Garbett looks to build more townhomes in Salt Lake City’s Marmalade neighborhood

Garbett Homes is looking to build another housing project in the Marmalade neighborhood west of Capitol Hill. 

The developer, who recently completed a high-end housing development on nearby Capitol Hill, has proposed building 25 single-family attached townhomes at 430 N. 300 W., about a block south of the Marmalade library off US-89.

Dubbed The Quince, the project would include five, two-bedroom, two-car garage units at 1,860 square feet each. There would be 20, two-bedroom, single-car garage units that are 1,512 square feet each.

The project continues a string of proposed and completed developments by the Salt Lake City-based developer.

Garbett completed and sold the Almond Street homes, which sold for upwards of $700,000 each, within the past several months. (The project included three pricing schemes, depending on size).

The entire project would include five separate buildings. Garbett is asking the city to reduce the rear yard setback — where it would back up to an LDS Church ward — from 15 feet down to 10 feet. It’s also asking the city for a height exception on building one, which would be the only building abutting 300 West (US-89).

There’s no mention of how much the units will cost once they’re built. 
Renderings were also completed by Think Architecture, which designed the Almond Street homes.

Garbett is known for striving for environmental efficiency within its homes. The Quince would be pre-wired for solar panels, and Garbett says the project would result in homes that consume about half the energy of a typical new home.

Read the application for yourself here.

One of five buildings on-site at The Quince, a 25-unit townhome project proposed for Salt Lake City’s Marmalade neighborhood. Designed by Think Architecture. Image courtesy of Salt Lake City Planning documents.
The east-facing rendering of The Quince, a 25-unit townhome development that would be accessed from 300 West, UDOT’s US-89, in Salt Lake City’s Marmalade neighborhood. Rendering by Think Architecture.

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.