In Pictures: Infill leading current residential wave downtown

There are over 800 residential units under construction in the downtown core (from North Temple to 400 South and 200 East to I-15).  While the most recent similarly sized wave of downtown construction featured the highrises in the City Creek Center, the current wave consists almost entirely of midblock infill projects that range in size […]

More jobs heading to the city’s Northwest Quadrant

Salt Lake City officials are inching closer toward their vision of an expanded manufacturing and economic center in the city’s far west side.   Yesterday the mayor’s office announced that POST Consumer Brands, the nation’s third-largest cereal company, has begun construction on a 901,000 square foot facility on California Avenue and 5600 West.  The POST announcement comes […]

Five top development stories in 2016

It has been a busy construction year in Salt Lake City, with unprecedented growth, especially in multifamily and mixed-use developments.  There are currently over 3,800 residential units under construction and another 3,200 more in development.  But it is the development downtown that is of most interest to Building Salt Lake readers.  Four of the five […]

In Pictures: new development in Rio Grande nearing completion

The city’s announcement on the four sites for new homeless resource centers may have received mixed reviews, but for many residents and business in the Rio Grande District, the news means that the chaos in their neighborhood may begin to calm down after years of growing crime and an increasing transient population.  It will be a few years before […]

Suburban sprawl dominates Utah’s record population growth

Utah’s is the nation’s fastest-growing state according to according to U.S. Census Bureau national and state population estimates released on Tuesday.  The bureau estimates that the state crossed the 3.0 million mark the last year with a population increase of 2.3 percent between July 1, 2015, to July 1, 2016, bringing the total population to 3.1 million.  The […]

Clearwater unveils updated plans for Marmalade Block project

The final stages of the Marmalade Block redevelopment, on the 500 North block of 300 West, are underway.  The Marmalade library branch opened in February of this year and the developers of The Grove, a 12-unit townhome project, waiting for building permit approvals from the city with plans to start construction early next year. The […]

Developers want neighbor input for Shopko site

One of the remaining suburban inspired institutions in Sugar House will soon be redeveloped.  With the January 2017 closing of the Sugar House Shopko, the property’s new owners are looking to residents for feedback on how to best redevelop the site, located at the corner of 1300 East and the I-80 interchange. The owners, national […]

Commission approves ground floor design for Dixon Building

Sometimes a building, or its potential impact, is large enough that it is approved in sections.  That is the case with the Dixon Medical Building in Sugar House.  The Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved the building design in October but required the developers to return with detailed plans of the lower two levels for final […]

Update: Report shows Millennial growth in Salt Lake and Provo, loss in Ogden

Utah may have the youngest population in the country, with a median age of 30.7, but according to a new report, growth among young adults has slowed in the Salt Lake City metro area. Building Salt Lake previous reported that Salt Lake’s Millennial population dropped between 2005 and 2010 based on a report by Apartment List, […]

City announces the four selected sites for homeless services

After weeks of delays, city officials have revealed the four sites that will house new homeless resource centers. The sites encompass four neighborhoods in the city: Sugar House, Central City, downtown and Ball Park. City leaders emphasized that the process up until this point has been to select and secure the parcels for the centers. […]