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Job growth and mitigation driving housing crisis

Posted 09.05.18 by Isaac Riddle

The Wasatch Front’s strong economy is attracting both Millennial migrants and out-of-state developers that are contributing to both the building boom and the housing shortage according to a new report by, Yardi Matrix.

Last week, the real-estate analytics firm released its Salt Lake City’s Viable Growth Multifamily Report Summer 2018 and found that the region continues to add more new jobs than new housing units and that the migration of young professionals to the region is keeping rental vacancy rates low, despite the region’s unprecedented growth in multifamily housing.


Tags: Infill Development

Commission relaxes public art requirement for senior housing project

Posted 08.24.18 by Isaac Riddle

Local nonprofit, Centro Civico returned again to the Salt Lake City Planning Commission for approval of several new design elements of its proposed senior housing development.  And for the second time, in less than a year the commission approved with conditions their proposed design.


Tags: Infill Development

Historic Union Pacific Depot to become luxury hotel

Posted 08.22.18 by Isaac Riddle

Vestar, the owner of The Gateway, is ready to move forward with the next step in the former mall’s evolution to a lifestyle, arts and entertainment center.  The Arizona-based company has submitted planning documents for their proposed Union Pacific Hotel, an eight-story hotel that will wrap around the west face of the historic Union Pacific Depot.


Public to vote on bond to fund road reconstruction

Posted 08.17.18 by Isaac Riddle

Faced with a growing population and aging roads, on Tuesday the Salt Lake City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to place an $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond on the upcoming General Election ballot.  With more bad roads than good, Salt Lake City residents will be able to vote in November on whether to approve the bond, which would raise property taxes by fewer than $5 on an average-valued home in order to reconstruct the city’s worst streets and roads.


Tags: Construction Updates

In Pictures: Housing boom continues in downtown’s westside

Locations: AC Hotel, Hardware Village, Milagro Apartments, Pierpont Apartments

Posted 08.09.18 by Isaac Riddle

The air maybe smokey but construction continues at a rapid pace on several large apartment projects in downtown Salt Lake City’s western edge.  There are nearly 1,000 residential units are under construction in the area with another 400 actively proposed.


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