Developer submits updated plans for mixed-use Trolley Square project

Uncertainty influenced a lot of the neighbor pushback that developer and owner of the Trolley Square shopping center, Khosrow Semnani, has received over his request to rezone most of the block directly south of the historic Trolley Square. After two favorable recommendations from the Salt Lake City Planning Commission on the zoning amendment, the developer is ready […]

Green living costs more, but Salt Lake renters pay less than other metros

In the United States, building green can cost you.  Proponents of energy efficient building cite lower long-term energy costs that offset the larger construction price tag in building green.  But a new report for renters in Salt Lake City, living in a green building is relatively affordable compared to standard market rate prices. The report by RENTCafé.com, a […]

Mixed-income project in development on North Temple

Westside residents and their local city and state representatives have long decried the disproportionate amount of low-income and transitional housing in their communities.  Research shows that affordable housing best serves residents when that housing is located in neighborhoods of opportunity (neighborhoods with high opportunities for education and career advancement) and not clustered in underserved communities. A mixed-income […]

In Pictures: Next wave of Central Ninth development is underway

The next wave of development in underway in the Central Ninth neighborhood.  There are currently six developments under construction within two blocks of 900 South TRAX station on 200 West. Because none of these developments include structured parking, construction has progressed rather quickly.  Framing has started on three of the projects: the Jefferson Walkway, Greenprint […]

Developers reduce size of proposed 900 East residential project

Developers of a project deemed “too large for the neighborhood” by the Salt Lake City Planning Commission, are hoping for a better reception from the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) when they go before the commission sometime early next year with a scaled-down design for a multifamily development near South Temple on 900 East. The developers, Baron […]

First phase of Hardware Village open and ready for residents

When Thomas Vegh of Salt Development started work on the 4th West Apartments, he figured the mixed-use project would be the California-based company’s sole project in Salt Lake City.  But the opportunity to also develop the adjacent block meant that instead of building just one project, Salt Development would embark on building a small neighborhood […]

Construction starting on for sale townhome project in the Marmalade

Salt Lake City’s current construction wave seems to have been dominated by large multifamily developments, but since 2015 the city is also experiencing a rise in “missing middle” projects that are underway in many of the cities evolving neighborhoods. In the Marmalade neighborhood, preliminary construction work has started on the Marmalade Court, a large missing middle […]

Westside market rate development planned for North Temple

A new urban node is developing around the 1940 West North Temple TRAX Station.  The area is already a large employment sector with several state offices just north of the station, but now hundreds of new residential units are coming to the area potentially adding over a thousand new residents within a block of the […]

Group wants to uncover and restore Emigration Creek near Liberty Park

On any given warm day, the city’s second largest park, Liberty Park is filled with life and activity.  But while Liberty Park is often buzzing with energy, unless a baseball game is playing, adjacent Herman Franks Park is devoid of activity. Brian Tonetti, the executive director of the Seven Canyons Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to daylighting (freeing […]

Panel: Collaboration will be key to manage population growth

Utah is growing older and more diverse.  While the state still has the youngest median age in the country, Utah’s families are getting smaller, its residents are living longer and are more racially, culturally, economically and religiously diverse. According to local officials from both the public and private sectors, developers and public officials will need […]