In Pictures: Sugar House is still rising

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Rendering of the Sugarmont Apartments on McClelland Street as designed by Studio PBA. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.

A less-than-eventful winter has helped Sugar House’s current construction boom continue through the winter months.  There are six very different projects underway in the neighborhood which will bring new office space, commercial space, and almost 900 new residential units.  The projects range from skyline-changing projects in the business district to missing middle housing in the neighborhood’s outer edges.

Park Avenue

Excavation is complete and the below-grade construction has commenced on Westport Capital Parners’ Park Avenue development between Highland Drive and 1300 East just north of I-80.  This new development replaces the former ShopKo and the large associated surface parking lot. The first phase of the project is underway and will include a University of Utah Health Center building and a 150,000 square foot office building.  Both buildings will share a parking structure.  The second phase will be a 180-unit mixed-use residential building at the west end of the project near Highland Drive.

Rendering of the north face of the proposed Park Avenue development. Image courtesy Dixon Architects.
Construction is underway at the east end of the Park Avenue Development that will be the site of the University of Utah Medical Building. Photo by Mike Fife.
The west end of the Park Avenue Development (pictured) will be an office building and apartment building. Photo by Mike Fife.

Sugarmont Apartments

Sugar House’s next largest residential project, Boulder Ventures’ Sugarmont Apartments, is now visible in the Sugar House skyline.  Framing is underway on the project on McClelland Ave between Sugarmont Drive and Elm St.  The eight-story project will have 352 units and sits just north of the S-Line and Fairmont Park.

Rendering of the Sugarmont Apartments as designed by Studio PBA. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.
The Sugarmont Apartments as seen looking east from Elm Ave. Photo by Mike Fife.
The west side of the Sugarmont Apartments as seen looking south on McClelland St. Photo by Mike Fife.
The southwest corner of the Sugarmont Apartments as seen looking east on Sugarmont Drive. Photo by Mike Fife.
The southwest corner of the Sugarmont Apartments under construction looking north on McClelland St. Photo by Mike Fife.

21 by Urbana

The five-story, 126-unit apartment building, 21 by Urbana, is rising on the corner of 1000 East and 2100 South.  The Gardiner Properties’ project is well underway and framing is underway on the fourth floor.   The third and fourth floors are set back from the first three floors that are built up to the sidewalk.

Aerial rendering of the 21 by Urbana as designed by Lloyd Architects. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.

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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.