Salt Lake City has one less surface parking lot. Demolition and site-prep are underway for the 4th West Apartments, a large mixed-used development in the West Capitol Hill neighborhood at 255 North 400 West. The project’s seven-acre lot was formerly home to the Diggity Dog Resort, the aforementioned parking lot and several storage facilities.
The new project will consist of two mixed-use residential buildings and a parking garage. Both mixed-use buildings will be five-stories tall with retail on the ground floor. The residential component consists of 497 market rate units, mostly studios and one and two bedroom apartments. A limited number of three-bedroom units will also be available.
According to the Jamie Bisiar, the marketing manager for Greystar Real Estate Partners (the property managers for the project), the retail portion will tentatively include a grocer. The area has long needed a grocery store, as the Gateway district, West Capitol Hill and Marmalade neighborhoods are in a food desert. Currently, the nearest grocery stores are the downtown Harmons and a Rancho Markets in the Fairpark neighborhood.
The development will be located in one of the areas best served by transit. The project is two blocks from the North Temple TRAX and FrontRunner stations.
“We are super excited about the location,” said Bisiar. “The location even connects residents to employers to the south, like Adobe.”
Amenities will include a golf simulator, bike maintenance shop, dog spa, concierge and landscaped courtyards. Rooftop amenities will include a pool, cabanas, hot tub, lounge areas with Bluetooth speakers, demonstration kitchen, fully equipped fitness center with yoga and spin areas and several fire pits.
The project borders several burgeoning areas of Salt Lake. The development is just over a block form the Gateway and just over two blocks the residential cluster just south of North Temple on 600 West.
The project’s location is just a block outside of two different Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) project areas: the West Capitol Hill Project Area (bounded by 300 North to 800 North and 200 West to 400 West) and the Depot District (bounded by 400 South to North Temple and 400 West to Interstate 15).
Three blocks from the 400 West apartments the RDA is redeveloping the 500 North block of 300 West. The Marmalade Block Development project will include a branch of the Salt Lake City Library, 14 townhomes, three mixed-use buildings and a community park.
*Correction; an earlier version of this article incorrectly listed Greystar Real Estate Partners as the developers of the project.