Pioneer Park set to get more city funds. Didn’t they just do that?

Despite a widely-acknowledged need for more park space Downtown, the city is aiming more money at Pioneer Park, a square 10-acre postage stamp in a long-transitioning neighborhood in southwest Downtown. Pioneer Park has collected over $3M in impact fees and budget sweeteners in the last several years, and is looking for another $2M in Mayor […]

650 new federally-subsidized units in the pipeline thanks to new RDA loans

The Redevelopment Agency awarded their 2021 affordable housing funds to four projects that will bring nearly 650 new subsidized units to the city.  Of its $8 million in available low-interest loans, $2.7 million went unspent. That financing is reserved for “high-opportunity” areas of the city (basically the Avenues, Sugar House, around Liberty Park, the University […]

City council approves zoning change for market-rate boarding house in East Central over vociferous opposition

In a hotly-contested process opposed by a convergence of affordable housing advocates, neighborhood preservationists, and anti-gentrification activists, the City Council had little problem on Tuesday approving a zoning change and master plan amendment for a boarding-house co-housing development in a highly-desirable east Downtown neighborhood. The project, at 129 South 700 East on a 1.55 acre […]