Housing gap greatest for extremely low-income renters

Less than one-third extremely low-income Utah residents have access to income-restricted housing.  That is according to a National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) March housing report that found that Utah has 31 affordable housing units for every 100 extremely low-income residents. The annual report looks at the affordable housing gap for renters earning at and below 30 percent of […]

Construction set to start on Sugar House hotel

Sugar House’s building boom shows no signs of letting up anytime soon.  There are three large projects actively under construction in the neighborhood’s central business district with a fourth project about to be underway.  Preliminary construction has started on the Wilmington Springhill Suites by Marriott. The hotel will replace a 0.66-acre surface parking lot directly […]

New report connects sprawl to worsening air quality

A recently released study reaffirms the consequences of local sprawl and the importance of residential development in the region’s urban centers.  A team of scientists at the University of Utah found that since 2001, suburban development has contributed to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Salt Lake County, yet population growth in the urban centers had no […]

Editorial: State leaders need to recognize Salt Lake’s regional role

Friction between leaders in blue cities with leaders in their respective red home states is not uncommon and is indicative of America’s larger urban/rural divide.  But Utah is one of the most urbanized states in the country.  While rural demands and urban demands often come into conflict in state politics, Utah’s 2018 Legislative Session has […]

A brewery is coming to the west side’s Folsom Trail Corridor

Justin Belliveau, the former chief operating officer for the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake, is applying his urban planning and redevelopment experience to help revitalize the Euclid neighborhood with a proposed brewery for the city’s west side.  Belliveau has applied for a conditional use and design variance for the Grid City Beer Works, a brewery proposed for […]

Construction started on S-Line townhome project

Preliminary construction has started on Liberty Crossing, the first residential phase in The Crossing development in South Salt Lake City.  The project is one of two proposed residential developments by Cowboy Properties for the 235-acre mixed-use planned development between 2100 South and the S-Line near State Street. The Crossing’s first phase, a Winco grocery store, […]

Affordable housing to replace the Royal Garden Inn

The site of an aging motel will soon be the home of downtown Salt Lake’s next affordable housing development.  Demolition work has started on the Royal Garden Inn at the 100 West block of 600 South to make way for construction of the Garden Lofts Apartments, a proposed 272 unit affordable housing development. Garden Lofts […]

Missing Middle projects in the Marmalade nearing completion

Despite the wintry look in the images, the generally mild winter has been a boon to construction throughout the Wasatch Front and significant progress has been made on three missing middle projects in the Marmalade neighborhood. The three projects will add a combined 59 for sale units that range from relatively affordable to luxury townhomes.  Additionally, […]

Commission approves four mid-density projects

Three missing middle projects are moving forward after securing Salt Lake City Planning Commission approvals during Wednesday commission meeting.  The three projects: The Mabel, Richmond Place Townhomes and the Wells Mixed-Use Development, will add a collective 27 units to the Sugar House, Liberty Wells and East Central neighborhoods. In all, the commission has approved four […]