Downtown Alliance

Hosted by Jason Mathis from the Downtown Alliance, ‘Downtown SLC’ is a half hour, weekly show that discusses the people, the places and the events that help to shape Utah’s urban center. Tune into KCPW Thursday mornings at 10am to keep up to date with all things downtown!

Alison Einerson and Jorge Fierro on the Effect of New Funding for the Winter Market

Today on the show, Jason Mathis is joined by Alison Einerson, Director of the Downtown Farmers Market and Jorge Fierro, owner of Rico Brands and Frida Bistro. The legislature just appropriated $30,000 to help the Winter Farmers Market go weekly. We’ll hear about the effect of this funding, and about how the farmers market has […]

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Internet Properties Founder Vasilios Priskos on Affordable Housing and More

Today on the show host Jason Mathis is joined by Vasilios Priskos. Priskos is the founder of and principal broker at InterNet Properties, a real estate group with a number of downtown holdings. He’s been involved in a number of planning processes related to Utah’s capitol city, and today he and Jason discuss the future […]

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John Milliken on Homelessness, Artspace, and Reinvigorating Distressed Neighborhoods

Today on the show Jason speaks with local businessman John Milliken about his work with Artspace, the need for low-income housing, and the changing dynamic along 500 West. Milliken also discusses why he initially came to Utah, and why he chose to make his home in Salt Lake City. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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Downtown Rising Action Plan Updates: Residential and Tech Growth and More

Jesse Dean, Director or Urban Development for the Downtown Alliance joins Jason for a preview of the updated Downtown Rising Action Plan, which is meant to inform and inspire policymakers and local stakeholders. The original plan identified 8 priority projects for Salt Lake City from regional rail to the Eccles Theater. The new plan looks […]

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Spotlight on Alcohol Laws and Restaurants at the Legislature

Jason speaks today with Michele Corigliano, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association about alcohol regulations related to restaurants in Utah. In particular, they examine efforts underway at the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session to try to eliminate the requirement for so-called “Zion Curtains.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.2MB) Subscribe: […]

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