10 floors in Sugar House; Rentals on Redwood
The Planning Commission has approved the second of a pair of buildings coming to the southern end of the urban core of Sugar House.
The commission approved the Alta Terra Building, which will continue construction of what is officially known as the neighborhood’s business district, but is expected to be recognized as the most housing-dense area outside of downtown.
Alta Terra would bring 228 homes in a 10-story building at 1121 East Ashton, immediately east of Fairmont Park. The building will include retail space on the ground floor and the building will exceed 100 feet in total.
His sibling will be built across Ashton, bringing another 118 homes to a 94ft building on what had been a vacant surface parking lot. This project has been separated for administrative reasons and has already been approved.
In total, the pair will bring 346 new homes of varying sizes to the neighborhood, which has nearly 2,000 apartments under construction or very recently completed.
It was just a list of buildings on the agenda. A number of other projects are working through the system at the same time. Here is an overview.
Rtownhouses on Redwood
After making a name for itself as a leading for-sale developer in Salt Lake City, CW Urban appears to be continuing its transition into the rental market with a new development on Redwood Road.
A proposed development at 1106 S. Redwood Rd. would bring 80 townhomes for rent on 3.7 acres in what is otherwise largely an industrial part of town. Units will range from 2 to 3 bedrooms and will include garages.
Prior to construction, CW would need approval for a variety of zoning deviations around the number of units on the vacant lot and a requirement that buildings face the street.
The new housing would be built in 16 new buildings. Two of the 16 would face Redwood Road. A clubhouse space would be built in the middle of the property.
A food hall for Granary
Mountain West Commercial Real Estate is actively leasing space at 545 W. 700 S., near what is becoming the heart of the redevelopment Granary neighborhood.
A flyer for the space advertises a bar and tavern overlooking 700 South, a food court overlooking Woodbine Street, midway food trucks, and offices.
The space once housed the Frida Bistro and the headquarters of Rico Brand. After Frida closed, it was briefly replaced by Rico Cocina y Tequila Bar.
The immediate area is considered somewhat walkable, but is set up to see a huge redevelopment already underway.
Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub is set to open across the street from the Industry SLC office building which appears to have catalyzed a construction frenzy.
A lodging motel?
Urban Alfadre is under contract to purchase the Main Street Motel from a leading Salt Lake City motel at 1550 S. Main St. in the city’s Ballpark neighborhood.
The sale is conditional on the city’s approval of a rezoning for the property. The Alfandres this month began the formal process of changing ownership from the Commercial Corridor (CC) to Form Based Urban Neighborhood 2 (FBUN2).
The change would allow the developers, who are supporters of Building Salt Lake, to add another floor to future development on the site. They told us this would allow them to provide attractive retail space on the ground floor and ample on-site parking.
The Alfandres have submitted another request to free up a lane that divides the contract plots.
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