In Pictures: Update on three large, transit adjacent townhome projects

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Three townhome developments underway will add 143 total units along Salt Lake City’s southern border while providing renters with additional Missing Middle housing options.  All three projects are near either a fixed rail line or a high-frequency bus route.  Two of the projects, Liberty Place and Moda S-Line are directly adjacent to the S-Line in Sugar House and South Salt Lake respectively.  The third, Moda Highland Park, is being constructed on Highland Drive at Crandall Avenue.  The project is adjacent to the high-frequency, 220 bus route.  All three projects’ units will be market rate with three stories consisting of a ground floor garage below two floors of living space.

Moda S-Line:

Moda S-Line, on the 400 East block of the S-Line is currently leasing.  The project is located just south the St. Ann Catholic Church property and was built by Strategic Builders, a subsidiary of J Fisher Companies (including JF Capital).  The development has 32 units that are a mix of two and three bedroom apartments.  Moda S-Line is just across the Salt Lake City border in South Salt Lake.  According to apartments.com, units range in size from 1,365 to 1,426 square feet and two-bedroom units start at $1,950 per month.

Moda S Line looking south along 400 East at the S Line. Photo by Mike Fife.
Looking west along the S-Line on the north side of the Moda S-Line and the under construction 292-unit Zellerbach apartment complex. Photo by Mike Fife.
The south side of Moda S-Line looking northeast from 400 East. Photo by Mike Fife.
A close up of one of the units in the Moda S-Line. Photo by Mike Fife.
An interior courtyard in the Moda S-Line. Photo by Mike Fife.
Looking east along the S-Line from the north side of Moda S-Line. Photo by Mike Fife.

Moda Highland Park:

Moda Highland Park, on the 2800 south block of Highland Drive, is another project by Strategic Builders.  Construction of the project is nearing completion at 2855 South Highland Drive.  This project will have 41 units that will be a mix of two and three bedroom apartments.  According to hotbeds.com, sizes range from 1,365 to 1,734 square feet with rents ranging from $2,050 to $2,700 per month.

Moda Highland Park is actively under construction along Crandall Ave. Photo by Mike Fife.
A newer, infill single family subdivision sits just east of Moda Highland Park on Crandall Ave. Photo by Mike Fife.
The western edge of Moda Highland Park looking south along Highland Drive. Photo by Mike Fife.
Looking north along Highland Drive towards the under-construction Moda Highland Park. Photo by Mike Fife.
The east entrance to Moda Highland Park looking north. Three buildings run east to west and one run north to south.  Photo by Mike Fife
Looking east from an interior lane in the Moda Highland Park development.  The units are each three stories with garages at the ground floor.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The north side of Moda Highland Park. Photo by Mike Fife.

Liberty Place:

The Liberty Place townhome project is still in the early stages of construction.  The project, by Cowboy Partners, will have 70 units with a mix of one and two bedroom apartments on the 600 East block of Wilmington Avenue, just north of the S-Line in Sugar House.

Liberty Place looking east from 600 East. Photo by Mike Fife.
Liberty Place looking east along Wilmington Ave. The area currently consists of single family homes and small businesses. Photo by Mike Fife.
Liberty Place sits just north of the S-Line on 600 East.  Looking northeast across the S- Line from 600 East. Photo by Mike Fife.
The area just north of Wilmington Avenue and the new Liberty Place project is dominated by single family homes.   Photo by Mike Fife.
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Mike Fife grew up in Norman, Oklahoma but fell in love with Salt Lake City upon relocating here in 2001 just prior to the Winter Olympics. Mike's interest in planning and development was turbo charged during two terms on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission. With an Accounting degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Richmond, Mike had a 30-year career in finance, accounting, and strategic planning with EDS/Hewlett-Packard/Hewlett Packard Enterprise.