Depot district to get its first grocery store

It’s been 17 years since The Gateway opened as a mixed-use retail center in Downtown’s western edge.  Since then both the former retail center and its surrounding neighborhood have welcomed hundreds of new residential units, office workers, hotel rooms and entertainment options. Despite the area’s growth, the neighborhood has lacked a key amenity- a grocery […]

Developers look to expand Central Ninth’s residential offerings

The Central Ninth neighborhood has become one of the city’s biggest success stories in neighborhood revitalization.  The neighborhood is attracting both public and private investment resulting in hundreds of new residential units and dozens of new retail and dining options. Despite the neighborhood’s success,  a stubborn four-block area dominated by car dealerships, vacant buildings and […]

The Gateway’s evolving into an 18-hour district

Vestar, the Arizona-based owners of The Gateway, have spent over two years strategically rebranding the former retail center into an 18-hour, mixed-use arts and entertainment center.  This fall the company has crossed significant milestones with new tenant announcements and the addition of dozens of new tech workers. Last week, the company announced that Denver-based Punch Bowl […]

Commission approves shorter downtown building

Usually, when a developer goes before the Salt Lake City Planning Commission for a height variance, they are requesting additional height.  But developers, CW Urban have argued that building up to the minimum height requirement for a small downtown corner lot would be too difficult.   And during Wednesday’s commission meeting, commission members agreed, unanimously approving […]

Proposed hotel clears another administrative hurdle

A proposed hotel at the site of the historic Union Pacific Depot is now significantly closer to being realized after the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved with conditions a Planned Development and Conditional and Building Site Design Review by Arizona-based Vestar and the Athens Group. Vestar, the owner’s of The Gateway, proposes building an eight-story […]

City considering vacant city-owned land to add more affordable housing

Salt Lake City officials eye developing surplus city land as one strategy to help curb the city’s affordable housing crisis and increase the city’s housing stock.  Officials estimate that as many as 128 city-owned properties on 67 acres are available for development, potentially adding up to 1,240 new residential units in the city. On Tuesday, November […]

Tech sector driving Salt Lake’s strong office market

Top 10 Office Markets by Overall Net Absorption Growth MARKET OVERALL MARKET NET ABSORPTION GROWTH Q3 2016-Q2 2018 Salt Lake City 11.4% Raleigh-Durham 7.9% Silicon Valley 7.8% Vancouver 7.1% Charlotte 5.8% Austin 5.7% Phoenix 5.7% Seattle 5.2% Nashville 4.7% San Francisco 4.2% It has been over two years since downtown Salt Lake City last welcomed […]

Convention Center Hotel moving forward

There may not be a final rendering available but for the first time, the proposed site and height of the long-sought-after Convention Center Hotel has been announced.  On Tuesday, state, county and local officials approved the final details for $75 million in tax incentives for developers, DDRM to build a 29-story hotel at the southeast corner […]

HLC gives initial approval for proposed Union Pacific Hotel

The owners of The Gateway, a mixed-use entertainment district in downtown Salt Lake, are one step closer to converting the historic Union Pacific Depot into a hotel.  On Thursday, November 1, the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) approved with conditions a new construction request with major additions and demolition of noncontributing structures. Arizona-based Vestar, The Gateway’s owners, […]

Meet downtown Salt Lake’s next office tower

Property Reserve Inc, the private real-estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has submitted more detailed plans to Salt Lake City’s Planning Division for a proposed office downtown tower.  The project, currently referred to as Tower 8, will occupy the northeast corner of the intersection of 100 South and State Street, […]