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City Creek’s impact on downtown growth by the numbers

Posted 03.20.17 by Isaac Riddle

When the LDS Church first announced plans a decade ago to redevelopment the flagging ZCMI Center and Crossroads Malls, the economy was booming and developers were beginning to take a new interest in downtown Salt Lake.  But a year into construction, the housing bubble burst and the country entered into the Great Recession, the biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression eight decades earlier...


Tags: Infill Development

Life on State Survey

Posted 03.14.17 by Justin Banks

Help us better understand what is important to people who live, work, and travel on State Street. Take our short survey below, which includes 14 questions and should only take 5-10 minutes.


Tags: Construction Updates

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...


Tags: Infill Development

New reports show healthy Salt Lake economy but gaps remain

Posted 03.08.17 by Isaac Riddle

Utah’s economy is booming and the state is experiencing unprecedented growth in tourism and multifamily development.  Two reports released this month, by the Brookings Institute and the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, show that Utah leads in several categories but some disparities continue that could impact the state’s future ability to compete.

According to the 2017 Economic Report to the Governor by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute...


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HLC approves revised South Temple project

Posted 03.07.17 by Isaac Riddle

What a difference a year can make.  On Thursday representatives of Garbett Home’s received unanimous approval with conditions from the Historic Landmark Commission for the Hardison Apartments at the southwest corner of the 500 East and South Temple intersection.  The hearing was the developer’s fifth visit to the HLC to discuss the Hardison project since December 2015

But unlike a year ago...


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