In the August of 2003 I did a photo thread on Salt Lake's northwest neighborhood. I found the old photo thread on Urban Planet and thought I would revisit that neighborhood to see if there has been any progress in terms of turning it around.
What I found was a bag of mixed-results. Some of the area looks to be on the mend, however much of it is still stagnated with no sign of change. Some of the photos I took back then I did not replicate, others are new. But this should give you a general feel of how it's changed over the past four years.
In 2003 this corner auto shop was fairly busy.
Today, it's abandoned. I do not know how long the property has been on the market.
The following buildings were abandoned and were a year or two away from being demolished.
Today, every building has been demolished and construction has started on the Marmalade project.
Back in '03 the residential neighborhoods in this area were fairly bad. These two duplexes stuck out to me.
Mostly because I didn't know what the fuck was going on with that red one. So I drove over and thought maybe back in '03 they were adding onto it, or something, but nope...
As you can see, nothing really has changed. Though it does look like it got a new paint job and they cut the weeds out of the front yard.
This house is next to the group, but I didn't have a photo of it from '03.
At the top of the street was an old abandoned lounge.
Back then it was for sale and luckily someone bought it, but it doesn't look that much better today an I think there is a FOR SALE sign on it. heh
I didn't take photos of this street, but it does look the same today.
Though this is on the street, just on the other side.
This row house in '03.
Today I think it actually looks worse.
Tanks in '03.
Not sure though if they are the same tanks.
Some other photos I took today:
This one cracks me up.
Some progress is being made, as these are quickly going up on what was an abandoned building. However I believe this site was just a lot back in '03.
This motel has been like this for years.
This building has looked like this for years.
It'll be interesting to look back on this area another 4 years from now.