City wants public input on homeless services

Salt Lake City has received positive national attention for how it deals with homelessness.  Even with national praise, the convergence of gentrification and crime in the City’s western edge of downtown (where the majority of homeless service providers are located) have given the issue of homelessness a new sense of urgency. Salt Lake City and […]

Council approves funds to market the new Hive pass

The Hive Pass is coming back and Salt Lake City leaders want to make sure that the new pass is more convenient and better advertised than the it was during the pilot program.  In Tuesday’s Salt Lake City Council meeting, the Council approved an additional $50,000 to the city budget to be used to promote […]

Low Great Salt Lake levels force boats out of the water

For the past year Jyson Prince has called the Great Salt Lake home.  Prince and his wife are part of a small community of sailors who live aboard their boats at the Great Salt Lake Marina.  But with the Great Salt Lake at near historic lows, living on the water is no longer an option […]

USU students present ideas to make the Granary more vibrant

Logan, Utah might not have a lot in common with the Granary District, an industrial neighborhood in Salt Lake City, but a group of students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University believe that the Salt Lake district has the potential to become one of the city’s most exciting […]

In Pictures: An inside look at the Eccles Theater

The Eccles Theater is still a year away from completion, but the impact of the theater on the downtown area can already be felt.  The theater provides multiple access points to Main and Regent Streets, and three-floors of glass walls that open up to Main Street and the downtown skyline.  The Eccles theater includes a […]

Planning Commission approves more time for proposed office tower

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a time extension Wednesday, for a proposed office tower at 151 State Street in Downtown Salt Lake.  The Planning Commission originally approved temporary building and site design variances for the development last April, with the expectation that construction would begin within a year. The extension will allow the […]

In Pictures: Enclave Apartments progressing quickly

The Enclave Apartments are nearly framed out.  The development is on the 1400 South block of 300 West, an area dominated by light manufacturing, big-box retailers and fast-food restaurants.  The project consists of four, three and four-story buildings with 251 residential units.  Three of the four buildings are framed out, with the fourth just needed […]

Distillery 36 reflects growing demand for local spirits

Utah doesn’t haven’t a reputation as alcohol friendly, but a recent insurgence of local breweries and distilleries could change that.  In March, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) issued a manufacturing license to Utah’s newest distillery, Distillery 36. “Utah is experiencing a boom in local distilleries just like everywhere else,” said Jensen Dobbs, one […]

Even with a big storm Utah’s snow pack levels remain low

Until Wednesday, the Wasatch Front’s 2014-2015 winter season was the driest on record; it is now the second driest.  Wednesday’s spring snow storm brought six inches of snow to the Salt Lake City International Airport, more snow than in the last three months combined. The surprise storm arrived just days after both Salt Lake City […]

Council endorses November ballot initiative to fund transit

The Salt Lake City Council took the first step Tuesday in helping to get a county-wide sales tax increase for transportation on the November ballot.  The passing of HB0362, adopted by the Utah State Legislature in March, allows local municipalities to fund transit through a voter approved, 0.25 percent general sales tax increase. In a […]