Evictions: the dark side of Salt Lake City’s housing boom

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Aerial photos of various Salt Lake points of interest including the proposed inland port area. Salt Lake Tribune, downtown, capitol, North Salt Lake. Preston Lange had just embarked on the pilgrimage many a plucky young 20-somethings will make, heading out of his hometown to chase his dream and Read more about Evictions: the dark side of Salt Lake City’s housing boom[…]

The Salt Lake Valley sees a wave of new homebuilding, but prices are still rising

Riverton • Homebuilding has surged along the Wasatch Front, but those waves of new construction are doing little to make housing more affordable. Several reports indicate substantial increases in new home and apartment construction across Utah’s urban core and up into Summit and Wasatch counties over the first half of 2018, with thousands of new Read more about The Salt Lake Valley sees a wave of new homebuilding, but prices are still rising[…]

Ex-Salt Lake mayor says he’s dropping ’02 Olympics suit

SALT LAKE CITY — A former Salt Lake City mayor is dropping a lawsuit claiming the National Security Agency conducted “blanket” surveillance in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah. Rocky Anderson said in court documents Thursday that he’s been so stymied in his efforts to get information about the NSA’s operations Read more about Ex-Salt Lake mayor says he’s dropping ’02 Olympics suit[…]

Salt Lake officials OK plan for nearly 8,800 housing units

SALT LAKE CITY — Officials have approved a proposal for nearly 8,800 new houses and apartments southwest of Salt Lake City despite opposition from city leaders in the area. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Salt Lake County Council approved a zoning change Tuesday allowing the Olympia project to proceed. Project developers are planning for Read more about Salt Lake officials OK plan for nearly 8,800 housing units[…]

Facebook to build data center in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Facebook will build a nearly 1 million-square-foot data center in Utah that officials say will bring millions of dollars to the region. Gov. Gary Herbert and other state officials unveiled plans for the project Wednesday, after days of speculation about a mysterious company interested in a facility 40 miles (64 kilometers) Read more about Facebook to build data center in Utah[…]

Security Properties Acquires Elk Meadows Affordable Housing Community in Park City, Utah

PARK CITY, UT – Security Properties acquired Elk Meadows, a 96-unit multifamily affordable housing property in Park City, Utah. Elk Meadows is a garden-style community comprised of family units that are income restricted. The property was originally developed in 1993 utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) from the Utah Housing Corporation (UHC). A Regulatory Agreement Read more about Security Properties Acquires Elk Meadows Affordable Housing Community in Park City, Utah[…]

Study shows UT housing could soon be out of control, impacting economic growth

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – The Salt Lake Chamber commissioned a study on affordable housing, and it shows a dire situation if steps aren’t taken soon. While some industries are able to keep up, the employees in others are being priced out of certain areas. The full details of the study aren’t set to Read more about Study shows UT housing could soon be out of control, impacting economic growth[…]

Churches face obstacles under high Utah real estate costs

SALT LAKE CITY — Churches looking to expand are struggling to find affordable land under Utah’s high real estate prices. Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church in Salt Lake City is among the congregations facing obstacles caused by the high cost of land, The Salt Lake Tribune reported last week. The parish has overgrown Read more about Churches face obstacles under high Utah real estate costs[…]