Building healthy communities through development

Where and in what kind of neighborhood you live in can have a direct impact on your health and productivity.  With Utah’s population expected to nearly double by 2050, the challenge will be accommodating new growth while improving the region’s quality of life and building healthy communities.  Leaders from all over the Wasatch Front gathered at the Little […]

City plans to redevelop area surrounding safety complex

Salt Lake City leaders through the office of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) are requesting a zoning change for a 10,736 square foot lot at the center of the 300 East block of 400 South. On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission unanimously voted to forward a favorable recommendation to City Council the request to […]

Zoning change proposed for 2100 South Mixed-use development

The urban growth on the 2100 South corridor is beginning to push further west, beyond the 1100 East and 2100 South intersection.  On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission voted to forward a positive recommendation to City Council for a rezone for six parcels on the 500 East block of 2100 South. The project was […]

Net-zero community coming to Salt Lake

The Central City/Liberty Wells neighborhood will soon have an environmentally friendly infill development. On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission unanimously approved a planned development application by developers, Redfish Builders.  The developers planned to build the Zenith 1 Planned Development on the 1100 South block of 400 East.  The project will be built on two […]

Commission approves Sugar House project

The Sugar House building boom continues.  On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a Conditional Building & Site Design Review (CBSDR) for the, 21 by Urbana Apartments, a five-story 126-residential unit project on the 900 East block of 2100 South. The project is by Gardiner Properties and will be their third development in the Sugar House […]

City is expanding bikeway connections to University of Utah

Salt Lake’s bicycle network is expanding and starting this week the city’s Transportation Division will be offering tours of the proposed addition while gathering feedback from residents.  The city plans to expand the bicycle transit connections to the University of Utah through the University to Downtown Bikeway Project. The bikeway project would add a low-stress bikeway […]

Council votes to update TSA zoning

The Salt Lake City Council approved on Tuesday legislation sponsored by Councilmember Derek Kitchen that requires the Planning Division to reevaluate the Transit Station Area (TSA) zoning ordinance for parcels near portions of the Airport and University TRAX lines. According to Kitchen the motivation of the legislative intent is to ensure that developers are building better projects than what is […]

RDA is moving forward with year-round market

Salt Lake City is a step closer to having a year-round public market.  On Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Council acting as the Board of Directors for the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) approved allocating $175,000 for a market feasibility and fit study for the proposed year-round market that will be part of […]

Commission deems project height inappropiate for South Temple

On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission voted to favor a negative recommendation for a master plan and zoning amendment for four parcels at 35-39 S. 900 East that are the site of a proposed five-story multifamily project in the South Temple Local Historic District. “I support height and density but it should go in […]

Flashback Friday: The Newhouse Tower that almost was

When construction of the 24-story office tower, 111 Main, finishes later this year, Salt Lake will have one of its new tallest skyscrapers.  But, Salt Lake’s skyline would have had another building amongst its tallest had a proposed tower by Samuel Newhouse, the man responsible for the Boston and Newhouse buildings as well as much of the historic Exchange […]