Developers break ground on net-zero community

In terms of sustainability, Salt Lake City has historically been the leader in the state of Utah.  The city’s new Public Safety Building was the first net-zero safety building in not only Utah but in the country.   The city had the first net-zero mixed-use building, the Artspace Solar Gardens in the Granary District, and the […]

Mixed-use building under construction near 9th & 9th

The 1960s era office building that occupied the northeast corner of the intersection of McClelland Sreet and 900 South is no more.  In a neighborhood known for its vibrancy, the office building stood out with large setbacks, covered windows and a large concrete barrier separating half of the building from the sidewalk level. In its […]

Urban farm is providing life skills to the homeless

There doesn’t seem to be a lot good news coming from the west side of downtown Salt Lake.  The city’s homelessness epidemic and growing quality of life issues typically dominate the narrative surrounding the Rio Grande neighborhood. But several blocks north of the Road Home Shelter, at 625 W 100 S, a program is underway that […]

Micro units coming to Central Ninth

With rising rents and a low rental vacancy rate, many people wanting to relocate to the city are having difficulty finding quality housing options within their budget.  Developer Steve Ruf, of Ruf Associates, sees micro apartments as one solution to the City’s housing crisis. “We saw these being built in Seattle and Portland Oregon, even Des […]

Local group wants to reintroduce city creeks

Salt Lake City has just over 17 percent of the countywide population, but the city has four of the seven largest creeks that flow through the county.  For city resident, Brian Tonetti, the fact that these creeks are covered once they enter the city represents a lost opportunity. Tonetti is a founding member and the […]

University of Utah opens new student innovation center

Salt Lake City’s economy continues to grow in both the technology and entrepreneurial sectors. Entrepreneur Magazine listed the city as the seventh best for Entrepreneurs to” live and launch.” While Forbes recently ranked Salt Lake as the fourth best city for tech jobs.  The city also boasts four coding schools and five coworking communities, all located […]

Officials celebrate completion of 111 Main tower

Downtown Salt Lake’s newest office tower is officially open for business.  After an opening ceremony and building benediction by Bishop Gérald Caussé, a counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officials cut the ribbon today representing the completion of the 111 Main tower, a 24-story office tower at […]

City to evaluate proposed changes to impact fees

The next phase of the debate over impact fees is just beginning.  Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s office has released a draft plan for implementing impact fees as the city council approved moratorium is set to expire in November.  The plan is available for public comment via Open City Hall, the city’s online discussion forum, before heading […]

Woodbury proposes a hotel for Sugar House

The Sugar House Central Business District has nearly all of the amenities found in a strong urban center: a mix of higher density residential, retail, dining, nightlife and office space.  One component of a strong CBD that the Sugar House neighborhood currently lacks is hotel offerings. Prolific Sugar House developer, Woodbury Corporation, plans to build add […]

City deviates from original plan for the 300 South Bikeway extension

Salt Lake City has begun construction of the University to Downtown Bikeway, an extension of the 300 South protected bike lane/cycle track to the University of Utah. Unlike the downtown stretch of 300 South, the extension will not include protected lanes.  The 300 South protected lane uses parked cars and a concrete barrier to protect […]