Main Street SLC pedestrian zone coming? Another summer of business-friendly ‘Open Streets’ about to start
As the number of people living in Downtown Salt Lake City continues to grow by the thousands, city leaders seem serious about continuing their summer weekend “Open Streets” experiment – and possibly making permanent a Main Street closed to cars in the city’s center between S Temple and 400 S. The Downtown Alliance (DTA), a […]
The proposed changes aren’t all about making taller buildings. The city aims to accommodate growth in the Downtown area and create more safe, livable public spaces at the same time.
Big ADU reform proposed by SLC planning department, liberalizing where backyard apartments can go – and not just in residential zones
A new proposal for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) was released this week at city hall, a story we are following as a part of a cluster of massively important land use ordinances under review. They include affordable housing incentives city-wide, an infill ordinance aimed at stimulating missing-middle housing, height-limit increases Downtown, and making backyard apartments […]
People who bought memberships in the Wasatch co-op were buying into a cause around opening a local market that existed in name only.
The Salt Lake City Council is sitting on a stack of major policy updates awaiting a final decision, and the list is about to grow significantly. Employees in the Planning Division are preparing to release several pieces of hot-ticket ordinance updates that will add to a slate of big policies already awaiting final action by […]
Rocky Mountain Power has taken the first steps towards entitlements needed to redevelop its office, energy production, and storage yard facilities anchored at 1407 W North Temple. The utility company’s representatives submitted a rezoning petition last week that aims to turn an interior parcel, identified as 1223 W N Temple and adjacent to the Jordan […]
Earlier this week, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall laid out her $424 million general fund budget (of a total $1.5 billion when including “enterprise funds” like water, sewers, street lighting, golf courses and the airport). By means of comparison, just ten years ago in 2012-13, that general fund figure was $205 million, less than […]
We now have details about the next project to move Downtown’s footprint south. The project would bring 214 new homes with 10,100 square feet of retail space, including space for a restaurant and two spaces. There would also be a 1,400-square-foot lobby/leasing area. The building, at 28 W. 700 S. between Main and West Temple, […]
SLC leans into gentrification policy contradictions with anti-displacement initiative, ‘Thriving in Place’
Everybody says it’s happening. Gentrification. Demand for luxury apartments in Salt Lake’s hot rental market is driving up rents across the city. New luxury units, condo conversions, and public spending on plazas, trails, rail, and bike paths are all evidence that a tsunami of gentrification is imminent. A gentrifying neighborhood is usually defined by a […]