In Midvale the evolution of brownfields to commercial center

A decade ago, Midvale’s burgeoning commercial park was a dead zone, a brownfield that for decades housed lead and copper smelters that not only exacerbated air quality but left toxins in the soil that would take years to clean up.  It took decades for the city to go from brownfield to commercial center, requiring not […]

Construction starting on Sugar House townhomes

Sugar House residents living near Simpson Avenue may not be getting a new shelter but they will still have to navigate construction for the next year or so.  Demolition work is finished and construction will soon begin on Liberty Place, a large townhome development by Cowboy Partners. The project, Liberty Place, will consist of 70 townhomes […]

Neighborworks to build townhome development in Poplar Grove

After nearly a decade of owning a 0.54-acre lot on the 1000 West block of 200 South, nonprofit community developer, Neighborworks Salt Lake City, is ready to move forward on the parcel with a proposed 16-unit townhome development. On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission unanimously approved a planned development and preliminary subdivision request […]

Commission approves extra height for downtown project

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission determined that 85 feet is an appropriate height for a proposed residential building in the Depot District in downtown’s west side.  On Wednesday, the commission unanimously approved a Conditional Building and Site Design Review (CBSDR) for the Pierpont Apartments, proposed for the intersection of Pierpont Avenue and 300 West.  The project was […]

Report: High demand and low supply driving housing in Salt Lake

If you’ve tried buying a house in the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that Salt Lake County’s current real estate market definitely favor’s the seller over the buyer.  Homes are not only selling for more than ever, but homes that are for sale are being snatched up in record time.  These are among the […]

Demolition work underway for large North Temple apartment project

A long-underutilized block that serves as a gateway to downtown is about to be redeveloped. Demolition work has started on the former North Temple Inn, at the northwest corner of the 300 West and North Temple intersection, to make way for a large multifamily development. The project will be six stories, with four floors of […]

Architect firm converting warehouse into new offices

The 700 West block of Pacific Avenue isn’t on the radar of most Salt Lake City residents.  The block can be a challenge to get to, tucked between the 400 South overpass and the 500 South offramp and a rail yard to the east and Interstate 15 to the west.  But the block is becoming […]

Contested 9th and 9th project moving forward

It’s been almost two years since the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a Conditional Building and Site Design Review (CBSDR) for a controversial mixed-use project proposed for the 9th and 9th neighborhood.  But after nearly two years and legal fights with neighbors, the development, planned for the southeast corner of the 900 South and Lincoln […]

Downtown officials launch new downtown plan

Downtown Salt Lake City is experiencing unprecedented growth.  In anticipation of current and future growth, the Downtown Alliance in collaboration with city and county leaders, announced the 2017 Downtown Rising Action Plan, an expansion of the 2007 Downtown Rising campaign, Wednesday morning at the Eccles Theater on Main Street. “We don’t intend to put this […]

Construction starting on westside mixed income development

Over the next few years, the area surrounding the 1940 West North Temple TRAX station will be welcoming hundreds of new residents.  Demolition work has started on the site of North Temple Flats, a mixed-income development on the 1900 West block of North Temple. The project replaces the former Sleep Cheap Motel and a small mobile […]