First phase of Hardware District nears halfway mark

Construction is underway on the Hardware East building. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

The first phase of the Hardware District (formerly referred to as Hardware Village) is nearing the halfway point. The $275 million mixed-use project, by SALT Development, will consist of 466 luxury multifamily units and 260,000 square feet of office space in four buildings on 400 West between North Temple Street and 200 North in Salt Lake City.

The first phase consists of two seven-story residential buildings, Hardware East and Hardware West. The latter is fully framed out while crews are working on the parking podium for Hardware East.

“From the beginning, we have envisioned creating an experience where residents are excited to work and live,” said Thomas Vegh, Managing Partner of SALT Development in a statement.  “Hardware District is the perfect complement to 4th West Apartments and the Salt Lake Hardware Building as it provides a sense of community with first-class living and working amenities.”

The site plan for the Hardware District. Image courtesy SALT Development.

The Hardware West building will feature 265 residential units with 48 studios, 134 one bedroom units and 83 two bedroom units ranging from 450 to 1,800 square feet.  The ground floor will feature 37 two-story brownstone townhomes averaging 1,400 square feet.  The Hardware West building is scheduled for completion by February 2018.

The Hardware East building features 144 residential units with 32 one bedroom units and 107 two bedroom units ranging from 500 to 1,800 square feet. The ground floor will feature five three bedroom, two-story brownstone townhomes averaging 1,500 square feet.  The Hardware East building is scheduled for completion by August 2018.

The Hardware District’s second phase will consist of two commercial office buildings, Hardware Station and Hardware Crossing.

The 10-story 200,000 square feet Hardware Station commercial building will be seven floors office space above a three-story 800 stall parking podium.  Hardware Station will connect to the historic Salt Lake Hardware Building via a pedestrian plaza that will also connect to the North Temple Viaduct serving TRAX and Frontrunner light rail.

Just north of the Hardware East building will be Hardware Crossings, a four-story heavy timber and glass commercial building with 60,000 square feet of creative office over a parking podium.  According to the developers, the building is named “Crossings” for its immediate connection to both TRAX and Frontrunner light rail and UTA Bus stop.

SALT Development recently completed the 4th West Apartments, a companion building to the Hardware District.  The five-story, 497-unit project, includes 248 two bedrooms, 149 one bedroom units and 100 studio units.

Vegh describes the 4th West Apartments as an urban resort.  The external units in the building have oversized balconies.  Rooftop amenities include a large outdoor pool and jacuzzi that sit between a full-size gym (including showers and changing room) and a large clubhouse with a test kitchen.

Vegh envisions the Hardware District as a luxury live/work environment for Salt Lake City’s growing population.  Residential units will feature stainless steel appliances, granite oversized dining counters with under cabinet lighting, upgraded kitchen cabinets, single piece toilets, vessel bathroom sinks, Google Fiber, NEST controls, full-size washers and dryers and walk-in closets with built-in shelving. Townhomes will feature polished concrete floors, circular steel stairs and upgraded cabinets with white quartz oversized dining counters.

According to the developers, the Hardware District will feature unique resort style onsite amenities including The Clubhouse and Sports Club with video wall and pool tables, infinity edge pool and oversized Jacuzzi spa, outdoor fireplaces, BBQs, fire pits, luxury locker rooms, outdoor showers, hot sauna and massage room, library lounge with bar and two-story waterfall, two-story fitness center with life fitness/hammer strength equipment and yoga room and fire and water fountains in the courtyard.

The 4th West Apartments and Hardware West. The vacant lot pictured is the site of a proposed four-story office building. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Rendering of the Hardware West and East buildings. Image courtesy SALT Development.
Rendering of Hardware East building as pictured looking south on 400 West. Image courtesy Salt Development.

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