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Salt Lake City, Downtown Booming, Brushes off Conservative Image

Dynamic neighborhoods and high-rise living play against stereotypes of Utah’s capital By Patrick Sisson  Mar 20, 2018, 1:00pm EDT Milagro Apartments under construction in downtown Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance It’s a proven formula for real estate success: Combine a thriving tech scene and downtown development with enviable access to nature, and residential property will boom. From San Francisco and Seattle to Portland and Denver, proximity to both an outdoor lifestyle and a high-tech economy have helped Western cities boom. Grappling with housing affordability and gridlock, many have even become victims of their own success. For those unfamiliar … Read More

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National Land Use Expert Panel Descends on Salt Lake City for Analysis of Factors Impacting Housing Affordability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 Media contacts: Amanda Holty, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City amanda.holty@slcgov.com, 801 535 7181 Maryann Alston, ULI Utah maryann.alston@uli.org, 801 792 1419 SALT LAKE CITY — This week, Salt Lake City is the site of an intensive land use analysis of how zoning rules and development review processes impact development of affordable housing. From March 19-22, experts in planning, economic development, housing, and community revitalization from across the nation will be in Salt Lake City to take stock of the regulatory and process barriers … Read More

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Now Hiring! ULI Utah Manager Position

ULI Utah Manager Maryann Alston has made the difficult decision to move on to other adventures. While her tenure as the Utah District Council’s was short, it was impactful. Her enthusiasm, positive attitude and willingness to jump in and get the job done will be missed. We wish her well! This means that ULI Utah is again in need of a manager. As you’d expect, we’re looking to fill the position with someone with knowledge of and experience in the real estate, planning and development fields. Contact ULI Utah Chair … Read More

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ULI Utah Walkable Wednesday | University Place

Walkable Wednesday, March 21st Speakers: Mack Woodbury – Director of Underwriting & Due Diligence Location: Meet at outside MidiCi Pizza 541 East University Parkway, Orem, UT 84097 Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $0.00  (Buy your own dinner as a group after.) We will tour the University Place property and discuss how it got where it is and its future. After the tour all who would like to go to dinner together can at one of the over 30 food options.   Woodbury Corporation developed University Mall in the early 1970s, and … Read More

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Building Salt Lake dives deeper into our January Program featuring Sandy City’s Development Surge

Our January 2018 Breakfast Program featured Reid Ewing, PhD, University of Utah Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, Nick Duerksen, Sandy City Economic Development, and Quinn Dietlein, VP of Coporate Development with Hale Centre Theatre. Take a look at Building Salt Lake’s review of what was discussed: Sandy’s Cairns continues to boom  

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ULI 10-Minute Walk Campaign

Parks for Everyone: ULI Gets Behind the 10-Minute Walk Campaign Parks are essential to the physical, social, environmental, and economic health of people and communities. Parks help expand the economy by attracting homebuyers, tourists, and highly talented workers. They protect the environment, provide space for the enjoyment of arts and nature, and make people healthier, happier, and more connected. Unfortunately, despite these known benefits, research shows that one in three Americans—more than 100 million people—do not have a park within a ten-minute walk of their home. That’s why ULI is … Read More

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