How request for taller buildings in the Depot District could lead to a taller Downtown

Salt Lake City, prepare for a taller and broader Downtown. The City Council appears to include enough members ready to rethink traditional zoning practices that set up a skyline that tapers out the farther buildings are from the Downtown core. One application for permission to build higher than zoning allows in the city’s Gateway Mixed-Use […]

As Salt Lake City moves to open streets, UDOT may have had a change of heart

After weeks of studying the idea, Salt Lake City followed other cities worldwide that have moved to give more space to people outside cars, conceding that when more people walk, our sidewalks don’t provide enough space. During the coronavirus pandemic, when Salt Lakers stay home, drive less and join each other on the sidewalks to […]

Residential project to anchor south Downtown corner

New multi-family residential construction has broken ground in south Downtown. PEG Companies’ SevenO2, a 239-unit apartment project at 702 South Main in Salt Lake City, is scheduled for completion in January 2022. It is replacing Specialized Sales & Leasing, a used-car lot that occupied the northeast quadrant of the 10-acre block zoned D-2. PEG’s market-rate […]

Rent hikes slow down in Salt Lake City, and so do rent payments nationwide

March numbers are in for rents at multi-family buildings in various Utah cities, and their rise in Salt Lake City continues to slow down. Rents were up 3.1% in the capitol city from March last year, down from a 3.4% increase in February compared to 2019. The average rent in Salt Lake City is $1244. […]

The Granary is redeveloping amidst wide streets and auto-oriented zoning. Is Salt Lake City missing its chance to create a unique urban neighborhood?

The Granary, just southwest of Downtown Salt Lake City, is seeing unprecedented investment on the private side, with big new construction recently completed and just underway. In her recent state of the city speech, Mayor Erin Mendenhall touted the upcoming development – finally – of the Fleet Block, the city’s 7.5-acres on the southern edge […]