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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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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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Commission approves extra height for downtown project

Posted 02.24.17 by Isaac Riddle

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission determined that 85 feet is an appropriate height for a proposed residential building in the Depot District in downtown’s west side.  On Wednesday, the commission unanimously approved a Conditional Building and Site Design Review (CBSDR) for the Pierpont Apartments, proposed for the intersection of Pierpont Avenue and 300 West.  The project was approved with the condition that the glass on the ground floor is clear to increase the transparency on the street level.


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Developer wants to build two office towers downtown

Posted 02.13.17 by Isaac Riddle

Downtown Salt Lake’s skyline appears to be extending a bit further south thanks to a proposed office development by Houston-based developers, Patrinely Group.  The developers want to build two ten-story office buildings and two seven-story parking structures on the 600 South block of Main Street.


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