Rich Moore

Townhome development is stirring up Highland

DESERET NEWS – HIGHLAND — Developers say that a townhome project is getting the runaround from elected officials. After the Planning Commission approved the 162-unit project in December, the Highland City Council filed an appeal against the commission, arguing it did not have the authority to green-light the project. Now, both the council and developers… Read more »

Potential urban farming opportunities

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – Salt Lake County wants to put dozens of future parks and unused government properties to use by opening them to community gardening, commercial farming and biofuel production. The so-called urban-farming effort targets more than 30 properties that will be put up for lease to residents interested in uprooting weeds and… Read more »

LDS Church buys lot near viaduct on North Temple

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – Calling it an investment opportunity, the LDS Church has bought a 3.76-acre lot on the northeast corner of 400 West and North Temple in Salt Lake City. A Gastronomy subsidiary, known as SLH NET, sold the land in a deal finalized last month. Terms were not disclosed. “The land was… Read more »

Officials: Vision Dixie on track

THE SPECTRUM – ST. GEORGE – Despite fears to the contrary, a collection of Washington County mayors and other government officials told an audience at the Washington County Economic Summit Wednesday the Vision Dixie program is still alive and well. Established in 2007, Vision Dixie is an effort among the communities of Washington County to… Read more »

Draper rezones for high density on parcel

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – The Draper City Council voted 4-1 last week to rezone 7½ acres in South Mountain from medium to high density residential despite a unanimous recommendation against the change from the city’s Planning Commission. The new density designation (from three units per acre to up to 20 units per acre) for… Read more »

City plans for new resort zone put on hold

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – Cottonwood Heights » A controversial proposed city ordinance that might allow more and taller residences in the 47-acre Tavaci development near Big Cottonwood Canyon has been delayed — at least for now. In an effort to garner more public input, city leaders have created a committee of 13 residents to… Read more »

Portland Streetcar Tour

The official line for the streetcar tour: This delegation is composed of officials, transit planners, developers and businesses that all have significant roles in shaping Salt Lake City’s new streetcar redevelopment efforts.  They are interested in riding the line, talking with developers and experts about Portland’s experiences and stories. They have also asked to meet with… Read more »

Utah outlook on housing is improving

DESERET NEWS – The Wasatch Front housing market has been on a historic roller coaster ride for the better part of the past decade, reaching its pinnacle just over two years ago. A new report indicates that wild market ride may finally be “pulling into the station” this year, offering some hope to wearied consumers,… Read more »

Becker focuses on ‘livability’

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – Heartened and inspired by people’s pluck, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, at the midway point in his first term, says Utah’s capital is on the federal government’s radar as “a place to watch, a model for progress, quality growth, and livability among American cities.” But he isn’t satisfied. Becker… Read more »