Demolition makes way for Ballpark townhome project

Crews demolished a one-story commercial building and a single-family home at the intersection of 1700 South and West Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

A missing middle corridor is developing on 1700 South, west of State Street.   Crews have demolished the Majestic Meat building and an older single-family home to make way for construction of The Edith, a 23-unit townhome development proposed for the southwest corner of the 1700 South and West Temple intersection.

The project’s developers, CW Urban, are still waiting on the final building permit approvals before construction can begin on the townhome development.  The project will have six three-story buildings, five of which will have three attached units and one building will have five attached units.  Three of buildings will front 1700 South will no front yard setback.  A fourth building will front West Temple with no front yard setback.

Each unit will be three-stories with a two-car parking garage on the ground floor, living space on the second floor and two bedrooms and two baths on the third floor.  Parking will be accessed via a mid-parcel private street that will connect to West Temple.

The property is zoned RMU-45 (Residential Mixed Use) which allows for building heights up to 45 feet and 50 feet through a planned development request.  While the townhomes will be under 40 feet, the developers went through the planned development request because of planned reduced rear yard setbacks and that several of the townhomes won’t front a public street.

The Edith is the second large missing middle project underway in the neighborhood, that is becoming a new destination node with eateries like Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade and the Dispensary.  Less than a block to the east is the site of the under-construction Row 17, a four-story 32-unit residential building.  The project’s units will be for-sale condominiums with 16 units fronting 1700 South and the remaining units facing away from the street.  The project’s homes are partially framed-out.

When construction begins on The Edith, CW Urban will have two larger townhome developments actively under construction.  Construction is underway on The Ruth, a 17-unit townhome development in the Central Ninth neighborhood at the intersection of 800 South and 300 West.  Additionally, the developers recently completed The Ruby, a 12-unit townhome development at the 800 South block of West Temple.

Framing is underway on the Row 17 development as seen from 1700 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Rendering of The Edith townhomes. Image courtesy CW Urban.

Posted by Isaac Riddle

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