In Pictures: Sugar House Business District still booming

Development continues unabated in the Sugar House Business District, with a mix of commercial and residential projects underway.   On the residential end, the 126 unit 21 by Urbana apartment building on 2100 south is now complete.  Just a block to the east of 21 by Urbana is the 352-unit Sugarmont Apartments.  The project, just north […]

Commission approves extension for large downtown project

Developers, the Ritchie Group have ambitious plans to convert the 100 South block of 300 West into one of the city’s most vibrant downtown blocks but have hit some bumps that have delayed construction.  On Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved an extension request of a previously approved Conditional Building and Site Design […]

GREENbike to be free for Hivepass holders

It just got a bit easier for Salt Lake City residents to get around the city.  This week Salt Lake City officials and GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share system, announced a new partnership offering free annual GREENbike passes to current and future Hive Passholders, the discounted transit pass program exclusively available to Salt […]

Affordable units under construction in the city’s west side

Construction is actively underway on a large mixed-income development near the city’s North Temple Corridor.  The project, the Cornell Street Apartments, is built up to the podium level and will add 146 units, 131 of which will be income restricted, at the 200 North block of Cornell Street (around 1500 West). Cornell Street Apartments will […]

Plans for new downtown office tower moving forward

Property Reserve Inc, the private real-estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward with plans to build Tower 8, a proposed commercial office tower at the northeast corner of the intersection of 100 South and State Street. The developers are proposing a 26-story building that would top out at […]

UTA breaks ground on new clean fuel center

After nearly a decade of planning, on Monday, October 22 Utah Transit Agency (UTA) officials officially broke ground on the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center.  The new center will be directly west of the Intermodal Hub and will be home to over 150 new clean air fuel and electric buses by 2021. The Technology […]

Council warms to added height in Central Ninth

Despite a negative recommendation from the Salt Lake City Planning Commission, the Salt Lake City Council appears poised to approve a zoning text amendment to allow for an additional floor in building height for a proposed mixed-use residential development in the Central Ninth Neighborhood. “When we look at the overall issues impacting the city, the […]

Salt Lake City now has a city-wide ADU ordinance

After nearly a decade in the works, Salt Lake City has a new Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (ADU).  On Tuesday, October 16, in a 5 to 1 vote the Salt Lake City Council adopted the ADU ordinance that will allow local residents to build smaller accessory residential units, often referred to as granny flats or mother-in-law apartments, on […]

Preliminary construction work begins for the Quattro

Another underutilized corner of Salt Lake City’s 400 South Corridor is about to drastically change.  Crews have demolished the one-story former Rent-a-Center and Papa Johns buildings to make way for the Quattro, a proposed seven-story, 95-unit mixed-use development at the northeast corner of the 400 East and 400 South intersection. Construction is underway on the […]

Commission indicates support for proposed Union Pacific Depot Hotel

Vestar, The Gateway’s owners since 2015, will need to clear several administration hurdles before they can start construction on a new hotel adjacent to the historic Union Pacific Depot.  The developers will need approvals from both the city’s Planning and Historic Landmark Commissions. On Wednesday, October 10, the project’s architects, HKS Architects, and development team, the […]