In Pictures: A before and after look a development in Salt Lake

Salt Lake City has changed a lot since 2007.  Nine years ago, expectations were high that the city was about to enter into a new era of growth: City Creek had been announced and project proposals began popping up all over the city especially in the Marmalade and Sugar House neighborhoods.

But in 2008, the Great Recession hit, killing many proposed projects and delaying others as financing became scarce.

The team at RENTCafé used Google Street View to look at just how much Salt Lake has changed since before the recession.  RENTCafé looked at projects completed between 2009 and 2014, essentially the first wave of the post recession construction boom.  Most of these projects replaced vacant, underutilized and surface parking lots.

To view the before and after photos, drag the arrow bar to either side.

101 Tower – Downtown/Central City

Year completed: 2014

99 West, Richards Court, and Nordstrom City Creek – Downtown

Year completed: 2011

222 Main – Downtown 

Year completed: 2009

The Regent (City Creek) – Downtown

Year completed: 2011

U.S. Courthouse for the Utah District – Downtown

Year completed: 2014

Hyatt Place – Rio Grande

Year completed: 2009

Eastside Apartments – Central City

Year completed: 2013

Liberty Village – Sugar House

Year completed: 2015

Sugar House Apartments by Urbana – Sugar House

Year completed: 2013

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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 isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.