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Credit government, civic and business leaders in Salt Lake City for being proactive in their approach to dealing with the disruptions about to result from massive construction projects in the downtown area!

Undoubtedly, the next few years will be challenging for the capital city.

From TRAX expansion on downtown's western edge, to the huge centrally located City Creek Center project and beyond, the impact of development on merchants, residents, visitors and the thousands of employees who converge on the city each day will be immense.

To help everyone cope with what's happening and to mitigate any negative impacts, the Salt Lake Chamber, the Downtown Alliance, and Salt Lake City are jointly pitching their Downtown Rising approach. Among other things, they've hired a construction ombudsman, agreed to expedite the construction permitting process, and established reasonable strategies for keeping people informed about what to expect in the downtown area.

KSL welcomes their proactive, coordinated approach. And we encourage citizens to take advantage of the open lines of communication they're offering through their Construction Impact Mitigation Ombudsman.

Downtown Salt Lake City will look and feel considerably different a few years down the road. Through an organized spirit of cooperation, getting there can be a positive experience for everyone involved.

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