Granary Row returns for 2015 season

Granary Row, Salt Lake City’s popup market and street festival, returns June 5 after an unplanned hiatus in 2014. Once again the Row will occupy the middle of the street on the 300 West block of 700 South with shipping containers, a stage, food trucks and biergarten. The inaugural 2013 season ran for 55 days […]

In Pictures: Urban corridor growing in Brickyard

The area surrounding Brickyard Road has the potential to become one of Salt Lake City’s key urban centers.  The area already has mixed-uses with retail, although it is currently in a suburban style strip mall, a midsize office tower and nearby mid-density housing. The addition of the Element31 Apartments shows that new housing can be […]

Airport reconstruction, a year in with more to go

Construction is well underway on the first phase of the $1.8 billion reconstruction of Salt Lake City International Airport’s terminals, concourses and parking garages. Mike Williams, the Program Manager for Salt Lake City International Airport’s Terminal Redevelopment Program (TRP), updated the Utah Chapter of the Urban Land Institute on May 21 on the status of […]

Salt Lake City population growth stalled in 2014

Suburban communities continued to lead the population growth along the Wasatch Front, while Salt Lake City experienced a slight population decline, according to the 2014 population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Suburban, South Jordan’s population grew by an estimated 24.52 percent, from 50,418 to an estimated 62,781 residents between 2010 and 2014. While communities […]

Under Current bar set to open next week

Salt Lake City’s nightlife continues to mature.  Two months after the opening of the seafood inspired Current Restaurant comes its sister establishment, Under Current, the newest addition to the City’s growing bar scene. Under Current will officially open the day after Memorial Day.  The bar will occupy the center space, directly north of Current, in […]

Summer 2015 will be transit oriented

Salt Lake City’s summer festival season officially kicked off over the weekend with the Urban Flea Market, Rose Park Community Festival and the 30th Annual Living Traditions Festival.  For residents, the City’s festivals are an opportunity to engage the community, celebrate the arts and culture and enjoy summer weather.  This year the festival season will […]

9th and 9th project survives second visit to Planning Commission

Parking concerns are not a valid reason to deny a project under the Conditional Building and Site Design Review process.   That was the decision of Salt Lake City Appeals Officer, Mary J. Woodhead, who sent a denied project back to the Salt Lake City Planning Commission. That project, a proposed mixed-use development in the 9th […]

Salt Lake residents have opportunity to shape new parks

Sugar House Park could soon lose the title of “largest city park.”  In February, the Salt Lake City Council voted to repurpose Glendale Golf Course, a underused 160-acre golf course in the Glendale neighborhood in Salt Lake City’s west side.   The golf course is twice the size of Liberty Park and 50 acres larger […]

Salt Lake is leading the way in making Utah more bike-friendly

Utah is the fifth most bike-friendly state in the country according to new rankings from the League of American Bicyclists.  The League released the rankings on the opening day of the National Bike to Work Week, that runs from Monday to Friday, May 15. Utah moved up three spots in the 2015 rankings.  The state […]

In Pictures: Marmalade Branch taking shape

The Marmalade Branch, the newest branch in the Salt Lake City public library system, is nearly framed out.  The branch, at the southwest corner of 500 North and 300 West intersection, is the first phase of redevelopment plans for the entire 500 North block of 300 West. The potentially LEED Silver certified library branch will […]