WFRC wants public input on proposed transportation projects

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) wants to hear from the public on plans to spend more than $5 billion in transportation funding.  The proposed funding is part of the Draft 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The TIP identifies road, transit, bike, and pedestrian infrastructure that is needed in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Tooele, Morgan, and […]

Commission gives initial approval for large Sugar House project

Developers can now move forward on the redevelopment of the former Shopko site in Sugar House, but a few restrictions remain.  On Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved with conditions a conditional building and site design review (CBSDR) for the three-building development proposed for a nine-acre parcel on the 2200 South block between […]

Construction starting on for-sale project in Central Ninth

A prominent building in the Central Ninth neighborhood is no more.  The large green warehouse-style building that for years was the home of Local First, a nonprofit that advocates for local businesses, has been demolished to make way for the Alinéa Lofts, a mixed-use development by LandForge Inc. The three-story development, located at the northeast […]

S-Line streetcar to get a needed upgrade

Three years and several hundred new residents later, the S-Line Streetcar is going to become a bit more convenient to ride.  On Tuesday, local officials announced that two blocks of double track will be built along the streetcar line in South Salt Lake City. “Right now they (train cars) have to sync up at 500 […]

Developer envisions a power block downtown

Developer Ryan Ritchie, of The Ritchie Group, has big plans for the 200 West block of 200 South.  The block, also referred to as Block 67, is well situated next to the Salt Palace Convention Center to the east and the Vivint Smart Home Arena to the west.  The Ritchie Group plans to convert Block 67 […]

In Pictures: Downtown adjacent development nearing completion

Downtown is experiencing unprecedented residential growth, but the city’s current building boom started in the downtown adjacent neighborhoods like Central City.  There are two large residential projects underway just outside of the downtown core that are nearly finished, the 600 Lofts at the intersection of 600 South and State Street and The Bonneville apartments on the […]

Council member questions Mayor’s transportation agenda

It has been a year since Robin Hutcheson, Salt Lake City’s award-winning former Transportation Director announced her departure for a new position in Minnesota.  But for Salt Lake City Council member, Derek Kitchen, the fact that Hutcheson has not been replaced is a sign of the Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s insufficient attention to transportation issues in the […]

Construction to start on another downtown residential building

Another residential project is coming to downtown Salt Lake.  Fences are up on the 300 West block of Pierpont Avenue in preparation for construction of the Pierpont Apartments, an eight-story residential building planned for the southwest corner of the Pierpont and 300 West intersections. The Planning Commission approved a Conditional Building and Site Design Review which allowed […]

Construction begins on controversial 9th and 9th development

Despite over two years of contention between developers, residents and the city, the Beauty Supply Store in the 9th and 9th business district has been demolished.  The building has been demolished to make way for the construction of a previously controversial, mixed-use residential project on the 900 East block of 900 South. The project will […]

Panel recommends upgrades to Library Square

It’s been 15 years since Salt Lake City unveiled its iconic new library the Square that would house it.   But as with anything that ages, interest in the library and the surrounding square has waned as quality of life issues and newer city attractions like City Creek, pull visitors to other parts of the […]