In Pictures: North Temple's west end housing node continues its expansion

Three large projects with a combined 581 new apartment units have just been completed or are nearing completion in the North Temple west end housing node just west of Redwood Road.  Those projects,  the North Temple Flats, Meridian and District North (West Station phase two) Apartments include a mix of market rate and affordable housing units.

The bustling neighborhood is still growing, construction has started on the 28-unit Lotus Townhomes, directly north of the 1940 West North Temple TRAX Station.  In addition, 247 more units are planned for Phase Three of the West Station apartment development northeast of Sutherlands Lumber, which would bring the number of new units in the area to 856.  Before the current group of projects, the last multifamily development to join the neighborhood was the 145-units, first phase of the West Station Apartments that opened in 2015.  Prior to the West Station phase one, the last major multi-family construction in the area was the Sky Harbor Apartments, a 540-unit project that was completed in 1983.

North Temple Flats

The North Temple Flats is almost complete.  The 168-unit, project replaced a small mobile home community and the Sleep Cheap Motel with a unit mix of 70 market rate and 98 income-restricted apartments.  The four-story complex is just east of I-215 and south of North Temple at the far west end of the new residential node emerging around the 1940 West North Temple TRAX.  Station and the intersection of Redwood Road and North Temple.  The project also includes 157 surface parking stalls that sit between the complex and the I-215 berm.

The North Temple Flats, are part of the housing node developing at the west end of North Temple between Redwood Road and I-215. Photo by Mike Fife.
The North Temple Flats as seen from looking southwest across North Temple.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The west side of the North Temple Flats. Photo by Mike Fife.
The north side of the North Temple Flats as seen from the south side of the 1900 West block of North Temple. Photo by Mike Fife.

The Meridian

A former vacant business center is now the 265-unit Meridian apartments at 30 Orange Street.  The project sits just south of North Temple and a block west of Redwood Road.  The two-building, four-story project surrounds a clubhouse and parking lot just south of Sutherland’s Lumber.

The Meridian apartments as looking southwest from the Sutherlands Lumber parking lot. The two buildings wrap around a common area that includes parking, a clubhouse and other amenities. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Meridian apartments as seen looking west along North Temple and the TRAX line.  The North Temple Flats are in the distance just before the I-215 overpass. Photo by Mike Fife.
The northwest corner of the Meridian apartments as seen looking south across North Temple at Orange Street. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Meridian apartments as seen looking north along Orange Street towards North Temple. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Meridian apartments as looking east past the break in the two buildings towards the clubhouse. Photo by Mike Fife.

West Station/District North Apartments – Phase Three

A block north of North Temple and just west of Redwood Road is the 293-unit District North Apartments.  The project is the second of three phases of the West Station Apartments development. The just completed Phase Two of the project is called the District North Apartments.  Although the second phase just finished, the developers are moving forward with the third phase.  As currently proposed,  the third phase is expected to contain 247 additional units and include some ground floor retail and tenant related amenities.   The first two phases have no ground floor activation.  The buildings wrap around a surface parking lot.   The total project will have 540 residential units upon completion of Phase Three.  The new phase would sit just north of the Apollo Burger at 148 N. Redwood Road and would replace a vacant lot.  The project will need Planning Commission approval due to the low score it received in the Transit Station Area review process.

Conceptual rendering of the east face of West Station Apartments third phase along Redwood Road. Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents
Phase Two of the West Station Apartments, or carries the District North, as seen looking south along Redwood Road. The area to the south with the trees is the site of Phase Three. Photo by Mike Fife
The site of the proposed Phase Three of the West Station apartments project as seen looking northwest across the 100 North block of Redwood Road. Photo by Mike Fife.
The northeast corner of the West Station/District North Apartments as seen looking southwest across Redwood Road. Photo by Mike Fife.
The west facade of the West Station Apartments phase one, as seen looking north from the Sutherlands Lumber parking lots. Photo by Mike Fife.

Lotus Townhomes

Joining the area’s housing boom is the Lotus Townhome project.  The rental development is under construction and sits directly north of the 1940 W North Temple TRAX station, the project will consist of three, three-story buildings with a total of 28 rental townhouse units.  The other housing in the immediate area consists of large apartment complexes including the Freedom Landing Apartments for veterans and the Sky Harbor apartments to the east.

Elevation renderings for the Lotus Townhomes. Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents.
Construction on the Lotus Townhomes as seen looking northwest across 1950 West and along North Temple. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Lotus Townhomes are directly south of the State of Utah offices that can be seen in the background. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Lotus Townhomes as seen looking west along North Temple towards I-215. Photo by Mike Fife.

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