STREETCAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STREETCAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Don’t overwhelm Sugar House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734773-82/sugar-east-residential-streetcar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734773-82/sugar-east-residential-streetcar.html.csp">Editorial: Don’t overwhelm Sugar House</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T05:22:24.207-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has an opportunity to transform parts of the capital along the new streetcar route through Sugar House. But transformation can be positive or negative, and there seems to be a temptation to go too far toward making over some older residential areas of small homes by introducing high-rise apartments and commercial buildings. The City Council should resist that temptation. Proposed zoning changes would encourage high-density housing and businesses in structures 45 to 105 feet tal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57734773@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:22:24 MDT Sugar House residents protest taller buildings on streetcar route http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57731085-78/council-sugar-streetcar-foot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57731085-78/council-sugar-streetcar-foot.html.csp">Sugar House residents protest taller buildings on streetcar route</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T07:16:10.664-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 07:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Protect us from the high density zone changes proposed by the Becker administration for areas around the Sugar House Streetcar. That’s what about 50 people told the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday evening at a public hearing seasoned with passionate declarations. About 90 people attended the packed hearing. “It’s important [to turn down the proposal] to protect the stability of this single-family neighborhood,” said Sugar House resident George Chapman. The zone changes under consideration are ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57731085@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:16:10 MDT Zoning changes could clear way for tall buildings on Sugar House street car line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57723365-90/105-allows-changes-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57723365-90/105-allows-changes-council.html.csp">Zoning changes could clear way for tall buildings on Sugar House street car line</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T11:16:30.248-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Proposed zoning changes near the Sugar House Streetcar line would clear the way for high-density housing and retail and set the stage for building heights of 45 to 105 feet. The zone changes under consideration are FB-SC (Form Based-Streetcar Core) zoning along 700 East at 2100 South that would allow 105-foot buildings, and FB-SE (Form Based-Streetcar Edge) zoning that would allow 45-foot heights along segments of Stringham, Simpson, Sugarmont and Wilmington avenues between 600 East and 1000 Eas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57723365@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:16:30 MDT Op-ed: SLC should look at other options for space near park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702751-82/park-sugar-lake-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702751-82/park-sugar-lake-mayor.html.csp">Op-ed: SLC should look at other options for space near park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By topher horman, soren simonsen, Amy fowler, dana mckee</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:05.198-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By topher horman, soren simonsen, amy fowler, dayna mckee What is the value of open space to urban developments? On Tuesday, neighborhoods around the new Sugar House streetcar line will ask the Salt Lake City Council this very question. Any urban planner (our mayor among them) knows that parks and recreational amenities create healthy communities, stabilize property values, and increase economic activity for nearby businesses. On March 25, the council will vote on issues affecting property ne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702751@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT SLC wants to sell ‘surplus’ space on streetcar line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57569250-90/club-community-council-development.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57569250-90/club-community-council-development.html.csp">SLC wants to sell ‘surplus’ space on streetcar line</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T18:39:23.512-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For sale: Salt Lake City-owned open space perfect for high density development along the Sugar House Streetcar line. Mayor Ralph Becker has forwarded to the City Council his desire to dispose of 2.85 acres of “surplus” open space along Sugarmont Drive (2250 S.) just east of 900 East. The Planning Commission voted Wednesday to keep the land as open space. But the council will have the final say. The acreage, once the site of dilapidated tennis courts and now a community garden, also includes a p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57569250@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:39:23 MDT