Building Salt Lake was founded in 2014 to cover urban development in the Salt Lake City region. We are locally owned, independent media where you’ll find the latest news and analysis of urban real estate and development-related public policy.
Our mission is to provide facts-first, sources cited, original reporting of New and Proposed Development, Ongoing Development, and Public Policy. We seek to serve the multiple urban development-related communities that value smart growth and preserving and enhancing Salt Lake’s urban spaces.
Luke & Taylor’s story
Luke Garrott and Taylor Anderson grew up in one-story suburban tract homes a block away from each other in the same neighborhood, 20 years apart. They didn’t know that until they met in Salt Lake City, thanks to social media and a mutual friend, who saw their common passion for urbanism and Utah’s capital city.
That 2018 meeting in a downtown Salt Lake City bar led to a partnership dedicated to serving the readers of Building Salt Lake — at the time in danger of ceasing operations when the site’s founder, Isaac Riddle, moved out of town. Riddle not only wrote over 800 articles, he conceived of, designed, and built the site that’s become an important and cherished community asset for development news in the Salt Lake City region.
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