2100 South industrial and big-box corridor continues to attract residential projects

A four-story 244-unit residential project by locals W3 Partners aims to add to the 2100 South and 200-300 West area, also known as TRAX Central Pointe and the Home Depot corner. 

The Nest @ 21st will offer 180 studio, 66 1-bdrm, and 70 2-bdrm units – 244 total. Its podium plus three construction will provide 190 parking stalls at a .77 per unit parking ratio.

Courtesy W3 Partners.

The building’s facade is long – at least 200 feet – and will replace an interior design showroom, a surface parking lot, and a warehouse. The site is immediately across 2100 South from the north-south TRAX line’s Central Pointe station.  

The developers are in design review for a height increase. Salt Lake City’s CC Commercial Corridor zoning limits buildings to 30 ft, 45 ft with design review. 

South Salt Lake has zoned the area directly to the south as its new downtown. It allows single-story commercial buildings as well as multi-family structures up to 65 ft.

Street level

The Nest @ 21st plans a ground-floor leasing office, club house, fitness room, lounge, bike storage/repair + pet washing.  

The TRAX station is just across the street, yet there’s no easy way to get there. The area is rough going for anyone trying to walk, bike, or get around without a car.

Not much room for pedestrians at the crossing of TRAX at 21st South at the north end of the Central Pointe station. Photo by Luke Garrott.

The petitioners mention in the application their desire for “a safe and convenient pedestrian crossing” at the tracks.

The neighborhood’s sidewalks are only 3 ft wide.

Just to the west, new apartment construction is taking place fronting TRAX and 300 West. The 2100 South apartments will add 206 units to the area. To the north, the @ 2100 project opened early in 2020.

Posted by Luke Garrott

Luke Garrott, PhD, has published in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and written features for the Salt Lake City Weekly City Guide and The West View. A former two-term councilman in Salt Lake City's District 4, he lives in Downtown Salt Lake City and grew up in the Chicago area.