Downtown Update: In Pictures

Astra Tower – 200 S State Street

Astra Tower looking west. Photo by Devin Zander.
Astra Tower looking northwest. Photo by Devin Zander.
Astra Tower looking south. Photo by Devin Zander.

Developed by Kensington Investment Partners, this former location of a quaint Carl’s Jr. drive-thru now holds the title for the tallest building in Utah at 450 feet. Astra Tower, located at 200 S State Street, will bring 377 apartments to the heart of Downtown.

Worthington Tower – 200 East 300 South

Worthington Tower looking northeast. Photo by Devin Zander.
Worthington Tower looking northeast with its newly-exposed parking garage. Photo by Devin Zander.
Worthington Tower looking north. Photo by Devin Zander.

Although not technically Downtown, Worthington Tower, developed by Convexity Properties, High Boy Ventures and Timberlane Partners is bringing Downtown height to the Central City neighborhood. You may remember it for its sound after the parking structure facade created an eerie whistle back in March. The parking structure facade that created the whistle has since been removed. The 355 foot, 31-story building will bring 359 apartments to the city.

Seraph – 136 E South Temple

South Temple Tower looking southeast. Photo by Devin Zander.
South Temple Tower looking southwest. Photo by Devin Zander.

South Temple Tower, also known as the University Club Building, is located at 136 E South Temple. The 1966 building was acquired by Hines in 2022. This 24-story office-to-residential conversion will bring 255 apartments Downtown.

Asher Adams Hotel – 2 South 400 West

Asher Adams Hotel looking west. Photo by Devin Zander.
Asher Adams Hotel looking south. Photo by Devin Zander.
Asher Adams Hotel looking east. Photo by Devin Zander.

Located at The Gateway, the Asher Adams Hotel by Marriott is split into two buildings. The historic Union Pacific Depot on the east side of the property will house the lobby, ten suites, three rooms, as well as dining and gathering spaces. The eight-story building on the west side of the property will contain 212 hotel rooms.

Brix – 233 West 400 South

Brix looking southeast. Photo by Devin Zander.

Topping out at 11-stories, Brix by High Boy Ventures, ajc architects, and Okland Construction will bring 145 market rate apartments, including 56 studios, 40 one-bedoorm, 32 two-bedroom, and 10 three-bedroom apartments Downtown.

Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse – 350 South Main Street

Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse looking northeast. Photo by Devin Zander.

A $116 million renovation project was awarded to Big-D Construction for the Moss Courthouse in 2022. Utilizing $50 million in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, the renovation will primarily focus on seismic upgrades, as well as upgrades to the utilities to 100% electric HVAC and water heating systems. Upon completion, the courthouse will house 12 federal agencies, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The Zephyr – 360 West 200 South

The Zephyr looking northwest. Photo by Devin Zander.
The Zephyr looking northeast. Photo by Devin Zander.

The Zephyr, an eight-story apartment building designed by VCBO Architecture and developed by Clearwater Homes and Watt Investment Partners will bring 138 units with a combination of 70 studios, 55 one-bedroom, and 13 two-bedroom apartments. We first reported on this project in May of 2020.

Rio Grande Depot – 300 South Rio Grande Street

Rio Grande Depot looking southeast. Photo by Devin Zander.

Renovations have been underway at the historic Rio Grande Depot after it sustained substantial damage during the 2020 earthquake. There is currently no estimated date for completion.

RIO Apartments – 210 South Rio Grande Street

RIO apartments looking east. Photo by Devin Zander.

Located on the site of the former Road Home homeless shelter, RIO by dbURBAN Communities and Hamilton Partners will bring 210 units to the north side of the Rio Grande Depot. According to the developers, 60 of the apartments will be affordable for those making 60-80% AMI.

The Nest at Rio Grande – 382 South Rio Grande Street

The Nest at Rio Grande looking southeast. Photo by Devin Zander.

Located just south of the Rio Grande Depot at 382 Rio Grande St, The Nest at Rio Grande by W3 will bring 140 studios and 80 one-bedroom apartments, affordable for those making 60% AMI thanks to a $2 million loan from the SLC RDA.