Top five development stories in 2015

Salt Lake City is growing; from Sugar House to Marmalade to Center City, dozens of large multifamily and mixed-use developments are under construction or will be in the new year.  But, based on page visits, salt lake residents seem most interested in the growth happening in downtown. SL City News published 203 articles in 2015. […]

Construction begins on East Liberty Park mixed-use project

A vacant lot in the East Liberty Park neighborhood will soon become a mixed-use development.  Construction began earlier this month on the Kingfisher development near the intersection of 1100 East and 1300 South directly north of Liberty Fresh, a local specialty foods store. The Salt Lake Planning Commission approved variances for the Kingfisher building in November 2014. The […]

City selects developer for the Northwest Pipeline project

Almost four months to they day since Salt Lake City leaders announced plans work with a private partner to redevelop the historic Northwest Pipeline Building site (former Public Safety Building), 315 E. 200 South, city leaders have selected a partner.  City leaders announced Wednesday afternoon that the city has selected Cowboy Partners and Form Development […]

Brewery coming to Central Ninth

*This post has been updated The immediate area around the 800 South block of Main Street  is dominated by surface lots, car dealerships and a 68 year-old Sears Department Store.  The area borders the growing Central Ninth neighborhood to the west and the increasingly vibrant, downtown Salt Lake to the north, yet it remains one of […]

Subdivision proposed for Capitol Hill neighborhood

Another of Salt Lake’s vacant/underused lots is poised for development.  Last week the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a new subdivision project, at 690 N. West Capitol Street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The developers are requesting a street closure for a portion of West Capitol Street, of which the commission will send a favorable recommendation to […]

Expanding boundaries comes with growth in Central Ninth

In the real estate world, one sign of an up-and-coming neighborhood is when its boundaries continue to expand (Sugar House for example).  That is becoming the case with the Central Ninth neighborhood. According to planning documents, Alec Harwin of Sojourn SLC is asking the city for a partial vacation of a city-owned alley.  The vacation would allow the developer […]

Former Arrow Press site to become temporary public space

Even though downtown Salt Lake is covered in snow, for historic building preservationists, it may not feel much like Christmas.  After two weeks of demolition, the 107-year-old Arrow Press building, on the 100 South block of West Temple is no more.  Demolition work began December 1st after the building’s owners, real estate firm InterNet Properties, Inc., spent years […]

Commission approves more height for convention center hotel

On Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission voted to forward a favorable recommendation to City Council on a height amendment that would allow for taller building heights in the D-4 zoning district, a seven block area downtown just west of Main Street. The Salt Palace Convention Center occupies a large portion of the D-4 zone.  Out-going Mayor, […]

City enters into agreement with developer for Utah Theater renovation

It didn’t take long for the Salt Lake City Council acting as the board of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) to unanimously adopt a resolution to enter into an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with the LaSalle Group for development of the Utah Theater property on the 100 South block of Main Street. “Usually when we offer a […]

City asks for design modifications for proposed South Temple project

South Temple residents will have another opportunity to comment on a proposed mixed-use residential project.  The proposed development will again go before the Historic Landmark Commission after the project was tabled to a future meeting at the commission’s December 3rd meeting. Garbett Home is proposing to build the Hardison, a 147,000 square foot, six-story development at the intersection […]