Central City

Commission approves revised Cowboy project

June 1, 2017 Isaac Riddle

After two public hearings and a work session, representatives from Cowboy Partners have again returned to the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) for approval of their plans to redevelop the former Ensign Floral building and adjacent […]

Central City

Cowboy downsizes Liberty Square development

April 12, 2017 Isaac Riddle

With rising construction costs, most developers try to build bigger instead of smaller.  But in the case of Cowboy Partners, nine months after securing approval from the Historic Landmark Commission to build the Liberty Square […]


The missing middle is expanding in East Central

July 26, 2016 Isaac Riddle

Building density has become controversial in historic neighborhoods like East Central that include a mix of mid-rise condo towers and low density residential.  In June the Planning Commission deemed a proposed 104-unit, five story residential development inappropriate for […]


Townhomes planned for 700 East

April 26, 2016 Isaac Riddle

It is still early in the year, but a theme is beginning to emerge in Salt Lake City.  Several projects have proven that an initial rejection by the Planning Commission and Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) […]

Salt Lake City

Expert makes case for missing middle housing

April 23, 2016 Nate Housley

In the Salt Lake metro, residential growth seems to mostly consist of two housing types: high-density developments and single-family homes.   But for urban planning expert, Daniel Parolek, a principal at Berkeley-based Opticos Design, there […]

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