Editorial: Mayor Biskupski is conspicuously silent on Billboard bill

Immediately after Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski’s office received word that SB234 was advancing in the 2018 Utah Legislative session, she rightly condemned state leaderships’ attempt to usurp city control.  The bill would create a commission to oversee development of the Northwest Quadrant (NWQ) with city representation consisting of just three members of the proposed nine-member […]

Neighborhood House seeks to build new campus in Poplar Grove

Neighborhood House, a nonprofit providing daycare service for children has support service for adults has outgrown its current campus between 400 South and 500 South on Goshen Street in the Poplar Grove neighborhood in Salt Lake City. The nonprofit has spent nearly sixty years in its current location.  The 5.5-acre campus contains two buildings, a […]

City looking for developers for State Street project

Six years ago, city officials were celebrating the groundbreaking of the State Street Plaza, a large, mixed-use affordable housing project in the heart of downtown.  After a series of missteps by the project’s developers, La Porte Group, the project went bankrupt leaving several floors of steel and concrete as a reminder of its failure. Now […]

County rep promises Convention Center Hotel is still moving forward

The Salt Lake Convention Center Hotel is still alive, although finalization of the project is still some months away.  That was the message that Erin Litvack, Deputy Mayor of County Services & Chief Administrative Officer for Salt Lake County, gave to the Downtown Neighborhood Council Wednesday night during its monthly meeting. Litvak assured the neighborhood […]

Group moving forward with first phase of NW Quadrant development

As Salt Lake City and state officials work toward a compromise on the management of the Northwest Quadrant and proposed inland port, one of the quadrant’s largest landowners is ready to move forward with the area’s first large private development. On Wednesday, developers, NWQ, LLC, a joint venture between Colmena Group, Wadsworth Development Group and […]

Work has started on a mixed-use project in Central Ninth

A car garage in the Central Ninth neighborhood will soon find new life as a mixed-use townhome development.  Demolition work has started on the Outlet Muffler Tires garage on the 800 South block of 300 West to make way for construction of The Ruth, a 17-unit townhome development. The project is by CW Urban and […]

Company announces headquarters at Point of the Mountain

Earlier this month, the heads of Pluralsight, a technology learning company, announced their selection of 30-acres of undeveloped land at the Point of the Mountain in Draper, Utah as the location of their new worldwide headquarters.   The company’s choice for its new headquarters is part of a larger trend along the Wasatch Front for suburban office […]

City holds work session on proposed homeless resource centers

With a tight deadline, Salt Lake’s two proposed Homeless Resource Centers are one step closer to construction.  After multiple public open houses, city officials and the project’s architects participated in a work session with the Salt Lake City Planning Commission in anticipation of a formal hearing before the commission next month. The city has started […]

More car-dependent development along the Mountain View Corridor

Salt Lake City may be experiencing unprecedented growth in the multifamily development, but most of the region’s residential growth is taking place far from the city center, along the Mountain View Corridor in the southwest corner of the county.   Announcements made this week on two major projects underway along the corridor, Affinity56 and Mountain View Village, […]

Developers propose city’s first high-rise rental project

A stalled commercial project will get new life as a residential tower in downtown Salt Lake.  The Boyer Company has partnered with Cowboy Properties to develop Liberty Sky at 151 South State Street, the site of Boyer’s now-canceled 151 office tower. “This is a great spot to do Salt Lake’s first high-rise rental product,” said […]