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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Salt Lake's New City Creek Center Will Open March 22

Some 50,000 shoppers are expected to flock to the new City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City for its grand opening March 22-24.

The center is a $1.5 billion mixed-use development in the heart of downtown, just south of Temple Square. It is billed as one of the most innovative and progressive such developments in the country.

KSL TV has this report about the grand opening. Below are excerpts.

City and state transportation officials are teaming up with City Creek to help the influx of visitors make their way to the region's soon-to-be newest shopping and dining attraction without too much difficulty.

Robin Hutcheson, Salt Lake City's transportation director, suggests that people consider using transit — TRAX, FrontRunner and buses — or bicycles, if possible. The Utah Transit Authority will be able to carry approximately 4,000 passengers per hour into downtown, she said.

Hutcheson said on-street parking downtown has been made easier by the city's new solar-powered pay stations that have replaced traditional meters, allowing motorists to use credit cards as well as coins.

The City Creek Center website has detailed info on the development, and on the grand opening.

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