In Pictures: Brickyard moving away from suburban style developments

Framing for Element31, a 208-unit apartment development at 1245 Brickyard Road, is underway.  The apartments are framed up to the second of what will be four floors.  Element31 wraps around the Brickyard Office Tower, replacing what was originally an aging parking structure.  The apartments and office tower are directly across from Brickyard Plaza, a suburban-style shopping center that features mostly discount retail and a Harmon’s grocery store.   Element31 developers maximized lot space by building right up to the office tower and building the units above a subterranean parking structure.

There is ample surface parking surrounding the Brickyard Plaza.  Hopefully the owners of the plaza will be inspired to rethink the suburban style plaza and develop the area to fit the density created by having a seven-story office tower and four-story apartment building across from their property.

Element 31 Apartments as seen from Brickyard Road.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Element 31 Apartments as seen from Brickyard Road. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Construction of Element 31 Apartments with the Brickyard Office Tower in the background.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Construction of Element 31 Apartments with the Brickyard Office Tower in the background. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
East side of Element 31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
East side of Element 31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
East side of Element 31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
East side of Element 31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
North side of Element 31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
North side of Element 31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
North side of Element 31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
North side of Element 31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
South-west side of Element 31 apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
South-west side of Element 31 apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
South-west side of Element 31 apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
South-west side of Element 31 apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
South-west side of Element 31 apartments as seen from Brickyard Road.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
South-west side of Element 31 apartments as seen from Brickyard Road. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

 

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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.