Program to encourage bike commuting in downtown

GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share program, officially opened the 2015 season while simultaneously launching its Office Pass Program, a discounted fare program for businesses and their employees, at a press event in front of the Intermodal Hub in Salt Lake City. “We want to reduce those barriers between people wanting to use transit and […]

In Pictures: S-Line Townhomes are framed out

Living along the S-Line in Sugar House won’t be cheap.  Prices for four new townhomes on the S-Line near 800 East will start at the mid $300,000.   According to Zillow, the price for the townhomes is significantly more than the price of adjacent homes. The townhome project is the first new residential development built directly […]

Looking back: Some downtown history restored on State Street

A historic building has found a new purpose on one of the busiest blocks in Salt Lake City.  The former Zim’s building at 150 South State Street has been restored and officially opened this week with its anchor tenant, Impact Hub Salt Lake, a collaborative co-working space for social entrepreneurs. “The renovation of this building […]

New report shows the costs of sprawl

Suburban sprawl costs the United States over $1 trillion a year according to a new report by LSE Cities and the Victoria Transport Policy Institute.  According to the report, sprawl has social and economic costs while increasing per capita land development and encouraging vehicular traffic. The Wasatch Front, Utah’s largest urban area, has geographic limitations […]

In Pictures: Townhome projects framed out

Two separate townhome projects are nearing completion in the Central City and Liberty Wells neighborhoods.  Both infill projects add new density and replace vacant or underutilized land. The Trolley Condominiums, on the west side of 500 South block of Denver Street, consists of eight townhome-style condominiums.  Each unit is three stories tall with a garage.  […]

Historic downtown building to become new lofts

Buildings, like people, can be reinvented.  The Enos Wall Mansion on South Temple has been a mansion, Jewish community center, LDS Business College and is now slated to house the University of Utah’s Utah Policy Institute. Like the Wall Mansion, the Westgate Business Center, at the 300 West block of 200 South, has served multiple […]

In Pictures: 111 Main already making an impact

The building core for 111 Main, the newest addition to Salt Lake City’s skyline, is rising quickly.  The core appears to be built up to the about the tenth floor with the steal up to the fifth floor. The project has already surpassed the adjacent, nine-story Emergency Dispatch building and can now be seen from […]

Salt Lake Region first in job creation

The Salt Lake City metro leads the nation in job creation according to a new Gallup survey.  Salt Lake City tied with Austin, Texas as the metros with the highest Job Creating Index score.  The index score is based on the percentage of employees reporting hiring activity within their companies among the largest 50 metropolitan […]

City to have its first transit master plan

Salt Lake City leaders acknowledge that the city’s current public transit network doesn’t adequately meet the needs of city residents.  The Transportation Planning Division, City Council and Mayor Becker’s office are collaboratively working on the city’s first-ever master plan for public transit. “The system we’ve got now just takes us to big employment centers,” said […]

In Pictures: Element31 maximizes space on a unique lot

Element31, a 208-unit apartment development at 1245 Brickyard Road, is over half-way complete.  The development consists of four floors of residential above a two-story parking structure.  The section on the north and east sides are framed out, while half of the west side of the project is framed up to the second of the four […]