More mid-density housing coming to Liberty Wells

Salt Lake City’s current sellers’ market has seen home prices jump across the city, but in the Liberty Wells neighborhood the spike in home prices has been more pronounced as more people are drawn to the neighborhood that boasts quick access to downtown, good transit access and proximity to the city’s second largest park. According […]

Large townhome project underway in the Ballpark Neighborhood

Kensington Avenue between Main and State Streets already has a diverse amount of amenities, including a costume shop, microbrewery, two Asian food markets and a restaurant.  Later this year the block will also be home to new residential units.  Construction is well underway on the M15 Lofts, a 20-unit townhome project at the northeast corner of […]

Wasatch Community Gardens planning new Central City campus

Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) is ready to expand not only their reach but their flagship garden at the 600 East block of 800 South as part of their CityGarden project.  The organization focuses on urban agriculture, youth mentorship and community education and plans to build a small campus directly east of their existing Grateful Tomato Garden. […]

Mid-density project moving forward in the Marmalade

The Marmalade District is continuing its expansion with two adjacent developments moving forward by developers TAG SLC.  The developers plan to build two adjacent residential buildings at the 300 West block of Reed Avenue that will add a combined 25 residential units.  On April 11, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved with conditions a […]

Big changes planned for Trolley Square

As the retail industries adjust to a changing market, traditional malls are looking for new ways to bring in foot traffic.  For the Gateway, new owners are looking to the tech sector and the arts and entertainment as ways to revive the former mall.  The SK Hart Family of Companies, the owners of Trolley Square, see […]

Complete Streets Ordinance needs to be part of revenue conversation

Building Salt Lake has regularly argued the need for more complete streets and their impact on walkability, vibrancy and traffic congestion.  But with the Funding our Future campaign underway, reminding our officials of the need for more complete streets is increasingly imperative as officials pursue new funding mechanisms for needed upgrades to the city’s transportation network. The Mayor’s […]

In Pictures: Downtown’s westside is rising

The construction of several apartment buildings and a hotel is making progress in downtown Salt Lake City’s westside.  These projects are all within a block of 200 West and 200 South and will bring an additional 269 apartments, 262 hotel rooms, and a small amount of additional retail space to this area.  The projects include […]

Second homeless center clears final administrative hurdle

The city’s second proposed homeless resource center is now moving forward after the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a conditional use request for the proposed High Avenue Homeless Resource Center (HRC).  The center will occupy the 200 West block of High Avenue in the city’s Ballpark Neighborhood and will serve both men and women in […]

Salt Lake City council renews ADU debate

After several years and significant back and forth decision making, Salt Lake City’s current draft of proposed amendments to its Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance will not include a boundary that would have excluded the wealthier Eastside and Avenues neighborhoods from the ordinance’s expansion. On Tuesday, April 9, planning and council staff presented to the […]

Second phase of affordable housing campus moving forward

The First Step House is ready to move forward with the second phase of its Central City campus.  The nonprofit, that provides recovery treatment for veterans and low-income residents, has started the Transit Station Development review process in preparation for a fourth-quarter 2018 groundbreaking. In its entirety, the First Step House campus will consist of three […]