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Published: Sunday, March 18 2012 3:42 p.m. MDT

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Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Why does this article, and the accompanying photos, feel like a commercial for the City Creek apartments?

We all know that the vacancy rates are high, but seriously, does the D-News really need to publish a commercial under the guise of an objective article?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Otis: yes they do. What else did you expect?

Informed Voter
South Jordan, UT

The condos are priced way too high. Hence only 30% are sold or reserved. Sales began in 2010 for two of the condo buildings and the third began in Feb 2011. It would be interesting to report how many of the 30% live there full time. Not many lights are on at night.

Euroskeptic
Salt Lake City, UT

Not sure why, but this whole development reminds me of "Rapture" in the BioShock franchise of video games. Perhaps it's that is seems a bit utopian.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

BREAKING NEWS:

The Deseret News is now reporting on another business venture of their ownership, just like an advertisement- just like every other major news corporation does... and has been for a while.

We live in a capitalist economy. With that in mind, complaining about the DN isn't justified.

Another valid point to bring up is that the source of an argument proves nothing about it's objectivity. I could argue that ate a curry dish yesterday. My being the person making the claim has nothing to do with whether it's an objective claim. My standing to profit from saying I ate curry is also irrelevant. Such points are circumstantial and may lead to discovering more information- but ultimately my motive for saying "I ate curry" can only be known by me as that is purely subjective and not something that can be objectively argued.

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Informed Voter,

The prices were actually lowered earlier at some point. For downtown and a newly developed condo- the prices aren't that high. That isn't even taking location into account. Being next to temple square and the newest and now most prominent shopping center in the entire state certainly boosts the real estate value very high.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

to all the posters:
I guess the DN should not cover a multibillion dollar project in SLC. It is the only one to open this year in the country. You might try to get some positive vibes going. I am proud that for a city the size of Salt Lake that there is something of this magnitude. You might want the next report to be about the huge complex going in at Dingle Idaho.

Euroskeptic
Salt Lake City, UT

I wondered when they were going to finish that complex in Dingle. Should be nice.

JCH
San Diego, CA

It's not that the DN shouldn't cover the topic. Of course it should. But serious, objective coverage of the City Creek development would - at the least - indicate a willingness to question the merits of the project. Just some sliver of skepticism.

Are there no drawbacks to City Creek? No economic risks that won't be justly rewarded? No unsustainable environmental impacts? Nothing wrong with being closed on Sundays? What about the cultural impact of banning alchohol on 120 acres of a downtown in a mid-major American city - anything questionable about that?

I would expect legimitate news enterprise to engage these matters at some point. Mr. Lee's coverage appears to be stridently avoiding them.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

jch
Glad all is well in san diego. property owners can do what they want to do. THEY OWN IT. It is just another attempt to slam the LDS church. BTW, no tax dollars used here. Other cities don't understand that. Hopefully Lee will investigate Sea World, any negative things about it? Dolphins and other sea life taken from their natural habitat? Traffic? Charging $8 for a frozen banana? Economic risks?
How many projects are you aware of that haven't turned out well that the LDS is involved with?

ironmania
San Diego, CA

I'm not sure why 'ute alumni' is so uptight and feels the need to defend the existence of this fluff piece. And the previous comments are certainly not attacking the LDS church.

In my opinion, the article comes across as advertising, and should have been labeled as "special advertising section" rather than journalism. Even the photos seem like they are out of a promotional handout.

My guess is that if the condos do not sell in the next 4-5 years, they will be used to house missionaries for temple square.

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