Mayor nominates state senator for UTA board

In a live Facebook feed on Wednesday, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced her nomination of Sen. Jim Dabakis to represent Salt Lake City on the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Board of Trustees. “My top priority was finding someone who could represent the people of Salt Lake City in an honest and forthright manner on the UTA […]

Construction starts on downtown apartments

Salt Lake City residents are used to a lull in construction activity after a project finishes, but these aren’t normal times and in many neighborhoods once on project finishes another is just beginning. For example, the Liberty Crest Apartments, a seven-story 177-unit residential building by Cowboy Partners, is nearly complete.  But a block to the […]

Commission, developers talk street level for Sugar House project

The proposed redevelopment of the site of the former Shopko in Sugar House is large, consisting of three separate buildings at or near 100 feet in height on nearly nine acres near the heart of the iconic neighborhood.  Yet, while most issues surrounding new development revolve around height concerns,  during Wednesday’s work session between the […]

Salt Lake City’s growth rate increasing

The Salt Lake suburbs continue to grow at a faster rate than the capital city, but according to new census data, the gap is narrowing as last year the city’s population grew at nearly twice the rate than in previous years. On Thursday the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for 2016 and according to […]

A lack of vibrancy in Salt Lake County’s second downtown

Salt Lake City is Utah’s urban center with the largest city population, downtown population and number of city workers.  But 15 miles to the south of the capital city, the growing downtown in the suburban city of Sandy has become Salt Lake County’s second largest urban center, trailing only downtown Salt Lake in commercial space […]

Mayor updates community on priorities downtown

Downtown Salt Lake is growing and with that growth comes quality of life issues as the city balances new residents, development and building vibrancy with a growing opioid crisis and homelessness. In a meeting with the Downtown Community Council Wednesday evening, Mayor Jackie Biskupski attempted to address downtown residences concerns as she and her staff […]

Developers update design of North Temple project

Change is coming to 300 West block of North Temple, a long-underutilized block that serves as a gateway to downtown.   In February demolition work began on the suburban-style former North Temple Inn and now construction is actively underway on a large multifamily project that not only now has an official name, but the developers recently […]

Developers debut plans for historic Warm Springs building

The Warm Springs Plunge building has had several lives.  The historic building on the 800 North block of 300 West has been both a bathhouse and a children’s museum and now is poised to become part of a large, mixed-use affordable housing development. On Thursday, May 18, Woodbury Corporation, in collaboration with the Salt Lake […]

Report shows Salt Lake’s rents among the fastest growing in the nation

Building Salt Lake reported last week above average rising rents in the Salt Lake housing market, but the authors of a new multifamily housing report by real estate research firm, Yardi Matrix, reveal just how significant rental growth in Salt Lake is compared to other markets. According to RentCafé, an online rental marketplace and sister company of […]

Construction starts on large South Salt Lake development

Since 1958, the 90-foot Ritz Classic bowling pin has served as a place-maker for the city of South Salt Lake.  This week crews reassembled the iconic sign, which was part of the now shuttered Ritz Classic bowling alley, at its historic home on the 2200 block of State Street, just south of the S-Line streetcar route. […]