For $1000 a month, Salt Lake renters still have options

Across the country rental prices are rising.  According to Apartment List, an online rental marketplace, national rental rates have increased 3.2 percent over the same time last year.  In Salt Lake, low vacancy rates have led to a 3.4 percent increase in rent over the same time period. While rents in Salt Lake are slightly lower […]

In Pictures: Liberty Crest brings downtown infill

Up until 2014, the middle of the 100 South block of 200 East was a large surface parking lot.  In its place is a new parking garage and the under-construction Liberty Crest Apartments.  At seven floors, the 177-unit apartment building brings infill and residential to a block that was long underutilized and is becoming one of Salt […]

Proposed South Temple project clears the planning commission

A long vacant lot on South Temple is one step closer to being developed.  The Salt Lake City Planning Commission sent a favorable recommendation to City Council for master plan and zoning map amendments for a property on the 1100 East block of South Temple. The developer, Tariq Mughal, wants to build a 12-14 unit residential […]

Government revises terms for Motor Pool site

The federal government has prime real estate in Salt Lake that it wants to trade in exchange for   construction services for another federal property, the James V. Hansen Federal Building at 324 25th St. in Ogden. For the second time in six months, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Rocky Mountain Region have released a Request […]

Large mixed-use project coming to 400 South

*This is an updated version of a previous post The Gilgal Sculpture Garden, a small park that features unique sculptures, is about to be less hidden. Demolition is underway at the former Wonder Bread site on the 700 East block of 400 South.  For decades the vacant 80,891-square-foot bakery and distribution building has helped shield the […]

Commission approves energy efficient development

As people are returning to the city, it appears that traditionally suburban home builders are following. Garbett Homes, which has long focused its efforts in the suburbs, building energy efficient homes in the south end of Salt Lake County, Cedar Hills and Layton, continues its expansion into the Salt Lake City real estate market with the a […]

Mixed results for two developers wanting to build big

Planning Commission meetings don’t alway draw a crowd, but dozens of residents turned out for Wednesday’s commission meeting to voice their opinions over proposed zoning changes to properties directly south of Trolley Square and in Sugar House.  The commission meeting ran much longer than usual, over five hours, as resident after resident argued for or against […]

Introducing the finalists for the Marmalade home design competition

Just over a week since the grand-opening of the Marmalade branch of the Salt Lake Public Library, the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake (RDA) and the Utah Heritage Foundation (UHF) have revealed the official entries for a design competition for an RDA owned vacant corner lot at 524 Arctic Court, just east of the future site of the new library branch. Entry submissions […]

In Pictures: An evolving westside with 4th West Apartments

When the 4th West Apartment development was first announced by Building Salt Lake (then SL City News) many people were surprised that a developer would want to build a large project in that section of the West Capitol Hill neighborhood adjacent to a rail line and a high school.  It has been a year since that […]

Mixed-use project planned for Hardware Building

A new urban node is emerging around the North Temple TRAX and FrontRunner stations.  The developers, KBS and Salt Development are proposing to build the Hardware Village, a large mixed-use project directly east of the FrontRunner station and adjacent to the Salt Lake Hardware Building at the intersection of 400 West and North Temple. The […]