ADUs are being added in basements, behind homes, above garages

Since officials approved the latest rules allowing accessory dwelling units, homeowners from across Salt Lake City have shown a willingness to add these forms of housing. Dozens of units have been tucked into backyards, above garages and within homes. On Wednesday night, the Planning Commission approved three more ADUs. Which should be no surprise: The […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Central 9th popularity evident with new construction boom

The Central 9th neighborhood started as a carve-out of a much larger district, a hamlet whose urban zoning and transit access gave it a distinct feel within its boundaries. The area closest to the neighborhood center has long since found the attention of developers who began or are in the process of filling out the […]

New ‘luxury’ student housing in the works near Trolley Square

A firm that’s been active in the Salt Lake City market in 2021 is planning to transform an office building near Trolley Square into luxury student housing for students at the University of Utah. What’s noteworthy about the project is that it would add dozens of four-bedroom units, a relative rarity in the building boom. […]

Coachman’s redevelopment not ready for primetime, Planning Commission says

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission effectively rejected an attempt by the owner of the now-shuttered Coachman’s diner to build a mixed-use development with for-sale housing in one gargantuan building on State Street. Mike Nikols, a member of the family who owns the land once home to Coachman’s at 1301 S. State, hoped to near […]

The Granary District is shedding industrial uses for new housing and office space

Since its designation as a tax-friendly zone for investors, it’s only been a matter of time before projects start to stack up in Salt Lake City’s Granary District. It appears the time has come. A number of projects are in the queue for development, many of the retrofits of existing industrial buildings, in the area […]