City presents new plan to increase affordable housing

Half of renter households in Salt Lake City are burdened by excessive housing costs, meaning that they spend over 30 percent of their income on housing. “Salt Lake City is experiencing increasing economic inequality forcing more and more residents to spend a higher percentage of their income on housing costs,” said Michael Akerlow, director of […]

Cowboy Partners building new apartments in downtown

Construction has begun on the Liberty Crest Apartments at 150 South and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City.  The seven-story apartment building will consist of five floors of residential above three levels of parking. The project includes 177 residential units and 234 parking stalls.  There will be around 20 penthouses on the seventh-floor and […]

Utah Fairpark may finally get a soccer stadium

Eight years after losing out to Sandy in a bid to house the Real Salt Lake stadium, the Utah State Fairpark may finally get a soccer stadium.  On Monday, the Utah State Fairpark Chairman of the Board, Roger Beattie and Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen formally signed a term sheet for the construction […]

In Pictures: Performing Arts Center on track for early 2016 debut

Construction of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater appears to be very much on schedule.   The theater is expected to be completed in a year from now and open to the public by spring 2016.  The theater will include a 2,500 seat Main Hall and smaller black box theater and rehearsal space.  A […]

Petition calls for moving SLC refineries

January in Utah is known for three yearly events: the Sundance Film Festival, the start of the legislative session and winter inversions.  A new petition at change.org seeks to influence that latter two events by demanding the relocation of local crude oil refineries, Big West Oil, Chevron, and Tesoro, to new areas outside of the Salt […]

NoBrow to become Blue Copper

Central 9th’s No Brow Coffee Werks at the intersection of 900 South and 200 West will soon be no more.  Within the next few weeks, the eight-year old coffee shop will re-brand itself as Blue Copper, after the local coffee roaster that already supplies over half of the coffee No Brow serves. Blue Copper moved […]

Bike-orientated restaurants coming to downtown

It can be difficult to dissuade people in the Salt Lake Valley from driving into the capital city.  Even with air quality concerns, expanded bike lanes, a popular bike sharing program and mass transit options, most people still prefer to drive. Real estate developer and co-owner of Vinto Pizzeria, David Harries believes that the area […]

In Pictures: New downtown Hyatt House is ready for visitors

The 159-room Hyatt House hotel on the southwest corner of 300 West and 100 South is officially open. The adjacent 175 room, Courtyard by Marriott on 100 South is framed out and should be completed sometime this spring.  The both hotels have zero-setback from the street and the Hyatt House has ground-floor retail fronting 100 […]

Public input needed to help plan Utah’s future

Utah’s pernicious winter air and the fact that state’s population is expected to nearly double by 2050 make planning for how Utah grows imperative.  With vehicle emissions the greatest contributor to pollution during winter inversions, future transportation infrastructure will determine both how residents will efficiently get around and the quality of air they’ll breathe. Every […]