Commission approves Central City mixed-use project

A mid-density mixed-use project is moving forward after the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved the developer’s Planned Development request.  The project, currently referred to as 6×6 Mixed-Use, will include the construction of a three-story mixed-use building and the renovation of a historic duplex just west of the intersection of 600 East and 600 South. The […]

Commission approves plans for women’s resource center

One of the two proposed Homeless Resource Centers (HRC) has cleared its final significant administrative hurdle, clearing the way for construction to begin.  On Wednesday, March 28, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use request for the center proposed for the 100 East block of 700 South that will serve women experiencing, or at […]

More residential planned for the Target block

Many proponents of smart growth were disappointed when Target opened a very suburban-style big box store in 2010.  The retailer is known for building very urban-friendly department stores in higher density neighborhoods, but for Salt Lake, they opted for the traditional format with its ample surface parking. Yet, the store is adjacent to one of the […]

City seeks feedback from residents on proposed tax increase

Salt Lake City has ambitious new housing and transit master plans to help the city become more equitable and sustainable while accommodating population growth.  But officials argue that without new funds the city won’t be able to realize those plans’ visions.  Both the City Council and Mayor Jackie Biskupski are exploring an increase in the sales […]

WFRC awards over $1 million in grants to area communities

Officials from the region’s planning arm, the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), have long touted the need for a region-wide buy-in on the smart growth practices that will help Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder and Toole Counties absorb over 1 million more residents by 2050. For the fifth consecutive year, WFRC and its partners will provide grants […]

Panel suggests new zoning to improve Central City neighborhood

The north portion of Center City, bounded by 400 South to South Temple and 300 East to 700 East, is already one of the neighborhoods with the greatest mixes of incomes and uses, but a team of planning and design professionals from across North America think the neighborhood could become one of the city’s most vibrant […]

Downtown group ready to start fundraising for a public market

With a revised feasibility study and potentially new branding, officials from the city, Downtown Alliance and GSBS Architects updated the Salt Lake City Council acting as the Board of Directors for the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) the status of a proposed year-round public market. After nearly two decades of planning, officials are ready […]

In Pictures: progress made on east downtown apartment projects

There are three apartment projects that will add over 600 residential units are coming along just east of downtown Salt Lake City.  Each project is in a different stage of construction.  Of the three, the closest to completion is the Liberty BLVD which is now leasing.  The Block 44 Apartments are now completely framed-out and exterior […]

Developers moving forward with the downtown PaperBox Lofts

The area surrounding the intersection of 200 South and 300 West is continuing its evolution from a dead zone to a bridge between the downtown core and the Gateway District.  Development partners, Clearwater Homes and Peg Development, are ready to expand their presence in the area with the PaperBox Lofts, a proposed mixed-use development for the 100 […]

Commission approves two townhome projects

In Salt Lake, we may need a to coin a new term for the “missing middle” as more mid-density housing moves forward.  On Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved planned development request for two for-sale, mid-density townhome projects.  Since January the commission has approved seven mid-density residential developments that will add a combined […]