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Square ousting strip mall

Urban living is coming to suburban Midvale.
    Developers are planning a sizable mixed-use project that could become a cornerstone for transit-oriented development around one of Midvale’s two TRAX stations.

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(Courtesty Salt Lake Tribune)


An Inorganic Solution For An Organic Movement

UTAH STORIES – According to Taubman and CCRI (the primary developers of the new City Creek Center project in Downtown Salt Lake City) The second level of retail space is a key component to the overall success of the project to attract 10 million visitors annually to Salt Lake City. This second level will allow the center to gain the “critical mass that is needed to draw a significant number of people downtown…We need the jumpstart that this second level of retail will provide.” This is according to Taubman representative Rock Locke. These sound like reasonable arguments. There needs to be a second level of retail because this way Taubman and CCRI can squeeze the most amount of retail in the smallest amount of space, enabling more room for courtyards, gardens, open-space and street cafes.

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General Growth moves ahead on Utah urban center

NEW URBAN NEWS – AThe $552 million redevelopment of Cottonwood Mall in Holladay, Utah (see plan and images on this page and on home page), is rapidly moving forward. The project represents a shift towards mixed-use development by General Growth Properties (GGP), the nation’s second largest mall owner.

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Courtesy of David Carrico and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company          


Attend Capitol Discovery Day for a Fabulous Conclusion to Utah State Capitol Reopening!

UTAH HERITAGE FOUNDATION – Utah’s historic State Capitol has been closed for renovation since August 7, 2004. After over $200 million and nearly four years of construction, the building is now open for rediscovery. Children and their parents are invited to take part in history as Capitol Discovery Day celebrates the completed restoration on Saturday, January 12 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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Here are a few more articles:

Rededication of Capitol to mirror 1916

Utah State Capitol – Then and Now

Capital Capitol Glory in Utah’s new statehouse don’t count the cost

Restored Utah Capitol remains a reminder of how early factional rivalries were reconciled

Capitol Workers Proud of Restoration

(Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune)


Waterfall, trees among features of City Creek

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – A mechanized roof patterned after Safeco Field in Seattle. Eight street-facing restaurants – open Sundays – with sidewalk seating and valet. Scores of water features, including a stream alongside the food court, and an 18-foot cascading waterfall. And, double the amount of trees downtown.

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2007 a year of new projects for Lehi City

 DAILY HERALD – Without a doubt, Lehi’s top 10 stories for 2007 would have to include the Lehi Project, a Frank Gehry Architects sports and entertainment planned commercial and residential community.

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Worker housing requested

The Empire Pass developers want to build a workforce-housing project on the southeastern edge of Old Town, positioning the units just off Marsac Avenue and across the street from neighbors.

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Downtown green: Eco-friendly housing projects becoming an urban trend

Downtown Salt Lake City is becoming one of the most environmentally friendly places to live in the state, according to city leaders and real estate developers.”Residential is the hot thing right now (downtown),” said Downtown Alliance economic-development manager Carla Wiese. “The green building movement is really big right now.”

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 Here is another story in planetizen.com referencing it.


Remodeling offers plenty of ways to go green

DESERET MORNING NEWS – Global warming, green building, energy efficient. These buzzwords have people thinking green. And the green-building movement, which has picked up speed over the past 10 years, is at your doorstep in the form of your next remodeling project.

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