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  • 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

  • After 22 years at the same location, Commerce CRG, a commercial real estate brokerage, will move to the 16th floor of the U.S. Bank building in downtown Salt Lake City. Commerce CRG has managed the building since 2005. The structure was recognized last year with a TOBY award from the Utah chapter of The Buildings and Managers and Owners Association. Commerce CRG maintains four other offices in Utah. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • Three new Crazy 8 retail stores will be opening along the Wasatch Front. The children’s clothing store will be located at The South Towne Centre in Sandy, University Mall in Orem and Layton Hills Mall in Layton. Gymboree Corp. is the parent company of Crazy 8 and has a dozen other retail stores throughout Utah. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • Cummins Rocky Mountain LLC will move into 72,000-square-feet of excess space at the Warner Truck Center which used to be occupied by Sterling trucks. The space will be used by Cummins as a truck shop and parts warehouse. Cummins’ high-horsepower operations will remain at 1030 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City. The firm will now offer bumper-to-bumper servicing of recreational vehicles that use Cummins engine and Cummins Power Generation products. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • With the airport TRAX line expected to begin running by early 2013, Salt Lake planners have hopes to transform North Temple into a grand entrance to the city.

    So do the dozens of Salt Lake residents who showed up for an open house on the North Temple Community Plan at the Utah Fairpark on Thursday evening.

    Some sketched a tree-lined street, a place where light-rail commuters would be able to walk to boutique shops, state jobs and high-rise apartments.

  • Magna » Here's an affordable house whose biggest savings come after purchase. The nonprofit Community Development Corp. of Utah is building the first of five homes for low-income families on a vacant Magna field, loading it with energy-efficient insulation and gadgets that will save ... Original Article

  • HURRICANE - Hurricane City Council members unanimously rejected a bid by Our World Family, LLC on Thursday to build a Southern Utah theme park and educational resort that would have dwarfed the scale of Disneyland.
  • ST. GEORGE - City officials reported record drops in revenue, explained changes to employee benefits and defended the construction of a new airport during the City Council meeting Thursday, before approving a 2009-2010 budget more thrifty than hopeful.
  • In a do-over, four groups have submitted bids to oversee the distribution of $20 million in federal dollars aimed at reducing foreclosures and homelessness in Utah. Original Article

  • Jeff White has made a living as a real estate agent, but he also has a passion for design and compassion for the less fortunate, which motivated him to volunteer for years at Crossroads Urban Center. Original Article

  • A vacationing Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker may shelve a tax hike that would help pay for two new libraries. The City Council voted earlier this week to move forward with a property-tax increase to shore up existing operations, build a Glendale library and start planning a Marmalade branch. Original Article

  • Utah's industrial banking industry has a new and formidable enemy -- President Barack Obama. As part of the president's plan for regulatory reform of the nation's financial services industry, which was unveiled earlier this week in an 85-page white paper, Obama is calling for the elimination of Original Article

  • HEBER (Deseret News) — The Heber City Council is working on a "bare-bones" budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year and will likely raise property taxes and utility rates in the 2011 budget cycle, according to city manager Mark Anderson.

    The city has lost three positions by attrition this year and is not planning to replace them, Anderson said. The 2010 budget also skimps on capital projects. In addition, remaining city employees will get neither cost-of-living increases nor performance raises this year, according to preliminary figures.

  • Gasoline prices may be on the rise, but thanks to the poor economy, inflation overall is posing no serious threat to Utahns or consumers in the rest of the country. Original Article

  • Lehi » It's only 100 new jobs --- but they are 100 jobs in the midst of a severe economic downturn, 100 jobs that pay a lot more than the Utah average and 100 jobs from Microsoft. Original Article

  • RadioShack Corp. has opened a store at 7615 Campus View Drive in the Jordan Landing Shopping Center. The store features new interactive wireless and GPS displays, designed to house entire product categories for customers' convenience. Original Article

  • Fresh federal legislation, signed into law May 20 by President Barack Obama, gives renters in foreclosed properties the right of at least 90 days notice before having to move. Original Article

  • WEST HAVEN — A 12-screen movie theater is among the plans for a 225-acre development in West Haven known as The Destination.

    "There's nothing like this west of I-15," said West Haven Mayor Brian Melaney.

    The Destination, one of the largest projects undertaken by developer-investor John Thomas, will combine the theater, owned by Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Theaters, with various retailers, some of which have been waiting for the theater contract to be finalized.

    "Now we're going back to everyone," Thomas said.

  • PROVO (Deseret News)  — On Thursday and Friday, the Provo City Landmarks Commission will host its annual Provo City Historic Home tours. The self-guided tour is free. A reception at the Provo Library at Academy Square follows on Friday with remarks by local historian and author D. Robert Clark.

    The landmarks commission again is joining with the Utah Division of State History, the National Parks Service and the Freedom Festival to produce the tour of buildings listed on the local and National Historic Registers, commission Chairman Randy Christiansen said.

  • MIDVALE (Deseret News) — The only Salt Lake Valley municipality planning to raise property taxes is stepping back from that plan in light of decreasing property values in the city.

    Midvale had planned to raise taxes by about 6 percent through the state truth-in-taxation process, which requires multiple public notices and public hearings. But Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a city budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year that does not include an increase.

  • (Deseret News) -- Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert still doesn't know exactly when he'll take over as governor, but on Wednesday he appointed the state's top economic development official to head his transition team.

    Jason Perry, executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development since 2006, will help Herbert put together the staff he'll need as governor as well as make the other preparations necessary for the transition.

  • Salt Lake County Council Democrats want to tap taxpayers for an extra $5.5 million this year -- a property-tax hike that could lead to a showdown with Democratic Mayor Peter Corroon. Original Article

  • Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon has the backing of Salt Lake City in exploring a public-safety complex in Utah's capital that would combine the city's police and fire departments with a new district attorney's office. Original Article

  • HURRICANE - The people behind Our World Family will learn Thursday if the Hurricane City Council is going to support the project that is planned as a tourist destination with a theme park, water park, indoor ski resort and school system.

  • Utah's economy -- like the rest of the nation's -- still is sinking. But it should hit bottom next year and then start to slowly rebound. That was the news budget analysts shared Tuesday with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Original Story

  • Fresh signs that the nation's economy is stabilizing -- though at very low levels -- emerged Tuesday in reports that home construction rose more than expected last month and wholesale prices remain in check. Original Article

  • LOGAN (The Herald Journal) -- Utah State University’s Sigma Nu and Chi Omega houses are silent — empty since the fraternity and sorority lost their charters in the wake of a student’s intoxication-related death. But soon the two buildings could have new residents.

    Another fraternity is investigating the possibility of renting the Sigma Nu house for the upcoming year. Sigma Phi Epsilon’s student leadership is currently negotiating with Fifth Point Properties, a subsidiary of Sigma Nu, which owns the house.

  • FARMINGTON - One of the oldest foreclosure-rescue fraud cases in the state against a Morgan businessman has hit another road block.
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