Construction has commenced at 225 South Slate Street in downtown Salt Lake City, a 190-unit, mid-rise and high-rise, mixed-use community. The transit-oriented development will add affordable housing, commercial tenants, non-profit arts organizations, a food hall, an event space, and live-work units to enhance the city’s downtown business district.
The development comprises two towers, one rising eight stories and one rising 12. The 190 residential units are split between the towers with 168 units designated affordable for renters earning between 20% and 80% of the area median income. The units will include a mix of studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments. Two at-grade artist live-work spaces are also included and will allow the development to appeal to young professional singles and families alike.
The two mixed-use buildings are connected by an open-air paseo that connects them to the new development to the adjacent commercial uses, including a coffee shop, a record store, and neighborhood creative office space. “Commercial tenants, event space, food hall and live-work units will line the paseo on the ground floors, while the residential units are located on the upper levels. The food hall, which is unique to the community, will draw lunch-time workers during the day and urban dwellers at night,” said Keith McCloskey, LEED AP, Associate Principal, KTGY, in a release.
The eight-story tower will utilize standard construction techniques and materials while the 12-story tower will leverage a steel structural system by Infinity Structures aimed at shortening the overall construction timeline and achieving more affordable construction costs. Construction for the entire project is estimated to take 24 months.