In Pictures: Marmalade library adds to Salt Lake’s northern gateway

The northern gateway into Salt Lake City, the Marmalade neighborhood is becoming more welcoming with streetscape enhancements and new developments like the Marmalade Branch, an under construction branch of Salt Lake City public library system at the corner of 500 North and 300 West.  The branch is first phase of redevelopment plans for the entire 500 North block of 300 West. […]

Civic leaders announce campaign for transportation funding

Since local governments and government agencies can’t actively campaign for Proposition 1, a local option sales tax for transportation funding, local leaders are turning to education campaigns to inform residents of the potential impact of new revenue to pay for various local transportation needs.

Protected intersection is set for fall debut

Salt Lake City will have to settle with second place.  The City was poised to be the first city in the U.S. to build a protected intersection, but that recognition will go to Davis, California.   The California college town boasts a 20 percent bike commuter rate and quietly unveiled its new intersection last week. Construction […]

Planning Commission votes in support of new downtown plan

*This article has been updated The Salt Lake City Planning Commission voted to forward a favorable recommendation to City Council on an updated version of the Downtown Community Plan.  This is the second time in a year that the Commission has voted in favor of the plan, sending a positive recommendation of a previous version of the plan to […]

Salt Lake on the Street: Pipeline project will add more affordable housing

Salt Lake on the Street is a weekly podcast featuring discussions with community stakeholders about Salt Lake urban and community development.   The podcast is made possible through a podcast partnership with 90.9 FM KRCL.  New shows will be uploaded weekly with portions of each episode airing throughout the week on KRCL. Salt Lake on the […]

City wants to convert former Public Safety Building into housing

A prominent portion of a downtown block in the Central City neighborhood is poised to get a makeover. Mayor Ralph Becker and the City’s Community and Economic Development Department officially released today the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of the 2.5-acre, Historic Northwest Pipeline Building and Site (former Public Safety Building) at 300 East […]

City is working to close the affordable Housing gap

Not every Salt Lake City resident can afford $1,000 per month rent for an one-bedroom apartment.  A 2013 City market study estimated that there is an affordable housing gap of over 8,000 units, with 41 percent of households earning less than $35,000 a year. The affordable housing gap is slowly closing thanks to several new affordable housing projects […]

Mayor wants parks initiative vote saved for another year

Hours before the Salt Lake City Council is to decide whether to put a parks, trails and open space bond on the November ballot, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced that he his pulling his support for the placing the bond measure on the 2015 ballot. “After listening and considering input from the community, […]

UTA keeps trains running late, buses not so much

Salt Lake residents living close to TRAX might have heard the train running later than usual Sunday night.  August 16th was the start of several route schedule changes by the Utah Transit Authority.  The change comes just after the Salt Lake City Transportation Division released a report outlining service gaps in the City.  Based on […]

In Pictures: First Step House brings new energy to old building

A former single-story office building is getting a second chance.  The First Step House is building a new campus at 440 South 500 East that will provide a recovery program and temporary residence for homeless veterans.   The project has used the exterior of the original structure, while adding a two-story entrance fronting 500 East and redesigning the interior […]