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A mixed-use development in Salt Lake City provides 126 micro units with mountain views

A mixed-use development in Salt Lake City provides 126 micro units with mountain views

At 130,000 square feet, Mya and The Shop also offers workspace, amenities, and a communal rooftop.


By Novid Parsi, Contributing Editor | August 31, 2022
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In Salt Lake City, a new 130,000-square-foot development called Mya and The Shop SLC, designed by EskewDumezRipple, combines housing with coworking space, retail, and amenities, as well as a landscaped exterior for both residents and the public. 

At four stories, Mya offers 126 apartments and a coworking and collaboration space. The design features built-in furniture and flexible layouts with the aim of increasing the rentable square footage. Eighty units are reserved for households with less than 40% and 80% of the area median income. The remaining 46 units do not require income applications but are priced below market rates. With interiors designed by partner architect Farouki Farouki, the residences are micro-units, each under 500 square feet, with unobstructed views of the nearby mountains.

The Shop includes 30,000 square feet of flexible workspace, meeting rooms, amenities aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and small business development, and a communal rooftop that offers mountain views. Throughout, the EskewDumezRipple design team took inspiration from the nearby railroads that played a key role in the growth of Salt Lake City in the 1800s. Natural woods, leathers, black steel, and antiquated brass accents create a rustic yet refined aesthetic. Likewise, the wood-slat ceiling references the rail tracks, and other design details and furnishings nod to the history of Gold Rush mining and the pioneer spirit.

The project uses light-gauge steel and concrete for the building’s commercial portion, traditional stick framing for the residential portion. As a result, Mya and The Shop SLC has a significantly lower carbon footprint than a building made solely with concrete and steel. It also pursued lower carbon and energy use through building certifications and incentives, including ENERGY STAR.

The project anchors a $124 million mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

On the Building Team:
Developers: Domain Companies and GIV Group
Architect: EskewDumezRipple
Interior design (The Shop): EskewDumezRipple
Interior design (Residential): Farouki Farouki
Landscape design: Duane Border Design
Structural engineer: Fortis Structural, LLC
MEP engineer: PVE Inc.

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