In Pictures: Marmalade library adds to Salt Lake’s northern gateway

The northern gateway into Salt Lake City, the Marmalade neighborhood is becoming more welcoming with streetscape enhancements and new developments like the Marmalade Branch, an under construction branch of Salt Lake City public library system at the corner of 500 North and 300 West.  The branch is first phase of redevelopment plans for the entire 500 North block of 300 West.

The project is being built according to LEED Silver certification standards and will anchor the 500 North block of 300 West that will eventually include 12 townhomes on the east side of the block facing Arctic Court, three mixed-use residential and retail developments along 300 West and a public park occupying the center of the block.

Construction of the townhomes should begin later this year.  Clearwater Homes will develop the mixed-use buildings as part of the final phase for block.

Exterior work is nearly finished on the Marmalade Branch as seen from 300 West. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Exterior work is nearly finished on the Marmalade Branch as seen from 300 West. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northwest corner of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northwest corner of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The LDS Church Office Building is visible through the southwest windows of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The LDS Church Office Building is visible through the southwest windows of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Marmalade Branch engages the street level as seen from 300 West. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Marmalade Branch engages the street level as seen from 300 West. 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.