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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.