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  • The Town of Springdale is now an official participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program.
     
    On April 8, the Springdale Town Council adopted a flood hazard ordinance and passed a resolution committing the town to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The town subsequently submitted an application for participation in the NFIP.
  • Economic strains may finally be showing in some parts of Utah's high-flying tech sector. A key area of growth in Utah's economy in recent years, several computer software-related companies have engaged in a spate of layoffs. Original Article

  • Flush with state and federal money, the Utah Department of Transportation is embarking on a summer construction season with...
  • ST. GEORGE - The Utah Department of Transportation plans to finish its work at the Bluff Street freeway interchange in the next few weeks, but officials say the immediate area will continue to see construction projects for the foreseeable future.
  • The median selling price of existing homes in Salt Lake County is now down to $240,000, off 6 percent from the height of the overheated market two years ago before home sales began plunging.
     
    Realtors say a report released Tuesday suggests the market and prices could be stabilizing, but some economists believe values could fall further before the market reaches bottom. Original Article

  • ST. GEORGE - Stimulus money flowing into Southern Utah will help water districts and national parks with infrastructure and maintenance projects as well as bring new jobs into the area.
  • Consumer confidence in the U.S. jumped by the most since 2005 this month as stocks rallied, mortgage rates dropped and Americans anticipated more jobs would become available. Original Article

  • Ground was broken for the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building at the University of Utah. The $130 million research facility is the first of four buildings for the Interdisciplinary Quadrangle meant to attract internationally-recognized researchers. Lord, Aeck & Sargent’s, an architecture firm in Atlanta, with Prescott Muir Architects of Salt Lake City designed the Sorenson building. Managing the project is Layton Construction.
  • A new training program for brokers called Orbit will be launched by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The program will cover topics on how to build client base, deliver convincing presentations, price and effectively market listings, prospect for new clients, work with buyers, manage the current market and develop a business plan that leads to success. The Enterprise, April 27-May 3, 2009

  • Parcell Construction started work on the Jaguar Place, an office condominium project in West Jordan. The project will be built in phases with an eventual 28 units available purchase or lease. Construction of the first phase will take around three months. The Enterprise, April 20-26, 2009

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    The first certified green building on the University of Utah’s main campus was recently dedicated. The Frederick Albert Sutton Building, a 91,000-square-foot geology facility, is home to a number of classrooms, labs, offices, conferences rooms and informal gathering areas. The dean’s office for the College of Mines and Earth Sciences is also located in the building. The Enterprise, April 20-26, 2009

     

  • Investors grappled with worries Tuesday about the spread of swine flu and the viability of banks.
  • Home builders say a state grant program designed to entice Utahns to buy new homes is working, with people flocking to take advantage of the $6,000 incentive and creating a demand that they hope will get the construction industry moving again. Original Article

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz will not be the one who chooses which road projects will split the $15 million or so of federal money...
  • Utah is among the country's leaders in efficient use of stimulus funds for transportation projects, according to a report...
  • Salt Lake City's skyline is slowly changing as construction on downtown's first high-rise office building in a decade heads...
  • On Jan. 16, 1927, a real estate ad appeared in the Salt Lake newspapers, offering, for the handsome price of $13,300, "a new...
  • Civic leaders and real estate agents have a tip for Utahns looking to score a Home Run Grant: Buy a house in South Salt Lake. Salt Lake County, South Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, this week, are kicking off a public awareness campaign of new houses on the market in the ... Original Article

  • Rumbi Island Grill, the Sandy-based fast casual restaurant chain, has signed a business deal that could create nearly 60 new eateries over the next five years in Southern California and Texas, company officials say. Original Article

  • St. George » After a 20-year hiatus, the Southern California-based Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt has re-entered the Utah market. Currently, Utah's only Golden Spoon frozen yogurt business is tucked away in a strip mall at the intersection of Bluff and Sunset streets in St. Original Article

  • OGDEN -- A Washington Boulevard road improvement project costing at least $10 million that was slated to start next month has been delayed pending a decision on a possible streetcar or bus route from downtown to Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital Center.
  •  Local economists say the Utah housing market is headed for a recovery

  • A conflict between two east-side cities could be written off as sibling rivalry, but local leaders involved say it really...

  • Provo » The city will get more than $700,000 in federal stimulus funds to curb homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will hand out the money this summer as part of $1. Original Article

  • Sandy » How can homeowners get the most bang for the buck from their home-improvement dollars in this sketchy economy? Vendors at the 33rd annual Home Remodeling & Decorating Show at the South Towne Expo Center offered options Sunday ranging from landscaping to insulating to complete ... Original Article

  • When Utah soldiers began to come home from World War I, many remembered the kind of architecture they saw in Europe and began designing houses in the English cottage revival and Tudor styles in Salt Lake City's first subdivision. Original Article

  • Washington Terrace » With an art gallery, black-box theater, herb garden and cafe, Weber County's newest library is different from most in the area. Original Article

  • An ingenious method for the construction of all-weather domes allows Lon and DeAnna Kennard and Hope Village Ethiopia to provide reasonably priced housing for orphans and runaways. Original Article

  • Ogden » Growing impatient with the California developer of the proposed Ogden Riverfront Project, the municipality began demolishing eight rundown houses this week along Grant Avenue. Original Article

  • ST. GEORGE - The St. George City Council approved a zone change request Thursday that paves the way for a 21-home development on 2.6 acres in Dixie Downs.
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