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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  After converting and opening coworking spaces called Industry, in an old industrial building 650 S. 500 West in the Granary District, Jason and Ellen Winkler have plans for a couple of apartment complexes and a huge parking garage, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

Salt Lake City apartments keep rising while rents show no sign of falling

By Tony Semerad | September 8, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cornelius and Patricia Headley, who have owned their home in West Valley City for almost 20 years, welcome representatives with Salt Lake County who have partnered with the University of Utah, and another independent scientist, to install indoor air quality monitors in at-risk homes as part of a study running through the end of the year, capturing summer smoke and ozone, as well as inversion pollution.

Why indoor air can be just as bad as the pollution outside — and what you can do about it

By Leia Larsen | August 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) "This has been one of the most quiet and friendliest places I've ever lived," said Nikkole Malan, a seven-year resident of Cedarwood Mobile Home Park. "I think mobile home parks get a bad rap." Moving is not an option for Nikkole Malan, who pays $495 in monthly rent for the Cedarwood Mobile Home Park lot for her 1973 single-wide mobile home, Aug. 9, 2021. Malan is one of 14 families who were given a notice to vacate their space by Jan. 1, 2022, by the property manager. The absence of any tangible relocation assistance, combined with the inability to contact the park owner directly, has her fearing for the housing needs of her and her neighbors.

‘I’m scared to death of being out on the street’ — Utah mobile home park begins clearing out residents

By Cathy McKitrick | Special to The Tribune | August 26, 2021, 1:06 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah student Kambry Woodbury has experienced her fair share of different types of renter’s fees that landlords are charging for housing.

Renters say expensive application fees and other unexpected costs make finding housing in Utah even more difficult

By Connor Sanders | August 18, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

(Rendering by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, via Point of the Mountain State Land Authority) A bird's-eye view of The Point, a Utah-backed housing and economic development project proposed on 600 state-owned acres at Point of the Mountain in Draper. The land is to be vacated by Utah State Prison when that facility moves to west Salt Lake City sometime in 2022.

Plans for The Point would create a new ‘15-minute city’ in Draper to replace Utah’s prison

By Tony Semerad | August 11, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

(Amanda Andrade-Rhoades | The Associated Press) Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., speaks to crowds that attended a sit-in at Capitol Hill after it was announced that the Biden administration will enact a targeted nationwide eviction moratorium outside of Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. For the past five days, lawmakers and activists primarily led by Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., have been sitting in on the steps of Capitol Hill to protest the expiration of the eviction moratorium.

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of U.S. through Oct. 3

By Josh Boak, Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire | The Associated Press | August 4, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A small group of people protest the expiration of the housing eviction moratorium on Aug. 2, 2021 at the Utah Capitol. The temporary ban on housing evictions, imposed last fall by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a COVID-19 relief measure, ended on Saturday.

Group rallies at Utah Capitol to demand that COVID-19 eviction moratorium be extended

By Kolbie Peterson | August 3, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

(Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency) Salt Lake City and the University of Utah have ambitious plans, as this rendering shows, to create a new university-run innovation district west of Rio Grande Depot, giving Utah's flagship university a major presence downtown.

New University of Utah-run ‘innovation district’ planned west of Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park

By Tony Semerad | July 31, 2021, 2:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City is considering selling or leasing a large parcel it owns at 1850 W. Indiana Ave. to The Other Side Academy for a tiny-home village that serves people experiencing homelessness.

Tiny-home village may be coming to Salt Lake City’s west side

By Leia Larsen | July 31, 2021, 2:38 a.m.

(Image courtesy of the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation, via Salt Lake City) A rending of Ivory University House, a 536-bed student housing complex proposed at 1780 E. South Campus Drive at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

536 student dorms are planned to replace a Latter-day Saint chapel at the University of Utah

By Tony Semerad | July 29, 2021, 4:32 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune) A home for sale in Salt Lake City in April 2021. Escalating prices and rock-bottom inventories of single-family homes slowed Wasatch Front home sales in the second quarter of 2020, new numbers show. Salt Lake County's median single-family home price is now hovering around $550,000.

Median home prices in Salt Lake County keep skyrocketing. Here’s how much they will cost you now.

By Tony Semerad | July 29, 2021, 8:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) A 400-square-foot apartment in Mya, a new mixed-income residential complex on 400 South in Salt Lake City. Do you live in a smaller space these days? Share your experience with The Tribune.

Do you live in a one-room rental, tiny home or apartment under 400 square feet? Tell us about it.

By Tony Semerad | July 27, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

(Kim Raff | The New York Times) Rob Ettaro and Kaliana Veros at their home in Salt Lake City, July 12, 2021. Tired of sky high prices and losing out in bidding wars, some buyers are giving up and putting their house hunt on hold.

Burned by hot housing market, some buyers are backing off

By Steven Kurutz | The New York Times | July 25, 2021, 5:19 p.m.

(OK McCausland|The New York Times) FILE — Movers at work in New York on June 27, 2020. When the pandemic hit, many people who lost their jobs also decided to discontinue their apartment leases and live with someone else temporarily, causing rents to slump.

Rising rents threaten to prop up inflation

By Coral Murphy Marcos, Jeanna Smialek and Jim Tankersley | The New York Times | July 22, 2021, 5:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  An accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, made by Salt Lake City firm Modal Living, as seen on display at City Creek Center on Monday June 24, 2019. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has launched a competition seeking new designs for tiny homes and accessory dwelling units in hopes of easing an ongoing affordable housing shortage in Utah's capital.

Got an idea for a tiny home? Salt Lake City is seeking new design ideas.

By Tony Semerad | July 22, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lillith Bear, who lives in one of four Habitat for Humanity energy-efficient homes built in Kearns, talks about a number of construction challenges she has faced on Thursday, July 15, 2021. In 2015, Habitat for Humanity of the Salt Lake Valley raised a bunch of money for a project to convert an old baseball field into a community with 20 energy-efficient homes. Now 6.5 years later, four have been built, with the other three remaining vacant. Habitat has spent $1.5 million in grants and donations on the project so far. Community members want to know where all the money went and why things are taking so long.

Habitat for Humanity planned to build 20 homes in Kearns. Six years later, there are four amid complaints of slow, ‘shoddy’ work.

By Leia Larsen | July 27, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rim Vistas, a subdivision in Moab on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Moab locals say tourists, newcomers are running them out of their own community

By Bethany Rodgers | Taylor Stevens | July 19, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

(Salt Lake City, via Modern Out West) Watercolor of Main Street exterior. Before demolition, the once-majestic Utah Theater on Salt Lake City’s Main Street — a dilapidated and vacant 103-year-old performing arts hall once known as Pantages Theater — is being documented in a vast digital archive, hosted by J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

A closing act of defiance leads to arrest as protester seeks to save Utah Theater from demolition

By Tony Semerad | July 15, 2021, 10:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Chiemi Maloy, 31, who moved in with her parents in West Bountiful toward the start of the pandemic, finds herself still there as she tries to save money and search for a new job and place to live.

Utah renters are doubling up with roommates, family members to make ends meet

By Taylor Stevens | Bethany Rodgers | July 14, 2021, 3:58 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Lehi Tech, an apartment complex at 1350 E. 200 South in Lehi, pictured on Friday, June 18, 2021. Newly mapped data shows just how widespread Utah’s apartment construction boom is these days, adding thousands of new dwellings on the Wasatch Front.

Looking for a place to rent? View this expanded map of new apartments from Logan to Salt Lake City, Provo and beyond

By Tony Semerad | July 8, 2021, 1:36 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Connor Shanklin in Park City on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Shanklin has been working in his new job at the nonprofit National Ability Center for about six months, but he commutes from Salt Lake City because he hasn't been able to find housing he can afford in Park City.

Renters are being ‘priced out’ of Park City

By Sara Tabin | July 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Exchange, the high-profile new development at 400 S. and 300 East, which is now fully open and consisting of The Shop, a shared workspace; Mya, a mixed-income apartment complex; and the Avia, a luxury apartment complex. The exterior murals are among nearly 20 pieces of locally produced art incorporated into the new development. Featured are "The Return of Pink Floyd" by Phillip Adams and "Home Again" by Keya Tama.

See the murals outside and the rooms inside Salt Lake City’s new ‘five-minute city’

By Tony Semerad | July 4, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Morris family, Sophie, 15, Euan, 12, Meili, 17, Isaac, 6, Charly 9, and Sidra Morris in front of the RV they have been living in for more than a year, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Utahns try ‘van life’ as rents and home prices soar

By Taylor Stevens | June 30, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

(Briana Scroggins | Special to The Tribune) A U-Haul trailer is parked outside the U-Haul rental location in Layton.

Feeling overwhelmed by rental application fees? The Salt Lake Tribune wants to hear from you.

By Connor Sanders | June 29, 2021, 2:27 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Innovation Lab reporter Shelley K. Mesch found an apartment in Salt Lake City but only after the "most nerve-wracking" search ever.

I found an apartment, but it sure wasn’t easy, says newly arriving Salt Lake Tribune reporter

By Shelley K. Mesch | June 29, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) People protest the possible eviction of renters at 379 E 1st Ave (Hawthorne House) in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Federal assistance is still available to homeowners and renters through July.

Are you late on a house payment or rent due to COVID-19? Here’s how to still get help.

By Tony Semerad | June 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Michelle Flynn, The Road Home Executive Director, talks about the Magnolia, a new 65-unit permanent supportive housing complex for people who have experienced homelessness, on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

The Road Home opens new 65-unit apartment complex to get the chronically homeless off the streets

By Taylor Stevens | June 25, 2021, 2:26 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah County is now more expensive for renters than Salt Lake County.  Included in the long list of recently completed or ongoing apartment building projects in Utah County is Alvera at The Meadows in American Fork, at 700 W. 200 South.

Here’s why rent in Utah County has surged ahead of Salt Lake County

By Bethany Rodgers | Taylor Stevens | June 27, 2021, 7:40 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) In 2015, amid a surge in demand for housing at Southern Utah University, building and housing officials Brad Niederhauser and Chris Ralphs built a bunk bed. The Cedar City school is facing another housing crunch for this fall.

Southern Utah University asks students to live with relatives

By Connor Sanders | June 24, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A home for sale in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Even with housing demand in Utah at historic highs, home sales along the Wasatch Front dropped earlier this year for a lack of supply. Prices, meanwhile, keep climbing for single-family homes as razor-thin supplies dampen sales and buyers go for more affordable alternatives such as condominiums and town homes.

‘We’re headed to California prices’ — Median Salt Lake County home costs $128K more this year

By Tony Semerad | June 19, 2021, 12:05 a.m.

(Briana Scroggins | Special to The Tribune) Kristen Taylor walks her dog, Kara, outside of their apartment in South Salt Lake on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Her landlord recently paid for a DNA test for Kara. More housing complexes are requiring such tests to prevent pet-owning tenants from leaving droppings on the property — or to bust them when they do.

Some Utah landlords want your pet’s DNA. This is the reason why.

By Connor Sanders | June 18, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) Encore Apartments at 489 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, part of a historic wave of new apartments built in Utah's capital built over the past decade.  That torrid pace of construction is picking up even more now, but the trend is unlikely to slow rent rises anytime soon.

Can’t keep track of all those new apartments in — or coming to — Salt Lake County? This map will help.

By Tony Semerad | June 17, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) A subdivision taking shape in Utah's West Jordan, January 2021. A new Utah poll shows up to a third of residents are more comfortable with new housing development in nearby cities but not in their own community — one definition of a NIMBY, as in, 'not in my backyard,' a term used to label local opposition to growth.

Are you a NIMBY? If so, you have lots of company.

By Tony Semerad | June 15, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A woman walks her dog in a Salt Lake City neighborhood in October 2020. Utahns struggling to find affordable housing in Utah may find it even harder if they have pets.

Having trouble finding affordable housing because of your pet? The Salt Lake Tribune wants to hear from you.

By Connor Sanders | June 11, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Michael Valentine, chained to the Utah Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, has now unhooked himself from the building and ended his hunger strike. But he is continuing his protest to try to save the playhouse from demolition.

Movie buff unchains himself from Utah Theater, but vows to keep fighting to save it

By Tony Semerad | June 10, 2021, 5:29 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A man on the balcony of a Salt Lake City apartment, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Utahns who spend more than 50% of their income on rent often find it hard to pay the rest of their bills, buy groceries or fill their car’s gas tank. Help is available from the government, local nonprofits and advocacy groups.

Do you spend more than half your income on rent? Here are resources that can help.

By Bethany Rodgers | June 10, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jazmin May waters flowers in her Salt Lake City apartment near Liberty Park on June 4, 2021.

‘Nobody has my back’: Utah’s housing crisis pushes many renters to a financial breaking point

By Taylor Stevens | Bethany Rodgers | June 10, 2021, 5:32 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Michael Valentine is chained to the Utah Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Movie buff chains himself to Utah Theater in last-ditch bid to save it from demolition

By Tony Semerad | June 9, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rush hour traffic on Interstate 15 in Farmington.

Do you live in your van or RV? The Salt Lake Tribune wants to hear from you.

By Taylor Stevens | June 8, 2021, 2:37 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) New housing at The Ridge in North Salt Lake, as seen on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. In what they say is a push to promote affordable housing, Utah lawmakers have freed homebuilders of a host of city regulations on construction materials and building permits.

Utah eases housing regulations. Does the move cut too many corners? Will it cut skyrocketing costs?

By Tony Semerad | June 2, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Box 500 apartments on 500 South in Salt Lake City, made from shipping containers is set to open later this summer, following years of roadblocks,Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Shipping containers see new life as affordable Box 500 apartments in Salt Lake City

By Shelley K. Mesch | June 10, 2021, 2:12 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) A home for sale in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. With Utah poised to spend millions on affordable housing, a top analyst says stagnating incomes are more of a driver in the state's current crisis than a lack of housing.

What’s driving Utah’s housing crisis? It’s not what you think, says economist.

By Tony Semerad | May 19, 2021, 1:56 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Signs oppose a development at one of seven homes along 200 North and 600 West set for demolition as part of a new 312-unit new transit-friendly apartment complex, pictured here on March 11, 2021. Utah’s affordable housing advocates are seeking a big chunk of cash from the federal American Rescue Plan Act for affordable dwellings in the state.

Utah’s Legislature aims $70 million toward affordable housing. Advocates say it’s not enough.

By Taylor Stevens | May 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Apartments under construction in West Valley City on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Are you a renter? Tell The Tribune how the Wasatch Front’s hot housing market has impacted you.

By Taylor Stevens | May 13, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

(The Domain Cos.) Rendering of a new skyscraper proposed at 370 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City, part of a downtown building boom pushing the city’s skyline upward.

Look what’s coming to downtown Salt Lake City: another skyscraper. Here are the high points.

By Tony Semerad | May 7, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

(Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, via The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority) Rendering of an entertainment and retail center in The Point. The state-backed business, housing and green space development at Point of the Mountain in Draper is planned on 600 acres along Interstate 15 and the Jordan River, at the site of the soon-to-be-relocated Utah State Prison. Planners are drawing public comment through May. Work at The Point could begin in 2022.

What may move in when Draper prison moves out? How about a central park and housing — lots of it?

By Tony Semerad | June 10, 2021, 6:11 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Hope and Ruth Spataro play in a park behind a chapel in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The chapel caught fire a few years ago, and the LDS Church wants to sell off the entire property, including the park that neighbors helped build in the 1970s. At rear are Joe and Lyn Spataro.

Cottonwood Heights neighbors ask LDS Church to preserve small park instead of selling it for development

By Leia Larsen | April 28, 2021, 12:20 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Coachman’s Dinner & Pancake House at 1301 S. State St. is closing after 60 years to make way for a new development.

Diners have one more day to eat at Coachman’s Dinner and Pancake House

By Tony Semerad | April 19, 2021, 10:19 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) A man fishing at Oquirrh Lake in Daybreak on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The Larry H. Miller Group of Cos. is buying a large piece of Daybreak.

Larry H. Miller’s real estate arm makes big move, buys booming Daybreak in South Jordan

By Tony Semerad | April 12, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

(Salt Lake City, via Modern Out West) Main auditorium and to-be-salvaged chandelier. Before demolition, the once-majestic Utah Theater on Salt Lake City’s Main Street — a dilapidated and vacant 103-year-old performing arts hall once known as Pantages Theater — is being documented in a vast digital archive, hosted by J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

With plans for a new downtown park, city moves closer to giving derelict Utah Theater to developers for demolition

By Tony Semerad | March 27, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Provo employee Kaye Neves pulls down the face of what was a Shopko as the now-defunct Plum Tree shopping center in Provo is demolished to make way for a new development on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Carousel Ice Cream Parlor, Movies 8 are gone as Provo razes old favorites for new development

By Tony Semerad | March 23, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) This Oct. 3, 2017, file photo shows YWCA marketing and communications manager Annie Studer as she drives flags into the ground at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. In partnership with the Utah Film Center and Talk to a Survivor, thousands of purple flags were planted to represent the individual women, children, and men who were sheltered in Utah as a result of domestic violence in the previous year.

Some Utah landlords are evicting domestic violence victims

By Eric S. Peterson, Taylor Hartman, Ria Agarwal, Cathy McKitrick, and McKhelyn Jones | March 19, 2021, 1:04 p.m.

(Image courtesy of Adam Breen) Renderings of homes proposed for the Highland area of Park City.

Highland Flats development doesn’t get approval from Summit County Planning Commission

By Sara Tabin | March 19, 2021, 10:45 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tina Holt Balderamma talks about her struggles with her landlord and her upcoming eviction, March 11, 2021. Balderamma and several other residents of Salt Lake City's Guadalupe neighborhood face eviction and half-dozen homes are to be demolished to make way for Kozo House, a 312-unit apartment complex.

‘Gentrification has arrived in Salt Lake City,’ and it’s wreaking havoc

By Tony Semerad | March 14, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The 29th LDS Ward House, at 1102 W. 400 North in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

This historic Latter-day Saint meetinghouse may not be torn down after all

By Tony Semerad | March 13, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Utah House members, seen here Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, approved two bills Thursday aimed at easing the state's affordable housing shortage. One of them is designed to create more basement apartments inside owner-occupied single-family homes.

Will more basement apartments help ease Utah’s housing crisis? Lawmakers think so.

By Tony Semerad | March 5, 2021, 12:36 a.m.

(Rich Pedroncelli | AP file photo) This Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, file photo shows a "For Rent" sign outside an apartment building in Sacramento, Calif. Utah renters don't have a lot of rights and are subject to many "hidden fees." Make sure you know what the potential charges and other terms are before you sign a rental agreement.

If you’re a renter in Utah, here are the land mines you need to look out for in the lease agreement

By Eric S. Peterson | March 3, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) The neighborhood north of Liberty Park, October 20, 2020, in an area being considered for new zoning to encourage tiny homes and row homes in backyards. The Utah Legislature has launched into debate on key affordable housing reforms, with four days left in its 2021 general session.

Utah lawmakers advance housing helps, but will they run out of time?

By Tony Semerad | March 3, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

(Image courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) An artist's rendering of the exterior of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' to-be-constructed Deseret Peak Temple. It was originally going to be built in Erda. It has since been shifted to neighboring Tooele City.

How a tiny Utah community fought off an LDS Church housing project and lost a temple

By Tony Semerad | April 14, 2021, 4:19 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) A Salt Lake City apartment complex, seen on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A new study indicates high-density apartment construction raises property values for nearby homes.

‘Yes’ in my backyard? Study shows new Salt Lake County apartments actually boost neighbors’ home values.

By Tony Semerad | February 22, 2021, 10:37 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo)   Rep. Ray Ward, R-Bountiful, is the sponsor of HB82, which would allow homeowners to build accessory dwelling units, sometimes known as mother-in-law apartments, as a solution to Utah's affordable housing crisis.

Bill allowing mother-in-law apartments, with some restrictions, slips through Utah House

By Bryan Schott | February 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Traffic moves along Center Street in Provo on Monday, as seen April 6, 2020. The Provo-Orem area ranked as the top-performing large city in the U.S. on measures of economic vitality, according to the nonprofit Milken Institute. Salt Lake City ranked fourth, while Logan and St. George dominated the institute's rankings for smaller cities, coming in second and fourth, respectively.

Provo-Orem, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan, St. George all rank among best-performing cities

By Tony Semerad | February 19, 2021, 12:50 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) New housing construction at The Ridge in North Salt Lake, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

So you’re ready to go house hunting? Here’s your guide (hint: It won’t be easy).

By Tony Semerad | February 14, 2021, 1:10 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A home for sale in the Glendale neighborhood on Thursday. Homes in Salt Lake City's 84104 ZIP code, which includes Glendale, remain some of the more affordable in Utah's capital city, Feb. 11, 2021.

Looking for an affordable house in Salt Lake City? Look west or think condo.

By Tony Semerad | February 14, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

(Courtesy of Adam Breen) Renderings of homes proposed for the Highland area of Park City.

High-density housing with affordable units proposed for Park City

By Sara Tabin | February 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Salt Lake City, via Modern Out West) Watercolor of Main Street exterior. Before demolition, the once-majestic Utah Theater on Salt Lake City’s Main Street — a dilapidated and vacant 102-year-old performing arts hall once known as Pantages Theater — is being documented in a vast digital archive, hosted by J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Digital archive will save memories of the doomed Utah Theater, but preservationists would rather save the playhouse itself

By Tony Semerad | February 11, 2021, 11:11 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A new subdivision takes shape in West Jordan, January 2021. Home sales on the Wasatch Front Utah broke all records in 2020 as record-low interest rates, working from home, in-migration and new pandemic-driven tastes for more space and suburban areas triggered an unprecedented buying spree.

Sizzling Wasatch Front home sales, prices reached record highs. Here’s why.

By Tony Semerad | January 27, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Liberty Sky, a luxury apartment tower going up at 151 S. State.  Although apartments are being built at a record pace, experts say the added housing supply will take years before it starts bringing down rents.

Looking for an apartment? Here’s how northern Utah’s rental market is shaping up for 2021.

By Tony Semerad | January 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City's skyline will change in 2021 with several new skyscrapers and midsize towers going up across Utah's capital city.

It’s high time for Salt Lake City. Here’s how the skyline will rise in 2021.

By Tony Semerad | January 21, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The 29th LDS Ward, at 1102 W. 400 North in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Owner seeks to demolish historic LDS meetinghouse. West-siders aren’t thrilled.

By Tony Semerad | January 18, 2021, 2:46 p.m.