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  • (SOUTH SALT LAKE JOURNAL) -- South Salt Lake City officials have been in negotiations to sell Workman Park, at 2350 South 910 West near the Jordan River walkway, to the Utah Transit Authority.

    “Our possible interest in buying the Workman ball field is to expand, potentially someday expand the Jordan River Service Center,” said Utah Transit Authority Director of Real Estate Steve Hansen.

  • (DAILY HERALD) -- The ongoing recession, which had its roots in the collapse of the subprime mortgage market two years ago and then spread like a mutating virus to banks, retailers, manufacturers and automakers, now has the commercial real estate market in its grip.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Nearly a quarter of the contract work to build FrontRunner commuter rail from Salt Lake City to Provo is complete, but there's plenty of heavy lifting to come.

    Specifically, the Utah Transit Authority still must shift Union Pacific freight tracks to the east through the Jordan River narrows near Bluffdale. And earthmovers are busy digging away at the hillside there just to make room for a second track.

    There also is the matter of 30 bridges -- 28 more than UTA had to erect for FrontRunner north to Ogden.

  • WASHINGTON CITY - Washington City Council members passed a resolution by a 3-2 vote Tuesday night to change two street names within the Red Rock, Washington Hollow and Cotton Mill East Subdivision.
  • Utah's capital lost thousands of mathematicians, genetics experts and materials researchers who would have attended Salt Palace conventions this year had it been for one thing: a place to stay. Original Article

  • Ben Blackwelder's life was rolling along. He had married his high school sweetheart in Connecticut, apprenticed with a luxury home builder, ran his own cabinet shop, and subcontracted for English designer Christopher Peacock who flew him around the country to build kitchens for the likes of

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  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Whether you're a history buff or just interested in what's up in Utah's back yard, you can peek into the wild past of Park City through the resort town's 13th annual Historic Home Tour.

    This year, 19 structures will be featured during the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 tour. Docents will tell stories about the people who built the houses and lived in Park City when it was emerging as a town in the 1870s, up through the turn of the century and into the Great Depression.

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  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- State Street, Utah's historic and aging main drag, may need to slow down to help urban renewal speed up.

    Reduced speeds, fewer lanes, streetcars, even buses-only lanes are among the ideas planners and residents will consider this year in a valleywide quest for a new State Street vision all the way from the Capitol to Draper.

  • PROVO (Deseret News) — A Provo city councilman has asked the Utah County Commission to rezone more than 2,600 acres in Spanish Fork Canyon — a change that property owners don't want to see happen.

    Steve Turley, a Provo councilman, appeared before county commissioners Tuesday to request a rezone of the land. In a letter to commissioners, Turley stated that "appropriate conservation of these properties is my ultimate goal."

  • (DESERET NEWS) -- The owners of Trolley Square have sued Whole Foods for $50 million, claiming the natural foods grocer has been noncommittal about a store that was supposed to be constructed as an anchor tenant in the remodeled shopping center.

  • Sugar House has been named one of the "Best Places for First-Time Buyers and Healthy Living" by the editors of "This Old House."
    The magazine's July/August issue and list 51 of the "best old-house neighborhoods," one from every state and Canada.
    The selection criteria included architectural diversity, craftsmanship of the homes and the preservation momentum in the area, plus neighborhood amenities including walkability, sa
  • LAYTON — Most of the funding is available to build a major five-mile road from Clearfield through Syracuse and West Point at 200 South.

    The road would extend state Route 193 westward to reach the eventual path of a northern portion of the Legacy Parkway.

    The project was originally designed as a five-lane road, but because the Utah Department of Transportation has $43 million in funding for the project, only three lanes can be built.

    With $4 million, though, enough land could be secured for two lanes to be built later.

  • Bankers’ hours enticed David Luna, owner of four financial service companies and president of the Utah Association of Mortgage Brokers, to join the mortgage industry nearly 30 years ago. He wanted a career that would allow him to spend time with his wife and six children.

    The mortgage industry has permitted him to do just that. Plus, Luna says that job security is never an issue as a mortgage lender. In addition, Luna says he is quite often given opportunities to help people through his career selection.

  • Odd Fellows Hall isn't going anywhere yet. The subcontractor hired to move the 118-year-old building has walked off the job as part of a contract dispute, according to the company hired to handle the move, Sandy-based Layton Construction. Original Article

  • Lawmakers and businesses are calling for expansion of a tax credit for first-time home buyers that has helped lift sales in an otherwise dismal real estate market. Original Article

  • PAROWAN - Property values throughout Iron County are down about 10.5 percent as of Jan. 1, according to the Iron County Assessors office.

  • ST. GEORGE - Mike and Chelsi Davis moved into their first home May 15, helped like many local young couples by falling real estate prices, tax credits and a down payment assistance program. Three days later, they had their first child, Daxon.

  • Utah hotels had plenty of empty rooms last month. But, in a slight glimmer of positive news, a Denver-based research organization said the number of reservations made in May for future stays at Western mountain resorts actually picked up a bit. Original Article

  • As the Ogden River courses through its namesake city, it's swift. Near the riverbank, the water and shade add a coolness you...
  • The Swaner EcoCenter, a new 10,000-square-foot facility in Park City that promotes environmental awareness, will receive the prestigious Platinum LEED Certification, one of a handful of buildings in Utah to do so. Original Article

  • Ruby's Inn is about to have a partner near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. The Syrett family, owners of the 368-room lodge that has housed hundreds of thousands of guests since opening in 1923, will stage a grand opening ceremony Thursday for the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, a 164-room Original Article

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Depending upon who is doing the analysis, Zions Bancorp is either in dire need of more capital or well positioned to withstand billions in losses that may lie ahead.

    Almost as soon as the Federal Reserve released the results of its so-called stress test on the nation's 19 largest banks in early May, analysts who follow the nations regional banks turned on their computers and plugged in their own data on Zions.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Faced with rising loan demand in the wake of the meltdown in the nation's commercial credit markets, Zions Bancorp decided last fall to accept $1.4 billion in capital from the federal government.

    Provided under the government's TARP initiative, short for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the capital was offered to bank holding companies such as Zions to encourage them to continue providing loans to help offset the ravages of the recession.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Most Utahns are familiar with Zions First National Bank, if only because they've driven by one of its 103 branch offices in the state.

    Yet far fewer are aware of the reach and influence of Zions Bancorp, the parent company of Zions First National and seven other banks operating from California to Colorado and from Washington to Texas.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Early in 2008, Harris Simmons wrote a letter to Zions Bancorp shareholders that would prove to be prophetic.

    Reflecting on the year that had just ended, Simmons, chairman and CEO of the Intermountain West's largest regional banking company, said 2007 had come in "like a lamb and went out like a lion" as storm clouds gathered over Zions and other financial services companies.

  • WEST VALLEY CITY » Despite lingering community outrage and multiple financial delays, the Kelly Benson apartments for homeless seniors are finally under construction in West Valley City. Original Article

  • NORTH SALT LAKE (Davis County Clipper) — The Eaglewood Village project site may look like a ghost town, but that doesn’t mean the development is dead.

    Though the construction equipment and several of the signs that had camped at the old gravel pit site all winter have vanished, North Salt Lake Mayor Shanna Schaefermeyer said both absences are just the marks of spring cleaning. City officials are still in talks with Compass Development, which is still trying to secure enough capital to move ahead with the project.

  • BOUNTIFUL (Davis County Clipper) — A European flair to downtown Bountiful is going to have to wait a bit longer.

    That’s the word from John Hepworth, who owns the land on the west side of Main Street, just north and south of 100 South, here.

    About two years ago, he proposed building a three-story European-style mixed use development. It would feature retail shops on the main level and housing for the upper two floors.

  • Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City will expand The Spa from 4,300 square feet to 20,000 square feet in time for its 2009-10 ski season. WPA Architecture is the architect on the project. Layton Construction is the contractor. The expansion will add individual treatment rooms, increase the size of the locker rooms, add relaxation rooms, expand the fitness center and build out the pool deck. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

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