Salt Lake on the Street: Residential growth in Downtown

Current rendering of the Liberty Crest Apartments.
Current rendering of the Liberty Crest Apartments, a 177 residential-unit apartment building under construction on the 100 South block of 200 East.

SL City News presents its newest program, Salt Lake on the Street, a weekly podcast featuring discussions with community stakeholders about Salt Lake urban and community development.   The podcast is made possible through a podcast partnership with 90.9 FM KRCL.  New shows will be uploaded weekly with portions of each episode airing throughout the week on KRCL.

Salt Lake on the Street Episode Four:

Jesse Dean, the director of urban development with the Downtown Alliance, talks about the “State of Downtown” report released last week by the Downtown Alliance.  The report showed that downtown is not only attracting new businesses to downtown, but hundreds of new residences.

According to the Alliance, 1,800 new residential units were either completed, under construction or proposed in the downtown area as of June 2015.  The Alliance defines downtown as the area between Interstate 15 to 300 East and North Temple to 500 South.

Six developments with a combined 700 hundred residential units have opened in the downtown area since 2013: 664 City Station, Broadway Park Lofts, Liberty at the Gateway, North Sixth, Bridges at Citifront Phase II and Seasons at Library Square.

Another 840 units are actively under construction in or directly adjacent to downtown, with hundreds more proposed or slated to start construction later this year.

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