In Pictures: Sugar House’s expansion continues

Construction has become a constant activity in the Sugar House Business District and surrounding areas, but the variety of projects is increasing.  Construction is actively underway on six projects in Sugar House.  Of those six, two commercial developments, the University of Utah Health Sugar House Health Center and SpringHill Suites hotel;  three are multifamily developments, the Sugarmont Apartments, 21 by Urbana and Brixton Flats; and one is a missing-middle project, the Liberty Place Townhomes.

Park Avenue

The steel frame for the University of Utah Health Sugar House Health Center, the first phase of the Park Avenue development at the former Shopko site near Interstate 80 and 1300 East, has topped out.  The first phase consists of the five-story medical clinic, parking structure and a 150,000-square-foot building.  The final phase will include a 208-unit residential mixed-use building at the project’s western edge.

Rendering of the University of Utah Health Center in Sugar House as designed by Dixon Architects.
The University of Utah Health Sugar House Health Center Park as seen looking southeast from the Sugar House Shopping Center. Photo by Mike Fife.
Construction of the Park Avenue underground parking structure as seen looking southwest from the Sugar House Shopping Center. Photo by Mike Fife.
The University of Utah Health Sugar House Health Center, as seen from the SpringHill Suites building site on Wilmington Avenue just west of 1300 East. Photo by Mike Fife.
Rendering of the north face of the proposed Park Avenue development. The Health Center currently under construction is shown on the left with the proposed commercial building in the center and the proposed residential building to the right. Image courtesy Dixon Architects.

SpringHill Suites

Construction of the six-story, 125-room SpringHill Suites hotel is moving right along at the 1200 East block of Wilmington Avenue, just east of the former Toys R Us building.  The project is by Woodbury Corporation and is adjacent to their other two Sugar House developments on Wilmington Avenue, the mixed-use Wilmington Flats and the Legacy Village senior apartments.

Rendering of the Springhill Suites. Image courtesy Salt Lake City.
The SpringHill Suites construction site. To the left are the former Toys R Us building and the Legacy Village senior apartments. Photo by Mike Fife.  The Wilmington Flats can be seen in the background.

Sugarmont Apartments

Framing is nearing completion on the extensive Sugarmont Apartments at the intersection of Sugarmont Drive and McClelland Street.  The project is just north of Fairmont Park and the southwest corner is across the street from the Fairmont S-Line Station (currently the end of the line).  The eight-story project will have 352 apartment units.

Rendering of the Sugarmont Apartments on McClelland Street as designed by Studio PBA. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.
The west side of the Sugarmont Apartments as seen looking south along McClelland Street. Photo by Mike Fife.
The southwest corner of the Sugarmont Apartments as seen looking north along McClelland street. Photo by Mike Fife.
The south side of the Sugarmont Apartments as seen looking east along Sugarmont Drive, just north of Fairmont Park. Photo by Mike Fife.

21 by Urbana

Construction is nearing completion on the five-story, 126-unit 21 by Urbana apartments at the southwest corner of 2100 South and 1000 East, just to the east of the Smith’s grocery store in Sugar House.  The project is completely residential but is surrounded by the wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options available in Sugar House.

Image from the website of the 21 by Urbana apartments.  According to the site, the project is currently pre-leasing for a September 2018 opening.

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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.