DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE INSTALLS WEB CAMERAS ON MAIN STREET
Two cameras stream live video of downtown street to internet.
Salt Lake City (October 22, 2012) - The Downtown Alliance has installed two cameras on a storefront, allowing all internet users 24 hour access to activity on Main Street.
Located on the Frank Building (270 S Main St) the cameras offer a 180 degree field of view, including the Gallivan Trax stop, the corner of 300 S and Main Street and sidewalk activity.
For several years Main Street was the center for the Downtown Rising project, as many buildings sat vacant or in various phases of renovation. Many of the challenges faced during construction have now given way to revitalization.
"The primary reason is to let people know about the great things happening on Main Street," said Downtown Alliance Executive Director, Jason Mathis. "In addition to that, if it helps prevent any illegal activity, that´s not a bad thing-but that would be the icing on the cake."
Many projects in the central business district were completed in the last several years, focusing much of downtown´s activity on and around Main Street. The opening of the City Creek Center has brought shoppers to the area, while new restaurants and street food vendors offered diners additional options. Many national corporations have opened large headquarter offices, bringing thousands of employees downtown, who can shop at new national retail stores, as well as emerging, local businesses.
Raising awareness to the center of downtown could appeal to visitors or residents looking to explore the bustling culture not found in other parts of the city or state. Increased curiosities in the wide variety options available on Main Street were also reasons to share access to the cameras.