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Utah’s Affordable Housing Supply Dwindling

Rents and home prices are skyrocketing, forcing many residents to make difficult decisions or move out of major cities.

March 13, 2024 - KUTV

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Utah Lawmakers Call for Housing on Public Lands

State lawmakers spoke out in support of a proposed federal bill that would permit housing development on federal lands.

February 11, 2024 - The Salt Lake Tribune

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Moab Adopts Sustainability Plan

Moab adopted a Sustainability Action Plan to map out goals and strategies for the pursuit of sustainability, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The plan was approved by the Moab City Council on December 12, 2023.

January 2, 2024 - Moab Sun News

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SLC Reveals Plan for Historic Park

Residents have called for preserving the unique mix of art and nature in Allen Park.

December 18, 2023 - KSL

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Will Salt Lake City’s Zoning Reforms Create More Affordable Housing?

The city’s new rules allow for more flexibility in housing development, but other market forces could limit production.

December 13, 2023 - KUER

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How Salt Lake City Maintained a Vibrant Downtown

Unlike other major cities, the Utah capital’s downtown has seen a steady stream of visitors even as demand for office space diminishes.

December 8, 2023 - Governing

Salt Lake City, Utah

Audit Reveals Utah’s Housing Shortage

The state must build 28,000 housing units each year to keep up with a growing need.

November 20, 2023 - Deseret News

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Small-Scale Nuclear Power Dealt Major Setback

The company that made history in January when its 'small modular nuclear reactor' became the first in the nation to receive certification from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has canceled it due to financial reasons.

November 15, 2023 - Canary Media

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Growth in Small Utah Towns Prompts Road Safety Concerns

As small towns rapidly gain population, local infrastructure will have to adjust to keep up with more pedestrians and car traffic.

November 14, 2023 - KUER

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BLM Releases New Plan for Moab Area

The plan limits motorized recreation to protect natural and cultural resources.

October 6, 2023 - High Country News

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Calls Grow for ‘One-Dam Solution’ on Colorado River

California growers and others in the river’s Lower Basin want the federal government to consider draining Lake Powell to conserve more water downstream.

September 13, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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Utah Approves $14 Billion Transportation Program

The largest investment in the state’s history reflects Utah’s rapid growth.

September 13, 2023 - Mass Transit

An oil well in a mountainous and remote part of Utah.

Utah Oil Shale Extraction Dealt Major Setback

The Surface Transportation Board's approval in 2021 of a proposed 85-mile Uinta Basin Railway in Utah that would have enabled increased extraction of the world's largest source of oil shale was partially vacated by a federal appeals court last month.

September 3, 2023 - Progressive Railroading

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700-Acre Master-Planned Community Planned in Utah

A massive development plan is taking shape for lakefront property in Vineyard, Utah—on the site of a former U.S. Steel Geneva Works facility.

August 31, 2023 - Daily Herald

A line of cars wait at the drive-thru window of a starbucks.

More Cities Ponder the End of Drive-Thrus

Drive-thru fast food restaurants might be a staple of American life, but several U.S. cities are actively considering prohibiting the development of new drive-thrus for the benefit of traffic safety, air quality, and congestion.

August 31, 2023 - The Denver Post

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Rail Electrification: Caltrain adds BEMUs to its EMU Order

Caltrain, the San Francisco-to-San Jose commuter railroad, plans to begin electrified operation next year on its 49-mile mainline. A 28-mile extension south to Gilroy would continue to be served by diesel trains, with one train powered by battery.

August 24, 2023 - San Mateo Daily Journal

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Utah Transit Officials Promote BRT

The state’s transit agency is building out new bus rapid transit lines, but has not reversed the sweeping cuts to local bus service made last year.

August 17, 2023 - Axios Salt Lake City

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One-Third of Downtown Salt Lake City Devoted to Parking

A new map highlights prime downtown real estate that could be repurposed for more productive uses.

August 16, 2023 - Building Salt Lake

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A Reckoning for Southwestern Golf Courses

Amid a growing water crisis, more cities are cracking down on ornamental uses of grass and golf course greens.

August 3, 2023 - High Country News

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Salt Lake City Bucks Downtown Decline Trend

The city’s central business district is bustling with more activity than before the pandemic.

July 25, 2023 - Governing

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