The former Eat-A-Burger is no more

*This is an updated version on a previous post. Today downtown Salt Lake has a little less blight.  Demolition crews took down the former Eat-A-Burger building at the intersection of Regent Street and 200 South.  The building has sat vacant for nearly a decade on a very valuable parcel of land. The Eat-A-Burger building is […]

Construction of the Central Ninth Market soon to be underway

Central Ninth’s evolution continues.  City leaders joined local business leaders and Atlas Architects for the official groundbreaking for the Central Ninth Market at 153 W. 900 South.  The first phase of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) project includes a 9,216-square-foot commercial building  that will be occupied by six locally-owned small businesses.  “The Market will […]

Salt Lake City plans to bring healthy food to Glendale

In Salt Lake City’s westside neighborhood of Glendale, getting to the grocery store can be a challenge.  According to a 2013 Salt Lake City Community Food Assessment, the Glendale and Poplar Grove areas have low supermarket access and some of the lowest vehicle ownership rates in the city.  The neighborhoods are also underserved by mass transit. While both neighborhoods […]

City touts progress in closing the affordable housing gap

In the shadow of the new residential development along 400 South is the adjacent and nearly completed First Step House Recovery Campus, a treatment facility dedicated to helping veterans and the homeless. Mayor Becker and other local leaders used the First Step House as the background for a press event highlight the first yar progress of the […]

Developers propose more height in Sugar House

More height could be coming to Sugar House’s Central Business District.  While construction is well underway on the Legacy Village, a 10-story mixed-use project on the 1200 East block of Wilmington Avenue, another 10-story project is proposed for the site of the former Granite Furniture Warehouse on the 2100 South block of McClelland Street. Boulder Ventures […]

Gallivan Plaza a finalist for Great Places in America

Salt Lake’s Gallivan Center is one of five finalists for the American Planning Association’s, Great Places in America “People’s Choice” designation.  Voting is open to everyone via the APA’s website until October 30.  The winner will be announced November 2. Opened in 1993 by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake, the 22-year old Gallivan Center has become one of the […]

City Council considers zoning changes for growing brewing industry

It could soon be a lot easier to grab a local beer in Salt Lake City.  At a October 20 work session, the Salt Lake City Council began the formal process of reevaluating how the City regulates and zones for breweries.  With the growing popularity of small craft brewers, the Council wants to better accommodate […]

In Pictures: Urban Design and Activated Streetscapes in Salt Lake

Designers joined business and community leaders for Salt Lake Design Week, an annual event intended to raise the public awareness of the local impact of design.  The week-long event concluded Saturday, October 17th.  As part of Design Week, Salt Lake City Urban Designer, Molly Robinson led a walking tour to look at how urban design principles activate […]

Salt Lake’s new protected intersection officially opens

The second protected bike intersection in the U.S. is open and ready for use.  On October 17th, representatives from the Utah Department of Transportation and the Wasatch Front Regional Council joined Salt Lake City leaders for a “Biketoberfest” celebration of the grand opening of the new intersection of the 300 South and 200 West protected bike lanes. The […]

Planning Commission approves medium density project in Glendale

A vacant lot in Glendale is one step closer to finding a new use.  The Salt Lake City Planning Commission sent a favorable recommendation Wednesday to City Council for a zoning change that would allow a developer to build 18 twin homes on a mid-block, 1.8 acre lot on the 1100 South block of 700 […]