Alan E. Brockbank, a Salt Lake homebuilder, died Friday, Sept. 7, 1990, at age 87.
Brockbank, who had a personal goal to help rebuild the slums of the nation, was instrumental in starting the "New Face for America" program with homebuilders and was active in beginning "ACTION," the American Council to Improve Our Neighborhoods.President of Salt Lake's Continental Real Estate, Brockbank was also president, vice president and regional vice president of the National Association of Home Builders. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce, the Real Estate Board, Lumber Dealers Association and Sales Executive Association.
Brockbank helped develop the northwest section of Salt Lake City into a highly populated area. He was the primary builder of Rose Park Subdivision, Estates of Valley Fair and other area subdivisions - building nearly 3,600 homes in his lifetime.
As founder and president of the Home Builders Association of Utah, Brockbank originated National Home Week. In 1978, he was inducted into the Housing Hall of Fame at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the board of regents at the University of Utah.
Brockbank was appointed to advise the U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for science and technology on a newly created building research program of the Department of Commerce.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parley's 1st Ward Chapel, 2250 S. 2100 East. Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Utah affiliate of the American Heart Association, 645 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102.