Salt Lake City competing for money to revitalize historic Granary building

Since moving to Salt Lake over a decade ago, Michael Ori has eyed the historic Utah Pickle Building on the 700 South block of 400 West in the Granary District.  And thanks to the Vote Your Main Street sweepstakes, Ori could have the opportunity to realize his vision for the historic building. Salt Lake City […]

County officials unveil downtown art installation

It will be several months before the county attorneys move into Salt Lake County’s Downtown District Attorney Office Building, but a central component of the project made its debut. On Wednesday, Salt Lake County officials joined artist Gordon Heuther in the unveiling of a large artistic display on the southeast corner of the building’s glass facade […]

City seeks input on proposed homeless resource centers

Salt Lake City officials have selected the sites and populations for two proposed homeless resource centers and now want to hear from the public on the centers’ design and programming.  This week the city will hold two public meetings at the proposed site’s for the centers to gather input from residents and stakeholders. Both proposed […]

Airport construction passes halfway point

Construction of the first phase of the new Salt Lake City International Airport has passed the halfway point.  The first phase consists of a new consolidated terminal, south concourse, parking garage, gateway welcome center and the recently completed rental car facility. The first phase is expected to be completed in 2020, six years after construction […]

Another Marriott hotel is coming to downtown

More infill is coming to downtown as the central business district adds to its hotel offerings. Preliminary construction work is underway on the TownePlace Marriott Suites, a six-story hotel on the 100 West block of 200 South, directly west of the Holiday Inn. The project is by Kimball Investment Company and the hotel will have […]

In Pictures: Rapid Development Continues in the Sugar House Business District

Development is full speed ahead in the Sugar House Business District.  The Sugar House Business District has been transformed in the past four years with 861 total new residential units constructed at the Vue at Sugar House Crossing, Liberty Village, Wilmington Flats and Legacy Village.  New retail space came online to replace space lost to […]

East/West divide evident in public hearing for ADU ordinance

On Tuesday, the public had the first of two opportunities to express their support, or lack thereof, to the Salt Lake City Council on an ordinance that could potentially help alleviate the city’s affordable housing crisis. Tuesday’s council meeting had a very stacked agenda with public hearings held on a range of issues from homelessness […]

Mayor selects regional transit expert to lead transportation division

A day before the Salt Lake City Council is set to hold a public hearing on the city’s first-ever Transit Master Plan, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has announced her selection of Jon Larsen for the Transportation Division Director of Salt Lake City. “This is a unique position that is certainly a tall order, […]

Developers present scaled-down South Temple project

For a city with an unfortunate history of demolishing first and building (or creating a surface parking lot) later, each adaptive reuse can feel like a major victory.  And with the city facing its lowest rental vacancy rate in history, the more housing built the better.   Long-time suburban home builder, Ivory Homes plans to […]

Adaptive reuse of Costume building moving forward

A long-vacant building is closer to finding new life.  On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission unaminously approved a planned development request for a proposed adaptive reuse of the Salt Lake City Costume building. Developers, Salt Lake Costume Properties, Inc., want to convert the building into a 19-unit residential project on the southeast corner of the 1700 South […]