About Isaac Riddle
Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.
Salt Lake City

2018 Multifamily Housing Report

January 22, 2019 Isaac Riddle

Salt Lake City is booming.  The city had 56 residential and mixed-use projects under construction in 2018 with another 42 projects in the permitting and planning stages. I’m hoping to turn over Building Salt Lake […]

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake and BSL need an urban advocate

December 19, 2018 Isaac Riddle

In June of 2014, I launched Building Salt Lake (originally SL City News) with the purpose of promoting smart growth, complete streets and community engagement.  Starting a news blog from the ground up isn’t easy and […]

Central City

Commission rejects large project

December 13, 2018 Isaac Riddle

Developer’s, Cottonwood Residential, plans to build to a large, block-long residential development in the Central City neighborhood failed to impress the Salt Lake City Planning Commission during a Wednesday’s commission meeting.  In a 6-to-2 vote, […]

Salt Lake City

Council delays transit vote to next year

December 12, 2018 Isaac Riddle

With a newly-adopted Transit Master Plan and an extra $25 million in revenue for next year, the Salt Lake City Council is almost ready to move forward with the first phase of proposed enhancements to the city’s […]


Commission approves large Westside project

December 7, 2018 Isaac Riddle

Another large residential project is coming to the growing residential cluster near North Temple and Redwood after the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved with conditions a Planned Development request from developers, Henderson Development, to build two […]


Commission approves shorter downtown building

November 16, 2018 Isaac Riddle

Usually, when a developer goes before the Salt Lake City Planning Commission for a height variance, they are requesting additional height.  But developers, CW Urban have argued that building up to the minimum height requirement […]

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