Community Leaders are working to reconnect the West side

For many Salt Lake residents, the city’s infamously large city blocks and wide streets are impediments to making Salt Lake City into a more walkable, pedestrian-oriented city.  For the city’s westside residents this situation is exacerbated by train tracks and two freeways that not only impede walkability but create a physical disconnect between the west side and […]

Mayor updates community on priorities downtown

Downtown Salt Lake is growing and with that growth comes quality of life issues as the city balances new residents, development and building vibrancy with a growing opioid crisis and homelessness. In a meeting with the Downtown Community Council Wednesday evening, Mayor Jackie Biskupski attempted to address downtown residences concerns as she and her staff […]

Construction starts on last gap in Jordan River Parkway trail

Nearly a year since funding was secured, construction is officially underway on the North Temple Jordan River Trail connection, a trail bridge that will connect North Temple to 200 South. The trail bridge will close the remaining gap in Salt Lake City of the Jordan River Parkway Trail and will span three active freight rail […]

Westside residents launch campaign to restore North Temple

Several city leaders and residents from Salt Lake City’s west side are taking the proactive approach in making their neighborhood safer and welcoming.  The group recently launched the Restore North Temple, a collaborative project that aims to guide development, unite communities and improve safety along the North Temple Corridor from 600 West to Redwood Road. “Restore North Temple is not just for residents,” said Jade […]

Developers present scaled-down project to Sugar House residents

Boulder Ventures is hoping that the “third time’s the charm.”  On Thursday developers presented the third rendition for their proposed Sugarmont Apartments to the Sugar House Community Council. The original design, proposed for the northeast corner of the intersection of Sugarmont Drive and McClelland Street, included plans for a 10 story, 492 unit building and 759 stall parking garage. […]

Planning Commission Reviews Proposed Changes to TSA Zoning

Salt Lake’s unprecedented growth has revealed some holes in the zoning for larger multi-family developments on mass transit corridors.  To address this, the Salt Lake City Council voted to update the TSA (Transit Station Area) zoning in June.  Even before Council’s June vote, employees of the Salt Lake City Planning Division were already actively looking at ways to improve the […]

New arena means Fairpark will continue to call westside home

After years of uncertainty, the Utah State Fairpark appears to be staying put in it’s west Salt Lake location.  The Legislature approved an additional $10 million needed to fund construction of a $17 million, 10,000 seat arena at the Fairpark on North Temple and 1000 West. The new arena is welcomed news for the residents of […]

Flashback Friday: The Newhouse Tower that almost was

When construction of the 24-story office tower, 111 Main, finishes later this year, Salt Lake will have one of its new tallest skyscrapers.  But, Salt Lake’s skyline would have had another building amongst its tallest had a proposed tower by Samuel Newhouse, the man responsible for the Boston and Newhouse buildings as well as much of the historic Exchange […]

SLCC Breaks Ground on Westpointe Center Expansion

Construction efforts for the SLC International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program are well underway, but soon there will be another set of cranes in the area.  Last week, Salt Lake Community College and state officials officially broke ground on SLCC’s new Westpointe Center expansion, located between the airport and I-215 at 2150 W. Dauntless Avenue. “We’ve been working on this […]