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  • For rent: Studio apartment. Great location, just two blocks from TRAX and Library Square. Payments as low as $327 a month. That's the housing chatter that soon could buzz through the city as Cowboy Partners builds a four-story apartment complex downtown that caters to residents making as little Original Article

  • Instead of hunting for a Salt Lake City public-safety headquarters and a District Attorney's Office downtown, the city and Salt Lake County should pursue a joint real-estate venture that combines those buildings into one. Original Article

  • Move over, Barry Bonds, and take the asterisk with you. Utah is the current "Home Run" leader these days.
  • HURRICANE - A project that for a brief moment could have ended up in Hurricane is quickly moving its way through the process in Mesquite.
  • PAROWAN - Cedar City Mayor Gerald R. Sherratt and city leisure services cemetery sexton Wally Davis approached the Iron County Commission on Monday about a donation or trade in property to beautify the Coal Creek Parkway with Cedar City's Memorial Grove.
  • The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday approved the sale of the long-awaited $10.2 million property-tax bond to build The Leonardo at Library Square. Voters approved the funds in 2003. Original Article

  • Lower prices and a slew of home-buying incentives can help only so much. Builders along the Wasatch Front have taken out permits for the construction of 1,280 single-family homes so far this year, down one-third from 1,931 last year and a high of 6,892 in 2006, according to Construction Original Article

  • Farmington » Military land may be tax-exempt, but the Davis County Commission voted 2-1, requiring a private developer to pay property tax for housing it owns and is building at Hill Air Force Base. Original Article

  • Utah will get about $350,000 as part of a federal grant program to help boating facilities around the country. In Utah, the money from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will pay for construction of new sewage facilities at Flaming Gorge reservoir and Bear Lake. Original Article

  • SYRACUSE -- The public will have a chance to offer input on two major Top of Utah road projects this week.
  • The opening of the City Creek Center food court has been delayed.

    Officials pushed back the opening until Wednesday after running into "some unexpected snags in the final inspections and operating permit process," City Creek spokesman Dale Bills said.

    The food court, 28 S. State, had been expected to open Monday with two eateries. More vendors are expected to open shop throughout the summer.

    — Aaron Falk Original Article

  • Federal stimulus funding is being used this summer to support 120 workers doing maintenance projects on U.S. Forest Service roads in northern Utah. With $11. Original Article

  • The economy's tailspin gave way to a more controlled descent in the spring, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of economic stress in more than 3,100 U. Original Article

  • Proposed alignments for a gas pipeline's 28-mile expansion could tear up a major street in two south Davis County cities or dig into dedicated open space at Salt Lake City's north end. Original Article

  • FARMINGTON -- City officials have signed off on a new ordinance intended to provide a uniform standard for all construction along the Legacy Highway corridor.
  • A new extended-stay hotel will open Wednesday in West Valley City, the second property opened in Utah this year by Liberty Lodging LLC.

    The company is opening a 121-room Value Place hotel at 1650 W. 3500 South. It will charge a weekly rate of $199, or an average of $28 per day, said Liberty Lodging President Mike Mikkelson.

    Based in Orlando, Fla., Liberty Lodging has opened 22 Value Place hotels in eight states in the past 25 months. The new properties include a 45,000-square-foot, 124-room hotel in the Ogden suburb of West Haven.

  • PROVO — No fee, no permits. Not yet, at least.

    That was the result of an attempt Tuesday by the Provo City Council to include a parking fee with its planned implementation of the North Joaquin neighborhood parking-permit plan.

    The council, which passed the permit ordinance a year and a half ago, put the fee discussion on hold until July.

  • (South Valley Journal) -- Plans for a new 19,000-square-foot, $5.5 million senior center at 12830 South Redwood Road, continue to move forward. Following three separate public focus groups hosted by Blaylock and Associates, the center’s architect, Riverton city officials have been presented with an executive summary.

    The summary includes interior square footage, site location and a development time line.

  • (Draper Journal) -- Warm weather has arrived on the Wasatch Front and South Valley residents are flocking to the Jordan River Parkway. But local environmental activists are concerned that if Utah Transit Authority’s plans for a mixed-use development near 13500 South and the parkway move forward, the community’s long-term goal to renovate and preserve more than 100 miles of the Jordan River may not be realized.

  • (Draper Journal) -- With the turn of a few golden shovels at the corner of 11800 South Factory Outlet Road, the geographical and medical landscape of Draper entered a new era on May 19. Where horse shows and riding lessons were once held at the Draper Barn, and a new state-of-the-art medical facility marks the beginning new era of medical care in Draper.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) -- They may seem like four distinct parks in the Salt Lake Valley, but Hillview Basin, Big Cottonwood, Holladay-Lions and Creekside represent one of the largest open space areas in the county. Salt Lake County is looking at the big picture by gathering data to create a new master plan for Big Cottonwood Regional Park, incorporating all four parks to accommodate future development during the next 10 years and beyond.

  • (Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) -- The opinions were passionate and plentiful during a public hearing regarding proposed plans for Holladay’s City Hall Park and the fire station on April 23.

  • LAYTON - After hours of public input and pleadings not to allow the project by residents, the city council voted 4-to-1 to move forward with the zone change for a 303 unit-dwelling development early Friday morning, based on following its master plan.

  • The historic building which once housed Provo Craft & Novelty was purchased by an undisclosed buyer for future use as retail space. Richard J. Meyer Trust sold the building located at 295 W. Center in Provo. The 1920s building is two stories and has been empty for more than a year. Ben Pike of Commerce CRG brokered the transaction. The Enterprise, June 1-7, 2009

  • Coda Octopus Colmek held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new 10,000-square-foot facility located at 1775 S. 4130 West, Salt Lake City. The company, which provides engineering services, rugged products and system integration for military/defense, aerospace, mining/oil and gas exploration to international customers, plans to grow its Utah production base by taking on production of its parent company’s flagship product which is currently manufactured in Norway.
  • Verisys Corp. has relocated its operations center from Virginia to South Jordan into a 5,000-square-foot building at 10653 S. Riverfront Parkway. The aggregator and electronic publisher of data on health care providers may eventually move its headquarters to Utah also. The Enterprise, June 1-7, 2009

  • Construction to expand the Salt Lake City Cephalon Inc. building began recently. The drug manufacturing company, located at 4710 W. Wiley Post, is relocating its Brooklyn Park, Minn., facility to its Utah location. The move will allow Cephalon to become more efficient and will bring up to 85 new jobs to Utah. Jim Isaac Construction of West Valley City has contracted with Caphalon to oversee construction on the expansion. The current facility is 296,000 square feet. The Enterprise, June 1-7, 2009

  • SANTAQUIN (Deseret News) — The Santaquin City Council on Wednesday approved the annexation of 1,400 acres of unincorporated Utah County land into the northeastern part of the city.

    A development group wants to build between 100 and 450 homes on about 300 acres overlooking Utah Valley, said Dennis Marker, Santaquin's city planner.

    The rest of the land being incorporated is owned by a handful of farmers and other property owners, a majority of whom signed a petition to become part of the city, Marker said.

  • A conference on "Financing Your Business" will be held Thursday at Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 West, in Sandy. It will run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Original Article

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