In pictures – Projects on the rise in Depot District, Gateway

The Depot District, also known as the Gateway District, stretches from 400 West to I-15 (~700 West), and North Temple to 400 South. Its history as a transportation hub on the west side of Downtown is still apparent today. But its recent emergence into a mixed-use, dense urban neighborhood is unmistakable.

Four under-construction projects are pictured in this story.

•Alta Depot, 565 West 100 South

•The Rio, 210 S. Rio Grande Street

•CINQ, 203 West 200 South

•Asher Adams Union Pacific Hotel, South Temple at 400 West

Let’s take a look at their construction progress.

But first, looking east from 600 West, let’s take a flight from 250 South to North Temple, ending with a peek north at the Hardware District:

Asher Adams Hotel

The Asher Adams hotel will incorporate the Union Pacific Depot in offering 225 rooms plus food + beverage and conference space.

Alta Depot

At the corner of 100 South and 600 West, the 288-unit, market-rate Alta Depot is taking real shape.


Immediately to the north of the Old Greektown TRAX station, at 530 West 200 South, the 203-unit CINQ is making its statement to the street.

The Rio

At 210 S. Rio Grande Street, the seven-story, 210-unit Rio will offer about a quarter of its homes to people earning 60-80% AMI. It sits on the former site of the 1000-bed Road Home emergency shelter. Across Rio Grande Street is St. Vincent DePaul and the Wiegand Center, which provide homeless services.

The Rio is center-left, north of the red-roofed Rio Grande Depot.

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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.