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Sean Reynolds

SLC 'Hoods - Northwest neighborhood

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I thought I'd show you all the northwest area of Salt Lake City. This area is located just northwest of the capitol building. The area has spots of both lower-class and middle-class homes. Most of the area tho is lower-class. I was shocked at how much this area has changed. Just last December when I last was here there were LOTS of homes boarded up. Now those homes are GONE, totally demolished. Now sits ugly vacant fields where they once stood. Hope the city plans on doing something to bring 'em back!

Anyway, enough chat - how 'bout some photos?

The main road through this neighborhood is 300 West. This is 300 West looking at a gas station.

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What was once an auto sales store.

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Vacant duplex.

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Vacant home.

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Empty field with a crapty car.

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Not sure what this building was......

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Can't tell if this home is vacant or just has no windows.

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Two duplexes.

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Classy!

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'nother vacant building.

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Empty parking lot.

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Older home.

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Street.

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Duplex.

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Looking down the street.

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Old garage.

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Another old garage.

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Some more duplexes.

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Uh, yeah.

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Apartment complex.

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Vacat home.....all too real.

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A really narrow street.

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Another REALLY narrow street.

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A small duplex.

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Weird looking home.

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And its neighbor aint so great either.

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Looking down the street.

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Uhm, nice.

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Another duplex.

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Rowhouse.

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Hispanic Shop.

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Again a duplex.

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Ah, industry!

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Another duplex.

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And finally, Chua Tam Baq - no clue what it means.

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And that my friends is northwest Salt Lake City.

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Thanks for the photos. Hopefully the city will build something on those fields...instead of just letting them sit there as is done around here.

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This is fudgeing crazy. I found this link after searching through photos of mine and can't believe it's been 4 years since I took them.

FOUR fudgeING YEARS!

Man time flies. :(

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This is fudgeing crazy. I found this link after searching through photos of mine and can't believe it's been 4 years since I took them.

FOUR fudgeING YEARS!

Man time flies. :(

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Although I'm guessing you singled out the boarded up abandoned homes and empty lots, this looks like a ghost town! I'm also curious what it looks like today. I've heard so many good things about SLC, like its new transit system, that I wonder if neighborhoods like this have made any turnaround? If its just northwest of the capital building, I take it this is a close in district?

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Oddly enough the reason I was checking up on these photos is because I drove through this area a week and a half ago. It hasn't changed much at all, sadly. The abandoned homes are gone, but only because they were demolished and now there are a ton of vacant fields.

I believe this is still there, in the same shape.

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This was demolished a couple years ago and is now just a vacant lot.

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Same with this house:

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Back when I took these photos I remember an apartment complex under construction, well it's built now. But other than that, this area looks pretty much the same. I might go down and snap some photos, I don't know.

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Well I decided to take some photos. The lot where those buildings were on has now seen some construction, as a mixed-use plaza will be opening up there.

Here are today's photos:

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This was the site of many of those abandoned buildings earlier.

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The Marmalade Project is this:

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Well it's actually bigger, as it takes up that whole half-block. But that's the best rendering I could find.

So the area has its ups and downs, I don't know what it will look like in 4 years, as the residential areas look either the same or worse today. 300 West, the main street through the neighborhood, is spotty -- just as it was 4 years ago.

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