Development on Denver Street reveals street’s potential

Salt Lake City leaders are trying to make the city more pedestrian friendly.  In downtown, Salt Lake City’s large blocks are being broken up with mid-block connections and recent developments show that more planning is happening with the pedestrian in mind. The City Creek Shopping Center included Regent street into its development to help create […]

In Pictures: Developments near North Temple nearly finished

While developments are now emerging west of Interstate 15, most recent development along North Temple has been focused around the 600 West intersection.   The North Temple/600 West corner is adjacent to a TRAX station and FrontRunner commuter rail station, making it one of the most transit orientated sections of the city. Two large infill projects […]

New development coming to North Temple TRAX corridor

The TRAX Green Line to the airport has long been seen as an opportunity to not only connect downtown to the Salt Lake International Airport but revitalize the stretch of North Temple west of Interstate 15.   Street beautification along North Temple was added to compliment the light rail line hoping to spur development along the […]

In Pictures: Wilmington Gardens creating mid-rise skyline in Sugar House

Wilmington Gardens is adding some height to Sugar House.  At seven floors, the project links the mid-rise cluster between Wilmington Avenue and 2100 South on 1300 East to the emerging cluster surrounding the Sugar House Monument Plaza. The project is also significant for creating another entrance into Hidden Hollow park.  In the center of Wilmington […]

In Pictures: Framing has begun for 400 South Apartments

Framing has begun on the 189-unit, seven-floor Encore Apartments on 400 South between Denver Street and 500 East.  The project is one of two residential projects under construction on this block of 400 South.  Across the street, construction is underway on the Seasons at Denver Street a six-floor 92-unit apartment building.  Final renderings of the […]

Rezoning of 21st and 21st proposed for Sugar House

Contentious meetings are fast becoming the norm in Sugar House as the growing popularity of the neighborhood is a concern to some members of the community.  People want to move to Sugar House, and the neighborhood is at odds with itself on how to accommodate the increased demand for housing. The Sugar House Community Council […]

In Central City infill matters too

Downtown Miami is full of tall residential towers that create a beautiful skyline.  Yet, downtown Miami can at times feel like a ghost town, because tall towers don’t always make a neighborhood vibrant.  In cities, it is on the street-level where the energy lies.  While large projects attract attention and can be a catalyst for […]

Beautification on 300 West paving the way to a better Marmalade

Construction crews are busy in the Marmalade neighborhood in Salt Lake City.  The neighborhood just north of downtown is experiencing a bit of a renaissance with the development of the 500-600 North Block on 300 West and street improvements to the neighborhood’s “main street,” 300 West. “It is exciting, it is a huge improvement in […]

In Pictures: Brickyard moving away from suburban style developments

Framing for Element31, a 208-unit apartment development at 1245 Brickyard Road, is underway.  The apartments are framed up to the second of what will be four floors.  Element31 wraps around the Brickyard Office Tower, replacing what was originally an aging parking structure.  The apartments and office tower are directly across from Brickyard Plaza, a suburban-style […]

New apartments coming to west-side development node

The future of the Salt Lake’s west-side will be located in key nodes or intersections that will be a catalyst for development, according to the city planners behind the proposed West Salt Lake Master Plan.   Under the master plan, most of the designated nodes are located along 900 West and Redwood Road, the two main […]