Central 9th continues to expand its retail, restaurant, and housing options – and shows no signs of stopping

New development, big and small, continues to mark the sustained growth of the Central 9th neighborhood in Salt Lake City.

Its form-based zoning, adopted in 2013, marked some blocks for transition and other for stability. An interesting neighborhood is taking shape around the 900 South Trax Station.

There’s no denying the seedlings of the pedestrian-scaled commercial center at the intersection of 900 S and 200 W.

Small and medium-sized multi-family construction, shoehorned into surrounding blocks, continues to add residents.

With the Granary District and the city’s Fleet Block mere blocks away, the future of Central 9th looks bright.

Here’s a brief update on a couple of the new developments in the neighborhood.

TAG 200 West

Along the Jefferson Walkway, a Redevelopment Agency project, TAG SLC and Atlas Architects are about to dig on a five-unit, for-sale townhome project. 

Asking price will be in the low $300,000’s. (Disclosure: TAG SLC is a sponsor of this site).

Site of TAG SLC’s 200 West townhome project at Jefferson walkway. Photo by Luke Garrott.
Rendering of TAG 200 West from the same position. Image courtesy Atlas Architects.

The five units are all 1 bdrm at 928 sf, with 3 covered car ports on the alley behind the development. 

TAG expects 12 months in construction. As of posting, all permits are secured and demolition is complete, so expect this project to deliver in Fall 2021.

Central 9th Market, Phase 2

Helping the Central 9th business district get real legs, Peter Corroon and Atlas Architects’ low-rise retail and residential expansion at Central 9th Market is looking up. 

But not that high – Phase 2 is a two-story building with 3400 sf available for a restaurant with patio on the ground floor, able to be divided into smaller spaces if desired by tenants.

Site of Central 9th market, on Jefferson St just south of 900 S. Photo by Luke Garrott.
Rendering of the Central 9th Market Phase 2 project from the same position. Image courtesy Atlas Architects.

The three residential studio units above, with outdoor terraces, will be rented to people at 60% of AMI. With no federal tax credits, they are what Corroon calls “affordability by design as opposed to affordability by subsidies.”

The corner market at Phase 1, originally occupied by Jade Market but vacant for over a year, was just leased to “a new group that is going to be opening a chef driven market & deli concept with grab and go foods and fresh local produce,” Jesse Hulse of Atlas Architects told us.

Greenprint 9th Station

Local micro-unit brand Greenprint are framing in earnest at their site on 200 W just south of 900 S. Their four-story 34-unit micro project is getting its form.

Greenprint 9th Station micro-unit project is rising on 200 W just south of 900 S. Photo by Luke Garrott.

Over on Washington Street, a 20-unit condo project by Granary Properties LLC from West Jordan is taking form.

Washington Street Condos at 933 S Washington. Photo by Luke Garrott.

Just to the south, TAG SLC’s 12-unit apartment project is continuing to progress at 945 S Washington, as is TAG’s 18-unit project at 962 S Washington.

Maven West by Watcke, on 300 W, is four stories – the ground floor will have 4100 sf for 2 restaurant/coffeehouse spaces, and 12000 sf for creative office and beauty/wellness spaces on the second floor.

SpyHop Media’s new headquarters continues to see progress on the northwest corner of 200 W and 900 S. The local non-profit provides media education opportunities for area youth.

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.