Japanese Community Preservation Commitee

Salt Lake City, Utah

A group was formed between the two churches and came together as the JCPC. They moved to name 100 South between 200 West and 300 West as “Japan Town Street” as the Salt Lake Convention grew even closer. We became their spokesperson and vehicle to help establish a place and Master Plan to bring back issues regarding their roll in Salt Lake’s history of ethnic cultures. We created a Master Plan that faced the New Buddhist Temple across the street, “Plaza” from the JCC. The street would become a destination and be honored with festivals. Working with the Salt Lake County, under the leadership of Mayor Peter Corroon and Salt lake’s Mayor Rocky Anderson, we were able to create a Japanese garden and green perimeter to the historical JCC church, develop a marker and begin the creation of this place. In time, it is the hope of the JCPC that this new development would reinforce their place in time.