Salt Lake City
- Ballpark NEXT
The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City and GSBS Architects are kicking off the Ballpark NEXT Community Visioning Process, which invites you and your fellow community members including residents, neighborhood businesses and organizations, and area stakeholders, to create the Ballpark NEXT Guiding Principles. These Principles will help inform the vision for the Smith’s Ballpark site and the next steps of the development process.
Please click the link below to get started, where you can learn about the process, provide comments on the interactive map, and view additional details.
Additionally, you can view the Engagement Road Map below, which is a schedule that details each step in the process, the upcoming participation opportunities, and the outcomes of each step. This schedule was informed by the feedback we received from the community on how they preferred to be engaged with and is a helpful tool to plan how and when you’d like to participate.
Community Visioning Process Overview:
Step 1: Collect Engagement Preference Feedback & Perform Necessary Research
This step began in June 2023 and consists of research to help inform and provide tools for the community to brainstorm with and provide feedback on. We also collected feedback from the community on how they want to be engaged with, which informed the Engagement Road Map. You can learn more about Step 1 below.
During this phase we began start integrating the existing input from the Ballpark Community Council Ideas Document, the Design Competition Themes, and the Ballpark Station Area Plan as the foundation of the Community Visioning Process so that no ideas are lost from previous work and engagement efforts. (You can review these documents by clicking on the “Ballpark Area Plans & Documents” tab on this website).
We’re thinking big and performing nationwide research on successful outcomes of similar scenarios where a sports team has relocated.
We’re compiling facts about the physical space and the constraints and opportunities it provides.
And we’re working with the Larry H. Miller and Gail Miller Family Foundation and partners on how the $100 million Legacy Fund can support the Ballpark neighborhood.
Compiling all the information for this phase is labor-intensive but is a key step in creating a strong foundation for a well-informed Community Visioning process, which you will see is the next step.
Step 2 (We Are Here): Community Visioning Process
The process will include a combination of in-person events, online tools, and a working group to help advise what the final Guiding Principles look like.Please see the top of this page for details on how to get started.
Step 3: Ballpark NEXT Guiding Principles
Guiding Principles identify preferences to serve as a backbone for both short- and long-term land use strategies. These Guiding Principles will help inform the vision for the Ballpark site and the next steps of the development process.
How Can I Keep Participating?
Please see the top of this page for the Engagement Road Map, which is a schedule that details each step in the process, the upcoming participation opportunities, and the outcomes of each step. This schedule was informed by the feedback we received from the community on how they preferred to be engaged with and is a helpful tool to plan how and when you’d like to participate.
Additionally, you can connect with the neighborhood’s Ballpark Community Council for additional update opportunities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting them at Ballpark Community Council on Facebook.