HLC approves three mid-density projects

Rendering of the proposed 1117 E. South Temple apartments as designed by SH Architecture. Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents.

Two missing middle and one mid-density project are moving forward after the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) approved new construction requests for all three projects during December’s HLC meeting.

The three projects are the 1117 E. South Temple project, 6×6 Mixed-use Development and a TAG rowhome development on the 600 East block of 100 South.  All three projects will add medium density residential to relatively small parcels with a combined 20 units proposed for a combined 0.65 acres in the Central City and South Temple Historic Districts.

The 1117 E. South Temple project will be four stories with three floors of residential above a subterranean parking level.  The project will have a brick exterior with large windows and balconies for the South Temple-facing corner units.  The building will have 12 units with six two-bedroom and six one-bedroom apartments.  Each of the three residential floors will have four units.

The South Temple project will replace a vacant lot on 0.19 acres and will have a one parking space per unit.  The parking structure will be accessed via a sloped driveway fronting South Temple.

Because the South Temple project will take up almost the entirety of its lot, the developers plan to include a rooftop garden to provide extra open space.

The TAG Rowhome development will include three attached single-family homes on the 600 East block of 100 South.  Like the South Temple project, the TAG Rowhome will replace a vacant lot.  The rowhome development will take up most of the parcel’s 0.24 acres and the homes will front a private street.  Commission members requested that the developers reorientate the entrance to first home toward the 100 South instead of the private street.

Site plan for the proposed 6×6 Mixed-use Development. Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents.

Each unit in the TAG Development will be three stories with a ground-floor garage, second-floor living space and three bedrooms and two baths on the third floor.   The for-sale homes will feature east-facing balconies on the second and third floors.

The 6×6 project is a mixed-use development on the 500 East block of 600 South.  The project will include five residential units and ground floor commercial space on 0.22 acres.  The project will consist of a three-story, new construction mixed-use building and the restoration of a 119-year-old duplex.

While the developers will restore the duplex, they plan to demolish an adjacent commercial structure to make way for the larger mixed-use building.

The three-story mixed-use building will front 600 South and include three residential units.  The developers designed the building two resemble two attached structures to visually separate the ground floor residential unit from the ground floor commercial space.  Two additional residential units will occupy the top two floors above the commercial space.  The upper units will open to a second-story shared courtyard.

The commercial space will have a brick exterior and will have a slight setback from the sidewalk to accommodate outdoor seating.  The project will include four angled on-street parking stalls, a pedestrian walkway to the west of the building to connect the rear duplex to the 600 South, and four off-street surface stalls at the rear of the mixed-use building.

Rendering of the TAG Townhome development as would be seen from 100 South. Atlas Architects designed the project. Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents.

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 isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.