Developer submits plans for Sugar House redevelopment at 21st & 21st

A developer is seeking go-ahead of a mixed-use project that would bring over 100 new residents, shops and restaurants surrounding the popular greasy spoon Blue Plate Diner in east Sugar House. 

The project, dubbed the Twenty Ones, seeks to breathe new life into the block. It would also continue the trend of adding medium density developments throughout Sugar House.

Among the project’s details:

  • 99 high-end residential units
    • 22 residential units above retail in a two-story building
    • 77 residential units in a new three-story building
  • 16,000 square feet of retail
  • 165 stalls of underground and above-ground parking

The plans have been submitted to the city’s planning division for design review.

The developer, Mossberg 2100, LLC, owns much of the land on 2100 South between 2100 East and 2200 East. The development will include a two-story building fronting 2100 South and a three-story residential building behind it, on the north.

The block is currently home to both vacant and existing Chinese cuisine, multiple tailoring/alterations shops, law office, salon and barbershop. It’s not immediately clear what will happen to those businesses during and after construction. 

Blue Plate Diner is still in business and not part of the construction plans. The developers make clear in their application they want to supplement the existing success of the diner, which also owns a closed coffee shop on the corner of 21st and 21st.

“These new vibrant uses will breathe new life into the community and bolster existing surrounding businesses, such as Blue Plate Diner and other local shops,” Rockworth Co., wrote in their design review application.

The developers wrote that they’ll seek out specific restaurants shops and service-oriented retail for the project once completed, citing Holladay Village Square in Holladay as an example.

As with other recent proposed developments, this one proposes more parking than what would be required under a proposed update to the city’s mandatory minimum parking requirements. The council hasn’t taken action on that proposed ordinance.

Read the proposed plan for the Twenty Ones at the link below.

Posted by Taylor Anderson

Taylor Anderson grew up near Chicago and made his way West to study journalism at the University of Montana. He's been a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, Bend Bulletin and Salt Lake Tribune. A move from Portland, Oregon, to Salt Lake City opened his eyes to the importance of good urban design for building strong neighborhoods. He lives on the border of the Liberty Wells and Ballpark neighborhoods.