Third annual Garden Stroll brings pop-up parks to Main Street

Just days before thousands of visitors will descend upon downtown Salt Lake for the bi-annual LDS General Conference, artists are putting their final touches on eight pop-up parks that for the next six weeks will add temporary outdoor public space to Main Street. The park installations are part of the Downtown Alliance’s third annual Downtown […]

Artist sought for tactical urbanism project in Glendale

In Salt Lake City’s Glendale neighborhood the intersection of three streets, 1300 South, California Avenue and 800 West has created a vacant triangle of city-owned land.   The 0.15-acre parcel many not be large, but it sits adjacent to three westside arteries at an intersection that serves as the gateway to the neighborhood. “In any other […]

Construction starts on downtown South Salt Lake grocery store

It has been over a year since South Salt Lake officials announced that WinCo Foods would open an 85,000-square-foot grocery store on the 2100 South block of State Street as part of The Crossing mixed-use development.  But on Monday, representatives from South Salt Lake and the Boyer Company celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony the start […]

More townhomes coming to Central Ninth

Another infill project is moving forward in the Central Ninth neighborhood.  On Wednesday, March 22, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission unanimously approved a planned development and preliminary subdivision request for The Ruby, a 12-unit townhome project on the 800 South block of West Temple. The project consists of four three-story buildings with three units […]

Officials planning for Utah’s growing population

The U.S. Census Bureau released their 2016 population estimates for the nation’s counties and metropolitan and micropolitan areas on Thursday.  The new estimates show that Utah continues to lead nationally in population growth. Three out of the state’s five metropolitan areas were among of the fastest growing in the country, with St. George placing 6th, Provo […]

Car-centric mixed-use project underway in Riverton

The developers of Station Park in Farmington have officially started their endeavor in Utah.  On Wednesday, March 15, California developers, CenterCal Properties, broke ground on the Mountain View Village, a large 85-acre mixed-use development at 13400 South and 4500 West in Riverton, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. As with the Station Park […]

HLC approves Marmalade mixed-use project

It’s been over a decade since the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake announced plans for the redevelopment of the Marmalade Block, the 500 North block of 300 West.  But after surviving a recession, updated plans and finding new developers, the final piece of the of Marmalade Block development cleared a final administrative hurdle. On Thursday, […]

City Creek’s impact on downtown growth by the numbers

When the LDS Church first announced plans a decade ago to redevelopment the flagging ZCMI Center and Crossroads Malls, the economy was booming and developers were beginning to take a new interest in downtown Salt Lake.  But a year into construction, the housing bubble burst and the country entered into the Great Recession, the biggest […]

Group breaks ground on west side mixed-income project

It has been a busy week in Salt Lake City for affordable housing.  On Tuesday local and city officials celebrated the completion of the 9th Lofts at Bennion Plaza and today local and city officials broke ground on a large mixed-income project on the North Temple. The project, the North Temple Flats, replaces the former […]

Two Salt Lake neighborhoods to get new support toward revitalization

Salt Lake Officials gathered in front of the Fisher Brewery on Wednesday to announce a partnership with the office of Economic Development and the nonprofit, National Main Street Center, to revitalize two Salt Lake City neighborhoods. The announcement included the city’s official designation by the Main Street Center as a “Main Street America” city.  The two […]