Salt Lake City

Council District 4

Central City, Downtown, East Central

754 S. State St. Rezone (former Sears site)

754 S. State St Rezone

The Latest:

After the Council’s first briefing and meeting with business owners from the area in the summer of 2023, the Council requested additional information about this project. Council Members would like to know more about the building’s potential layout, commercial spaces, and other features, given the City’s recent Downtown and State Street planning goals.  

Intermountain Health requested additional time before a follow-up discussion with the Council.  

Stay tuned here for updates or email cccommunicationsgroup@slcgov.com to request email updates for this project.  

Description:

The Council is considering a proposal to rezone 10 parcels at approximately 754 S State Street. If approved, the property owner, Intermountain Healthcare, states they intend to redevelop the property and build a hospital. 

The property was long home to the Sears building, which operated from 1947 to 2018, before being demolished. 

Details:  

The property owner is asking for the property to be rezoned from the current Downtown Support District (D-2) zone to a Central Business District (D-1) zone. The property owner is also requesting that “Hospital” and “Ambulance service” be added to the list of approved uses in the Central Business District zone.  

Learn more about Salt Lake City zoning districts 

Next Steps

A vote will be held at a future meeting. 

It’s not too late to provide your comment. Input may be shared by meeting online, by email at council.comments@slcgov.com, or by phone at 801-535-7654.  

Meeting Recaps

July 11, 2023 Work Session & Formal Meetings:   

The Council received a briefing about Intermountain Health Care’s request to rezone property at about 754 S. State Street, also known as the “Sears Block.” If the rezone is approved, Intermountain Health intends to develop an urban hospital at this location. The Council discussed the importance of diverse uses to activate the block and provide patients and caregivers access to care.  

A public hearing was held during the formal meeting. Commenters mentioned a desire for a development agreement, the need for workforce housing, and the potential impact on surrounding neighborhoods.  

View briefing

View public hearing

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