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HLC gives initial approval for proposed Union Pacific Hotel

Posted 11.06.18 by Isaac Riddle

The owners of The Gateway, a mixed-use entertainment district in downtown Salt Lake, are one step closer to converting the historic Union Pacific Depot into a hotel.  On Thursday, November 1, the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) approved with conditions a the new construction request with major additions and demolition of noncontributing structures.

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Preliminary construction work begins for the Quattro

Posted 10.17.18 by Isaac Riddle

Another underutilized corner of Salt Lake City’s 400 South Corridor is about to drastically change.  Crews have demolished the one-story former Rent-a-Center and Papa Johns buildings to make way for the Quattro, a proposed seven-story, 95-unit mixed-use development at the northeast corner of the 400 East and 400 South intersection.

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Developers seek commission feedback for The Exchange

Posted 09.26.18 by Isaac Riddle

Local developers, Giv Group plan to build The Exchange, a large mixed-use, mixed-income development at the 300 East block of 400 South but before construction can begin they’ll need to clear a Conditional and Building Site Design Review with the Salt Lake City Planning Commission.

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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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In Pictures: Downtown’s westside is rising

Posted 04.18.18 by Isaac Riddle

The construction of several apartment buildings and a hotel is making progress in downtown Salt Lake City’s westside.  These projects are all within a block of 200 West and 200 South and will bring an additional 269 apartments, 262 hotel rooms, and a small amount of additional retail space to this area.  The projects include the AC Marriott and Marriott TownePlace Suites hotels and the Milagro Apartments and the Pierpont Apartments.

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Large downtown project is nearing completion

Posted 02.12.18 by Isaac Riddle

For years the 200 West block of 200 South was a dead zone, dominated by surface parking, a storage facility and several vacant buildings.  Over the next few years, both the north and south side of the block will be revitalized with the first phase opening this spring.

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Council approves loans for two affordable housing projects

Posted 01.19.18 by Isaac Riddle

Developers of two proposed affordable housing projects are moving forward with their projects after securing financial help from the city.  On Tuesday the Salt Lake City Council unanimously approved two Housing Trust Fund loan requests for the proposed Violin School Commons and First Step House affordable housing developments.

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Top Development Stories of 2017

Posted 01.02.18 by Isaac Riddle

It has been a busy year for urban development in Salt Lake City and as the city grew in 2017, so has Building Salt Lake.  In 2017, Building Salt Lake’s audience has increased by nearly 30 percent.  While the city grew by over 2,000 multifamily units during the same time period.

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Commission forwards positive recommendation for taller downtown tower

Posted 12.18.17 by Isaac Riddle

It is now up to the Salt Lake City Council to decide if more height is appropriate for the Convention Center neighborhood in downtown.  On Wednesday the Salt Lake City Planning Commission voted to forward a favorable recommendation for a zoning text amendment that would expand a height overlay to include the northwest corner of the 200 West and 200 South intersections.

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In Pictures: Downtown growth continues

Posted 11.01.17 by Isaac Riddle

As Salt Lake urbanists wait to hear about new details or groundbreaking dates for larger projects like the proposed convention center hotel, the Regent Street Hotel and other anticipated office and mixed-use projects, construction is still steady in downtown Salt Lake City, especially in and around 200 South.

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Northwest Pipeline project heading to planning

Posted 09.13.17 by Isaac Riddle

After nearly two years since Salt Lake City officials announced their selection of Cowboy Partners and Form Development to redevelop the site of the former Public Safety Building, the developers are moving closer to breaking ground.  

The proposed mixed-use project, Violin School Commons, at the northeast corner of the 200 South and 300 East intersection, will bring a mix of retail, affordable and market rates residential units to a long vacant area on the eastern edge of downtown Salt Lake.

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Developers preparing for Planning Commission for large downtown project

Posted 09.06.17 by Isaac Riddle

As has become the new norm in preparation for a public hearing with the Salt Lake City Planning Commission, developers The Richie Group sought feedback from the commission in a work session with the body during their August 24th commission meeting.

During the work session, planning commission members focused their questions on street-level engagement and ground floor uses.

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The 4th West is officially open

Posted 08.08.17 by Isaac Riddle

One of Salt Lake City’s largest residential developments, if not the largest in the city’s history, is officially opened to tenants.  On Thursday, representatives from Salt Development held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the 4th West Apartments on the 200 North block of 400 West...

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In Pictures: Downtown adjacent development nearing completion

Posted 06.26.17 by Isaac Riddle

Downtown is experiencing unprecedented residential growth, but the city’s current building boom started in the downtown adjacent neighborhoods like Central City.  There are two large residential projects underway just outside of the downtown core that are nearly finished, the 600 Lofts at the intersection of 600 South and State Street and The Bonneville apartments on the 200 South block of 500 East.

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In Pictures: Hardware Village is creating a new residential node downtown

Posted 03.13.17 by Isaac Riddle

The Hardware Village development is large.  With over 900 residential units underway, almost one out of every five units currently under construction in the city is part of Hardware Village.  The project consists of three residential buildings, the 4th West Apartments, the East and West Village and a proposed commercial building.

The project, just a block north of the Gateway on 400 West, takes up two city blocks from North Temple to 300 North and 400 to 500 West...

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Despite construction boom rents in Salt Lake continue to climb

Posted 03.02.17 by Isaac Riddle

Rents both locally and nationally continued to climb in February, but rents last year grew at a smaller rate than in 2014 and 2015.  According to a monthly rent report by Apartment List, an online rental marketplace, nationally rents rose by 2.4 percent in February this year compared to February 2016.   Salt Lake saw a similar increase with rents rising 2.1 percent during the same time period.

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Artspace opens new development in the Depot District

Posted 01.12.17 by Isaac Riddle

The first phase of the Station Center development area is officially open.  City officials joined representatives from Artspace to for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Macaroni Flats a mixed-use development on the 200 South block of 500 West.

“This was not an easy project,” said Artspace President Jessica Norie...

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Five projects to watch in 2017

Posted 01.04.17 by Isaac Riddle

If the construction cranes weren’t indication enough, 2016 was a big year in Salt Lake City development.  The Eccles Theater and 111 Main buildings opened bringing more energy to Main Street with hundreds of new workers and patrons to downtown.  By the year’s end, over 3,800 residential units were under construction in the capital city. But 2017 could be an even busier year for urban growth...

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