Commission approves new residential development in the Marmalade

Marmalade’s evolution continues.  During Wednesday’s commission meeting the Salt Lake Planning Commission approved a Subdivision and Planned Development request by nonprofit developer, NeighborWorks Salt Lake,  to build the Marmalade Courtyards, a 30-unit residential development between 800 North and Reed Avenue off 300 West. The project will wrap around Club Jam an LGBT nightclub.  The development area is […]

Planning Commission approves Central Ninth development

After years of planning, the proposed Jefferson Walkway project in Central Ninth is in the final stages of development. During its Wednesday meeting, the Salt Lake Planning Commission approved the projects developer’s requests for a planned development and preliminary subdivision amendment. The Jefferson Walkway project, referred to as a cottage development, is unique in Salt […]

Demo work begins on old warehouse building

Sugar House’s evolution continues. Demolition work has begun on the former Leisure Living warehouse, to make way for construction of the Sugarmont Apartments, a proposed mixed-used development a the intersection of McClelland St and Sugarmont Drive. Boulder Ventures Development, is building the project which will be adjacent to their offices in the  renovated former Granite Furniture […]

Another mixed-use project is headed to Central Ninth

The momentum is building in Central Ninth. The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake recently selected LandForge Inc. to redevelop two adjacent parcels in the neighborhood.  The RDA released two Request for Proposals (RFP) for the current headquarters of Local First Utah and the adjacent parcel currently being used as a community garden. LandForge proposes to build the Central […]

South Salt Lake lands downtown anchor

Nearly a decade of planning and surviving the Great Recession, a downtown district is finally beginning sprout in South Salt Lake.   Last week Mayor Cherie Wood announced that the city has secured an anchor for its downtown, WinCo Foods will open an 85,000-square-foot grocery store on the 2100 South block of State Street. South Salt Lake’s […]

RDA selects developer for Utah Paperbox site

  The construction boom at the 100 South block of 300 West looks to continue.  In the past year, two newly -constructed hotels opened at the block’s north end across from the Vivint Smart Home Arena.  On the south end of the block, Clearwater Homes is converting the former Westgate Business Center into the Paragon Station Lofts, a 38 residential unit […]

Updated South Temple project fails to impress Landmark Commission

Despite presenting a modified design, the developers of the Hardison Apartments, a proposed mixed-use development at the intersection of 500 East and South Temple, will have to reevaluate their plans for the south temple lot.  During its January meeting, the Historic Landmark Commission denied a petition from Garbett Homes, the project’s developers. The developers were requesting […]

City launches design competition for Marmalade lot

After years of planning and surviving the Great Recession, urban renewal is happening in Marmalade.  The Marmalade branch of the Salt Lake Public Library is all but finished and construction is set to begin on the Marmalade Townhomes, a 12-unit project planned for the area directly east of the library.  Both projects are part of the […]

Report shows rising housing costs burdening renters

The apartment boom continues in Salt Lake.  A few thousand residential units are actively under construction,  yet rents are rising.  For example, rent for a one bedroom apartment at the newly-opened Encore Apartments, near 500 East on 400 South, starts at $1299, while a two-bedroom starts at $1699. While rents are rising, for many residents incomes […]