1 of 14 View 14 Items Laura Seitz, Deseret News Lauren Boyack, left, Doug Hofeling and Maxwell Christen, of Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs, look at photographs of the food and beverage component for the first phase of the $3.6 billion remodel of the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Related Links Delta CEO touts service improvements on the horizon as Salt Lake airport expands Decade-old tunnel sees daylight as interior of Salt Lake airport rebuild takes shape SALT LAKE CITY — Travelers and visitors to the revamped Salt Lake City International Airport will find a host of new and familiar dining options when the first phase of the project officially opens late next year. Officials Wednesday announced the roster of food and beverage purveyors that will fill the spaces of the new concourses at the overhauled airport. Among the array of 23 concepts will be local favorites including Blue Lemon, Bruges Belgian … [Read more...] about Salt Lake City announces new food options for revamped airport
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A looming boundary dispute between Millcreek and Salt Lake City over Brickyard Plaza shopping center is on hold after leaders agreed to negotiate instead of taking the fight to Capitol Hill. Rep. Val Potter, R-North Logan, confirmed Wednesday that he has agreed to abandon HB262, which would have altered state laws on annexation to give Millcreek a chance to absorb the 23-acre retail center without Salt Lake City’s consent. Potter said he met with leaders from both cities last week and they emerged “positive and upbeat” about prospects for resolving the issue, eliminating the need for his legislation. “Between them, they’ve got a plan to talk and move forward,” he said. “I want them to work it out.” Officials in Millcreek, which incorporated in 2017, requested in May that Salt Lake City consider letting them annex the shopping center, which is an island on the capital city’s southern border surrounded on all but one small … [Read more...] about Millcreek and Salt Lake City restart negotiations over Brickyard Plaza as threatened legislation is put on hold
Inside a chilly warehouse on Salt Lake City’s west side, work is underway on what might be called the bleeding edge of less-conventional affordable housing. Owner Rod Newman and his company Eco Box Fabricators are running a housing laboratory, aimed at conquering the challenges of building a multistory apartment complex out of shipping containers, those steel boxes used to carry goods worldwide. And after many months of work, the longtime Utah real estate executive believes Eco Box is ready. Newman said he submitted a proposal Friday to build an 83-unit apartment tower out of modified containers at 543 S. 500 West, in a project to be called Box 500 Apartments. At six stories, the residential building would be among the tallest constructed in North America or Europe using the metal boxes. “Legos,” Newman said recently, likening some of his building techniques to using the plastic toy building blocks. “I mean, it’s more complicated and detailed than … [Read more...] about Shipping containers turned into an affordable apartment building? A Salt Lake City company plans to make it happen, but obstacles remain.
Salt Lake City has agreed to help provide millions of dollars in tax money for an underground parking garage as part a massive development of apartment towers, hotels and and office space on downtown’s Block 67, just west of the Salt Palace Convention Center. And the prospect of that public cash has also been a key factor in delicate negotiations aimed at ensuring that what’s left of an old ethnic neighborhood known as Japantown gets a future place in the project’s design. The initial idea, city officials say, was to funnel up to $15 million in state transportation money through Salt Lake County to developers at The Ritchie Group. And then Salt Lake City would pay the county back with future tax revenues from the project and surrounding properties. But that scenario has hit a major obstacle. The same mechanism the city was exploring to fund the underground parking structure — creating a new taxing district — now appears to conflict with a similar … [Read more...] about Plan for Salt Lake City to pay for the parking garage at a huge downtown development hits a snag
The Associated Press Published 6:19 PM EST Jan 13, 2019 MURRAY, Utah – Two people were wounded in a shooting just outside a popular Utah mall Sunday where hundreds of scared shoppers hunkered down until police arrived to evacuate the building. Two people in their early 20s were shot at about 1:30 p.m. near the southeast entrance to the Fashion Place mall in Murray, a suburb south of Salt Lake City, said Murray Police Officer Kenny Bass. The man was in critical condition while the woman was in serious. Both were treated at a hospital. Police were looking for three people suspected in the shooting, Bass said. He said the shooting may be gang related. Shoppers were escorted by police out of the mall holding their hands in the air. The mall is a highly visited shopping center in the heart of the Salt Lake City metro area that include with stores such as Crate and Barrel, Macy’s and Nordstrom. Bass says no other victims or suspects were found inside the mall. Crate and … [Read more...] about Gunman opens fire at mall in Salt Lake City suburb, 2 hurt