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Salt Lake City considers tweaks to massive Fleet Block project

The future of Salt Lake City’s Fleet Block is beginning to take shape, as city officials try to figure out how they want to turn the property into a prominent section of the budding Granary District.

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Plans emerge for The Silos, another large new neighborhood coming to SLC

West of the newly opened Post District, the redevelopment next to I-15 will pay homage to iconic grain towers and add housing, shops and a sizable park to the Granary District

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What if the Empire State Building met typical parking requirements?

How many New York City blocks would serve the Empire State Building if the parking were provided in surface lots?

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New Leadership Announcement 2023, FFKR

New Leadership Announcement 2023 February 15, 2023, Salt Lake City, UT and Scottsdale, AZ– FFKR Architects has named three new principals, Arrin Holt, Abram Nielsen, and Jake Bodell. They join FFKR’s principals in leading the firm into its fifth decade. With these promotions, FFKR is adding landscape architects and interior designers as recognized professional disciplines […]

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Active People, Healthy Nation Walkability Virtual Academy

Local Communities and/or Metropolitan Planning Organization Regions (or other similar regional entities) Request for Funding Assistance Applications Due: January 13, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. ET to kedwards_ic@chronicdisease.org A. PURPOSE The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and […]

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Millcreek has a plan to allow highway-scale digital billboards in its new downtown, which it just planned and zoned as pedestrian first

Staff acknowledges that allowing digital signage in the City Center is a significant change in strategy, but that change is not inconsistent with the goal of reducing the number and combined square footage of billboards where feasible

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A Tale of Two Walks: Part 2

The street and the stroad are not so distant. They are different species of a similar animal.

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Longtime Juab County Planner Glenn Greenhalgh Passes Away

Glenn William Greenhalgh took his last motorcycle ride on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 71. Glenn was born on January 31, 1950 to Clarence “Pete” and Janet Bailey Greenhalgh of Nephi, Utah, the second of 3 children. He graduated from Juab High School and Utah Technical College. On July 25, 1969, Glenn married […]

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Breaking Down Silos: The Inception of the Utah Rural Coordinating Council

The term “breaking down silos” has been around for a while now, but what does that actually look like? Are we building tin can telephones from silo to silo? Using sledgehammers and pickaxes to construct tunnels?

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How Parking Destroys Cities

Parking requirements attack the nature of the city itself, subordinating density to the needs of the car.

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STAND ETHICALLY TALL PLANNERS – OUR COMMUNITIES AND PROFESSION REQUIRES IT

This article does not necessarily reflect the attitudes or opinions of APAUT or the APAUT Executive Committee. The article, “It’s Complicated (Ok, you’ve heard that before, but maybe not for this topic – billboards) (John Janson, April 2021, https://apautah.org/its-complicated-ok-youve-heard-that-before-but-maybe-not-for-this-topic-billboards/) raised ethical questions for elected officials and planners alike. In the context of signage, including billboards, […]

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A new age of suburbanisation could be dawning

Though the pandemic has not fully released its grip on America, signs of an incipient boom are everywhere: in surging demand for workers, imports and, above all, houses.

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