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 »

prudential federal savings and loan

“Therefore it is not a question of whether we are to build or not build, for build we must, it is our character. It is a question of how, not whether to build. Apart from all other considerations, we are told the most social of all nature’s creations and we indulge this proclivity through the… Read more »

gustavson residence

“In designing this crisply rhythmic house for his own family – a traditionally daunting chore – architect Gustavson states: ‘Designing a residence for my family was an exciting challenge. I wanted a residence that had privacy and yet an openness to the view and the interior landscaping of the site. The property, coupled with the… Read more »

harlan residence

Composite drawing showing site plan, floor plan, exterior elevations, and building section (GA Houses, March 1994, n. 41, p. 122) Designed in 1993 for client Willard Harlan, this Salt Lake City residence was designed by architect Taeg Nishimoto, with Leonard Camposano and Wendi Shafran as assistants. The home was subsequently published in the prestigious GA… Read more »

slc library competition

FinalistGwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects with Prescott Muir ArchitectsNew York, NY/Salt Lake City “Salt Lake City would receive a ‘terrific library’ from the design of any of the four firms selected as finalists for the project, a city library board member said last week. Alexius M. Gallegos, chairman of the library board’s buildings and grounds… Read more »

antelope island visitors center

Antelope Island is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, and probably the most beautiful. Its magnificent scenery provides a mix of grassland and desert. The Visitors Center is located at Ladyfinger Point on the island’s north end and acts as an educational and resource center for the Great Salt Lake ecosystem. Completed in… Read more »

sad day…

(Image Source) In case you haven’t heard, Salt Lake lost a treasure today. 1547 Yale Avenue in the Yalecrest Historic District was torn down by the owner, Tom Hulbert. The home is right in the heart of the Historic District, a district that was the feature of the 2009 Utah Heritage Foundation Home Tour. The… Read more »

upper main street buildings 1910-1911

Christmas News coverDrawing by Ellis —– This beautiful illustration shows the Templeton Building, Bishops Building, Deseret News Building, Vermont Building, Deseret Gymnasium, Salt Lake Temple, Hotel Utah, and the Pioneer Monument. Of the eight structures shown, only the Hotel Utah, Pioneer Monument, and Salt Lake Temple are still standing. I was unfortunately not able to… Read more »

mount tabor lutheran church

The Mount Tabor Lutheran church simultaneously provides its sanctuary users with an intimate feel from the small footprint size, to a grand feel from the height of the volume above the altar. This height continually draws your gaze upward and allows abundant natural light to flow in from above. Amazingly, 240 people can fit in… Read more »