Building Salt Lake Mayoral survey: See where candidates stand on smart growth policy issues

Editors’ note: Candidates are listed in the order which they returned our survey. Two candidates, Richard Goldberger and Rainer Huck, didn’t respond to the survey. Most candidates running to become Salt Lake City’s next mayor aren’t likely to support policies that would require developers to set aside a portion of new apartments for low-income residents […]

Better transit rider support ahead? Transit app and UTA announce new cooperation

UTA and one of the country’s highest-rated commuter apps, Transit, recently announced a 5-year “cooperative agreement” to share data and enhance rider support. Mobility Lab named Transit its best app for public transit commuters in 2018. The iMore website called it the “one app” you need for transit and commuting, and Android Authority put it […]

SLC set to permit drive-thrus in its transit station area zone

Responding to a zoning-change request by a property owner at Redwood Road and North Temple, Salt Lake City planners recently recommended to the City Council to allow restaurant/coffee drive-thrus in one of the city’s Transit Station Area (TSA) zones. The zone is Transit Station Area Mixed Use Economic Center – Transition (TSA MUEC-T), currently applied […]

Is rail expansion receding on the Wasatch Front?

After expansion under the Obama Administration and previous regimes at UTA, new passenger rail projects along the Wasatch Front seem all but dead. A UTA Board claiming it has no money for capital projects, slim inclusion in regional plans, a reoriented redevelopment agency in the capitol city, and a hostile environment in DC all point […]

Utah Paperbox demolition + latest project details

Dust is newly stirring up on the block directly south of the Arena in west Downtown. The PaperBox Lofts, a project of Clearwater Homes and PEG Development, is clearing its inner block-long site for construction. The developers are in final arrangements with the city for building permits, and expect construction to take 18-22 months. The […]