In Pictures: A before and after look a development in Salt Lake

Salt Lake City has changed a lot since 2007.  Nine years ago, expectations were high that the city was about to enter into a new era of growth: City Creek had been announced and project proposals began popping up all over the city especially in the Marmalade and Sugar House neighborhoods. But in 2008, the […]

Large townhome project underway in South Salt Lake

The greater downtown South Salt Lake area is continuing its transition from manufacturing and light industrial to new residential development.  Construction has begun on the S-Line Townhomes, directly south of the S-Line streetcar on 400 East. The developers, JF Capital, are building 32-unit townhome project in the East Streetcar Neighborhood of South Salt Lake City. […]

The missing middle is expanding in East Central

Building density has become controversial in historic neighborhoods like East Central that include a mix of mid-rise condo towers and low density residential.  In June the Planning Commission deemed a proposed 104-unit, five story residential development inappropriate for the neighborhood on 900 East near South Temple. Developers had described their project as the type of missing middle project […]

New arena means Fairpark will continue to call westside home

After years of uncertainty, the Utah State Fairpark appears to be staying put in it’s west Salt Lake location.  The Legislature approved an additional $10 million needed to fund construction of a $17 million, 10,000 seat arena at the Fairpark on North Temple and 1000 West. The new arena is welcomed news for the residents of […]

Church wants to add history-inspired signs on Regent Street

While the new lights may not be red, Salt Lake’s former red-light district could soon be illuminated with new signage.  On Wednesday the Planning Commission voted to forward a favorable recommendation to City Council for a zoning text amendment to create a signage overlay district for the Eccles Theater block (the block bounded by Main and […]

Report shows Salt Lake has an overabundance of parking

Downtown Salt Lake City has enough parking to sustain decades of future growth without needing to build additional parking according to a new report on parking in Sugar House and downtown.  On Tuesday, representatives from Nelson Nygaard, coauthors of the parking study, presented key findings from the report to a group of local business and […]

Developers scale down proposed Sugar House project

When developers, Boulder Ventures, first presented their plans for the Sugarmont Apartments to the Sugar House Community Council late 2015, outcry over the project’s size was loud and swift. Many residents balked at Boulder’s plans to build a 10-story building with 492 residential units (120 units more than the combined total of the adjacent Liberty Village and Vue at Sugar […]

Commission approves Cowboy’s updated design

Work sessions with the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) may become more popular now that the Commission approved a major alterations, demolition and new construction request for the Liberty Square apartments, a project by Cowboy Partners near the intersection of 500 South and 600 East. The HLC tabled the project last October, requesting that the developers return with more […]

Spy Hop seeking help to cover moving costs

After eight years in the Rio Grande neighborhood, Spy Hop Productions, has deemed the area unsafe for the youth they serve. Spy Hop, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring youth in the digital media arts, announced last week that the organization will move from its current location in the Artspace Bridges Project at 500 West and […]

Townhome project underway in West Capitol Hill

A missing middle project is coming to an angular 1.39 acre lot in the West Capitol Hill neighborhood. Underground prep work has begun on the Almond Street Townhomes, a proposed 18-unit, for-sale townhome project on the 200 North block of Almond Street.  The development fronts both Almond Street and West Temple and will incorporate four existing […]