Five top development stories in 2016

It has been a busy construction year in Salt Lake City, with unprecedented growth, especially in multifamily and mixed-use developments.  There are currently over 3,800 residential units under construction and another 3,200 more in development.  But it is the development downtown that is of most interest to Building Salt Lake readers.  Four of the five most read stories this year were about projects either in downtown or downtown adjacent, especially news on the Gateway’s possible revival. The sole non-downtown related story to make the top five was about downtown South Salt Lake’s redevelopment.

Here are the top five stories this year based on total views.

1.  New owners unveil plans for Gateway 2.0

The Gateway as seen from the intersection of Rio Grande and 100 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

2.  Mixed-use project planned for Hardware Building

Rendering of the Hardware Station office tower as seen from the North Temple Viaduct. Designed by Arch Nexus.

3.  South Salt Lake lands downtown anchor

Artist rendering of the WinCo Supermarket. Image courtesy South Salt Lake.

4. Commission approves large mixed-use downtown project

Rendering of the AC Hotel and Peg Apartment development as designed by FFKR Architects. Image courtesy Salt Lake Planning Division.

5. Large mixed-use project coming to 400 South

Rendering of the Liberty Boulevard Apartments fronting 400 South.

Thank you for supporting Building Salt Lake, here’s to more growth in 2017.

Posted by Isaac Riddle

Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at