mass transit system, connecting the entire system to the airport and strengthening Downtown as the center of the transportation system.
Source: North Temple Boulevard Master Plan 2010 and NW-SLC application
Big thanks to FOM (Friend of the Movement) Tonya M. Allred for starting this discussion on the Rose Park Community Page! With well over 200 comments, this thread on Facebook showed that there is MAJOR interest from residents for development in Rose Park, Fairpark, Poplar Grove and Glendale. Here is a comprehensive list of what people would want in our community that they would use if it were here. #RestoreNorthTemple
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So what can we do about it? Here are two educational resources for people who might want to open their own business: http://www.incrementaldevelopment.org/
Got something to add to the list? We'd love to hear from you in the comments.
#RestoreNorthTemple What does that even mean? We believe in the potential of North Temple. We believe that North Temple can be a destination. We believe that North Temple is the GATEWAY to Salt Lake City, and we want our gateway to have curb appeal! For too long, North Temple has been put on the back burner -- along with the rest of the west side of Salt Lake. There has been substantial investment in North Temple over the last 5 years to install the UTA Trax Airport line and the strategic direction of the project has stalled. We are citizens and residents of the neighborhood and we are standing together to tell developers, tell the city, tell visitors and tell everyone else that North Temple is our home, and we are ready to #RestoreNorthTemple!
Meet up this evening, Tuesday 8/2 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Poplar Grove, Groove in the Grove Festival to learn more about the movement and to join the discussion.