Development continues unabated in the Sugar House Business District, with a mix of commercial and residential projects underway. On the residential end, the 126 unit 21 by Urbana apartment building on 2100 south is now complete. Just a block to the east of 21 by Urbana is the 352-unit Sugarmont Apartments. The project, just north of Fairmont Park along McClelland Street, is framed out.
On the commercial side, the first phase of the Park Avenue development north of I-80 between Highland Drive and 1300 East is beginning to take shape. Directly north of the Park Avenue project, the new SpringHill Suites on Wilmington Avenue is starting to rise out of the ground. All this construction will bring new residents, jobs and visitors to the Sugar House Business District on the south side of Salt Lake City.
21 by Urbana, the latest apartment building to be completed in the Sugar House Business District is leasing its 126 residential units in the five-story building sitting along the south side of 900 East block of 2100 South. The project’s developers, Gardiner Properties were able to build the structure without ground-level retail by emphasizing the wide variety of restaurants and retail in the immediate vicinity. Instead of retail, the ground floor includes nine two-bedroom walk-up units with entries on 2100 South and 1000 East. Advertised rents range from $1,015 for a studio apartment to $2,270 for a three bed/three bath unit.
The Sugarmont Apartments will be the residential project to be completed in the Sugar House Business District and will be one of the city’s largest residential projects. Boulder Ventures’ eight-story 352-unit project is fully framed out and exterior work has commenced. The project replaced the former Granite Furniture warehouses. The first phase of this project, 2100 Sugarhouse, saw the conversion of the former Granite Furniture showroom into smaller retail spaces.
This large residential project will contain a mix of 34 studio apartments, 206 one-bedrooms, 93 two-bedrooms and 19 three-bedroom townhome units. The project’s two buildings sit between Elm Avenue and Sugarmont Drive along McClelland Street. The project wraps around a parcel on the southwest corner of Elm Avenue and Highland Drive. That parcel was originally going to be the site of a new office building but is now expected to be another residential project.
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.