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New mixed-use workforce development to be built near U.S. 40 and Silver Summit

The application for a major commercial and residential development near the intersection of Silver Creek Drive and U.S. 40 shows a shopping center with restaurants and a grocery store, along with condominiums and an amphitheater.

Summit County’s newest proposed mixed-use development would be located at the Silver Summit roundabout, where Silver Creek drive and Old Highway 40 intersect. The development would be comprised of two sites: 15 acres at the corner of the Home Depot roundabout and about 4 acres at the junction of Promontory Road and Silver Creek Drive, according to the application Marketplace at Silver Creek LLC submitted to the Planning Department...

Marketplace Commons would include 178 residential units and 98,000 square feet of potential restaurant, retail, office and live/work spaces. The area would be anchored by a 62,000-square-foot grocery store that could be built in two phases.

The developers are proposing a brew pub, micro hotel, retail complex and drug store, according to Henry Sigg, a principal with Marketplace at Silver Creek LLC. A parking garage with up to 500 spaces, as well as a natural amphitheater and stage area, are also proposed at the site.

“The timing is so perfect for this,” Sigg said. “Another market in that location will ease a lot of pressure and provide a lot of need, and create a tremendous sense of community gathering at this location in relation to the new preserve site and retail uses we are proposing there.”

A rendering shows what the Marketplace Commons development would look like for the corner near the intersection of Silver Creek Drive and U.S. 40. The plans show the project would include a grocery store, micro hotel and amphitheater. Courtesy of Marketplace at Silver Creek Center LLC


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Downtown Update - Block 67

Downtown Salt Lake City to get a $15 million underground parking garage

By Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribunehttps://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/12/...city-approves/

Salt Lake City has approved a way to pump $15 million into building a huge subterranean parking garage for Block 67, an upcoming ambitious residential and hotel project on the western edge of the city’s downtown.

The agreement, backed Tuesday by the City Council in its role overseeing the city’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA), clears a major hurdle for what is to be known as The West Quarter, a 6.45-acre development bounded by 100 South and 200 South from 200 West to 300 West.

(Rendering by The Ritchie Group) A rendering of The Ritchie Group's proposed Block 67 development in Salt Lake City, as though looking north along 300 West...

Developers with Salt Lake City-based The Ritchie Group and Garn Development Co. in Layton plan to build more than 650 dwellings, two hotels, an office tower, retail shops, a tree-lined street cut through the block and an underground parking garage with more than 1,200 stalls.

With its four towers and extensive amenities, to be built in two phases, The West Quarter project will push the center of the city’s urban core west, with more robust pedestrian connections between the existing downtown and The Gateway and Vivint Smart Home Arena farther west.

“It really is a good project,” Councilman Charlie Luke said Tuesday. “It really is going to do a lot for the city and especially for that part of the city in terms of redevelopment."...

...Ryan Ritchie, a principal in The Ritchie Group, has said the underground parking garage is integral to the project’s overall financial success...The loan agreement sets up a legal mechanism for the city to give the developers the $15 million in state money for the parking garage, then lets the developers pay it back over time as their project generates additional tax money. Salt Lake City’s RDA will, in turn, pass those payments back to the county...

Additional Renderings of Block 67 - Subterranean garage to serve both Phases I and Phase II

Originally Posted by scottharding View Post
December 10th - There was a backhoe at Block 67 today, ripping up concrete and demolishing the parking lot gate booths.

Originally Posted by meman View Post
December 5th - Construction fencing is going up around the West Quarter site today!!

Looks like another big project is imminent!!
Jacobsen is partnering with The Ritchie Group and Garn Development to build Phase I of The Block 67 Project. The West Quarter, a multi-use development that will help define the emerging sports and entertainment district in downtown Salt Lake City. The project — adjacent to Vivint Smart Home Arena — will feature more than 650 residential units, a mid-block street with access to 200 South and 300 West, and a subterranean parking garage. The scope of work also includes more than 100,000 square feet of retail space, 430,000 square feet of office space and a 271-room hotel.

Phase I, The West Quarter


Rendering depicting Phase II of the Block 67 Project



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Downtown Update - Salt Lake City approves deal to give Utah Theater to developers, in exchange for affordable housing

Tony Semarad - The Salt Lake Tribune - https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/12/...ty-gives-utah/

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The aging Utah Theater on Main Street shows its wear on December 3, 2019. Faced with prohibitive costs of renovating 101-year-old venue, city officials have opted for plans to redevelop the site with a mixed-use skyscraper at least 30 stories high, with affordable housing, a public green space, parking structure and reuse of key elements from the historic theater.

A divided Salt Lake City Council voted Tuesday to approve a deal to let developers assume ownership of the dilapidated Utah Theater and demolish it to make way for a new downtown skyscraper. The price tag? Zero dollars.
In their role governing the city’s Redevelopment Agency, council members were split 5-2 over the deal, with Ana Valdemoros and Andrew Johnston opposing Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s request to write down the site’s recently appraised value from $4 million to zero before selling it to two co-developers, Hines and LaSalle. That land discount is being offered in exchange for 30 of the proposed residential skyscrapers’s 300 apartments being set aside as affordable for those making roughly 60% to 80% of the city’s average income. The skyscraper project, estimated to cost $100 million or more, would also create a new midblock walkway at that spot on Main Street and potentially, a new downtown park, which has long been a city priority.
The deal approved Tuesday also requires Hines and LaSalle to reuse and prominently display historic elements from the 101-year-old theater, including a portion of its stage, interior sculptures and a unique Tiffany skylight. Those public benefits, a majority of council members said, justify discounting the price for the theater, which the city bought for $5.5 million in 2010...

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It does appear that the Utah Theater is going away and I would expect that Hines would like to start work on the Pantages Tower as quickly as possible, probably shortly after they complete the renovations and upgrades to the Kearns Building (3 months or so).

I think LaSalle has had their tenants on shorter leases in anticipation of action as well. This would allow the project to move quickly.


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Utah Ranks Among The Fastest Growing States In The Nation. Here’s Why.

Editor's Pick - December 10, 2019 - Brenda Richardson, Senior Contributor Real Estate

Townhomes in Daybreak Communities in South Jordan, UtahJONATHAN ALSBROOK

Utah’s economy is booming thanks to a combination of strong employment growth, a vibrant tech industry and collaboration between business, labor and government.

The Beehive State ranks among the fastest-growing states in the nation, with a 1.9 percent growth in population from 2017 to 2018 and is the youngest state in the nation with a median age of 30.5 years.

Despite falling fertility rates, Utah continues to have the largest household size in the nation at 3.19. Ninety-one percent of the population in Utah lives in an urban setting and the population continues to diversify racially and ethnically.

Following the release of the July 2019 employment numbers for the state of Utah, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows Utah is ranked No. 1 for total job growth in the nation at 3.6%. In addition, Utah is ranked No. 1 for private sector job growth at 4%. For unemployment, Utah is ranked No. 5 at 2.8%, tied with Hawaii.

In 1997, the nonprofit Envision Utah launched an unprecedented public effort aimed at keeping Utah beautiful, prosperous, healthy and neighborly for future generations. The initiative brought together residents, elected officials, developers, conservationists, business leaders and other interested parties to make informed decisions about how the state should grow. Housing was one of the cornerstones of that vision.

Utah’s population had been growing slowly through the 1970s and early 1990s, said Robert Grow, president and CEO of Envision Utah. “We began to grow very rapidly as our economy really started to take off. We had new industry clusters, including high-tech, that were growing. And because of that, the state and the public became very focused on growth in the ’90s.”

Utah’s labor market includes approximately 1.6 million people, most of them concentrated along the Wasatch Front, a chain of contiguous cities and towns stretched along the Wasatch mountain range.

The state’s unemployment rate in October stood at a very low 2.5%. The Utah economy includes 1.5 million jobs, with 84% of these in the private sector. The pace of Utah job growth (2.8%) was significantly higher than the national average (1.7%) and every county but two–Duchesne and Millard–registered employment gains from February 2018 to February 2019.

The first major effort to bring the public and leaders of Utah together was from 1997 to 1999. To understand residents’ hopes for the future, Envision Utah conducted public values research, held over 200 workshops, and listened to more than 20,000 residents between 1997 and 1999. Grow was the founding chairman of Envision Utah, and from that initiative came a vision called the Quality Growth Strategy.

The strategy engages not only a broad range of stakeholders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors but also the general public.

“We renewed that vision at a much larger scale for the entire state with our governor in the lead starting in 2013 through 2017, and that vision is called Your Utah, Your Future, said Grow. “It has specific goals about housing and strategies, which are being implemented today. We didn’t wake up one morning and say we don’t want to be San Francisco, we don’t want to be San Diego. We’ve actually been working on this issue for more than 20 years to try and make certain that we do have affordable housing in the region for everyone.”

Grow said Utah’s growth rate was stagnant through the 1970s to early 1990s, and then the state began to grow rapidly as its economy took off. “We had new industry clusters, including high-tech that were growing,” he said.

The University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City.ASSOCIATED PRESS

Utah’s thriving tech sector is driving much of the state’s success, helped by its deep talent pool and relative affordability compared with other growing tech hubs. Proximity to other Western tech centers, the region’s large and growing talented workforce and lower real estate costs have spurred development of Silicon Slopes, the hub of Utah's startup and tech community, and the University of Utah Research Park, also known as Bionic Valley, a bioengineering epicenter on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

“The state and the public became very focused on growth in the 1990s,” said Grow, adding that “housing was one of the six major goals with housing affordability and availability and a set of goals and strategies to implement that.”

Probably the most significant impact of Envision Utah has been to help local cities and towns rethink the growth pattern. Grow said, “Utah started out with a bunch of settlements, and those grew into cities, and eventually they grew together along the Wasatch Front. Rethinking those urban patterns, sort of recapturing the depth of our path, where we had sort of discrete cities and towns, discrete neighborhoods, has been a major effort over the last 20 years.”

“We’ve been working hard on this issue for about two decades,” Grow added. “That sort of set the stage for a lot of the things that have happened.”

Utah’s home-building boom led the nation last year, adding homes and apartments at a rate nearly three times the national average. But economists say more is needed to reduce shortages and help lower current high prices that shut out many people from buying or renting.

“Affordability is still a serious issue, and it’s getting worse, although it looks like housing prices might be moderating a little bit,” said Grow.

Approximately 3 million people live in Utah. By 2050, the population is forecast to nearly double to 5.4 million. Grow noted that Utah has been one of the few places in the country where over 20 years the state undertook a significant effort to make certain there were jobs for everybody and that incomes were growing.

“The standard growth issues that were going on here when we set out to find answers as a region in 1997 are still challenges today,” said Grow.

He added, “Our first approach to housing has been a major effort here to make sure that the economy was functioning in an equitable way so that those who were in lower incomes could move to higher income levels and that people were not left in intergenerational poverty. That’s been one of the major efforts of the region overall with respect to housing is to help people who are already here and immigrants and refugees rapidly move up in this economy,’ said Grow, adding: “Some people have the perception that Utah is sort of a backwater when it comes to equity and immigration, and that’s not true.”

The original set of concerns — affordability, air pollution, teacher shortages — has not changed much because Utah has been a rapidly growing region.

“The challenges then were we had new EPA air quality standards we needed to meet,” Grow said. “The traffic and congestion were getting worse. The cost of living here was going up including the cost we all share of creating new infrastructure as we were growing. Housing prices were rising. The city had some distortions in the way the real estate market was working based on how it divided up sales tax.”

“There’s not a growing region in America that’s not currently having some housing challenges,” said Grow, adding that “we’re not any different except that we started working aggressively on this issue a couple of decades ago and are making significant progress.”

He said Utah has major goals and strategies it has been implementing over the last 20 years.

For example, the state has been working to address air quality issues. Utah’s air is clean much of the year, but in many parts of the state, pollutants regularly exceed healthy air standards during the winter and also at times during the summer.

“We have a beautiful mountain range to collect the water, but it also stops the air from moving out of the valley in the wintertime,” said Grow, adding that “we have just gotten in compliance after three years.”

Utah’s unemployment remains at a near record low in Salt Lake City. Grow said, “We have the lowest unemployment in the country, and because of that people are coming here. People are staying here because there are good jobs. So keeping up with that housing market has been a challenge. We’ve been building more housing units in Utah than we’ve ever built before. But there are a number of things going on right now to help with that housing. One is the mix of housing has been changing, so we have a lot more multifamily opportunities. Another thing that has happened is our largest home builder, Ivory Homes, is working with the universities and is offering a major financial award and competition every year on how we can improve housing in the state. And Ivory Homes actually has a special program now to help school teachers, first responders and others find housing in the community.”

A Utah Transit Authority TRAX train passes under the sky bridge at the City Creek Center shopping ... [+]GETTY IMAGES

One of the biggest changes in the region is housing near a transit system. Grow said, “Since 2010, 43% of all new multifamily units built in the Wasatch Front have been built within half a mile of a rail station, which is about a thousand steps. So that means we’re building lots of housing which is transit-oriented development where people can have housing right near the station and be able to use the transit system and avoid using a car and lower the cost. Thirty-seven percent of new office buildings are around the transit system. We have sort of a sea change in urban development because we have this fabulous transit system.”

“One of the things that came out in the quality growth strategy was civic will to build a really good public transportation system. And so we built public rail faster than anywhere in America over the last 15 to 20 years. We have a very good mixture of transit systems here. We have a major backbone of commuter rail system that’s 92 miles long that runs up and down the Wasatch Front. And then we have all these light rail lines that go off of it. We have bus rapid transit, we have street cars. People who come to Utah are shocked to see this fabulous transit system in what is viewed as a Western conservative state.”

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