A little over 27 years ago, developers negotiated with the city and RDA to develop the land and I-80 freeway exit in Sugar House. Part of the plan was to close off two streets and create the Sugar House shopping area we all know. Despite this, developers are again working on changing the shopping center. The days of Shopko and its large parking lot have come to an end. Soon, … [Read more...]
Is Sugar House Sacrificing Character for Profit?
In the past eight months, Sugar House has lost some buildings and businesses that were gems, including the former Sugar House Furniture, Square Nest, and Fats Bar buildings, which were demolished, producing a reincarnated form of the “Sugar Hole.” When this void will be filled is anyone’s guess, because developer Craig Mecham will not answer our repeated phone calls. Soon, … [Read more...]
Sugar House Fire Station Proposals
In March of 1910, Sugar House was annexed to Salt Lake City. Before that, if a home or business caught fire, the closest fire company had to come from downtown Salt Lake to fight it. The first Fire Station No. 3 was built because property owners demanded more protection for all the commercial and residential development that had changed the face of Sugar House. In its day, it … [Read more...]
Sugar House Scene – 21st & 21st Changes
In an ongoing process, the residents and businesses of the 21st and 21st area of Sugar House are working to develop a master plan for the area. Two hundred residents attended two recent open houses to voice their opinions. Their biggest concerns were building heights and pedestrian safety. A lot of people don't want apartment development. Susan Koelliker, one of the trustees … [Read more...]