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  • More federal stimulus money is trickling into Utah, this time in a $50 million infusion that will help facilitate the completion of the Central Utah Water Project.
  • Utah had the ninth-highest rate of foreclosure filings in the nation during the first three months of this year, according to a report released Wednesday.
  • The number of homeowners in Utah and the rest of the country who are threatened with losing their home rose 24 percent during the first quarter of 2009 compared with the same three-month period a year ago.
  • The Washington County School District on Friday will receive a property deed to 50 acres from the Bureau of Land Management. The land, located in the Bloomington Hills area of St.
  • NAI Mountain West Retail Property Services was launched by NAI Utah Commercial Real Estate of Salt Lake City and a group of former Commerce CRG Agents, according to The Enterprise. The groups will invest capital into the enterprise and provide brokerage services to clients in Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. The Enterprise, April 13-19, 2009

  • The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp has joined in a property management agreement with Real Property Management of Layton. According to an article in The Enterprise, “Real Property Management will step in, negotiate a lease agreement with the tenant, collect rent, remit it to the property’s owner, conduct inspections and perform maintenance.” The Enterprise, April 13-19, 2009

  • A mixed-use project of retail, office space and townhomes, Providence Place, has been approved by Springville City. The project, developed by BMA Construction and Development, will sit on approximately 29 acres near 950 West and 400 South, according to The Enterprise. Nearly 150,000 square feet of retail, approximately 50,000 square feet of office space and a number of townhomes and stacked flats will be built on the alfalfa field with construction beginning as early as this summer, the article stated.
  • With most of the controversy over the route now behind it, Rocky Mountain Power has launched construction of its new high-voltage transmission line that will run from Downey in southeastern Idaho to an existing substation west of Salt Lake City International Airport.
  • Provo » The developers of Geneva Steel's property in northern Utah County believe the project is so important that it should be covered by a county redevelopment agency (RDA).
  • In April 1968 Congress passed the Fair Housing Act to eliminate discrimination in the rental, purchase or sale of real property. Now April is recognized every year as Fair Housing Month.

  • Slouching in the lobby of Salt Lake City's ramshackle Regis Hotel, John Sinclair watches his neighbors shuffle down the creaky stairs and across crumbling tile for a smoke in the sunshine.

  • A Kearns man is accused of posing as the owner of a West Jordan contracting firm and conducting projects in the company's name. Sateki Sii Finau, 37, allegedly advertised on forged business cards and online at ksl.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has posted a list of oil and gas lease parcels it proposes to auction at its regular quarterly sale scheduled for June 23 in Salt Lake City.

  • The Great Basin's past and Utah's future are on a collision course in Draper thanks to a land swap engineered by the state Legislature. It's up to Gov. ...

  • The goal in the game of Monopoly is to buy everything you can as fast as you can. There are only 28 properties on the board, and the competition for real estate is fierce.

  • Intermission without a drinking fountain is a flop in the making. When College of Eastern Utah Theater Department Chairman Grady McEvoy arrived for the show Tuesday night and the aging machine was plugged, he knew the potential repercussions.

  • Bankruptcy filings in Utah soared during the first three months of 2009 -- a sign the weakening economy is exacting a bitter toll on the finances of thousands of the state's residents.

  • Two well-established property management companies in Park City are in arrears in their payments to the owners of condominiums and homes frequented each winter by destination skiers.

  • Simply Sushi has plans to move to downtown. The West Jordan sushi bar will open a new location in Salt Lake City, 180 W. 400 South, on May 1, according to The Enterprise. The restaurant will be 5,000 square feet. The Enterprise, April 6-12, 2009.

     

  • Voonami Inc. will open a 100,000-square-foot data center in Sandy, with the first phase being 25,000 square feet, according to The Enteprise. Construction is pending negotiations with Rocky Mountain Power and will take between nine and 18 months. The Enterprise, April 6-12, 2009.

  • Scott Ray will open four Martinizing Dry Cleaning operations in Utah by the end of September, with hopes to open another 11 throughout the state in the next five years, according to The Enterprise. The first two facilities to open will be in Sandy. The Enterprise, April 6-12, 2009.

  • In the hills high above Herriman, you preserved hundreds of acres of rugged Oquirrh Mountain wilderness teeming with wild turkeys and a herd of elk. You plunked your tax dollars into a Taylorsville bass pond, carved out land for a regional park in Draper, unlocked segments of the Bonneville ...

  •  The current condition of Utah’s construction and housing industry was a common topic at the Governor’s third annual Economic Summit held on March 30.

  • Mountain States Asphalt has plans to construct a liquid asphalt terminal on 20 acres in Tooele, according to The Enterprise. The facility will hold up to 100,000 tons of liquid asphalt. The Enterprise, March 23-29

  • Qdoba Mexican Grill intends to open 60 to 80 of its restaurants in 2009, according to The Enterprise. The chain, based in Denver, is looking for franchise partners to constructs its restaurants in Salt Lake City. Qdoba’s vice president of franchise development told The Enterprise that the company is looking for a partner that can build multiple units – between three and 10. The units would be around 2,400 square feet. The Enterprise, March 30-April 5, 2009

  • LAYTON -- The small parcel of land needed to gain full commercial access to the 650-acre East Gate development is now in the hands of Layton City.

  • Four men involved in a huge mortgage fraud scheme in Provo's affluent Riverbottoms have received sentences in federal court.
  • In spite of a sagging economy, the show must go on in Salt Lake City. The city's redevelopment agency wants to see ideas from developers for an arts and cultural district downtown.
  • U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart noted Thursday that the offenders who stole millions of dollars from mortgage companies in a fraud involving the sale of homes in an upscale Provo neighborhood "are men of stature and status, success and privilege.

  • The Utah Department of Transportation awarded $22 million in construction contracts Tuesday, part of a record $5.5 billion infusion of capital into the state's roads.

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