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Corroon picks consultant for $100,000 study on the feasibility of solar power on buildings

DESERET MORNING NEWS – Money might not grow on trees, but Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is looking to see if tapping into free energy from the sun might have a similar result.
   Corroon has chosen GSBS Architects to conduct a six-month feasibility study on how much money Salt Lake County would save by installing solar panels on key county buildings, the mayor announced Thursday. The study will also examine how much it would cost to convert the buildings to a solar energy system and how long it would take to start seeing a potential payback on the investment.

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New master suite can go up or out

DESERET MORNING NEWS – There are two ways to create a master suite: rearrange the existing space or adding a second story or extending an addition into the yard.
   Rearranging the space you have is the least disruptive and least expensive option. But if that doesn’t logically solve your space issue, then you’ll have to decide if you want to take your addition up or out.

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Zoning change pulled in P.G.

DAILY HERALD – After a heated Planning Commission meeting last week in which an auditorium full of people protested the plan, Pleasant Grove’s community development team has decided for now to withdraw proposed zoning changes that drew the ire of some residents.

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Lehi Project still in planning stage

DAILY HERALD – “Silence is golden,” but in the case of the Lehi Project, city staff are wondering when the next phase of Frank Gehry’s planned community will begin.

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Private Mall Or Public Square?

UTAHSTORIES.COM – Is it a private mall or is it a public square? This was the main topic of debate regarding the new revised City Creek Center plans that were released Thursday evening at an open house in the City and County building.

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The full story also has links to a couple of video clips of the developers presentation before the city.


Kimball growth near?

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – The expansion of the 40,000-square-foot Wal-Mart at Kimball Junction into one of the retailer’s Supercenters with a grocery will have to wait until the traffic gets unsnarled at the busy commercial hub.

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Utah prairie dogs continue to stall developers in Iron County

THE SPECTRUM –  PAROWAN – Developers crowded into the Iron County Commission chambers in Parowan on Monday with hopes of getting the go-ahead on their respective projects.Unfortunately for most, an old foe stood in the way – the federally protected Utah prairie dog.

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Construction at the Junction

STANDARD – OGDEN — Despite frigid temperatures, construction will heat up at The Junction next month when work starts on a trio of long-awaited buildings that will house 29,000 square-feet of retail space and 93 residential units.

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Large retail development taking shape

THE SPECTRUM – One of Hurricane’s largest retail developments to date is taking shape along State Street/state Route 9 just to the east of the new Intermountain Healthcare Practice and InstaCare on 2260 West. At nearly 16 acres and with more than 143,000 square feet of retail and office space throughout eight planned buildings, the new Zion Gateway Plaza is three times the size of Hurricane’s most prominent existing development – the Stout Home Furnishings-anchored Grand Circle Plaza.

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Bulldozers changing face of Sugar House

DESERET MORNING NEWS – SugarHouse Coffee once hugged the southwest corner of Highland Drive and 2100 South. Since October, though, employees have served up Rimini Coffee in new digs across the street.
   About a week ago, they watched as bulldozers leveled the building that was the shop’s home for five years and the home of Blue Cat Coffee before that.

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