‘Brilliant colorist’ thinks big and goes the distance

Painter, whose mural will adorn City Creek development, defies stereotypes. Painter David Meikle’s small basement studio is void of any natural light. Eschewing titles about art greats such as Caravaggio or J.M.W. Turner, his bookshelves instead hold volume after volume about aviation and sci-fi movie set illustration. You won’t find a John Coltrane or Mozart… Read more »

Utah’s grass-roots effort a model Ariz. can follow

…Although managing growth, not government reform, was the Utah initiative’s goal, the process did lead to change in how elected leaders work. In fact, the approach has become a model for problem-solving throughout the U.S. and even in some foreign countries. Envision Utah was created in 1997, and together with state government, it developed tools… Read more »

New condos aim to revive Sugar House pulse

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – Despite its pitted heart, Sugar House has grown a new limb — and this one is designed to support life. Oozing urban-living modernity and majestic views, the 29-unit Urbana on Eleventh condominium tower — a block north of the cratered retail hub — is just a few months from completion…. Read more »

Loyal history buffs hope plan for museum is gaining ground

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE –  Escalante » Even today it’s a rugged road from here southeast to where 19th-century Mormon pioneers spent a winter blasting into the canyon to descend to the Colorado River. Visitors without four-wheel drive are advised to forget about visiting the historic Hole in the Rock, 70 miles across a bumpy plain,… Read more »

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 »