In Pictures: Sugar House Business District still booming

Park Avenue

Rendering of the southeast corner of the Park Avenue development. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.

The 9-acre Park Avenue development by Westport Capital Partners LLC is located between Highland Drive and 1300 East just north of I-80.  Phase One of the project is under construction and will consist of a five-story building that will house the University of Utah Sugar House Health Center in a 170,000 square foot facility and a six-story 150,000 square foot office building.  The medical building is framed out and the parking under the office building and under the central portion of the project is about half completed.  Phase Two will complete the project with a seven-story mixed-use residential building on the west side of the project towards Highland Drive.  The Phase Two structure will include 208 residential units above ground floor retail.

Stringham Avenue will be rebuilt along the north side of the project.  The residential mixed-use building and the medical building will be built along Stringham Avenue as well as an art gallery which will hide the parking structure from the new street.

The north and west facades of the University of Utah Sugar House Health Center building, part of the Park Avenue development between 1300 East and Highland Drive north of I-80. Photo by Mike Fife.
Updated renderings of the street-level of the University of Utah Sugar House Health Center in the Park Avenue development.  Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents.
The east and south facades of the University of Utah Sugar House Health Center that is part of the Park Avenue development. Photo by Mike Fife.
Construction of the large parking structure is still underway.  The second, first-phase building, a six-story office building, will rise to the back of the parking structure pictured.  Photo by Mike Fife.
An updated rendering of the proposed street-level art gallery in the Park Avenue development. Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents.
The revised design of the residential portion of the Park Avenue Development. Image courtesy Dixon Architects.

SpringHill Suites

Rendering of the Springhill Suites. Image courtesy Salt Lake City.

SpringHill Suites, a Marriott Hotels brand, is under construction on the south side of the 1200 East block of Wilmington Avenue between the former Toys R Us building and the Taco Bell on the corner of Wilmington and 1300 East.  The six-story 125 room hotel will have two levels of structured underground parking which will be accessed from Wilmington Ave.

The southeast corner of the SpringHill Suites as seen from the south side of the 1200 East block of Wilmington Avenue. Legacy Village rises to the left and the Wilmington Flats to the right. All three projects are by Woodbury Corporation. Photo by Mike Fife.
The SpringHill Suites as seen looking south across Wilmington Avenue. Photo by Mike Fife.
The SpringHill Suites as seen looking east down the 1200 East block of Wilmington Avenue.  In the foreground are the Legacy Village (on the left) and Wilmington Flats (on the right) developments. The Sugarmont Apartments (in the center) can be seen in the distance. Photo by Mike Fife.
The SpringHill Suites as seen looking northeast across the Sugar House Shopping Center parking lot. Photo by Mike Fife.
Site plan of the Springhill Suites in Sugar House. 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.