In pictures: Development underway and on its way in Central 9th

A lot of development is current and coming to Salt Lake City’s Central 9th neighborhood. Home to the 900 South TRAX station, numerous food + beverage options, and instant access to Downtown, Central 9th’s advantages are many. Those assets – and the city’s form-based zoning – have attracted a notable amount of small, local developers to the area.

Central 9th from the SW, Downtown top left. Maven West site, lower center left, along 300 W. TAG 945 and TAG 962, center, under construction. Photo by Luke Garrott.

Let’s start closest to the 900 S. TRAX station.

817 S. 200 W., site of proposed Block 8 Lofts, by Etna Properties of Sandy. 20 market-rate rental units planned. Photo by Luke Garrott.

Just to the south are the Jefferson townhomes and the Jefferson Walkway.

Just south of 900 S. on the same side of the street (east), the neighborhood’s second Greenprint project will take place on the site of the old Matsura print shop.

9th Station Greenprint Apartments – a $1.4 million, 4-story 34-unit studio and micro project – will be replacing these structures soon. Photo by Luke Garrott.

Jared Forsyth of Syracuse, UT, is the developer of the second Greenprint project at Central 9th.

TAG SLC has 3 projects under construction in this photo of Washington St. (center) between 900 S. (top) and Fayette Ave. (and the 900 S. off-ramp). Photo by Luke Garrott.

In addition, at 933 S. Washington, TAG’s construction partner, Summit Builders of Utah, has laid a foundation for what’s listed as a “20-unit condo” in city permitting records.

Phase 2 of Central 9th Market, at 914 S. Jefferson. Image courtesy Atlas Architects.

Peter Corroon and Atlas Architects will soon build the second phase of their Central 9th Market project. The ground floor will consist of 3400 sf of retail space, and above will be 3 affordable studio apartments targeted at 60% AMI.

Central 9th Market phase 2 will go on this parking lot, which will retain 11-12 stalls and also include a public walkway with art to connect to the alley to the west. Photo by Luke Garrott.
844 S. W. Temple, site of nearly completed 4-story 77-unit micro project by OZ1 Opportunity Fund LLC, based in Lindon, UT. Photos by Luke Garrott.

At 945 S. 300 W., Tim Watcke and Tessa Arneson of Maven development are constructing Maven West, “sister” to the Maven District, located on the 100 E. block of 900 S.

The first floor will have 4100 sf for 2 restaurant/coffeehouse spaces, while the second level is 12000 sf and has 37 creative office and beauty/wellness spaces with a shared conference room, break room, patios and a  common coworking area which is available for residents’ use.

Rendering of Maven West, from 300 W. Image courtesy Tim Watcke.

The 3rd and 4th levels will house 30 market rate apartments, all 1-bdrm at 500-600 sf, each with its own balcony. The project will be parked with 29 stalls, 17 which are in the garage at ground level.

Maven West site, at 945 S. 300 W. Across the street are Kaiser’s BBQ and TF Brewing. Photo by Luke Garrott.

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.