Clearwater unveils updated plans for Marmalade Block project

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Rendering of the northwest corner of the Marmalade mixed-use project. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.
Rendering of the southwest corner of the Marmalade mixed-use project as designed by Blalock and Partners. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.

The final stages of the Marmalade Block redevelopment, on the 500 North block of 300 West, are underway.  The Marmalade library branch opened in February of this year and the developers of The Grove, a 12-unit townhome project, waiting for building permit approvals from the city with plans to start construction early next year.

The largest of the three projects is also expected to start construction next year.  Developer Clearwater Homes presented plans to the Capital Hill Neighborhood Council last week on plans to build a seven-story mixed used development at the northwest corner of the Marmalade Block project area.

Site plan for the Marmalade mixed-use project. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.

The project includes three buildings above a two-story parking platform.  The parking platform will be wrapped on the ground floor by live/work units and two retail spaces on the north and south corners of the development.  The development will include between 260-285 units and that will be a mix of studios and one and two-bedroom units and will have a 1:1 parking ratio, with one stall per unit.

As with The Grove, the mixed-used development is part of a public/private partnership with the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City.  Both residential projects will connect to the library via pedestrian plazas.

The Clearwater mixed-use project will include both public and private terraces and open space that will interact with other plazas planned for the block.  A public plaza will separate the two southernmost buildings and will connect 300 West to a proposed city-owned plaza that will occupy the center of the block.  According to the developers, a fitness center, a few small micro offices and a proposed art gallery will front the plaza separating the two southernmost buildings.

The two northernmost buildings will be separated by an outdoor plaza.  A small pedestrian plaza run east of the development will connect 600 North to the mid-block plaza and 500 North.

As is generally required with public/private partnerships with the RDA, the development will be built to LEED standards.

The project is in the Capitol Hill Historic District which will require the developers to go before the Historic Landmark Commission for new construction approval before the city can issue building permits.  According to Micah Peters, president of Clearwater Homes, his team hopes to break ground in late spring.

Rendering of the west face of the Marmalade mixed-use projectas designed by Blalock and Partners. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.
Aerial rendering of the southwest corner of the Marmalade mixed-use project as designed by Blalock and Partners.  Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.
Aerial rendering of the southeast corner of the Marmalade mixed-use project as designed by Blalock and Partners. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.
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Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.
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