Where affordable housing is and isn’t being built in Salt Lake City

Developers are adding thousands of badly needed affordable housing units to Salt Lake City, but not in every neighborhood, and not only on the west side. New multi-family developments that are either partially or entirely affordable to people earning less than the median income are largely being built near the city’s core or near North […]

Here’s the final design for what could be Salt Lake City’s new flag

Mayor Erin Mendenhall unveiled on Thursday the flag she’d like the City Council to adopt as Salt Lake City’s new flag. The announcement comes after the city asked designers to create a new banner for Utah’s capital city. Hundreds of designs were whittled down to eight. The final design is a combination of two submissions […]

More mid-density townhomes heading to Salt Lake City’s Ballpark neighborhood

A developer that’s found a niche in Salt Lake City’s Ballpark neighborhood is proposing another mid-density townhome project in the area. CW Urban wants to build two, three-story buildings on a narrow lot off Main Street near 1739 South, in the southern gateway to Downtown. The building would continue the neighborhood’s rapid build-out with mid-density […]

The Granary District is stuck in outdated zoning that won’t be changing anytime soon

Development in the Granary is gaining ever more momentum, despite the challenges of outdated zoning and inadequate infrastructure. While the CG General Commercial zone that covers the Granary is flexible, it forces many developments needing height increases and yard size reductions into the design review and planned development processes. Three of those new developments are […]

Latest big housing development along 400 South corridor in the pipeline

A Salt Lake City design group is proposing what would be the latest installment in the large-scale developments filling up the 400 South corridor on its way up to the University of Utah. The apartments, at the southwest corner of 400 South 900 East, would include five stories of multi-family, market-rate apartments above 2.5 levels […]

In pictures: south Downtown construction update

South Downtown, deadened by vacant buildings and car lots for decades, seems to be at a turning point. Four major construction projects are underway in just a two-block area, with several smaller projects in the works. And that doesn’t count the Sears Block proposal, currently in design review at the city. Below we take a […]

Rent drops in Salt Lake County. That hasn’t happened in more than a decade.

The year 2020 may not be entirely cursed, after all. Following a decade with year-over-year rent growth, Salt Lake County saw rents drop for the first time in a decade.  That follows the obvious reality of a recession followed by COVID-19 gripping the United States and not letting go. Despite ongoing uncertainties with the pandemic, […]