City and County leaders announce new agenda for homeless services

*This is an updated version of a previous post After a nearly of year of gathering public input and looking at best practices in other cities, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced Monday morning a new county-city plan to improve homeless services.   The new approach is to better […]

In Pictures: Large residential project rising in West Capitol neighborhood

The largest residential project currently under construction in Salt Lake City is in the West Capitol Hill neighborhood. Framing is underway on that project, the 4th West Apartments, a large mixed-used development at the 200 North block of 400 West. The five-story, 497 residential unit, project includes two mixed-use residential buildings and a parking garage.  Both […]

Improvements proposed for 900 South

The 900 South streetscape is poised for some significant enhancements.  The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City released renderings based on a vision plan for streetscape beautification for the two-block stretch of 900 South from West Temple to 300 West. The renderings were the result of a 3-day Urban Design Workshop hosted by the RDA in the Central Ninth neighborhood. […]

Large townhome project coming to Central City

Construction is underway on a residential development at the site of a former church, in the Central City neighborhood.   JF Capital is developing the Sego28, a residential project located on the 400 East block between 700 South and Sego Avenue.  The project will consist of 28, renter-occupied, townhomes units. According to Adam Paul, an operating […]

GREENbike breaks national ridership record

Cycling continues to prove popular in Salt Lake City.  The Downtown Alliance and GREENbike recently announced today that Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share program, set a national ridership record for the 2015 season.  Ridership eclipsed 100,000 rides this weekend over the seven month season. The bike share program’s network has grown at a brisk pace. […]

New study shows that Utahns continue to prefer sprawl

Residents of the Wasatch Front, Utah’s largest urban area, overwhelming prefer the suburban lifestyle according to the results of a newly released study by the Utah Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). For Wasatch Front residents, the status quo is embraced as 95 percent of respondents said they were “very” or “somewhat” satisfied are generally satisfied with Utah’s […]

Downtown Salt Lake is growing but still has gaps in vibrancy

Vibrant downtowns benefit not only cities but the suburbs as well and Salt Lake City leaders and developers still have a lot of work to do to make the capital city’s downtown more vibrant.  That was the message from a presentation by Dr. Emil Malizia, a professor of city and regional planning at the University of […]

In Pictures: Framing begins on two downtown residential projects

More residential development is coming to downtown Salt Lake.  Framing is well underway on two apartment projects that combined will add over 320 units to the downtown residential market. Cowboy Partners is the developer of the Liberty Crest Apartments on the 100 South block of 200 East.   A portion of the project is already framed up […]

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