As if on cue, another south Downtown apartment project is in for design review at the city. The 11-story, 138-unit market-rate building, called BRIX by High Boy Ventures and ajc architects, plans to make a bold statement on .65 acres at 233 West 400 South.
This stretch of 400 South has been blighted for decades after removal of its single-family housing stock and replacement by “downtown support” (D-2) land use. Because 400 South is a state highway, its development pattern has favored drive-thrus and surface parking lots.
Pioneer Park, a half-block to the west and long stigmatized for its transients and illegal drug market, has also hindered development in the area.
The project will replace a pawn shop and surface parking on 400 South, and a single-family home on Pleasant Court which was converted to office use years before its demolition.
BRIX’s 11 stories will reach 120 ft, the maximum allowed under D-2 zoning. Two stories of concrete podium will anchor the structure, which is metal framed.
Its 138 units will be distributed between 56 studios, 40 1-bdrm, 32 2-bdrm, and 10 3-bdrm apartments. The project will provide 133 parking stalls structured on two levels, for nearly a 1 to 1 stall to unit ratio.
BRIX is following the green trend of all-electric utilities, and hopes to put a solar array on the roof.
Street-level engagement will be limited to tenant amenities, including an entrance, a gym and a mailroom.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.
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