Plenty to be thankful for in Salt Lake

Thanksgiving is a time of year to share for what we are thankful.  Here are five things happening in the city that make me thankful to be a Salt Laker in 2014: 1. That this crane is back up and running: 2. For facelifts: 3. For complete streets and protected bike lanes: 4. That biking […]

Sandy unveil its downtown version 2.0

Over five years since plans for a city center focused around signature towers fell apart, the city of Sandy has regrouped and unveiled The Cairns, its new 20-year master plan, that calls for a more modest city center with slightly more diminutive towers at the project’s center. On Monday Sandy city leaders officially broke ground […]

Utah’s economic prosperity might not last

“If you don’t take care of the fundamentals in your society: education, infrastructure and human needs the future is not going to look very bright, especially a future that is getting more and more complicated” said Gochnour.

A revolutionary way to care for the homeless

Urban centers have long been a gathering place for a region’s homeless population.  Because of this many cities struggle with how to handle large homeless populations, with some cities resorting to treating the homeless like criminals and those who attempt to offer help. In recent years, Salt Lake City leaders have pursued a more humane […]

In Pictures: Courtyard by Marriott framed out

The 175 room, Courtyard by Marriott is framed out to its fifth and final floor.  The street presence of the new hotel can be felt as it takes up almost the entire south side of the block on 100 South between 300 and 400 West.  The Courtyard by Marriott is adjacent to the nearly completed […]

Construction should soon commence on Alta Gateway apartments

It has been almost a year since the Salt Lake planning commission approved plans for the Alta Gateway apartments.  But construction crews should being to emerge in the area just west of the Gateway as the developers, Wood Partners,  have applied for building permits to begin construction of first phase of the project. Alta Gateway […]

Wilmington Gardens providing more than just new residents

Hidden Hollow will soon be a little less hidden. The small park that links the Sugar House business district to Sugar House park, via the Sugar House Draw, will now have another entry point off Wilmington Avenue as part of the Wilmington Gardens development.

Planning Commision approves pedestrain-friendly development near Liberty Park

The immediate vicinity surrounding the 80-acre Liberty Park is long overdue for some new development.  Salt Lake City’s second largest park is two city blocks wide and four city blocks long, providing multiple pedestrian access points into the park, yet most development surrounding the park poorly engages at the street level. Development facing a heavily […]

Seasons at Library Square’s next phase fails to impress Planning Commission

The developers of Seasons at Library Square unsuccessfully argued before the Planning Commission Wednesday for approval to zoning variances that would allow construction of a nearly identical second phase adjacent to the first phase that is currently under construction at the southeast corner of 500 South and 300 East. The proposed next phase would be […]