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Final public hearing on skybridge slated for tonight

Final public hearing on skybridge slated for tonight



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Tom Callan reportingTo build or not to build a downtown pedestrian bridge planned for City Creek Center. The skybridge debate returns this evening for a final public hearing before the Salt Lake City Council.

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson hated it, fearing it could be a death knell for Main Street. But this council might buy it if some wrinkles between retailers and designers can be smoothed out.

"For me, I think we're about there. I think that they've struck the right balance," said Councilperson Jill Remington Love.

She says the developer is listening and making design changes to the downtown mall.

"I think for the entire city council, we understand that a skybridge takes people off the street. But we also understand that the retailers felt like it was critical to their success," she said.

After tonight's hearing, the council will vote either up or down on the skybridge one week from tonight.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

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