In pictures: Depot District update

It’s been a minute since we updated readers on the buildout progress of the Depot District, just to the west and south of the Gateway Mall on Downtown’s western edge.

Current development is occuring in the context of the empty lots of the Redevelopment Agency, UTA’s new office tower coming to its failed Central Station, and the potential of over 50 acres opening to development if the rails are buried in accordance with the nascent Rio Grande Plan, which was extolled by the Mayor in her state of the city speech this week. It’s the most transit-rich neighborhood in the state.

Multi-family development is current concentrated along 200 South, where Greenprint Gateway and Central Station West are getting closer to completion. CINQ (with the old Central Warehouse) and Alta Depot, which fronts on 100 South, are both well under way.

The Rio is slowly rising on the old site of the Road Home emergency shelter. Just to the north, the Gateway Mall continues its slow-build renaissance. The Gateway’s main residential structures on 500 West have just been freshened up with new exterior paint colors. Beige and sandstone is out, blue and grey is today.

Greenprint Gateway, at 586 W 200 South. Photo by Luke Garrott.
Central Station West, at 579 W 200 South. Photo by Luke Garrott.
Central Station West (right) and Central Station (left) with Hong Kong Tea House (center) on 200 South. Photo by Luke Garrott.
The CINQ at 530 West, looking east on 200 South. Photo by Luke Garrott.
The CINQ looking west. Photo by Luke Garrott.
Central Warehouse facade, being incorporated into CINQ. Photo by Luke Garrott.

The Rio site. Photos by Luke Garrott.

Altitude on Fifth, apartments at Gateway at 135 S 500 West, recently got a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Luke Garrott.

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Posted by Luke Garrott

Luke Garrott, PhD, has published in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and written features for the Salt Lake City Weekly City Guide and The West View. A former two-term councilman in Salt Lake City's District 4, he lives in Downtown Salt Lake City and grew up in the Chicago area.