In Pictures: progress made on east downtown apartment projects

There are three apartment projects that will add over 600 residential units are coming along just east of downtown Salt Lake City.  Each project is in a different stage of construction.  Of the three, the closest to completion is the Liberty BLVD which is now leasing.  The Block 44 Apartments are now completely framed-out and exterior and interior finishing work is underway.  Framing should start soon on the Morton as the parking structure is beginning to peak out of the ground.

Liberty BLVD

Cowboy Parter‘s Liberty BLVD complex on the southeast corner of 400 South and 700 East is nearing completion with the ground floor Chipotle restaurant now open.  Construction of the north section is completed but the south section is still underway.  The 267 residential units are now leasing from $950 for an efficiency to up to $1,750 for a two-bed, two-bath apartment.  Around  10 percent of the units will be reserved for people earning up to 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AM().  Liberty BLVD is located next to a TRAX station, across the street from Trolley Square and close to numerous food options along 400 South. Whole Foods, Smith’s Marketplace, Trader Joe’s and Natural Grocers are all within a block of the project.

The Liberty BLVD Apartments as seen from 400 South. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Liberty BLVD apartments as seen looking west along 400 South. Photo by Mike Fife
The northeast corner of the Liberty BLVD Apartments as seen looking north from the Chuck-A-Rama rear parking lot. Photo by Mike Fife.
The northwest corner of the Liberty BLVD Apartments as seen looking east along 400 South and south along 700 East.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The west side of the Liberty BLVD Apartments as seen looking east across 700 East. Photo by Mike Fife.
The southwest corner of the Liberty BLVD Apartments on 700 East. Photo by Mike Fife.
The southeast corner of the Liberty BLVD Apartments as seen looking north from 500 South. Photo by Mike Fife.
The southeast corner of the Liberty BLVD Apartments. Photo by Mike Fife.

Block 44 Apartments

Wright Development Group‘s Block 44 Apartments (formerly the 4th and 4th Apartments) is now completely framed-out now at the northwest corner of 400 South and 400 East and will be completed later this year.  The seven-story project will have 213 residential units including four live/work units on the the first floor along 400 South.

Rendering of the Block 44 Apartments as designed by Tuttle and Associates. Image courtesy Salt Lake City.

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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.