Mass timber coming to SLC – Chicago-area company considering large studio project at the U, Project Open phase 3 announcement later this month

In a city increasingly marked by concrete podium and wood-frame buildings, a new construction technique is coming to town that may help change the landscape. Mass timber is cheaper and less environmentally harmful than concrete and steel. Carbon dioxide emissions from the building industry account for about 40 percent of global CO2 release.  Mass timber […]

In pictures: Downtown SLC construction bubbles along despite Covid

No one would say that energy levels are high in Downtown Salt Lake City these days. But there’s an unmistakable hum and a tap-tap-tap in the air, as construction projects large and small continue apace. We counted 1873 units under construction Downtown between 500 East and 600 West, North Temple and 500 South. Paperbox Lofts […]

In Pictures: More affordable housing is underway near downtown

While Salt Lake City officials debate over the best way to increase the city’s stock of affordable housing, three downtown adjacent developments are underway that will increase the number of units reserved for residents earning less than the Area Median Income (AMI).  Each of the three projects, the Bodhi Apartments, Moda Granary Place and Public […]

Mixed-use project underway in South Salt Lake

A sizable mixed-use residential project is underway in downtown South Salt Lake that will bring both market rate and affordable housing units to an area the city is actively trying to develop.  The project, Hi-Grade Apartments will bring 100 residential units, 76 of which will be affordable, to the 2100 South block of West Temple. The […]