SSL Mixed-income project to serve residents with disabilities

For decades South Salt Lake City’s southern boundary has been dominated by industrial uses.  But thanks to the Meadowbrook TRAX Station at 3900 South,  a new residential node has begun to develop near the station.  That growth continues as construction has started on of one of the largest vacant parcels in the area. Local nonprofit, the Columbus […]

La Barba to open new bar at The Gateway

The co-founders of the local coffee roaster, La Barba Coffee, Josh Rosenthal and Joe Evens announced this week that they are ready to expand beyond coffee and into the cocktail business.  The duo plans to open the Seabird Bar and Vinyl Room, a proposed bar that will occupy the space next door to the recently-opened La Barba cafe […]

Downtown’s booming but demand still outpaces supply

Like the rest of the state, downtown Salt Lake City is benefitting from the region’s healthy economy.  More people live and work downtown than ever before.  But according to local real estate experts and representatives from the Downtown Alliance, despite the boom, the supply downtown isn’t catching up to the demand and more development is […]

Developers planning next phase of West Station Apartments

The first two phases of the West Station Apartments are already one of the largest multifamily residential developments in the growing residential node on the 1700 to 1900 West blocks of North Temple.  The four-story, 145-unit first phase opened late 2015.  After the first phase‘s completion developers, Henderson Development, immediately began work on the project’s four-story 148-unit […]

Alta Gateway becomes state’s first LEED Platinum apartment building

Salt Lake City is now home to the state’s first LEED Platinum certified multifamily residential building after the Alta Gateway apartments earned its LEED certification plaque this week.  The four-story, 277-unit apartment complex scored 86.5 credits under the LEED for Homes rating system, surpassing the LEED Platinum threshold of 83.5 credits. The project, located directly […]

County transportation sales tax to move forward

Thanks to the Sandy and Draper city councils, Salt Lake City will soon have even more revenue to fund transit expansion and road repairs.  On Tuesday both councils joined councils representing Salt Lake City, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, South Jordan, South Salt Lake and Holladay in endorsing a 0.25 percent sales tax increase to fund transit and […]

New cafe and coffee roaster opens downtown

The 200 South block of Edison Street has a new tenant that should help better activate the midblock corridor.  Australian based, Campos Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster has opened in second U.S. flagship store in Salt Lake City.  Its first U.S. store is in Park City. Campos Coffee’s new location (and ninth flagship store worldwide) […]

City seeks developers for affordable housing loan program

Like most of the country, Salt Lake City is experiencing an affordable housing crisis.  In the last year, the city’s rents grew faster than every major metro area except Orlando, Florida.  As rents are beginning to stabilize in many large metro areas, Salt Lake’s keeps climbing.  To help combat the housing shortage, last week Salt […]

City set to rebuild several local roads this summer

The majority of Salt Lake City’s roads are in serious need of repair.  This week Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski held a media event to celebrate the summer construction and renovation of sections of eight city roads, the majority of which are in the city’s eastside neighborhoods. “These projects will help us maintain a […]

Commission approves downtown Paper Box Project

The next phase of the redevelopment of the area surrounding the intersection of 200 South and 300 West is moving forward.  On Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved a Conditional Building and Site Design Review and Planned Development request by  development partners, Clearwater Homes and Peg Development, for the Paper Box Lofts, a mixed-use development proposed for […]