Council explores RDA role in providing affordable housing

With a budget deadline looming, the Salt Lake City Council acting as the Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake is questioning the RDA’s role in building affordable housing and how future funds should be used in increasing the city’s housing stock for low-income residents.  On Tuesday, the council held a special […]

Apartments to replace former Motor Pool site

Downtown’s residential construction boom continues and another vacant parcel is poised for development.  Developers, Cottonwood Residential, plan to build the Broadway Apartments at the former Motor Pool site at the 300 East block of both 200 and 300 South. The project will replace a former storage and repair facility for the FBI’s car fleet on […]

Envision Utah panel touts the benefits on an inland port

Envision Utah has a long history of bringing diverse groups together to find consensus solutions for some of the state’s greatest challenges. Its hallmark has always been the inclusion of various stakeholders in its discussions. Unfortunately, the organization broke with that tradition of inclusion during its annual breakfast held this week at the Grand America […]

Salt Lake City leads state in population growth

For decades Utah’s suburban communities have led the state’s population growth but new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show a shift toward urban living as Salt Lake City led the state in most new residents last year. According to estimates released today by the Bureau, on July 1, 2017, Salt Lake City had […]

Apartments set to replace downtown surface parking lot

In the past few years, the area surrounding the intersection of 200 South and 200 East has been booming with new residential development, restaurants and bars bringing vibrancy to a growing node in the city.  Now one of the area’s remaining under-utilized parcels is poised to be developed. Developers CW Urban, known for building for-sale missing […]

City selects artist for Regent Street public art installation

Most of Regent Street between 100 and 200 South is completed and the street, with the help of some very popular new restaurants, is beginning to attract foot traffic.  Now a long-visioned public art installation is again moving forward.  On Monday May 21, the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) and Salt Lake City […]

In Pictures: South Salt Lake City’s downtown rising

South Salt Lake City’s vision for a new downtown is starting to gain traction.  Several residential projects are underway with more to come in the next few years.  The city calls the creation of a downtown area “one of the most significant actions in South Salt Lake’s 75-year history.”  When built out, the city expects […]

New report shows downtown Salt Lake has a lot infill potential

Downtown Salt Lake City may be growing at an unprecedented rate, but according to a new report by CommercialCafé, a nationwide commercial real estate listings platform part of Yardi Systems, the city’s central business district (CBD) has one of the highest urban infill development potential in the nation, based on total developable vacant land available. To measure […]

City to test roundabout in the 9th and 9th neighborhood

The complicated five-way stop at the intersection of 900 South, 1100 East and Gilmer Drive appears headed for a redesign and city transportation officials are test running different design options.  From May 16 to May 23, the intersections will feature a pop-up roundabout to allow officials to track traffic patterns and residents’ responses. The roundabout […]

Developer plans apartments near Fairmont Park

Sugar House’s building boom looks like it will hold steady over the next few years, including in the immediate area surrounding the Fairmont S-Line Station.  Developers, Lowe Property Group, plan to build The Fairmont, a proposed six-story, 59-unit residential mixed-use development at the southwest corner of Elm Avenue and McClelland Street. The project will replace a […]