In Pictures: The missing middle in Central Salt Lake

The Trolley Square Condos as seen from Denver Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

The Central City neighborhood is a hub of construction activity.  There are multiple mid-rise residential projects under construction and even more slated to start construction later this year.  While mid-rise projects add density and can enhance a neighborhood, townhomes and small scale multifamily developments can also provide the type of density that makes cities and neighborhoods more efficient while feeling less intrusive to long-time residents.  This medium density, is often referred to as the missing middle.

There are several townhome projects underway in Central City and the adjacent East Central neighborhood that provide middle infill and help balance the larger projects with the single family detached homes.  The projects include: the eight-unit Trolley Square Condos on the 500 South block of Denver Street, the six-unit Arlington Park Townhomes on the 1000 East block of 800 South and the six-unit Liberty Park Place Townhomes on the 1300 South block of 500 East.  All three projects occupy lots that would typically accommodate one to two single detached family homes.

Listen to Episode Two of the Salt Lake on the Street podcast to learn more about the missing middle.

Trolley Square Condos:

The recently completed Trolley Square Condos on the 500 South block of Denver Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The recently completed Trolley Square Condos on the 500 South block of Denver Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north building of the Trolley Square Condos as seen from Denver Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north building of the Trolley Square Condos as seen from Denver Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north building of the Trolley Square Condos as seen from Denver Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north building of the Trolley Square Condos as seen from Denver Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Trolley Square Condos as seen from Denver Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Trolley Square Condos as seen from Denver Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
While the access to the garages is gated, the opposite-side doors open to a sidewalk.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
While the access to the garages is gated, the opposite-side doors open to a sidewalk. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south building of the Trolley Square Condos.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south building of the Trolley Square Condos. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south building of the Trolley Square Condos.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south building of the Trolley Square Condos. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

Liberty Park Place Townhomes:

The Liberty Park Place Condominiums as seen from 500 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Liberty Park Place Townhomes as seen from 500 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The west side of the Liberty Park Place Condominiums as seen from 500 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The west side of the Liberty Park Place Townhomes as seen from 500 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north side of the Liberty Park Place Townhomes as seen from the 1300 S. and 500 E. intersection. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north side of the Liberty Park Place Townhomes as seen from the 1300 S. and 500 E. intersection. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The three-story Liberty Park Place Townhomes as seen from 500 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The three-story Liberty Park Place Townhomes as seen from 500 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

Arlington Park Townhomes:

The Arlington Park Townhomes occupy an L-shaped lot, as seen from 800 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Arlington Park Townhomes occupy an L-shaped lot, as seen from 800 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Arlington Park Townhomes as seen from 800 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Arlington Park Townhomes as seen from 800 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Arlington Park Townhomes as seen from 800 South.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Arlington Park Townhomes feature a brick designed exterior, as seen from 800 South. 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.