UTA’s reduced bus fare arrives in time for the summer inversion

Salt Lake residents have some new incentives to use mass transit this summer.  The region is experiencing a summer inversion with high ozone pollution accompanying the high temperatures.   And in time for the inversion, prices have dropped on fares on Utah Transit Authority’s buses and trains. On July 1,  transit riders paying with the FAREPAY […]

Salt Lake on the Street: The missing middle

In Episode Two of the Salt Lake on the Street podcast, Mark Morris of Voda Landscape + Planning and Jesse Hulse of Atlas Architects talk about varying types of density in Salt Lake and the missing middle.

New development part of an affordable housing cluster emerging in Ballpark

A cluster of affordable housing is developing in the Ballpark neighborhood, directly southwest of downtown Salt Lake.  Construction is well underway on the Taylor Gardens Apartments, a 112-unit affordable housing complex for residents 55 and older. The project at 1800 S. West Temple, is directly adjacent to Taylor Springs, another affordable housing project for seniors.  […]

City plans to make Salt Lake’s wide streets safer for pedestrians

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker with City Transportation Director Robin Hutcheson officially unveil Tuesday morning a new High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon (HAWK) pedestrian signal at 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. that connects the North Hogle Zoo Parking Lot to the Zoo’s main entrance. “This is a great place for the HAWK,” Salt Lake City Transportation […]

In Pictures: Steady progress at Liberty Crest

Construction is well underway on the Liberty Crest Apartments-a seven-story, 177 unit residential project at 150 South 200 East in Downtown Salt Lake.  The 234-stall parking structure has surpassed ground level, indicating that framing for the residential units should begin shortly.   The project will consist of mostly market-rate one and two bedroom units with […]

In Pictures: A familiar color is emerging at Encore

The Encore Apartments will bring density to one of Salt Lake’s most important corridors.  The seven-story, 189-unit apartment building on the 400 East block of 400 South is framed out and exterior work has begun.  As the project is still underway, it is still early for a final critique.  But in its current state, the […]

Sugar House Monument Plaza officially opens

Sugar House has an abundance of open space.  The neighborhood has two large parks directly adjacent to the business district including Sugar House park, the City’s largest park.  Hidden Hollow, a small nature trail park connects Sugar House park via the Draw to the business district and the S-Line Greenway. “We have a lot of […]

Farmers Market continues to evolve in its 24th year

When John Borski of Borski Organic Farms began selling his produce at the Downtown Farmers Market, the market consisted of just a handful of farmers selling produce on the north sidewalk at Pioneer Park. That was twenty years ago, the Downtown Farmers Market, which opens its 24th season Saturday, now occupies the entire park with […]

Deja vu as RDA again partners with Boyer in the depot district

The company that brought you the Gateway mall is one of two groups selected by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake to develop a portion of the Station Center project in the southwest corner of downtown. Acting as the Board of Directors for the RDA, the City Council unanimously approved exclusive negotiation agreements with The […]