SALT LAKE Town — A developing boom in downtown Salt Lake Metropolis is continuing in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic which compelled an estimated a few out of 4 employees to work remotely at dwelling.

The pandemic put most office environment and professional construction on hold. But, nothing appears to be stopping the household tasks.

“It’s turning into this huge growth that we have by no means viewed right before,” claimed Salt Lake Town Setting up Director Nick Norris.

Norris reported 47 housing initiatives been crafted or started in five many years. Most of the units will be rented at the market charge which is around $1,400 for a 1-bedroom condominium according to residences.com

“We’ve authorized and noticed built far more housing projects in the past 5 several years than we have in any time period of expansion in our city’s history,” mentioned Norris.

When current projects finish, the quantity of housing models will have enhanced by 367 p.c in five several years to virtually 7,000.

Norris adds the development retains pace with the city’s historic projections.

For downtown resident Deb Casper, she would like individuals come back again to the metropolis by the time the projects finish.

“I’m hoping items will get back to standard so these structures can be loaded up and do the job,” said Casper.

The Downtown Alliance says there are roughly 260 underutilized or vacant lots in the city.