Community Leaders Support Main Street Plaza Proposal

Community Leaders Support Main Street Plaza Proposal

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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- The latest Main Street Plaza proposal is once again high on Mayor Rocky Anderson's list as he presents it to different community organizations.

This morning, the Downtown Alliance heard the specifics of the so-called land swap deal. It suggests giving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the public easement in exchange for two acres of land on the city's west side to expand the Sorenson Center.

Both the Downtown Alliance and LDS Church leaders support the idea.

"Our board, I think, was pretty favorably inclined to support this new proposition. We think it sounds like a great thing for the West side," says Bob Farrington, Executive Director with the Downtown Alliance.

"We encourage the fullest possible public discussion of the proposal, and continue to remain optimistic concerning its outcome," says LDS Presiding Bishop H. David Burton.

The public process continues tomorrow with three more community groups -- the Rio Grande, Capitol Hill and West Salt Lake neighborhoods -- meeting with the mayor.

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