Salt Lake City

Council District 4

Central City, Downtown, East Central

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

754 S. State St Rezone

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On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Intermountain Health continued discussing its rezone request with the Council. The Council was first briefed about the plan in July 2023 and at that time, the Council requested additional information about the site’s potential layout, street activation, and other features.  

Learn more about the request below and catch up on previous discussions. 


The Council is considering a proposal to rezone 10 parcels at approximately 754 S State Street. If approved, the property owner, Intermountain Health, 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. 


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

The Council will consider voting on the proposed rezone at voting on the proposed rezone at a future meeting (date to be determined).

Input may be shared online, by email at, or by phone at 801-535-7654.  

Meeting Recaps

June 11, 2024 Work Session 

The Council received a follow-up briefing on the proposed rezone of the former Sears site to allow Intermountain Health to develop an urban hospital. Council Members discussed with Intermountain Health representatives the balance between street activation and the primary focus of hospital services. 

The Council is tentatively scheduled to vote on the rezone request at its Tuesday, July 2 meeting. 

View briefing 

View Council Staff Report

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.  

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