Mayor’s Symposium 2012 — Granary District

Granary District

Date – February 17, 2012

Time – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Place – Frida Bistro, Salt Lake City, Utah
Part of the CA+P 2011-2012 Lecture Series

Co-hosted by the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, this annual symposium brings people together to have conversations that matter about Salt Lake City. This year’s symposium will focus on the historic Granary District and take place at Frida Bistro. The event is free and open to the public.

Located just southwest of the downtown core, the Granary District is comprised of low-density warehouses, commercial buildings, some residential, and vacant land with light rail moving through it along with plans for a streetcar line. It is a prime location for revitalization, and this is an exciting time of discussion and visioning.

Symposium Schedule:

1:00 pm Welcome — Nan Ellin, Chair, Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, U of U
1:10 pm Introduction — Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City
1:20 pm Jess Zimbabwe, Executive Director, Rose Center, Urban Land Institute, Washington DC
1:40 pm DJ Baxter, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City
1:55 pm Jorge Fierro, Owner, Frida Bistro and Rico

2:10 pm Break, catered by Frida Bistro

2:25 pm Luke Garrott, Councilman, District 4, Salt Lake City
2:30 pm Laura Hanson and Christie Oostema: Updates on the 2011 Mayor’s Symposium
2:45 pm Dana Bourland, Vice President, Green Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners
3:05 pm Frank Gray, Director, Department of Community & Economic Development, Salt Lake City
3:20 pm Jessica Norie, President, Artspace, Salt Lake City
3:35 pm Christian Harrison and James Alfandre, Kentlands Initiative and Community Council
3:50 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A, moderated by Keri Williams
4:20 pm Concluding Remarks — Brenda Scheer, Dean, College of Architecture + Planning, U of U

4:30 pm Reception, catered by Frida Bistro