In Pictures: Downtown’s westside is rising

The construction of several apartment buildings and a hotel is making progress in downtown Salt Lake City’s westside.  These projects are all within a block of 200 West and 200 South and will bring an additional 269 apartments, 262 hotel rooms, and a small amount of additional retail space to this area.  The projects include the AC Marriott and Marriott TownePlace Suites hotels and the Milagro Apartments and the Pierpont Apartments.

AC Marriott Hotel and Milagro Apartments

This large mixed-use development is by PEG Development and it takes up almost the entire south side of the 200 West block of 200 South.  This project includes the recently-opened AC Marriott Hotel and the under-construction, Milagro Apartments.  The eight-story AC Marriott Hotel has 167 rooms and the seven-story, mixed-use Milagro Apartment building will have ground floor retail along 200 South and 182 apartment units.  The Milagro wraps around a parking garage that both buildings will share. The project is just south of the Royal Wood Office Plaza building which part of the Ritchie Group’s proposed Block 67 development.  Both projects will transform this block that was previously a dead zone between the thriving downtown corridor on Main Street and the Gateway District.

The Milagro Apartments as seen from the corner of 200 South and 300 West. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Milagro Apartments and the recently-completed AC Marriott Hotel as seen looking east on 200 South.  Photo by Mike Fife.
AC Marriott Hotel as seen looking east on 200 South towards 200 West. Photo by Mike Fife.
The northeast corner of the AC Marriott Hotel. Photo by Mike Fife.
The southeast corner of the AC Marriott Hotel and the Royal Wood Office Plaza building as seen from 200 West. Photo by Mike Fife.
The AC Marriott Hotel and the Milagro Apartments as seen looking west from 200 West.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The south side of PEG Development’s Milagro Apartments as seen looking north from Poplar Court and 300 South.  Photo by Mike Fife.

Pierpont Apartments

Gardiner Properties’ Pierpont Apartments is beginning to rise from the ground on 300 West just north of Pioneer Park on Pierpont Avenue.  The project will have 87 units in an eight-story structure.  Unlike the Milagro Apartments, the Pierpont Apartments will not feature ground floor retail although it is around the corner from the retail on 300 South and across from Pioneer Park.   Instead, the developer will include residential amenities including a cyber cafe and fitness center at the ground level.

Rendering of the northeast corner of the Pierpont Apartments as designed by Lloyd Architects. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.

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Posted by Mike Fife

Mike Fife grew up in Norman, Oklahoma but fell in love with Salt Lake City upon relocating here in 2001 just prior to the Winter Olympics. Mike's interest in planning and development was turbo charged during two terms on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission. With an Accounting degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Richmond, Mike had a 30-year career in finance, accounting, and strategic planning with EDS/Hewlett-Packard/Hewlett Packard Enterprise.