In Pictures: the Bonneville brings infill density to Central City

With its proximity to both downtown and the University of Utah, the Central City neighborhood has been booming.  About 500 new residential units have been added to the neighborhood in the past two years with another nearly 400 units under construction. On the 200 South block of 500 East, the Bonneville Apartments are nearly framed […]

City seeks input on draft Transit Master Plan

Over a year since the Salt Lake City officials launched an aggressive public outreach to gather feedback on the city’s first ever Transit Master Plan, officials are again asking residents to weigh in before the plan goes before the Salt Lake City Council for final approval. The process to create a transit plan in September 2013 […]

Commission approves second phase of Central Ninth development

Central Ninth Market may have just opened, but the market’s developers, Atlas Architects, are ready to start phase two of the blocks’ redevelopment, the Central 9th Row Homes.  The developers propose to build four townhomes directly south of the market near the southwest corner of the intersection of 900 South and Jefferson Street. The Planning […]

Council seeks Mayor’s input on impact fee moratorium

With the one-year moratorium in Salt Lake City on impact fees set to expire November 2, the Salt Lake City Council is considering a four-month extension. During Tuesday’s work session, council members explored several options on what to do with impact fees after the original moratorium expires next week.  Under state law, impact fee reductions go into […]

For sale cottage homes proposed for Sugar House

Salt Lake City’s for-sale housing stock is limited.  Not only in terms of supply and demand but the limited stock in the city is also older, requiring more upkeep than the typical Salt Lake County home.  The online real estate and rental marketplace,  Zillow, ranked Salt Lake City as the worst metro area for first-time homebuyers because […]

In Pictures: downtown adjacent affordable housing underway

Affordable housing has dominated the local news cycle this week after the Salt Lake City Council acting as the Redevelopment Agency Board of Salt Lake voted Tuesday to allocate $21 million for housing for various income levels and $11.5 million to purchase sites for the proposed four new homeless resource centers. “This was born out […]

Cottage homes underway in Central Ninth

Residential construction in Salt Lake may be booming but for residents looking to buy, the options are limited.  Over the summer, Zillow, an online real estate and rental marketplace ranked Salt Lake City as the worst metro area for first-time homebuyers assigning the city the low ranking due to a limited housing supply.  Construction is underway on […]

Sugar House Hotel proposal moves forward

Just a few years ago, the stretch of Wilmington Avenue between Highland Drive and 1300 East was dominated by surface parking and a large vacant parcel.   The center of the block was a dead zone in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Salt Lake. While some surface parking remains, the block today is more […]

Demolition work begins for large Sugar House development

After years of proposals and several different iterations, demolition is underway on the site of the future Sugarmont Apartments by Boulder Ventures, the next phase of their 2100 Sugarhouse Mixed Use Development.   The project replaces two abandoned Granite Furniture warehouses at the intersection of McClelland Street and Sugarmont Drive. The Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a Planned Development and Conditional […]

Garbett revises plans for former Granite High property

After multiple setbacks, a plan to redevelop the 27-acre campus of the now-defunct Granite High School in South Salt Lake has been revived.  Garbett Homes recently announced updated plans to redevelop the back end of the property, where the school’s pool building is located, with 84 lots for single-family homes. Earlier this year, South Salt Lake […]