In Pictures: Infill leading current residential wave downtown

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The southeast corner of the Liberty Crest apartments as seen from the intersection of 200 South and 200 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

There are over 800 residential units under construction in the downtown core (from North Temple to 400 South and 200 East to I-15).  While the most recent similarly sized wave of downtown construction featured the highrises in the City Creek Center, the current wave consists almost entirely of midblock infill projects that range in size from four to seven floors.  One such project, Liberty Crest is nearing completion.  While Liberty Crest features an overfamiliar color

While Liberty Crest features an overly familiar color palette, at seven floors, the 177-unit apartment building brings infill and residential use to a block that was long underutilized and is becoming one of Salt Lake’s most diverse, with office buildings along State Street and 100 South and popular restaurants, bars and an art gallery on 200 South.

Liberty Crest, developed by Cowboy Partners, is nearly completed.   The project consists of five floors of residential above three levels of parking and five ground-floor townhomes fronting 200 East. There will be around 20 penthouse suites on the seventh-floor while the remaining available units will be one and two-bedrooms.

The Liberty Crest development is the sole residential project under construction on the east side of downtown after the troubled State Street Plaza stalled.  The majority of the residential infill projects are on downtown’s western edge, including the Milagro Apartments, 360 Downtown and Alta Gateway.

The southeast corner of the Liberty Crest apartments as seen from the intersection of 200 South and 200 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southeast corner of the Liberty Crest apartments as seen from 200 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south-facing side of the Liberty Crest apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The west face of the Liberty Crest apartments as seen from State Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north face of the Liberty Crest Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The east face of the Liberty Crest Apartments as seen from 200 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southeast corner of the Liberty Crest apartments as seen from 200 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast corner of the Liberty Crest apartments as seen from 200 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast corner of the Liberty Crest apartments as seen from 200 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
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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.