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Nicole Nixon

Downtown Salt Lake City will soon have more public art, thanks to a long-term project that kicked off on Monday.

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The Utah Arts Festival, one of the largest annual festivals in the state, begins Thursday in Salt Lake City.

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Regular visitors to Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market may notice something missing this summer: market organizers are banning plastic bags.

Nicole Nixon

After nearly two years, construction on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City is complete.

Nicole Nixon

A fence will soon go up between the Road Home shelter and The Gateway mall in downtown Salt Lake City. The Utah Transit Authority says it will pay about $42,000 to install it, while Salt Lake City spokesman Matthew Rojas says the City will pay “a few thousand dollars” to remove a mid-block crosswalk.

Study Finds Salt Lake City Lacks Affordable Housing

Aug 18, 2016
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A new report by the Downtown Salt Lake City Alliance finds the city lacks affordable housing for young and low-income workers. 

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The estranged husband of restaurateur, real estate developer, and LGBT advocate John Williams has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson. Williams died in a house fire at his Salt Lake City home over the weekend. Friends and colleagues are still reeling from the loss of such an influential figure.

Dowtown Peregrine Falcon Box Might Go Empty Again

Apr 14, 2016

Fans of the downtown Salt Lake City peregrine falcon cam may be in for another disappointment this year.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City officials and developers broke ground for the new Central Ninth Market at 153 West 9th South Wednesday.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City’s new police chief has unveiled a new strategy to deal with public safety issues in the Rio Grande area of downtown.

Future of Downtown SLC is Bright

Jul 9, 2015
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The future of downtown Salt Lake City is looking bright, according to the Downtown Alliance’s annual economic report.

Whittney Evans

A new plan for more affordable housing downtown was among the topics Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker highlighted Wednesday morning during his annual state of the city address.

Can Trolley Square Make a Comeback?

Dec 15, 2014
Andrea Smardon / KUER

Historic Trolley Square is undergoing a facelift this holiday season. When Utah businessman Khosrow Semnani bought the troubled shopping center last year, he vowed to return it to its former glory. Semnani is optimistic even though many shop spaces remain empty.

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Many faith leaders in Utah have been vocal about encouraging lawmakers to expand Medicaid in the state. But the dominant faith – the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – has been silent when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, one LDS ward in downtown Salt Lake City is quietly working to help congregants get access to health insurance.

World Class Beach Volleyball Coming to Salt Lake City

Aug 13, 2013
Brian Grimmett

The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour is coming to Salt Lake City this weekend for the first time. Participants kicked off the events today by joining forces with a local asphalt and paving company to donate more than 1,800 tons of tournament quality sand to refurbish existing courts at Liberty Park.